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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
Knee replacement surgery is offered at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The orthopedic team at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy offer innovative technology for knee replacement surgery.
Women’s Imaging at Mercy is a dedicated breast imaging and diagnostic Center. Our radiologists offer mammograms, ultrasound, biopsies and MRI to diagnose and treat breast diseases.
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 breast specialists of The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy in Baltimore evaluate breast conditions including breast lumps, breast pain, and nipple discharge to determine the cause and treat the underlying issue.
Most women, in all stages of life, experience a small amount of discharge from their nipples upon squeezing the breast even if they are not pregnant and even during a normal period. It is common to experience a small amount of nipple discharge that varies in color from white, yellow, green to brown. Nipple discharge is often due to a benign growth from the lining of the ducts in the breasts, but in a small number of cases is due to a malignant growth and requires further work-up.
You should call your doctor when the nipple discharge is a large amount, spontaneous, clear or bloody. To diagnose the cause of nipple discharge, your doctor will likely order a mammogram or sonogram.
Most of the time the cause of nipple discharge is benign (non-cancerous). If no abnormalities are found after a mammogram or sonogram, your doctor may perform a ductoscopy, to aid with identifying the position of the growth, and then remove the growth (called excision). If an abnormality (potential cancer) is found on one of your tests, your breast surgeon will work with you to determine the best course of action to treat the breast disease.
The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, features some of the Mid-Atlantic’s top rated breast cancer doctors, surgeons and specialists in a comfortable, caring atmosphere within The Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine. The Breast Center provides the Baltimore region with expertise in patient treatment for diseases and conditions including breast cancer, breast lumps, breast calcifications, nipple discharge and cysts. Our Doctors offer advanced treatment options and were the first in Maryland to treat patients using (IORT) intraoperative radiation therapy.
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Dr. Brendan Collins specializes in breast reconstruction, cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery at The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center and Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy.
Three years ago, after a routine mammogram, Jennifer found out she had dense tissue in her breasts.