Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
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Surgical Oncology at Mercy is recognized throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for its expert cancer surgeons who treat patients with melanoma and abdominal/stomach and/or GI cancer.
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The cancer surgeons of Surgical Oncology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provide laparoscopic surgery as an alternative to traditional open surgery. Our surgeons have experience providing this less invasive surgery in order to help reduce hospital time and aid in a quicker recovery.
Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a laparoscope (thin, tube-like instrument with a camera on the tip) is inserted into the abdominal wall and used to remove diseased tissue. This procedure can be an alternative to traditional open surgery and can result in a faster recovery time and less post-operative pain.
One or more small incisions will be made in your belly. A hollow needle is inserted into one of the small incisions. Gas is slowly put through needle to inflate the belly. This allows the doctor to see your organs more clearly.
The laparoscope and surgical instruments are then placed through the incisions to view the organs and perform needed surgery. A laser may be attached to the laparoscope to help with the surgery.
When the surgery is complete all the tools are removed and the gas is released from your abdomen. The incisions are closed with stitches and covered with a bandage.
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.
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