Dr. Debra Vachon is Surgical Director for The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases, part of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center.
The Endometriosis Center at Mercy Medical Center offers patients a highly skilled team of surgeons and specialists experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.
Surgical Oncology at Mercy is recognized throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for its expert cancer surgeons who treat patients with melanoma and abdominal/stomach and/or GI cancer.
The National Institute of Robotic Surgery offers patients a leading edge alternative for procedures in Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecology, General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology and Urology.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
When rare female reproductive tract cancers are suspected or abnormal pain cannot seem to be properly diagnosed, it is important to choose the best doctors who have the knowledge, skill, and expertise to recognize and treat rare gynecologic cancers, such as leiomyosarcoma. At The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy, our doctors are dedicated to treating all female reproductive tract cancers, including uterine cancers (endometrial and leiomyosarcoma) as well as ovarian, cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers. Women from Baltimore and across the Mid-Atlantic region rely on the expertise of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy.
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare type of uterine cancer that forms in the smooth muscle cells of the uterine wall. Leiomyosaroma affects the body's involuntary muscles, those muscles which function without the brain processing the function. The uterus is a muscular organ that expands and contracts when a woman is pregnant.
The symptoms of leiomyosarcoma are similar to other conditions making it hard to diagnose. Often leiomyosarcoma is not diagnosed officially until surgery is performed. It is important to see a doctor who specializes in female reproductive tract cancers should any of the following symptoms occur:
Surgery is the primary treatment for leiomyosarcoma. Depending on the severity of the leiomyosarcoma, surgery can include removal of the uterus only or removal of the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. Radiation and chemotherapy also may be recommended.
The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by gynecologic surgeons, Drs. Dwight Im, Neil Rosenshein, Teresa Diaz-Montes and Hyung Ryu. We are dedicated to helping patients find the best care, treatment, and surgery options available for gynecologic cancers including ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and uterine cancer. We are proud to be a recognized leader in gynecologic robotic surgery as well as laparascopic and traditional surgery and remain dedicated to helping women find a cure for cancer.
Hyung S. Ryu, M.D., is a highly skilled surgeon in the treatment of ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers at
The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy.
A nurse takes on the roles of patient and cancer survivor after facing a uterine cancer diagnosis and going through treatment at The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy.