Dr. Hina Ghafoor is a Board Certified primary care doctor who cares for patients of the Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Westminster and Eldersburg communities at Mercy Personal Physicians at Reisterstown.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Radiation Oncology at Mercy, led by esteemed radiation oncologist Dr. Maria Jacobs, offers cancer patients access to state-of-the-art radiation therapies in Downtown Baltimore.
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.
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Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
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At The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, our experienced urologists cover a broad spectrum of urologic disorders including the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer begins with the growth of abnormal cells in a man’s prostate gland which is located just below the bladder. The prostate is part of a man’s reproductive system and is located around the tube that removes urine from the body (the urethra). The prostate grows larger over time and prostate cancer is a common cancer in men after they reach 50. It is usually a slow growing cancer but, as with all cancers, treatment works best when the cancer is found early.
In its early stages prostate cancer often has no symptoms, so most men are not even aware they have prostate cancer. Often, their primary care physician finds it in a routine physical. One typical symptom, however, is difficulty in urination. Urination conditions that can lead to a prostate cancer diagnosis include:
Deviations from routine urination can also be a symptom of an enlarged prostate which is a common urology disorder for older men.
Our Urology doctors identify prostate cancer with:
Prostate cancer treatment options vary and may depend on age, how far the cancer has spread, the PSA reading and the patient’s overall health. Typical treatments include:
Hear from a patient who learned he had prostate cancer and had to make important decisions about his care.
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. Drs. Stanley Silber, Ira Hantman, Blaine Kristo, Alan Kusakabe and Robert Thompson 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. Robert Thompson, Jr., is a Board Certified urologist providing minimally invasive and robotic surgery options for patients diagnosed with prostate disease.