Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
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.
Fat grafting after lumpectomy is one of the many breast reconstruction treatment options offered by the plastic surgeons at The Breast Reconstruction & Restoration Center at Mercy. Providing specialized expertise in this surgical treatment, Dr. Craig Vander Kolk offers women an alternative so they can maintain a more natural breast shape following lumpectomy.
Fat grafting, also called fat transfer, is used to achieve natural breast restoration following lumpectomy. During a fat grafting procedure, our doctors utilize healthy fat cells from other areas of the body to fill the mild to moderate breast defects that can sometimes occur after a lumpectomy.
Fat grafting is sometimes used as the sole means of breast reconstruction, or it may be used in conjunction with other types of breast reconstruction.
Advanced fat-grafting techniques are safe, minimally invasive, outpatient procedures. Fat grafting can correct skin color changes, distortions such as dimples, divits or depressions and lost breast volume. The procedure also has the benefit of fat removal (liposuction) directly from the patient.
Following fat grafting, additional procedures may be necessary to achieve or maintain the desired breast volume.
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.
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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.