Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
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.
Mercy's renowned breast center offers award-winning care and Board Certified doctors. The Breast Center's comprehensive care is designed for women undergoing the journey to overcome breast disease.
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 offer an experienced team of doctors dedicated to compassionate patient care. Our urologists cover a broad spectrum of bladder conditions including neurogenic bladder, bladder calculus, bladder cancer and urinary incontinence.
People with neurogenic bladder urology disorder lack bladder control. It can be caused by brain disorders, birth defects or damage to the spinal cord or nervous system. Illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, and Parkinson’s disease often cause Neurogenic Bladder. Damage to nerves that feed the bladder can result in the condition as well.
The symptoms of neurogenic bladder vary depending on its cause and mirror urinary incontinence symptoms. Patients can experience symptoms of an overactive bladder (frequent urination in small amounts and loss of bladder control) or an underactive bladder (problems in starting urination, inability to tell when bladder is full or urine leakage).
There are a variety of treatment options for neurogenic bladder that may help manage the medical condition:
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. Blaine Kristo offers urologic care focusing on minimally invasive and robotic surgery for prostate and kidney disorders.
Hear from a patient who learned he had prostate cancer and had to make important decisions about his care.