Dr. Bryan Curtin is a Board Certified gastroenterologist with specialized expertise in gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
Cardiologists at The Heart Center at Mercy treat patients with heart conditions including heart attack, heart murmur and heart disease.
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.
Arterial Skin Ulcers and Peripheral Artery Disease
Dealing with Venous Leg Ulcers
The doctors at The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offer patients experiencing circulatory system disorders a comprehensive approach to care. Our vascular surgeons provide experienced diagnosis and treatment for conditions including ulcers of the lower extremities.
Ulcers are wounds or open sores that take time to heal and can return. They are caused by poor blood circulation and form when veins fail to return blood back to the heart. The blood backs up and gathers in the vein and can leak out into the surrounding tissue, resulting in a wound or ulcer. Types of leg and foot ulcers are usually defined by their appearance, their location and the appearance of surrounding skin.
Ulcers can be painful, but not always. Patients may notice swelling, burning, itching, a rash, redness or brown discoloration and dry skin. Lower extremity ulcers are generally classified into three types:
Lower extremity ulcer treatment will depend on the patient’s health, medical condition and ability to administer home care on the wound. Each plan is customized and may include:
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.
Dr. Kurtis Kim is Director of The Vascular Laboratory at The Vascular Center at Mercy and a highly skilled vascular surgeon in the Baltimore area.
Cheryl wears compression socks while working to help with venous insufficiency, a buildup of pressure in her legs.