Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
The Gynecologic Oncology Center is a long-standing leader in women's cancer treatment. Mercy Medical Center has been named a Best Regional Hospital.
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.
This 3D medical animation depicts carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve disorder of the hand caused by compression of the median nerve.
Orthopedic surgeons at The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy in Baltimore specialize in diagnosing and treating carpal tunnel. Patients trust Mercy’s expertise in recommending and implementing advanced treatment options for their hand and wrist pain.
Carpal tunnel occurs when repetitive wrist motion leads to inflammation and swelling of the flexor tendons of the fingers at the wrist. This swelling causes narrowing of the carpal tunnel, the space in which these tendons and the median nerve enter the hand, resulting in compression of the median nerve at the wrist.
Carpal tunnel symptoms include:
Orthopedic surgeons specializing in hand surgery diagnose carpal tunnel by performing a physical exam of the hand and wrist and discussing the symptom history with each patient. X-rays, a nerve conduction study or electromyography (EMG) may be performed to help diagnose carpal tunnel.
Carpal tunnel treatment options include:
If carpal tunnel symptoms persist, surgical repair may be the best treatment option. The ligament pressing on the nerve is cut to release pressure on the nerve. As the ligament heals, more room is provided for the main nerve. This surgery can be performed either by endoscopic or traditional open surgery.
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 a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, 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.
Dr. Joseph Ciotola is a top rated hip, knee and shoulder surgeon. His expertise in anterior hip replacement makes him one of the most sought-after orthopedic surgeons in the Baltimore region for hip replacement.
An OR nurse gets treatment at Mercy for her torn rotator cuff and now is back to swinging her grandchildren in the air without any pain.