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.
Dr. Marvin (Jack) Feldman, Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy, leads a team of Board Certified physicians who provide compassionate care and comprehensive treatment plans.
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Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman’s uterus begins to grow on the outside of the uterus, typically on the ovaries and the lining of the pelvic area. This animation explains the normal menstrual cycle and what happens if you have endometriosis.
The Endometriosis Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, part of The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy, offers patients a highly skilled team of surgeons and specialists experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.
Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman’s uterus begins to grow on the outside of the uterus, typically on the ovaries and the lining of the pelvic area. The abnormal growth can result in severe pain and fertility problems.
Endometriosis symptoms include:
Along with pelvic exams and ultrasounds, endometriosis is typically diagnosed through laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgery used to look at the uterus and surrounding areas for signs of abnormal growth.
The doctors of The Endometriosis Center at Mercy are among an exclusive group of physicians who utilize a special technology known as Narrow Band Imaging during laparoscopy to detect especially difficult forms of endometriosis.
Treatment may depend on the severity of the endometriosis. Medications may be used to treat some cases of endometriosis. Hormone therapy may be used to manage estrogen and hormone levels. In more severe cases, surgery such as laparoscopic surgery may be required to treat endometriosis.
Katie has life changing surgery to relieve pain due to endometriosis.
A Maryland woman recalls her long road living with severe endometriosis, fibroids and unsuccessful treatments - a story that takes a turn when she finds Mercy's Dr. Fermin Barrueto.
Chante learned that she had endometriosis after visiting Dr. Meghan Lynch for a second opinion.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland is the flagship Center of Excellence in the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy. The Institute includes The Gynecology Center and The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy offering physician and surgical expertise in the treatment of endometriosis, urogynecology, adolescent gynecology and well woman care, as well as benign or non-cancerous conditions of the female genital tract and malignant or cancerous conditions such as uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.
Dr. Fermin Barrueto is considered by women across Baltimore as one of the best doctors in Maryland and has been recognized as a Top Doc in Baltimore magazine.
A mother gets her life back after traveling from Virginia to Mercy for surgery to treat severe endometriosis and an ovarian mass.