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Dr. Rebecca Cerrato, a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, is highly regarded for her expertise in foot and ankle disorders.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
Named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery, Mercy Medical Center is home to The Maryland Spine Center.
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 at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore covers a broad range of urologic disorders. Our team of urologists can address issues that may arise with the male reproductive organs, including hydrocele, the accumulation of fluid around the testicles.
Hydrocele is fluid accumulation around the testicles. The fluid causes the groin to swell, but it is often more uncomfortable than painful. This condition is common in newborn male babies, but it can happen in later life as well. In some cases, the swelling may be a symptom of testicular cancer.
Swelling in the scrotum (the pouch behind the penis) is the primary symptom of hydrocele. Patients may also feel some pain or a pressure at the base of the penis. Diagnosis requires a physical exam of the scrotum and possibly an ultrasound screening.
Hydroceles are only treated when it causes pain or embarrassment because of the swelling. Younger men usually find the condition resolves itself; in older men, it does not usually go back to normal. Hydroceles can be drained, but often swelling occurs again.
Hydrocele surgery is the treatment option if the condition becomes painful or very enlarged.
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.
Dr. Robert Thompson, Jr., is a Board Certified urologist providing minimally invasive and robotic surgery options for patients diagnosed with prostate disease.
Hear from a patient who learned he had prostate cancer and had to make important decisions about his care.