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Dr. Helene Saffer Is this you?

Specialties

Dr. Helene Saffer has the following 2 specialties

  • Pathology

    A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
    Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
    In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.

  • Cytopathology

    Similar to what pathologists do, cytopathologists analyze specimens in a lab to help your doctor diagnose your condition. However, cytopathologists primarily analyze cells from tissues, tumors and lesions in order to detect disease, whereas pathologists primarily focus on bodily fluid samples.
    The most common example of this is pap smears, which cytopathologists use to detect and study the precursors to cervical cancer in women. Additionally, they help oncologists detect blood cancers and blood disorders. You can think of all pathologists as a type of lab consultant for doctors. You consult with your doctor and then he or she often consults with a pathologist who uses lab testing to confirm what they suspect your condition might be.

  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Blood Testing
  • Fluid Testing
  • Tissue Biopsy
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Saffer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

    751 Medical Center Ct
    Chula Vista, CA 91911

  • Sharp Coronado Hospital and Healthcare Center

    250 Prospect Pl
    Coronado, CA 92118

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital

    7901 Frost St
    San Diego, CA 92123

  • Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women

    3003 Health Center Dr
    San Diego, CA 92123

  • Education

    21 Years Experience

  • University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

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