Dr. Bryan Curtin is a Board Certified gastroenterologist with specialized expertise in gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
Mercy's renowned breast center offers award-winning care and Board Certified doctors. The Breast Center's comprehensive care is designed for women undergoing the journey to overcome breast disease.
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.
Plantar warts are a commonly occurring condition on the bottom of the foot. The doctors of Mercy's Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction provide diagnosis as well as treatment options for the removal of plantar warts.
A plantar wart is a viral skin lesion caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. It is termed a plantar wart as these are commonly found on the bottom of the foot.
Plantar warts are medically termed Verruca Plantaris. They thrive in warm, moist environments and are often seen in children but can be found at any age. They will appear as either a solitary lesion or in a mosaic cluster or grouping of lesions.
Plantar warts are contracted by walking barefoot on such wart prone surfaces as seen at public showers, pools and hotel facilities. They are indeed contagious as the virus invades by direct contact usually through small cuts or abrasions on the skin.
Plantar warts often go ignored and may be mistaken for corns or calluses. The distinguishing characteristics of the wart make the diagnosis and can include:
Plantar warts may be treated with multiple options or may sometimes spontaneously resolve on their own. Some warts are very resistant to treatment and even when treated appropriately have an unfortunate tendency to recur.
This is an in-office procedure and is our preferred treatment approach.
A local anesthetic block is performed and the wart lesion is completely excised without the need for sutures.
The top rated team of doctors and surgeons at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is recognized as one of the region’s best programs for foot and ankle reconstruction and injury. Our surgeons offer pioneering surgical care and innovative, one-of-a-kind treatment for foot and ankle conditions, including osteoarthritis, sprained ankle, ankle arthritis, Achilles tendinitis, flat feet, heel pain, foot and ankle trauma, nerve problems and problems of the big toe. Mercy Medical Center is proud to have been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Gary Pichney is a podiatrist specialized in advanced surgical techniques with expertise in forefoot, rear foot and ankle surgical reconstruction, sports medicine and amputation prevention in the diabetic foot.
After a long journey and years of living with a chronic disease, a patient gets back on his feet - literally.