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 leading edge surgical options including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)NanoKnife surgery 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)

Mercy's Surgical Oncology team is widely regarded for their 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.

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Microwave Ablation

Microwave ablation is a minimally invasive treatment option performed by the cancer surgeons at Mercy.

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NanoKnife Surgery

Dr. Debashish Bose, a surgeon experienced with the use of NanoKnife, provides this innovative treatment option for patients in need of a solution to treat inoperable or late-stage, metastatic cancers.


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.

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

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

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