Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy treat a variety of conditions including gallbladder disease, gallstones, hernia, colon cancer and GERD.
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 Urology Specialists of Maryland include an expert team of urology doctors at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Our physicians cover a broad spectrum of urologic disorders including prostate conditions. These conditions are often first detected through a PSA test.
A PSA (prostate specific antigen) test is a standard prostate cancer screening test. An elevated PSA can be a symptom of prostate cancer and helps our doctors diagnose prostate cancer. Generally, men between the ages of 40 – 75 and those that have an increased risk for prostate cancer are encouraged to get a PSA screen.
An elevated PSA level is often an indication of prostate cancer, but anything that irritates the prostate can cause the PSA numbers to rise. An infection in the prostate (prostatitis) can elevate PSA levels and so can an enlarged prostate.
A PSA screening test is a common diagnostic tool for detecting prostate cancer. PSA is a protein produced by prostate cells. It increases when the prostate is irritated or enlarged or infected. A simple blood test that is analyzed for the amount of PSA in the blood, a PSA screen helps our doctors make a comprehensive diagnosis.
Elevated PSA can be an indication of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer treatment options vary and depend on age, how far the cancer has spread, the PSA reading, and the patient’s overall health. Typical treatments for prostate cancer 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. Ira Hantman helps patients with urology problems including bladder cancer, prostate cancer, kidney stones, urinary incontinence and kidney cancer.
Hear from a patient who learned he had prostate cancer and had to make important decisions about his care.