Do You Have Questions About a Medical Diagnosis?

Dr. Gates provides private autopsy services to families, legal firms, physicians, funeral homes, hospitals, attorneys, and insurance companies. You can rely on his knowledge and expertise to uncover the truth about your loved one’s death and get the answers you deserve.

Our Autopsy Services

Forensic Autopsy

Clinical Autopsy

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Autopsies Be Private?
If you do not feel satisfied with the medical examiner or coroner’s findings or want the data interpreted by another professional, you can have a private autopsy performed.
How Much Do Autopsies Usually Cost?
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.
What Are the 4 Types of Autopsies?
  1. Forensic autopsy.
  2. Clinical autopsy.
  3. Academic Autopsy.
  4. Virtual Autopsy.
How Long After Death Can an Autopsy Be Done?
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.