Dr. Ann Peters, an intensively trained surgeon, diagnoses and treats GYN patients in The Gynecology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Knee replacement surgery is offered at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The orthopedic team at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy offer innovative technology for knee replacement surgery.
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.
The Lung Center at Mercy offers various diagnostic tools for lung disorders, including bronchoscopy. Our doctors are dedicated to helping patients find the cause of their lung disorder. Bronchoscopy may be performed to diagnose a lung disorder and help determine the best treatment option.
A bronchoscopy, sometimes called fiber optic bronchoscopy, is a minimally invasive procedure in which a bronchoscope is inserted through the mouth or nose to view and examine the airways. A bronchoscope is a narrow, lighted tube attached to a camera. The purpose of a bronchoscopy is to diagnose lung nodules and manage lung cancers.
A bronchoscopy may involve taking tissue samples for biopsy that may be used to diagnose cancer, as well as infections of the lung, sarcoidosis and other conditions.
During a bronchoscopy a long, flexible tool called a bronchoscope is used to examine the small airways.
Bronchoscopy - A bronchoscopy is performed by entering a bronchoscope through the nose or mouth. During the bronchoscopy your blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels are monitored. A chest X-ray may be taken prior to and after the bronchoscopy. The bronchoscopy typically takes 30 to 60 minutes with 2 to 3 hours in the recovery room.
During a flexible bronchoscopy you will be awake and the following may take place:
Some common reasons for a bronchoscopy may include:
Other possible reasons for bronchoscopy 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.