Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
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 Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers comprehensive care for vascular disorders. Our vascular physicians offer advanced treatment options, including angioplasty and stenting to keep the walls of the veins open and blood flow at a more optimal level.
Recent developments in treatment options for vascular disease allow physicians to practice minimally invasive endovascular procedures. These procedures typically offer patients smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays and more rapid recovery with minimal post-procedure pain. Two such procedures are:
Balloon angioplasty is performed with a thin, flexible tube called a catheter which is inserted in the area obstructed by a blockage. Once inserted, it is inflated (ballooned) to dislodge plaque that has accumulated and blocked the blood flow.
Balloon angioplasty with stent placement begins with the treatment described above. After the angioplasty is completed, a wire meshed tube-like device is inserted into the affected area to help keep the vein open for optimal blood flow.
Both treatments, which are usually done together, require a minimally invasive incision, which may allow for faster recovery than traditional surgery.
Patients who have experienced leg swelling or pain and have had confirmation of a blockage with a diagnostic imaging test are typically candidates for angioplasty treatment.
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.