Dr. Lawrence Rissman MD

  • Pathology Des Moines, IA

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Dr. Lawrence Rissman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Des Moines, IA, with another office in Des Moines, IA. Their specialties include Pathology. Dr. Rissman is affiliated with Broadlawns Medical Center, Decatur County Hospital and VA Central Iowa Health Care System-Des Moines. They speak English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Lawrence Rissman has the following 1 specialty and 1 board certification.


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.

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Locations & Directions

1212 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA 50309

3600 30th St
Des Moines, IA 50310

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