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.
Named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report, Mercy Medical Center is home to The Maryland Spine Center.
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, Maryland, diagnose and treat a variety of prostate conditions, such as prostate cancer. Our doctors offer patients advanced treatment options including cryotherapy.
Cryotherapy, also called cryosurgery, is a procedure used for treating a variety of benign and malignant lesions and tumors. The treatment applies extreme cold (produced by liquid nitrogen) to destroy abnormal or diseased tissues. It is often used to treat tumors inside the body, including prostate cancer.
For internal tumors, such as prostate cancer, liquid nitrogen is circulated through a hollow instrument to the tumor. Imaging equipment is used to guide the instrument and view the freezing treatment. After cryosurgery, frozen tissue thaws and is absorbed by the body or removed by the doctor.
Cryotherapy is an alternative treatment for patients who are not candidates for traditional open surgery because of age or other medical conditions. It is a treatment plan used for cancerous conditions, like prostate cancer, alongside chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Cryotherapy is less invasive than surgery and may minimize pain, bleeding and other surgical complications for the patient.
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.