Dr. Elinor Zhou is a gastroenterologist who provides care for general digestive disorders including colon
cancer screening and prevention, GERD, dyspepsia, altered bowel
habits and abdominal pain.
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.
The Gynecologic Oncology Center is a long-standing leader in women's cancer treatment. Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of numerous awards in Women's Health.
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, work with patients to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions affecting the male reproductive organs. Our doctors offer hydrocelectomy as a treatment for hydrocele, the accumulation of fluid around the testicles.
Hydrocele is fluid accumulation around the testicles. The fluid causes the groin to swell, but it is often more uncomfortable than painful. In some cases, the swelling may be a symptom of testicular cancer. Hydrocelectomy is a surgical treatment to eliminate fluid buildup around the testicles.
Hydrocelectomy surgery removes hyrdoceles and prevents future occurrences. It is typically performed as outpatient surgery and patients go under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision directly into the scrotum and removes the hydrocele fluid sac, as well as any other fluid from the scrotum, and the incision is closed.
Hydroceles in younger men do not always require surgery as the condition can sometimes resolve itself. The swelling can be drained, but hydrocele often return. In older men, the swelling does not usually go back to normal. If the swelling does not decrease or the pain or embarrassment because of the swelling becomes unbearable, hydrocelectomy surgery is recommended.
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.
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.