About The Center - The Vascular Center at Mercy

Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore

The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Mercy. He is joined by vascular surgeons Dr. Kurtis Kim and Dr. Alain Tanbe, as well as a team of experienced technologists. Mercy’s Vascular Center offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of circulatory system disorders including stroke and mini stroke, leg pain and swelling, blood clots in veins, aneurysms, varicose veins and circulatory disease. 

Our vascular surgeons address a variety of circulatory problems with the following treatments:

Many of these procedures are minimally invasive surgeries that typically allow for more rapid recovery and return to daily activities. In the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, our doctors and staff are dedicated to providing a compassionate, healing environment for all patients.

On-Site Diagnostic Laboratories throughout Greater Baltimore

The Vascular Center at Mercy includes a nationally accredited Vascular Laboratory, led by Dr. Kurtis Kim. All of our vascular surgeons are Registered Physicians in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI). Our lab screens patients for stroke and mini-stroke, poor circulation, leg swelling or pain, blood clots and aneurysms. Our nationally registered technologists use non-invasive ultrasound and Doppler equipment to better understand a patient's diagnosis and treatment options.

The labs are located at Mercy Medical Center in Downtown Baltimore as well as at our satellite locations in Lutherville, Overlea, Reisterstown and Glen Burnie, making it convenient for screening and diagnosis throughout the Greater Baltimore region. With on-site labs, detection, diagnosis and treatment planning can occur within 24 hours for most patients.

The Latest Treatments for Varicose Vein Care

The doctors of The Vascular Center perform the latest procedures for varicose vein removal. Venefit™ (formerly known as VNUS Closure™) offers a minimally invasive solution for varicose vein removal. It is a treatment that seals the vein shut with minimal or no scaring. Veingogh© is a procedure for varicose veins that uses tiny, high frequency currents to deliver a microburst to heat up the vein, coagulate the blood and collapse the vein wall. Our vascular surgeons are experts in these advanced treatment options for varicose veins.

Vascular Expertise with a Patient-Centered Focus

Our vascular surgeons provide clinical expertise and advanced treatments for patients with circulatory problems. Their personal dedication ensures that patients receive individualized treatment. Once screened and diagnosed, a next appointment is scheduled before a patient leaves the office. The convenience of an on-site lab allows our doctors at The Vascular Center at Mercy to promptly diagnose and plan a treatment course. 

Patients appreciate knowing that their health concerns will be addressed in a timely manner. Referring physicians receive extensive feedback on their patients’ diagnosis and treatment.

Comprehensive Care, Convenient Locations

The vascular surgeons of The Vascular Center at Mercy practice throughout Greater Baltimore so you can schedule a visit at a site that’s convenient for you. The physicians are located at:

The vascular technologists also conduct free screenings for corporate employee health events and at senior events where they have handled nearly 200 free screenings per day to help the greater community detect potential circulatory disease and prevent strokes.

Meet Our Doctors: Vascular Center
The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD
Alain Tanbe, M.D.

Dr. Alain Tanbe is a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon who treats disorders of the arteries and veins and offers comprehensive care for a broad range of vascular diseases.

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Patient Story:
Cheryl - Mercy Patient

Cheryl wears compression socks while working to help with venous insufficiency, a buildup of pressure in her legs.

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