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An internationally recognized foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Lew Schon is Director of Orthopedic Innovation at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy is a leading neurosurgical center offering state-of-the-art technologies and clinical expertise to provide advanced treatment options.
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 Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of brain and spinal conditions, including hydrocephalus.
Hydrocephalus is a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain’s cavities. Hydrocephalus occurs due to an imbalance between the amount of cerebrospinal fluid created and the amount absorbed into the blood stream. Typically, cerebrospinal fluid provides cushion and protection for the brain, but the pressure of excess fluid caused by hydrocephalus can diminish brain functionality and cause serious brain damage.
Hydrocephalus is most commonly found in infants and older adults, but can happen at any age.
Risk factors for hydrocephalus include:
Hydrocephalus symptoms may include:
When diagnosing hydrocephalus, a doctor may use:
Hydrocephalus typically requires surgical treatment. Common surgical treatments include:
The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers state-of-the-art technologies and clinical expertise. Our neurosurgeons provide treatment for many types of neurosurgical conditions including brain tumors, aneurysms, diseases of the central nervous system, back and spinal cord injuries, peripheral nerve disorders and back and neck pain.
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Dr. Charles Park is the Director of The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.