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About Laguna Pathology


Dr. Christopher Vanley and Dr. Eric Miyamoto formed Laguna Pathology Medical Group in 1990. Over the years, they have worked to create a pathology practice that provides accurate and meaningful tissue analysis to both patients and physicians in a timely manner. The core of this pathology practice consists of highly trained and experienced board certified pathologists, a physician with specialized training in the microscopic interpretation of diseases. Each of the pathologists has additional subspecialty training and certification in their area of interest. We have expertise in many areas including dermatopathology (skin disease), prostate pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, breast pathology, and cytopathology (Pap smear and fine needle aspirations). We work closely with physicians to ensure correlation with the patientís condition and to provide accurate and meaningful diagnosis. When necessary, we employ other sophisticated laboratory tools, including immunohistochemistry and molecular probes. Our team of histotechnologists, pathology assistants, cytotechnologists, couriers, and pathology coordinator supports the pathologists. They work hard to keep the practice efficient and pride themselves in their attention to quality and patient safety. Our pathology coordinator and pathology assistants regularly interact with physicianís office staff to facilitate the processing and reporting of biopsies.

Laguna Pathology Medical Group is located at Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach, California. Our courier network offers daily service within South Orange County. We utilize express mail service (FEDEX) for those outside the range of our couriers. The laboratory at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach offers comprehensive diagnostic testing of blood and other body fluids. The hospital is licensed by the State of California and accredited by the College of American Pathology (CAP) and the Joint Commission Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO).










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