Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy offers a top rated team of surgeons, dedicated to advanced treatments of common and complex foot and ankle disorders.
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.
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This 3D medical animation highlights the anatomical location of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra and in males the prostate and depicts the steps involved in urination.
At The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, our doctors treat a broad range of urinary tract conditions including urinary obstruction, urinary tract infection and urinary calculus.
A urinary obstruction is a blockage that occurs in the urinary system. The urinary system is designed to eliminate bodily waste. This system includes the kidneys, a tube that connects the kidneys to the bladder (ureter), and a tube that drains urine from the bladder (urethra) and out of the body.
If this system is blocked, urine backs up into the system because it can’t escape the body. It can cause urinary tract infection, bladder infection and kidney infection. In its worst case scenario, a urinary obstruction can cause kidney failure.
In its early onset, urinary obstruction may have few or no symptoms. Symptoms of dehydration, hypertension and signs of congestive heart failure may result. As the effects of the blockage advance and become more acute, patients report significant pain and slowed urine flow.
Diagnostic screenings may include:
With urinary obstruction, the blockage must be identified and removed so that any damage to the urinary system is repaired. Achieving this goal may require multiple treatment options depending on where the obstruction is and the amount of damage it has created. Treatment options may include:
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. 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.