Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
Named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery, Mercy Medical Center is home to The Maryland Spine Center.
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.
Mercy's comprehensive program includes complete diagnosis and evaluation of lung disorders to help patients determine the best course of action for their condition. At The Lung Center at Mercy, our pulmonologists work closely with thoracic surgeons to provide surgical treatment when necessary.
There are a variety ways to treat lung disorders including surgery. Lung surgery is used to repair or remove lung disease. Some lung disorders that do not respond to other treatment options or that can become severe may require surgery. Lung surgery is performed by a thoracic surgeon and offered at Mercy Medical Center.
There are several types of surgery performed for lung disorders. Some common lung surgeries may include:
Two common ways of performing lung surgery for lung disorders such as COPD are thoracotomy or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). A thoracotomy, or open surgery involves a cutting open the chest wall. VATS is a minimally invasive procedure use by making small incisions over the chest wall.
Both thoracotomy or VATS procedures can be used for the reasons listed below. Sometime VATS is not possible and therefore, a thoracotomy or open surgery is done.
A thoracotomy may be necessary due to:
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.
Kieran Brune, M.D., diagnoses and treats a wide variety of lung disorders, diseases and conditions at The Lung Center at Mercy.
An avid fencer takes on asthma with the help of Mercy's Dr. Polito.