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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
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 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.
Neurosurgeons of The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center in Baltimore, Maryland, are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of common and complex vertebral compression fractures.
A vertebral compression fracture (VCF) is a break in any of the round, cylindrical bones that make up the spinal column through which the spinal cord passes. Vertebral compression fractures most often occur in the thoracic (middle) and lumbar (lower) areas of the spine. These fractures may vary in severity and may be caused by the following:
Symptoms of vertebral compression fractures (VCF) can vary in severity and may depend on the location. Common symptoms include:
To diagnose VCF, you doctor will start with a review of your medical history and a physical exam. The following tests are commonly used to diagnose VCF:
Treatment for vertebral compression fractures (VCF) depends on the location and severity of the fracture. Mild fractures may be treated with rest and medication. In some cases, patients may need to wear a back brace to support the healing process and aid in movement. More severe cases of VCF may require spine surgery, such as vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, to repair the fractured bone with bone cement. Your doctor will help determine what treatment options are the most effective for your condition.
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.