Experienced colon and rectal surgeon Dr. Jeffery Nelson serves as the Surgical Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
Dr. David Riseberg, Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy, leads a team of Board Certified physicians who provide compassionate care and comprehensive treatment plans.
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.
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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. George Boyer, Chair of The Department of Medicine, is an award-winning medical teacher as well as a specialist in lung problems, obstructive airways disease, high altitude illness and diving medicine.
An avid fencer takes on asthma with the help of Mercy's Dr. Polito.