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Dr. Scott Huber is a specialist in The Center for Heartburn and Reflux Disease, part of Mercy's Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
Surgical Oncology at Mercy is recognized throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for its expert cancer surgeons who treat patients with melanoma and abdominal/stomach and/or GI cancer.
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 Reconstruction and Restoration Center is located on Mercy’s Downtown Baltimore campus on the 6th Floor of The Weinberg Center.
When coming to Mercy we recommend that patients park in The Weinberg Garage.
Some of our doctors also see patients at additional office locations around the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Additional office locations are listed by doctor.
This depends on your insurance coverage. Please call our office and someone should be able to answer that question, 410-332-9700.
YES. Federal law now protects a woman’s right to breast reconstruction, as well as any procedures necessary for the restoration of symmetry between the two breasts. We accept most insurances.
Dr. Chang is widely recognized as a regional expert in all types of surgery of the breast and has been featured in Good Housekeeping magazine and named one of Maryland's Top Plastic Surgeons by Baltimore magazine. He was one of the first surgeons Maryland to perform intricate “free-flap" breast reconstruction.
Dr. Collins is fellowship trained in perforator flap breast reconstruction as well as a wide array of cosmetic procedures. He has an outstanding reputation for offering patients compassionate care and superb clinical skills. He received his medical and surgical training at the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Yes, before and after pictures of many of our breast reconstruction and breast restoration surgeries are available online.
NO. Because DIEP flap breast reconstruction does not depend on the abdominal muscle for its blood supply (as is the case with the TRAM), it is often available for reconstruction in patients with abdominal scars. Heavier patients are also often told they are not candidates for reconstruction using their abdominal tissues. In our experience, excellent results may be achieved in these patients with the DIEP flap as well. The most common contraindication to the DIEP flap is the lack of tissue in the lower abdomen.
DIEP flap breast reconstruction allows reconstruction of the breast using tissue that is very similar in composition (and therefore appearance and feel) to the natural breast. Because only the skin and fat of the abdomen are removed, and the abdominal musculature left in place, abdominal complications often seen with TRAM flaps are not seen with the DIEP flap. The end result is a natural looking, natural feeling breast and an improved abdominal contour, with normal abdominal strength.
Yes, several hotels near Mercy Medical Center offer discounted rates to Mercy patients.
Yes, the staff of the Centers within The Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine works very hard to coordinate appointments for you. Please allow as much advance time as possible when coordination is important.
Please call 410-332-9700 to make an appointment.
The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang, and Dr. Brendan Collins. Our doctors are recognized specialists in breast reconstruction and restoration, particularly in perforator flap reconstructions including DIEP flap (Deep Inferior Epigastic Perforator flap) following breast cancer surgery. Named among the best surgeons and top doctors in the Mid-Atlantic states area, Dr. Chang along with his associate, Dr. Collins, work with each woman before, during and after her hospital stay to provide the best treatment options for her individual needs.
Dr. Bernie Chang is Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy and also leads The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center. He pioneered treatment options like DIEP flap breast reconstruction.
Jennifer, breast cancer survivor and avid horse racing fan, tells the story of her diagnosis, treatment and recovery.