Do embalmers take out organs of the dead?

Embalmers do not remove the organs or viscera of the deceased. If an autopsy is performed, it is done by a forensic pathologist. The pathologist, also known as a coroner, will remove the viscera. The viscera is then weighed and measured before being returned to the deceased body. Once the human remains have been released to a funeral home, the embalmer treats the viscera with chemicals and then sutures the incision.