Joshua J. Lim, M.D., is fellowship-trained surgeon with The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy provides leading edge pain treatment options to patients throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
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.
Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of a small sac-like organ called the gallbladder. This video shows how and why this procedure may be performed.
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is one of the most commonly performed minimally invasive procedures, and sometimes includes robotic surgery. Our expert surgeons use this outpatient surgery to relieve gallstone problems.
Gallbladder disease occurs when bile forms particles (gallstones) inside the gallbladder. Gallstones can be as tiny as grains of sand or as large as marbles. When gallstones block the flow of bile, the gallbladder becomes inflamed causing a gallbladder attack (acute cholecystitis). Attacks usually start soon after eating.
You may have some or all of these symptoms of gallbladder disease:
Your doctor may perform one or several of these tests to diagnose gallbladder disease:
The best option for gallbladder disease is often surgical removal of the gallbladder. One acute attack greatly increases the chance of more attacks and possible complications later on.
The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery offers minimally invasive surgery as a safe and effective treatment for gallbladder disease. There is typically minimal discomfort, quick recovery and no visible scarring. Most patients go home the day of surgery or the next morning.
Krista had robotic gallbladder surgery after learning she had gallbladder disease.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, perform minimally invasive surgical procedures that can help reduce hospital stays and minimize surgical scarring. Our doctors provide treatment options for colon resection, gallbladder conditions and gallstones, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn and hiatal hernia, hernia and adrenal tumors.
Dr. Thomas Swope, Director of the Center, performs advanced minimally invasive procedures, including robotic surgery using the da Vinci® surgical system.
After her pancreatitis flares up a patient gains new hope from her team of doctors at Mercy.