Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
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.
Dr. Vipul Nanavati at The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore offers innovative surgical options and clinical expertise for shoulder conditions. Patients suffering from shoulder pain seek Dr. Nanavati for his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries including reverse total shoulder replacements and total shoulder replacements.
Reverse total shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the shoulder’s ball and socket in the opposite location than the original anatomy of the shoulder joint. In a reverse total shoulder replacement, the ball is inserted where the socket had been located and the socket is inserted where the ball had been located.
With a reverse total shoulder replacement, the ball and socket are reversed from a total shoulder replacement in which the ball is replaced with the ball and the socket with a socket.
Candidates for a reverse total shoulder replacement include patients who have:
A reverse total shoulder replacement is the best treatment option for patients who have a complete rotator cuff tear or cuff tear arthropathy. A reverse total shoulder replacement does not rely on the rotator cuff to help with arm motion like the original shoulder anatomy or a traditional total shoulder replacement do.
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. Vipul Nanavati, Director of The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center, is an orthopedic surgeon specialized in the repair and reconstruction of injuries to the upper extremities.
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.