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.
Named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report, Mercy Medical Center is home to The Maryland Spine Center.
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.
This 3D medical animation introduces the normal function of the thyroid gland and then describes the different types of thyroid cancers. Lastly, the animation shows the various treatments for thyroid cancer.
The highly skilled cancer surgeons of Mercy’s Surgical Oncology Center utilize comprehensive diagnostic testing and surgical therapies to manage tumors of the endocrine system, including thyroid disease. At Mercy in Baltimore a team of cancer specialists work together and with each patient to provide an individualized treatment plan for your cancer.
The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and located at the base of your neck. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and weight.
Thyroid disease or thyroid cancer is when cancerous growths begin to form on your thyroid. Thyroid cancer is not common but is often found early and responds well to treatment.
Thyroid disease and thyroid cancer can present some of the following signs and symptoms:
Diagnosis for thyroid cancer may include:
Treatment options for thyroid cancer depend on the stage and type of your cancer. Our multidisciplinary team of surgical, medical and radiation oncologists as well as endocrinologists will provide options that 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. Drs. Armando Sardi, Vadim Gushchin and Kurtis Campbell utilize modern medical technologies such as laparoscopy, brachytherapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and radiofrequency 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.
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Dr. Armando Sardi is a respected and renowned cancer surgeon as well as the Medical Director of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy and as Chief of Surgical Oncology at Mercy.
A patient is treated at Mercy for a nearly-fatal disease - she recalls her experience with Mercy's "unfailingly kind" doctors, staff and healthcare team.