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Dr. John-Paul Rue 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.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
Mercy Medical Center is home to The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, offering dedicated specialists and advanced treatment options.
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 Maryland Spine Center at Mercy in Baltimore, our spine specialists are dedicated to providing advanced diagnosis and treatment of spinal tumors. Mercy’s spine specialists rely on years of innovative and skilled experience to treat even the most complicated cases of spinal tumors.
Spinal tumors are growths in the spine that can be either cancerous or non-cancerous. Cancerous tumors grow more rapidly than non-cancerous tumors. Many spinal tumors can be cured if diagnosed early and completely removed before they spread. Cancerous tumors that begin in the spine are less common than metastatic tumors that spread to the spine from other organs. Metastatic tumors commonly lodge in the spinal vertebrae. As these tumors grow, they erode bone, resulting in vertebral collapse and pain.
Symptoms of spinal tumors can include:
Spinal tumors can be difficult to diagnose since many of the spinal tumor symptoms are similar to symptoms of other spine conditions. Spine specialists use imaging techniques such as MRI, CT scan and Myelogram to help view the spine and may perform a biopsy if a tumor is detected.
Metastatic tumors, or tumors that have spread from other organs to the spine, often are best treated with:
The Maryland Spine Center surgeons have had excellent results in treating spinal tumors by using both spinal injury instrumentation and the same Kyphoreduction instrumentation and methods used for kyphosis. These procedures straighten and stabilize the spine. Surgery typically:
When it is necessary to remove large portions of the spine, our surgeons have extensive experience in reconstructing one or more vertebrae with custom artificial spinal segments. Our spine surgeons work together with the cancer specialists at The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy, rehabilitation specialists at The Center for Restorative Therapies at Mercy and numerous other specialists for management of cancerous conditions.
The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, features some of the best spine experts of the Mid-Atlantic region dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of complex spine disorders, including scoliosis, osteoarthritis, stenosis, degenerative disc disease and spondylolisthesis. Our doctors at The Maryland Spine Center work with each patient to determine the most effective and minimally invasive treatments available while offering an atmosphere of care and support. Mercy Medical Center is proud to have been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery.
The Maryland Spine Center is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Mara Vucich is a physiatrist, or doctor of physical and rehabilitative medicine, who treats patients with spine conditions including arthritis, spinal stenosis, degeneration of the spine, back and neck strains and disc herniations.
A woman with scoliosis seeks out Mercy's doctors for a successful, life-changing surgical treatment.