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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.
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.
Cardiologists at The Heart Center at Mercy treat patients with heart conditions including heart attack, heart murmur and heart 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.
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.
Pam tells the story of how Dr. Chang successfully corrected a previous breast reconstruction that brought disappointing results.