Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
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.
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The experienced and skilled physicians of The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, utilize robotic surgery to provide advanced treatment for certain urological conditions.
Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgical procedure that can be used in the treatment of some urologic conditions. The doctors of The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy use the da Vinci Surgical System to perform robotic surgery.
The da Vinci robot assists the doctor during surgery allowing for more precision, flexibility and control than conventional surgery. The da Vinci robot is typically used for minimally invasive surgical procedures performed through several small incisions.
Robotic surgery offers patients many distinct advantages. For most patients, robotic surgery offers the following:
Mercy’s robotic surgeons are in complete control of the surgery and the robot. Your doctor uses the robot to precisely and carefully remove damaged tissue. The surgical robot allows the surgeon many advantages in performing the surgery, including:
Robotic surgery may be used to treat conditions including kidney cancer and prostate cancer. A nephrectomy, nephroureterectomy and prostatectomy are all types of surgical procedures that may utilize robotic surgery. Some patients may not be candidates for robotic surgery. The patient’s condition, extent of disease and overall health may impact whether or not robotic surgery is the best treatment option. Patients should consult with their physician to determine their best healthcare and surgical options.
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. Blaine Kristo offers urologic care focusing on minimally invasive and robotic surgery for prostate and kidney disorders.
Hear from a patient who learned he had prostate cancer and had to make important decisions about his care.