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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.
The Vascular Center at Mercy provides vascular surgeons who treat conditions including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the legs and vein blockages.
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.
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Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
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The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is a comprehensive center specializing in circulatory system disorders. Our vascular surgeons offer patients a variety of advanced treatment procedures for conditions including aneurysms.
An aneurysm occurs when the walls of an artery weaken and bulge out. Aneurysms that go undetected can rupture and be life threatening, requiring emergency care right away. A ruptured aneurysm causes sudden and severe pain. You can also lose consciousness or go into shock depending on the amount of bleeding. Surgery is required to repair the blood vessel.
The aneurysms that concern vascular surgeons are those in the abdomen (abdominal aneurysms), the chest area (thoracic aneurysms) and in the arteries that run down the legs and behind the knees (peripheral aneurysms).
Aneurysm repair depends on the location and shape of the aneurysm and the patient’s overall medical condition. Doctors monitor small aneurysms and may ask the patient to return every 6 to 12 months for additional screening. Larger aneurysms usually require surgery. Surgical options are:
Ideally, surgery for aneurysms can be planned. Once detected, aneurysms are monitored by vascular surgeons. Depending on the size and growth rate, treatment may vary from monitoring the aneurysm to surgery. If the aneurysm ruptures, emergency surgery is required.
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.