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Dr. Maria Jacobs leads the Radiation Oncology team at Mercy Medical Center bringing passion, enthusiasm and a heart for caring to her patients.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
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The surgeons of The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders including lymphedema, a condition causing chronic swelling of the leg.
Lymphedema refers to chronic swelling that affects the arms or legs. Lymphedema is caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system, responsible for removing harmful bacteria and waste within the circulatory system. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and as the fluid builds up, the swelling continues.
Lymphedema is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. Many breast cancer patients experience lymphedema symptoms.
Symptoms of lymphedema include:
Diagnosis requires a complete physical exam and medical history review. If diagnosis is not confirmed with a physical exam, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be ordered.
Treatment options for lymphedema will depend on the cause of the condition and stage of the swelling. Doctors at The Vascular Center at Mercy may refer patients to a physical therapist that specializes in managing lymphedema. Mercy is renowned for developing one of the region's most comprehensive lymphedema programs.
An individualized treatment plan may include:
In cases of severe lymphedema, vascular surgeons may consider surgery to remove excess tissue in the arm or leg. While this reduces severe swelling, surgery can't cure lymphedema.
The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnoses and treats a broad range of circulatory system disorders including stroke and mini stroke, leg pain and swelling, blood clots, aneurysms, varicose veins and circulatory disease. Drs. Paul Lucas, Kurtis Kim and Alain Tanbe provide comprehensive care using advanced treatments including balloon angioplasty, stent-graft repair, endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, aortic aneurysm and dissection, varicose vein removal, bypass surgery, neck artery repair and minimally invasive catheter procedures.
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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
Cheryl wears compression socks while working to help with venous insufficiency, a buildup of pressure in her legs.