About NextGenPath Diagnostics

NextGenPath Diagnostics is an advanced diagnostic center that exclusively focuses on histopathology and its subspecialities viz., neuromuscular pathology, surgical neuropathology, transplant pathology, renal pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, pancreatic and hepatobiliary pathology, dermatopathology, lymphoreticular pathology, infectious diseases pathology, cardiovascular pathology, bone and soft tissue pathology, head and neck pathology, breast pathology, endocrine pathology, ocular pathology, pediatric pathology, pulmonary pathology, urogenital pathology, frozen section pathology, ultrastructural pathology (electron microscopy) and molecular pathology....

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About the Director

Dr Balan Louis Gaspar, the Director of NextGenPath Diagnostics is the first in the country to super specialize in the field of Histopathology (DM Histopathology) from the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. Of note, he had established the neuromuscular lab in the Department of Histopathology at PGIMER, Chandigarh during his three-year DM training. During this period he underwent extensive training in the field of advanced Histopathology that include multidisciplinary team meeting (MDT), immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, conventional PCR and advanced molecular techniques such as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), Sanger sequencing and next-generation sequencing (NGS). He was awarded the prestigious "Prof. Subhash Kumari Gupta Memorial Gold Medal" in his postgraduation (MD Pathology), in PGIMER, Chandigarh, India...

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To be a global leader in diagnostic histopathology and research.


To provide timely and affordable histopathology services of international standards.


What makes NextGenPath Diagnostics distinct?

  • Expert consultation by a super specialist in histopathology.

  • Clinically oriented reports of international standards.

  • Verbal reports for rush cases.

  • 24x7 telephonic communication with the consultant histopathologist.

  • State-of-the-art technologies to facilitate research/ publication for postgraduate students and research scholars apart from routine patient care services.



" I was clinically suffering from proximal myopathy for almost a year. The initial diagnoses were vitamin D deficiency and hypothyroid myopathy. I was on levothyroxine and Vitamin D supplements. However, there was no improvement in my condition. I also started developing neck muscle weakness. My subsequent electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction study (NCS) were inconclusive. My antinuclear antibody (ANA) profile revealed the presence of anticentromere antibody. Dr. Balan evaluated my muscle biopsy evaluated at NextGenPath Diagnostics and confirmed the diagnosis of overlap myositis. My condition has improved with immunosuppressive therapy. "

Dr. Usha MD

" We have been attached to NextGenPath Diagnostics for the past 8 months and it has been a perfect partnership for us. The histopathology reports are in detail like never before and the quality of reporting is top notch. All our consultants are happy and Dr. Balan, the Histopathologist who is very meticulous in his work. He communicates to us whenever there is a need and makes sure we are on the same page before reporting. I would like to congratulate the entire team for the very best in all their endeavour! "

Dr. K. Rajavel MS., FMAS, FACS

Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeon
Managing Director
Velan Specialty Hospital, Trichy.

" I really appreciate the efforts being put in to diagnose and provide quality histopathology reports of international standards. I am also impressed with the communication and discussion regarding the patients. Over the past year, many rare cases have been diagnosed at by Dr. Balan at NextGenPath Diagnostics. "

Dr. Rangesh MD Pediatrics (PGIMER, Chandigarh)

Consultant Pediatrician SKS Hospital, Salem.

" NextGenPath Diagnostics is one of the best labs for histopathology services. Dr. Balan is easily approachable and his biopsy reports are accurate and reliable. Also the reporting turnaround time is very short which enables me to start early treatment for the patients. "

Dr. U. Parthiban MD Dermatology & Venereology and leprosy (CMC, Vellore)

Consultant Dermatologist and Cosmetologist
Parthiban Medical & Skin Care Centre, Coimbatore.

" I have been utilizing Dr. Balan's histopathology services for the past one year. His contribution to Nephropathology has strengthened both the adult and pediatric nephrology care in the region. "

Dr. Saravanan Gobinathan, MD Paediatrics, MRCPCH (UK), DM Nephrology

Consultant Paediatrician & Nephrologist
Genesis Royal Infirmary, Coimbatore.

" My first experience with NextGenPath Diagnostics was when a good friend of mine, a nephrologist lauded regarding Dr. Balan's renal biopsy reports. He is the only DM histopathologist (from PGIMER, Chandigarh) in this region. I routinely utilize his pulmonary pathology services. He communicates the preliminary biopsy findings and after a clinico-radiological discussion, proceeds with immunohistochemistry only if indicated. Dr. Balan's approach saves precious time and cost. I would strongly recommend him for lung, pleural and mediastinal biopsies. "

Dr. Umasankar. K, MD., DM Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (AIIMS, New Delhi)

Consultant Pulmonologist and Critical Care Physician
Care 24 Medical Centre & Hospital, Erode.

" To tell about Dr. Balan, as a renal pathologist, his work is very good and we rely on his timely reports for our treatment processes. We had essentially saved an allograft kidney based on Dr. Balan’s diagnosis of C4d-negative antibody-mediated rejection and now the patient is doing well and the credit goes to him for the early diagnosis. "

Dr. T. Saravanan MD., DM Nephrology

Chief Nephrologist and Transplant Physician
Abirami Kidney Care, Erode and Karur.

" I endorse that Dr. Balan is an exceptionally skilled and talented histopathologist. All our kidney biopsy specimens are being examined by him at NextGenPath Diagnostics for the past 1 year and we are delighted with the accuracy and promptness of the reports. The doctor signs out the reports even at 1 AM on many occasions. That’s because a report is a patient's life and he does his best in signing out as soon as possible. He also calls, discusses and enquires how the patient is doing. A highly committed professional. When the city pathologists could not solve a patient's skin disease, I sent the skin sample to him and he diagnosed Crytococcocosis and treatment based on that report solved the patient’s problem that lasted more than 3 painful months. God bless your Godly work Dr. Balan. "

Dr. Ilangovan Veerappan MD., DM Nephrology ( JIPMER, Puducherry)

Chief Nephrologist and Transplant physician
K.G. Hospital, Coimbatore.

" With his expertise, Dr. Balan has been a game changer in difficult cases. His wonderful clinical acumen and a case based approach to histopathology reporting has helped us solve some of the rarest conditions. "

Dr. Arivarasan MD., DM Gastroenterology (MAMC, New Delhi)

Consultant Gastroenterologist
Kauvery Hospital, Trichy.

" A gastroenterologist encounters a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases, many of which have overlapping clinical manifestations. Distinction is important for accurate treatment and avoiding complications. Dedicated GI pathologists play a vital role in the diagnosis. I have found NextGenPath Diagnostics reports to be highly accurate. I'm happy with the services. It enables my patients to receive timely care and therefore recovery is also early. "

Dr. S. Sathasivam MS., MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology)

Consultant Surgical Gastroenterologist
Karur Gastro Foundation, Karur.