Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
Women’s Imaging at Mercy is a dedicated breast imaging and diagnostic Center. Our radiologists offer mammograms, ultrasound, biopsies and MRI to diagnose and treat breast diseases.
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.
Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer of the pancreas, which is a gland attached to the small intestine. This video shows how pancreatic cancer begins as well as various treatments for it.
At The Center for Comprehensive Pancreatic Care at Mercy in Baltimore, our doctors work with patients who have pancreatic cancer symptoms to develop individualized treatment options. Medical Directors Dr. Amit Raina and Dr. Debashish Bose work closely with a multidisciplinary team to fight pancreatic cancer and provide innovative treatment options for complex pancreatic disease.
Mercy is proud to have one of the most comprehensive treatment teams in the area for pancreatic cancer, including surgical oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, dietitians and genetic counselors. Mercy's team offers innovative therapies to address the complexities of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer develops when cells inside the pancreas grow uncontrollably and outlive normal cells to form a tumor. Pancreatic cancer can spread rapidly and is seldom detected early.
Because pancreatic cancer symptoms often do not appear until the cancer is advanced, pancreatic cancer usually is not detected early. When pancreatic cancer symptoms do appear, they are similar to most other pancreatic diseases; therefore, it is important to see a pancreas specialist if any of the following pancreatic cancer symptoms occur:
Factors that increase the risk of pancreatic cancer can include smoking, chronic pancreatitis, a long history of diabetes, and heredity.
Pancreatic cancer can be diagnosed by a variety of diagnostic tests including ultrasound, CT scan, and MRI. In addition, pancreatic cancer can be detected using the following innovative techniques:
Treatment options for pancreatic cancer will be dependent on the stage or the progression of the cancer as well as the location of the cancer within the pancreas. Pancreatic cancer treatment may include:
Surgical Oncology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, treats a broad range of cancers and benign tumors including colon and rectal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, sarcoma and melanoma. Mercy's surgical oncologists utilize modern medical technologies such as laparoscopy, brachytherapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and microwave ablation to help eliminate tumors with minimal damage to healthy tissue.
Surgical Oncology is part of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Vadim Gushchin, Director of Mercy's prestigious HIPEC Program, is among the region’s leading surgical oncologists, offering long-time expertise in the treatment of complex cancers.
A Mercy patient says she believes in miracles after being diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer and given a second chance at life.