Treatments We Offer - Surgical Oncology at Mercy

The cancer surgeons of Surgical Oncology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, are highly experienced and skilled in treating a variety of cancers. Our surgical oncologists have expertise in advanced and minimally invasive surgeries including cytoreductive surgery, palliative surgery and laparoscopic surgery, as well as radio frequency ablation and the Whipple procedure. Our doctors also offer advanced treatments including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and isolated limb infusion (ILI).

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Radiation Oncology at Mercy


Brachytherapy is one of the advanced types of radiation therapy used to treat cancer. The cancer surgeons at Mercy work in closely with our medical and radiation oncologists providing comprehensive treatment plan for each patient.

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Cytoreductive Surgery

Cytoreductive surgery, the aggressive removal or destruction of the visible tumors in the abdomen, is performed by Mercy's top cancer surgeons.

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Hepatic Artery Embolization

Hepatic artery embolization is a technique used to treat tumors of the liver that cannot be completely removed with surgery.

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)

Dr. Armando Sardi is widely regarded for his training and skills in utilizing Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat advanced stages of abdominal cancer (peritoneal surface malignancies).

Isolated Limb Infusion (ILI) - Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Isolated Limb Infusion (ILI)

Isolated limb infusion (ILI) is a state-of-the-art technique used to treat advanced melanoma or sarcoma confined to an arm or leg.

Laparoscopy - Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore


Our surgeons have experience providing laparoscopy, a less invasive surgery, in order to help reduce hospital time and aid in a quicker recovery.

Palliative Surgery - Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Palliative Surgery

Palliative surgery is performed in order to relieve symptoms and reduce pain in cases where the tumor has already spread extensively and is difficult to remove.

Portal Vein Embolization - Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Portal Vein Embolization

Portal vein embolization is a technique used prior to surgery to treat liver cancer. In most cases, the liver has a unique ability to re-grow tissue when a minimum portion of healthy tissue is left intact.

Radiofrequency Ablation - Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Radiofrequency Ablation

Our cancer doctors work with other Mercy specialists to determine whether a cancer patient may be a candidate for radiofrequency ablation treatment.

Radioguided Parathyroidectomy - Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Radioguided Parathyroidectomy

Surgical Oncology at Mercy offers advanced treatment options for thyroid disease including radioguided parathyroidectomy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure.

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Meet Our Doctors: Surgical Oncology
Dr. Vadim Gushchin - Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore
Vadim Gushchin, M.D.

Dr. Vadim Gushchin is Director of The Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center at Mercy as well as Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology. He is a skilled cancer surgeon offering expertise in gastrointestinal malignancies as well as advanced treatment options including HIPEC and robotic surgery.

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Patient Story: Colorectal Cancer
Patient receives treatment at Surgical Oncology at Mercy in Baltimore

Hear the inspiring story of a man who survived colon cancer, liver cancer and a liver transplant - treated by a team doctors at Mercy.

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