Department of Pathology Diagnostic Services

Orthopedic/Bone Pathology

As in many other disciplines of pathology, this institution has gained a reputation for excellence in the field of bone and joint pathology.

A large number of surgical procedures are performed every year by a world-renowned staff of orthopedic surgeons. As a result, we have acquired a great deal of experience with diseases of the skeleton.

Our staff includes Dr. Fabrizio Remotti who is responsible for the service of Soft Tissue Pathology. Dr Remotti trained in Soft Tissue Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC, where he was a Fellow and a Staff Pathologist.

These include congenital and acquired condition such as deformities, nutritional and genetic abnormalities, infections of bone (osteomyelitis) and joints, arthritis and bone diseases caused by hormonal dysfunction related to kidney and endocrine disease. Of great importance is our experience with skeletal tumors affecting children and adolescents (osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma), as well as adults and older individuals (chondrosarcoma).

We study tissue removed from over 3,000 operations a year. Our evaluation includes consultation with the surgeon and review of medical history and radiographic material (X-ray, bone scans, CAT and MRI scans), gross dissections of large specimens and microscopic examination of tissue samples. In selected cases, fresh tissue is examined microscopically during surgery to assist the surgeon in the decision to proceed with the operation.

The division of Immunopathology [link] further assists in the diagnosis of many diseases by providing additional analysis of the tissue samples.

Using special techniques, the cells are exposed to immunologic markers to develop a profile specific to a particular tumor, thus enhancing our ability to identify them and often to predict their behavior. Also available are state of the art molecular methodology to provide additional diagnostic support to the histologic diagnoses of diseases. We function as a team with the physicians who are responsible for the treatment of the patient, aiming for the best outcome.

Columbia University
Department of Pathology
630 W. 168th Street
Box #23
New York, NY 10032
Phone 212-305-6719
Fax 212-305-2301

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Columbia University
Department of Pathology
630 W. 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

The New York Presbyterian Hospital
at Columbia University
Medical Center
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-2500
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