Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
The Vascular Center at Mercy provides vascular surgeons who treat conditions including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the legs and vein blockages.
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.
Mercy’s surgical oncologists in Baltimore, Maryland, offer radiofrequency ablation as a treatment option for patients who have liver tumors that are not able to be removed with surgery.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive, image-guided technique that destroys abnormal cells. Using high-frequency electrical energy, radiofrequency ablation destroys the abnormal cells before they become cancerous. Radiofrequency ablation is performed in an outpatient setting.
Radiofrequency ablation is performed by inserting a thin needle through the skin and into the tumor. The high-frequency electrical energy that passes through the needle heats and destroys the tumor. This technique destroys the targeted cancer cells while protecting nearby healthy cells.
Radiofrequency ablation is most often used for small tumors of the liver and may be used in conjunction with surgery where patients have multiple tumors.
Patients who receive radiofrequency ablation typically experience the following:
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 is exceptionally skilled in the Whipple procedure.
A Mercy patient says she believes in miracles after being diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer and given a second chance at life.