About Our Center – Surgical Oncology at Mercy

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD


Surgical Oncology at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland is widely recognized for its highly skilled cancer surgeons - known throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for their wealth of experience in treating patients with various types of cancer including skin, liver, thyroid, pancreatic and abdominal/stomach cancers. 

Patients Inspire Mercy Cancer Doctors to be the Best

Surgical Oncology at Mercy brings together a select team of cancer doctors and health care professionals, leading edge technology and research, state-of-the-art Operating Rooms and Magnet Nursing status patient care services to identify the best possible treatment options for patients with cancer of the digestive system, liver, pancreas and thyroid. In addition to treating abdominal and gastrointestinal tract cancers, the Surgical Oncology doctors at Mercy specialize in treating patients with melanoma and advanced skin cancers.

Mercy values a multidisciplinary approach – garnering the best from the best – to gain effective treatment outcomes. Our cancer doctors work in close collaboration with patients, family members, physicians in Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology, specially trained oncology nurses in Outpatient Chemotherapy, dietitians, primary care physicians and additional cancer specialists to develop carefully designed treatment plans to address the needs of each individual patient. This expertise and combined knowledge is often what gives patients an added advantage in managing their physical condition as well as their emotional concerns and day-to-day routine.

Physician Leadership at the Heart of Mercy Excellence

Surgical Oncology at Mercy is led by Medical Director, Dr. Armando Sardi, who works alongside widely-respected cancer surgeons Dr. Vadim Gushchin, Dr. Debashish Bose and Dr. Kurtis Campbell. Mercy's esteemed surgical oncology team has established a reputation among patients and physician colleagues alike for providing leading edge treatment options for cancers of advanced stages. 

Patients often seek out Drs. Sardi, Gushchin and Campbell for their expertise in Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, more commonly known as HIPEC. This innovative procedure for treating late stage, complex, abdominal cancers often can be a lifesaving treatment option. Mercy's medical team leads Heat It to Beat It, an annual fundraising event to support research aimed to continually improve outcomes for patients facing these complex diagnoses.

Mercy's physician team offers patients focused expertise in pancreatic and hepatobilliary (liver, bile ducts and gallbladder) surgery, also known as hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery. Dr. Debashish Bose is an expert in complex surgeries with the NanoKnife System, advanced technology that allows surgeons to treat specific late-stage or inoperable cancers.

Mercy's surgical oncologists contribute to ongoing medical training and advances. They offer a prestigious Fellowship Program and conduct vital oncology research. The team hosts continuing medical education programs, welcoming physicians from across the United States to Mercy to learn, train and collaborate with many of the foremost experts in the Surgical Oncology field. 

Commission on Cancer Awards Full Accreditation 

Excellence. We strive to exceed that standard every day. In patient care. In patient satisfaction. In the eyes of those who review and evaluate us. Surgical Oncology at Mercy is a Center of Excellence within The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy where the staff works so closely with patients that it is not uncommon for lasting bonds of friendships to form.

Cards, thank you notes, personal remembrances and hearing the words “in remission” or “cancer free” remind us daily that “excellence” comes in many forms but mostly in the gratifying and rewarding work we do on behalf of our patients. Affirmation also comes in being recognized by the American College of Surgeons and the Commission on Cancer which designated The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy as an approved cancer program

Award-winning Facilities Complement Outstanding Cancer Program

Surgical Oncology at Mercy is located in The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center in Downtown Baltimore. Patients who require an overnight stay will find expansive, homelike patient rooms on Mercy’s dedicated Oncology Floor in the Main Hospital, The Mary Catherine Bunting Center.  Mercy offers patients and their families a full array of comforts and conveniences across our campus, including a variety of eateries, gift shops, pastoral care and Chapel services, parking facilities attached to each campus building by easy-access all-weather bridges, valet service at the main entrance of each building and complementary Wi-Fi and satellite TV service.

In addition to seeing patients at Mercy’s main hospital campus, our cancer doctors also have office hours at our Mercy Community Physician sites in LuthervilleOverlea and Glen Burnie

Meet Our Doctors: Surgical Oncology
Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore
Kurtis Campbell, M.D.

Dr. Kurtis Campbell is a Board Certified cancer surgeon who provides expertise in a variety of procedures including HIPEC for peritoneal carcinomatosis as well as the Whipple procedure to treat pancreatic disease.

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