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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
Pulmonologists at The Lung Center at Mercy treat patients with lung conditions including COPD, lung cancer and interstitial lung disease.
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, provide treatment options for dealing with a variety of cancers. Surgical Oncology at Mercy is among a limited number of cancer centers that perform isolated limb infusion (ILI) for conditions including melanoma or sarcoma.
Isolated limb infusion (ILI) is a state-of-the-art technique used to treat advanced melanoma or sarcoma confined to an arm or leg. Chemotherapy medications are injected into an artery of the affected arm or leg while the limb’s blood supply is temporarily cut off with a tourniquet. This procedure allows the drugs to be delivered in a high dose to the affected area and provides less damage to healthy tissue in other areas of the body.
Using a tourniquet the blood supply to the arm or leg will be blocked off. Chemotherapy drugs can then be injected directly into the artery of the affected limb. The drugs impact the affected area, keeping the rest of the body from exposure to the high dose of chemotherapy.
Isolated limb infusion is generally offered when amputation is the only treatment option after the cancer has spread deep into the limb.
Isolated limb infusion is only offered by a limited number of cancer centers in the U.S. and Mercy Medical Center is proud to be one of these exclusive hospitals. Our surgical oncology surgeons, together with interventional radiologists, are experts at performing this advanced procedure.
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.