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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.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
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The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of circulatory system conditions. The Center’s nationally accredited Vascular Laboratory allows our vascular specialists to provide a variety of tests including arterial Doppler ultrasound.
Non-invasive techniques like Doppler ultrasound have become the standard way of establishing the presence of arterial blockages in many areas of the body including the upper and lower extremity areas of the arms, legs and feet. Extremities may be the site of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which affects millions of Americans. Peripheral arterial disease is a serious vascular condition that can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
An arterial Doppler ultrasound is performed by a technologist who has been specially trained. A gel substance is placed on the skin of the area being evaluated and a small probe is rubbed over the area to obtain the images. The images are always reviewed by a vascular surgeon. Different angles of the area may be examined, so patients may have to lie in different positions to get an image. No preparation is required for this test.
Patients are required to obtain a physician prescription for the test. It is the first step in diagnosing potential vascular conditions such as blockages, abdominal aortic aneurysms, narrowing of arteries or vein closure (venous occlusion). It is also the first step to relieving leg swelling, pain or cramping which is associated with PAD.
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.