Dr. Ayesha Cheema is a primary care doctor with Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia. She offers experienced and thoughtful primary care for adults of Howard County.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
Women’s Imaging at Mercy is a dedicated breast imaging and diagnostic Center. Our radiologists offer mammograms, ultrasound, biopsies and MRI to diagnose and treat breast diseases.
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.
At The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, a team of cancer specialists and urologists uses the latest surgical technologies to provide treatment for bladder cancer.
Bladder cancer starts in the bladder, which stores urine for your body. It is the most common cancerous tumor of the urinary tract. Bladder cancer often begins in the cells lining the inside of the bladder and can take years for those cells to become cancerous.
Bladder cancer is most common in people over 60 and affects men more than women. Most bladder cancers are diagnosed in the early stages when it is very treatable. Unfortunately, it is a highly recurring type of cancer.
Symptoms of bladder cancer may be similar to other bladder conditions and the experts of The Urology Specialists of Maryland can help define your illness. Early stage bladder cancer symptoms include:
Symptoms of more advanced bladder cancer include:
A number of diagnostic procedures help urologists diagnose bladder cancer. They include:
Depending on how advanced the bladder cancer is, the patient’s overall health and preferences, treatment options include:
The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore is recognized throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for its comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases and conditions. Mercy's urologists treat a broad range of urological disorders including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, kidney stones, interstitial cystitis and urinary incontinence. Our doctors utilize state-of-the-art treatment options including brachytherapy, cryotherapy and non-invasive lithotripsy, among others.
Dr. Alan Kusakabe offers comprehensive urologic care focusing on robotic surgery, with Firefly Imaging Technology, for prostate and renal disease. Board Certified urology specialist.
Hear from a patient who learned he had prostate cancer and had to make important decisions about his care.