Private Autopsy

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Dr. Jackson Gates, MD

Primary Care and Pathology Physician

Private Autopsy in Conyers, Georgia

We are dedicated to making Adult Autopsy Affordable for next of kin to get closure as to the definitive Cause and Manner of death.

We provide autopsy services to families, legal firms, physicians, funeral homes, hospitals, attorneys and insurance companies. A private autopsy can reveal critical and conclusive evidence of the cause of death for the peace of mind of the relatives.

How It Works

This procedure will include:

  1. Complete external exam documenting patterns of injury ie strangulation, bruises, laceration, scars, burns, wounds, etc.
  2. LIMITED in-Situ exam of internal organs of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, and cranium with select tissue sampling.
  3. A thorough review of complete unlimited medical records to correlate autopsy findings to include radiological images, pathology and clinical laboratory test results, and special antecedent clinical studies.
  4. Preliminary autopsy report to be available to Next Of KIN within 24 hours, followed by FINAL conclusive autopsy report to include definitive Cause and Manner of death within FOURTEEN (14) DAYS (GUARANTEED).
  5. Photos, videos, and pathology slides will be collected for medical record keeping and jurisprudence documentation.

Private Autopsy FAQs

Autopsies are not covered under Medicare, Medicaid, or most insurance plans, though some hospitals — teaching hospitals in particular — do not charge for autopsies of individuals who passed away in the facility. A private autopsy by an outside expert can cost between $3,000 and $5,000.

As long as the body exists, it can be autopsied. A pathologist can obtain much more information from a freshly deceased body, and hospital-based autopsies are usually performed within 24 hours of a person’s death to minimize the effects of decomposition.

Dr. Gates offers 4 types of private autopsy services:

  • Forensic autopsy.
  • Clinical autopsy.
  • Academic Autopsy.
  • Virtual Autopsy.

Experience the Difference with Prime Care and Pathology

We provide advanced medical care with primary care and pathology services. Along with routine screenings, tests, and comprehensive diagnostic laboratory testing for many common conditions.