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Dr. Dwight Im is internationally recognized for his skill in gynecologic robotic surgery and serves as Director for The Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gynecologic Care, The Gynecologic Oncology Center and Mercy's National Institute of Robotic Surgery.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy is a leading neurosurgical center offering state-of-the-art technologies and clinical expertise to provide advanced treatment options.
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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At Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy, our medical oncologists work in tandem with one of the best gynecologic oncology teams in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic, The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy, to diagnose and treat women with common and rare gynecologic disorders including gynecologic cancer.
Gynecologic cancer is a cancer that develops in a woman’s reproductive organs. Gynecologic cancer can begin in different areas of a woman’s pelvis. There are five common types of gynecologic cancer: ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer.
All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer and the older women get the more their chances increase. Each gynecologic cancer has its own exclusive set of risk factors. One common risk factor in several gynecologic cancers is the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is a familiar sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers.
Just as gynecologic cancer is unique in its origin, the symptoms for gynecologic cancer are also unique. It is important to pay close attention to your body. Gynecologic cancer symptoms vary from woman to woman, making it hard to recognize because the symptoms may be caused by or related to other gynecologic medical disorders.
Because the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancer are different, it is important to see your doctor when you have abnormal symptoms.
Treatment options for gynecologic cancer depend on the specific cancer and may include:
Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of cancers including leukemia and lymphoma, neuroendocrine tumors, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, gynecologic cancers, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Drs. David Riseberg, Sandy Kotiah, Richard Huslig, Peter Ledakis and Vinod Varki offer expertise in cancer treatment through chemicals, biological products and immunotherapy, including chemotherapy, chemoembolization, biological and endocrine therapies and radiofrequency abalation.
Medical Oncology and Hematology is part of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Vinod Varki is a medical oncologist and hematologist at Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy in Baltimore, a division of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy.
An upbeat, determined patient seeks multidisciplinary care from Mercy experts to address her ovarian cancer.