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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Information Regarding Consultation Services

For Patients

If you would like a second opinion regarding a diagnosis that was made based on a biopsy or other tissue sample, your physician can request that the local pathology department send the microscope slides to HSS and we can provide a second opinion. The microscope slides would then be returned to the original hospital. Like any other physician’s service, a bill will be sent for the consultative service. If you have medical insurance information, please include it with the consultation materials.

For Pathologists

Our pathologists have extensive experience with musculoskeletal disorders, including tumors as well as non-neoplastic conditions. If you are seeking a consultative opinion, please reach out to a faculty member and send the microscope slides, radiographic imaging studies and other relevant material to the address indicated below.

Hospital for Special Surgery
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021