Dr. Clayton Alexander is an orthopedic surgeon, focusing on upper extremity areas including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He has specialized Fellowship training in advanced hand surgeries.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
Pulmonologists at The Lung Center at Mercy treat patients with lung conditions including COPD, lung cancer and interstitial lung disease.
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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. 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.
Cheryl wears compression socks while working to help with venous insufficiency, a buildup of pressure in her legs.