Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
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 Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy is led by Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang, and Dr. Brendan Collins -recognized specialists in breast reconstruction and restoration.
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.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
Mercy’s cancer doctors in Baltimore, Maryland, offer radiofrequency ablation as a treatment option for patients who have liver tumors that are not able to be removed with surgery.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive, image-guided technique that destroys abnormal cells. Using high-frequency electrical energy, radiofrequency ablation destroys the abnormal cells before they become cancerous. Radiofrequency ablation is performed in an outpatient setting.
Radiofrequency ablation is performed by inserting a thin needle through the skin and into the tumor. The high-frequency electrical energy that passes through the needle heats and destroys the tumor. This technique destroys the targeted cancer cells while protecting nearby healthy cells.
Radiofrequency ablation is most often used for small tumors of the liver and may be used in conjunction with surgery where patients have multiple tumors.
Patients who receive radiofrequency ablation typically experience the following:
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. Richard Huslig is an accomplished physician who works with patients to diagnose, evaluate and treat a variety of cancers and blood diseases.
A team of Mercy doctors and an indomitable spirit keep a Baltimore woman going through a series of health issues.