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Dr. David Riseberg, Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy, is a top rated doctor in Baltimore, Maryland.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Mercy's renowned breast center offers award-winning care and Board Certified doctors. The Breast Center's comprehensive care is designed for women undergoing the journey to overcome breast disease.
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 surgeons at The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, perform robotic surgery to treat gallbladder, hernia and colon conditions. Our doctors work with patients individually to determine if robotic surgery is the best option for surgical treatment.
Dr. Thomas Swope, Director of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy, helped pioneer robotic procedures in general surgery and has earned EpiCenter designation – awarded to experienced surgeons who continually experience high-quality outcomes for patients.
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery (commonly called da Vinci robotic surgery) is minimally invasive surgery performed with the aid of a robot, which provides the surgeon the ability to perform more precise movements of the surgical instruments. The robot also allows the surgeon to see a 3D enhanced view of the inside of the body during the surgery.
Several small incisions are made in the abdomen to perform robotic surgery. The robotic arms, which hold the instruments, are inserted into surgical incisions and the surgeon controls the arm movements remotely from a console to complete the surgery.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy offer robotic surgery to appropriate patients for the treatment of gallbladder disease, hernia and colon conditions.
Robotic surgery provides many benefits including, typically, a shorter hospital stay, less scarring and a faster return to daily activities, however, not all patients are good candidates for robotic surgery.
Robotic surgery as the best treatment option is determined by reviewing a patient’s overall health as well as their individual diagnosis and severity.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery have completed extensive training to perform robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system. Our doctors work in the state-of-the-art operating rooms of The Mary Catherine Bunting Center and have access to the latest technology.
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.
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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.