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 patients an experienced team of urologists who treat a broad range of urologic disorders including those affecting a man’s prostate like prostate cancer, prostatitis and enlarged prostates.
The prostate gland is located below a man’s bladder. Prostatitis is a swelling or infection in that gland which can be painful or make it difficult to urinate. Men of any age can get prostatitis and it can come on slowly or all at once. Sometimes, prostatitis is caused by a bacterial infection; sometimes, there is no particular cause.
Prostatitis symptoms may vary depending on the cause of the inflammation. Symptoms may include:
Patients will have a comprehensive exam by our doctors including a digital rectal exam. Other diagnostic tests may include:
Prostatitis is treatable but treatment will vary depending on the cause and type of prostatitis identified. Treatments can include:
Until the condition is resolved, patients may want to stay away from spicy foods and caffeinated or acidy drinks as these foods can aggravate prostatitis. Bicycling activities may need to be put on hold as well.
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.