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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Gynecologic Oncology Center is a long-standing leader in women's cancer treatment. Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of numerous awards in Women's Health.
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.
Lung doctors at The Lung Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnose and treat a full spectrum of lung diseases. Known as pulmonologists, these physicians work one-on-one with patients to treat and manage symptoms of COPD.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder) is a serious lung disease characterized by the gradual loss of lung function. It is one of the most common types of lung disease. COPD encompasses both emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking is the leading cause of COPD.
Other causes of COPD may include:
COPD develops slowly, usually for years before any symptoms arise. COPD is typically diagnosed in middle-aged or older adults. COPD symptoms may include:
COPD can be diagnosed using a variety of tests:
There is currently no cure for COPD and no way to reverse the lung damage. Lifestyle changes and medications can help relieve symptoms. For those with severe COPD, surgery may be required.
COPD treatment options may include:
The Lung Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers highly skilled physician expertise for the diagnosis of a broad spectrum of lung disorders, including COPD, lung cancer and sleep disorders. Our expert pulmonologists are among the best lung disease specialists in the Mid-Atlantic region, offering advanced treatments for lung conditions.
Dr. William Randall, Medical Director of The Lung Center at Lutherville, cares for patients with lung disease, lung disorders and sleep disorders.
An avid fencer takes on asthma with the help of Mercy's Dr. Polito.