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Dr. Marc Hungerford, Chief of Orthopedics at Mercy, specializes in adult joint replacement, including hip and knee replacement. He is an expert in performing MAKOplasty® knee resurfacing and anterior hip replacement.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
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.
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, work with our Nuclear Medicine doctors to offer radioguided parathyroidectomy for patients diagnosed with thyroid disease (primary hyperparathyroidism). Radioguided parathyroidectomy is a less invasive technique that typically allows the surgeon to remove only the diseased area instead of the removal of all four parathyroid glands.
Radioguided parathyroidectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat patients diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism, a chronic thyroid condition that produces too much parathyroid hormone (PTH).
The radioguided parathyroidectomy is performed as an outpatient procedure that typically takes less than 30 minutes. Prior to performing the radioguided parathyroidectomy, the Nuclear Medicine doctor injects a radioactive tracer that is absorbed only by the diseased gland. Using a radioisotope scan, the doctor scans the parathyroid area to help locate the abnormal parathyroid before the surgery. Once found, an incision about 1.5-inches in length is made to remove the diseased parathyroid gland.
Radioguided parathyroidectomy is typically the best treatment option for treating patients with primary hyperthyroidism.
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.