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Dr. Maria Jacobs leads the Radiation Oncology team at Mercy Medical Center bringing passion, enthusiasm and a heart for caring to her patients.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
Dr. David Riseberg, Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy, leads a team of Board Certified physicians who provide compassionate care and comprehensive treatment plans.
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.
The cancer surgeons of Surgical Oncology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, are a collaborative team of oncology physicians and cancer specialists who provide patients a comprehensive treatment approach for a variety of cancers. Our surgical oncologists offer hepatic artery embolization for patients with advanced liver cancer.
Hepatic artery embolization is a technique used to treat tumors of the liver that cannot be completely removed with surgery.
The liver has two blood supplies. Normal liver cells are typically fed by the portal vein, whereas cancer cells in the liver are typically fed by the hepatic artery. During hepatic artery embolization, blocking agents are injected into the hepatic artery, blocking the blood supply to the cancer cells and helping to eliminate the tumor. Healthy liver cells are unharmed because they get their blood supply from the unaffected portal vein.
There are several types of hepatic artery embolization techniques and each are performed slightly differently.
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.
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.
A Mercy patient says she believes in miracles after being diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer and given a second chance at life.