Dr. Vinod Varki is a medical oncologist and hematologist at Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy in Baltimore, a division of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy.
Mercy's 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.
At Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center, our orthopedic specialists help patients suffering with knee pain from injuries like meniscus tears. Patients from across the Baltimore region trust Mercy’s orthopedic specialists for their expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries.
The meniscus cartilage is a firm, rubbery textured tissue in the knee that works as a shock absorber during high impact activities. The meniscus can tear with a twisting motion such as a sudden change in direction. The meniscus can tear as a part of the regular aging process, known as a degenerative tear.
Meniscus tear symptoms include:
Meniscus tears can be diagnosed by an orthopedic specialist who will perform a physical exam to test for range of motion and knee stability. X-rays and MRIs also may be conducted to help diagnose a meniscus tear.
Some meniscus tears may heal on their own but others need treatment including:
Arthroscopic surgery may be the best treatment option for some meniscus tears. Usually acute tears in younger patients may be successfully repaired with surgery. Typically degenerative tears require the torn piece of meniscus tissue be surgically removed.
The top rated orthopedic surgeons at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offer innovative joint, hip and knee preservation, replacement and treatment options for conditions, including avascular necrosis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, AC ligament tears, MCL and ACL ligament tears, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Doctors at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement were among the first in the region performing MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing, minimally invasive knee replacement and anterior approach hip replacement. Mercy Medical Center is proud to have been named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
Orthopedics and Joint Replacement is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
John-Paul Rue, M.D., is a Board Certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in the prevention and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise, including complex knee and shoulder reconstructions.
An avid golfer seeks out Mercy doctors twice to get a hip replacement and now he is healthy and back on the greens.