A 2020 TOP DOC
Dr. Brendan Collins specializes in breast reconstruction, cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery at The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center and Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care is the flagship Center of Excellence in the highly respected and widely acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy.
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.
Stroke is a neurological condition diagnosed and treated at The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Our highly trained and experienced neurosurgeons help patients manage their stroke condition.
A stroke happens when the blood supply to a specific part of the brain stops. When the blood supply stops for seconds, the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen, causing the cells to die, which leads to permanent damage. A stroke requires immediate medical attention. Early treatment can help reduce brain damage and other stroke complications. Strokes are treatable and preventable.
It is important to know the exact time the signs and symptoms of the stroke begin. The timing is critical in determining the best treatment options. Stroke symptoms include:
In order to diagnose a stroke, the doctor will need to know the symptoms to assist with determining the type of stroke. The doctor will perform a physical exam along with testing. Tests may include:
Stroke treatment options will depend on the type of stroke. For ischemic strokes, it is important that the blood be restored to the brain quickly. Treatment may consist of the following clot busting medications within the first four and a half hours of the stroke onset:
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.
Joshua J. Lim, M.D., is fellowship-trained surgeon with The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy.