Joshua J. Lim, M.D., is fellowship-trained surgeon with The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy treat a variety of conditions including gallbladder disease, gallstones, hernia, colon cancer and GERD.
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.
An epidural steroid injection is an injection of steroid medication to reduce pain and inflammation in the spine.
Patients with back pain due to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis seek the advice of our doctors at The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy. Our pain medicine experts work closely with physicians at The Spine Center of Maryland to develop treatment plans for patients with back pain.
An epidural injection is one of the most common and useful treatments available in the modern interventional pain clinic. The epidural space, an area of the spinal canal, allows access to the spinal cord and nerve roots at every level of the spine. Epidural injections provide a safe, low-risk, nearly painless means of delivering a variety of medications directly to the nervous system.
Delivered into the epidural space, these medications may block pain impulses, stabilize irritated nerve structures, reduce inflammation and swelling, and reverse the biochemical changes that may occur within the nervous system when pain persists.
Epidural therapy is an effective treatment for many painful conditions including intervertebral disc injury, sciatica, acute herpes zoster, post-herpetic neuralgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, cancer pain, and post-surgical pain. It also is used as an adjunct to noninvasive therapy and may allow the patient to participate more fully in physical therapies and comprehensive rehabilitation programs.
The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides leading edge interventional pain treatment for conditions including spinal stenosis, herniated disk, facet arthropathy, osteoarthritis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, post-herpetic neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy and cancer pain. Our doctors specialize in treatments such as injections, decompressions and therapies to reduce and alleviate pain.
Dr. William Raoofi is a Fellowship-trained specialist in pain management, providing advanced care for patients with a range of conditions that may cause chronic pain issues.
A patient gains a new pain-free life after being treated by a team of doctors at Mercy Medical Center.