Joshua J. Lim, M.D., is fellowship-trained surgeon with The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy.
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 Gynecologic Oncology Center is a long-standing leader in women's cancer treatment. Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of numerous awards in Women's Health.
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 The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center, our doctors specialize in the diagnosis of arthritis in the upper extremities. Patients from the Baltimore region seek Mercy's surgeons' expertise in treating arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.
Arthritis is caused by inflammation in joints. Arthritis can occur due to swelling of the joint lining or damage to the cartilage. Common forms of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle, knee and hip are typical locations for arthritis to develop.
Arthritis symptoms include:
A diagnosis of arthritis can be made by an orthopedic specialist during a physical exam. X-rays may be taken to confirm the diagnosis and view the severity of joint damage due to the arthritis.
Often non-surgical treatment options are tried first to help relieve arthritis symptoms. These non-surgical treatments for arthritis include:
Surgery becomes a treatment option when non-surgical options are not providing arthritis relief. Surgical treatments for arthritis include:
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by orthopedic surgeons specializing in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions, including but not limited to bursitis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Mercy Medical Center has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, placing it among the top shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand hospitals.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Gregory Gasbarro, M.D., is a Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland.