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Dr. Albert Polito, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, helps patients with lung problems including COPD, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease and sleep disorders.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Cardiologists at The Heart Center at Mercy treat patients with heart conditions including heart attack, heart murmur and heart disease.
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.
The pain specialists at The Center for Interventional Pain at Mercy Medical Center utilize intervertebral disc therapies to treat patients with a herniated disc.
(Herniated disc - also spelled - disk herniation. For the purposes of this website Mercy Medical Center will use the spelling disc.)
Intervertebral disc therapies (discography, IDET, disc decompression) are treatment options for patients with a herniated disc.
The intervertebral disc is often a primary source for chronic pain and has been the focus of much recent research. Scientific advances have led to an improved understanding of disc pain and to new and improved methods for the diagnosis and treatment of pain caused by spinal discs.
When making the diagnosis of disc related pain it is common to undergo provocative discography, a technique that involves inserting a small needle into the disc using X-ray guidance. Contrast is injected to both visualize the disc for abnormalities and to pressurize the disc to determine if it is a "pain generator." Following discography a decision can be made regarding further treatment options which may include procedures such as percutaneous discectomy, IDET, or surgical evaluation.
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.
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Dr. David Maine, Director of The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine, helps patients with chronic pain, lower back pain and cancer pain.
A patient gains a new pain-free life after being treated by a team of doctors at Mercy Medical Center.