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Dr. Bonnie Gerecke, Director of The Neurology Center and Chief of Neurology and Medical Director of Rehabilitation at Mercy Medical Center, offers expertise in diagnosing, evaluating and managing neuromuscular disease.
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.
Patients throughout the Baltimore region seek the expertise of The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center. Our team of urologists covers a broad range of urologic disorders and diseases including bladder, prostate and kidney cancers. We can help diagnose the underlying cause of blood in the urine.
For most people, seeing blood in their urine (medically called hematuria) can be alarming, but common activities like strenuous exercise or taking certain drugs or eating certain foods (which change the color of urine) can cause this condition. However, blood in the urine can also indicate more serious issues like an enlarged prostate, kidney or bladder infections or stones or kidney or bladder cancers, so it’s important to call the doctor when this occurs.
People often think of blood as a deep red color, but blood in the urine can be red, pink, orange or brown. When blood in the urine is identified, our doctors may do one or more of the following tests:
Treatment for blood in the urine will depend on what is found during the testing, and our doctors will prescribe a treatment for the issue when necessary. That may include antibiotics for infection, medication for enlarged prostate or shock wave (lithotripsy) treatment to break up stones. In some cases, no treatment is necessary.
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.