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.
The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy provides leading edge pain treatment options to patients throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
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.
Testicular cancer develops in the testicles, a part of the male reproductive system. Treatment options for seminomatous and non-seminomatious tumors are covered.
At The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, our doctors cover a broad range of urologic disorders including conditions that affect a man’s reproductive organs such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.
Testicular cancer is cancer of the testicles which are located inside the loose bag of skin (scrotum) underneath the penis. Testicular cancer is rare, but is the most common cancer in younger men between the ages of 15 – 34.
Common symptoms of testicular cancer include:
Many men find the cancer themselves by finding a lump randomly. Or, during an exam, a primary care doctor detects a lump. When this happens, an imaging ultrasound is usually required to see the nature of the lump and additional tests may include:
If cancer is found, the testicle is usually surgically removed. Lymph nodes in the groin may also be removed. If the cancer is in its early stages, this may be the only treatment necessary. However, with more advanced cancer, additional treatments may be necessary to kill any remaining cancer cells:
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.