When more information is needed about any skin disease, condition, or growth, a small piece of tissue can be removed painlessly under local anesthesia and then be submitted for processing and microscopic examination under the microscope. Dr. Glogau is board certified in Dermatopathology and consults with colleagues in Dermatopathology and Pathology on numerous cases. The biopsy is one of the major diagnostic tools in dermatology and skin cancer management.