Dr. Susan Besser provides care for families of the Overlea community at Mercy Personal Physicans at Overlea.
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.
The Vascular Center at Mercy provides vascular surgeons who treat conditions including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the legs and vein blockages.
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 Joint Journey at Mercy is an orthopedic program specifically dedicated to providing hip and knee replacement patients with exceptional clinical care and comfort throughout the joint replacement process. From pre-operative education to post-operative therapy, The Joint Journey provides patients with the information and tools that support a stress-free recovery, emphasize wellness and assist in a return to an active lifestyle.
Mercy’s specialized orthopedic team, consisting of orthopedic surgeons, nurses and therapists trained in joint replacement and a Joint Journey program coordinator, works together to guide patients through the joint replacement process and is available to answer any questions. Patient education, compassionate care and comprehensive treatment are the hallmarks of The Joint Journey at Mercy.
A dedicated Joint Journey Coordinator acts as an advocate for each patient throughout the joint replacement treatment process. The coordinator helps patients manage their individual needs beginning when the patient and orthopedic surgeon decide that a hip or knee replacement is the best treatment option to help get the patient back to daily activities. The Joint Journey Coordinator is available to answer patients’ questions and ease their concerns.
Mercy’s Joint Journey Coordinator:
When the orthopedic surgeon and patient decide that a hip or knee replacement is the best treatment option, the patient:
After the hip or knee replacement, patients recover in the award-winning Mary Catherine Bunting Center, Mercy's Main Hospital. The Bunting Center has a floor dedicated to the specific needs of orthopedic patients. A special feature on The Bunting Center Orthopedic Floor is the Joint Gym, a dedicated rehabilitation gym equipped for patients requiring physical and occupational therapy. The nurses and staff on The Bunting Orthopedic Floor are specifically trained to care for patients who have had orthopedic surgery.
While recovering from joint replacement surgery in The Bunting Center at Mercy, patients:
Following discharge from the hospital, patients can contact The Joint Journey Coordinator if they have any questions or concerns. Patients and their coaches are invited to a Joint Journey Reunion Luncheon a few months following surgery. Patients and coaches enjoy lunch and discuss their hip and knee replacement experiences and progress.
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.
Dr. Kamala Littleton specializes in joint, hip and knee replacement and reconstruction including anterior hip replacement, MAKOplasty® knee resurfacing, minimally invasive total knee replacement and ACL reconstruction.
A Mercy patient tells of her experience with a total knee replacement - one that went so well she later returned to Mercy to have the other knee replaced as well.