Dr. Elinor Zhou is a gastroenterologist who provides care for general digestive disorders including colon
cancer screening and prevention, GERD, dyspepsia, altered bowel
habits and abdominal pain.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
Radiation Oncology at Mercy, led by esteemed radiation oncologist Dr. Maria Jacobs, offers cancer patients access to state-of-the-art radiation therapies in Downtown Baltimore.
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.
Small bowel cancer, or small intestine tumors, is a complex cancer that can often be treated successfully when detected early. The skilled cancer surgeons of our Surgical Oncology Center are experts in treating treat small bowel tumors. The Cancer Doctors at Mercy in Baltimore, a team of multidisciplinary doctors, work with our surgeons to create personalized treatment plans for each patient.
Tumors in the small bowel, or small intestine, are an uncommon type of cancer. The small intestine is a long, approximately 15 feet, tube connecting your large intestine to your stomach.
Many symptoms or signs of small intestine cancer are similar to those of other GI or digestive conditions. Consult your doctor if any of your symptoms include:
Small bowel tumors are difficult to diagnose because the middle portion of the gastrointestinal tract is not easily accessible to conventional tests. Tests may include:
Another newer technology used to discover small bowel tumors is a capsule endoscopy. A specially sealed capsule, the size of a large vitamin, is swallowed and transmits pictures of the gastrointestinal tract as it travels through the system.
Treatment options for small bowel tumors may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or clinical trials. The type and stage of your small bowel cancer will help our doctors determine your optimal treatment plan.
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.