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Dr. Marie Bellantoni, a Board Certified endocrinologist, offers diagnosis and treatment for a full spectrum of bone health, diabetes and thyroid conditions.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care is the flagship Center of Excellence in the highly respected and widely acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy.
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.
Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, helps raise and firm breasts by tightening surrounding tissue and removing excess skin to reshape the breasts. The doctors of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy are among the best plastic surgeons in Baltimore performing breast lift procedures. Our plastic surgeons are skilled at breast lift techniques and work individually with patients to address their concerns.
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The goal of a breast lift is to elevate the nipple, re-position the breast tissue, and remove the excess skin. A breast lift can be performed with a variety of techniques, depending on the patient’s anatomy. Every breast lift procedure begins with an incision around the nipple. Approaches for a breast lift procedure include:
Once the breast incision is made, the breast is lifted and reshaped to create a more youthful looking breast.
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Women seek a breast lift when they feel uncomfortable because their breasts are sagging or have lost shape. Sagging breasts can be a result of gravity, aging, breastfeeding (due to the expansion and later contraction of the breast size) and weight loss. Sagging or drooping breasts can be classified as to the degree or grade:
The most severe form is when the nipple is below the fold and at the lowest level of the breast. A breast lift can help reposition the nipple and add more firmness to the breast.
A breast lift does not change the size of the breast. If a patient desires to have a breast lift and increase the size of the breast, then a breast lift can be combined with a breast augmentation. If the patient desires to have a smaller breast, then a breast lift can be combined with a breast reduction.
We are dedicated to helping patients find the best cosmetic procedure options available to help restore and renew their self-image. If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure, our doctors will work with you to help you feel beautiful at any age and any stage of life. Please call 410-332-9700.
Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by Dr. Craig Vander Kolk. Mercy’s cosmetic surgeons Dr. Craig Vander Kolk, Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang and Dr. Brendan Collins are recognized among Baltimore’s best doctors for cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery for the face, breast and body. Our surgeons work with patients to determine the best personalized treatment plan while making use of advanced technologies and techniques to achieve natural-looking results. We are dedicated to helping both women and men look and feel their best.
Proud to be Part of Mercy’s Renowned Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine.
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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.