About The Center - Gynecologic Oncology Center
The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy is one of the top rated Gynecologic Cancer Centers in Baltimore and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Mercy's renowned cancer center provides advanced treatment options for ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers.
The physician team includes renowned surgeons consistently ranked among the best in the Maryland region. Dr. Dwight Im, Director, leads the Center. He is joined by oncology surgeons Dr. Neil Rosenshein, Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes and Dr. Hyung Ryu. Women with gynecologic cancers turn to our cancer doctors at Mercy for their skilled expertise as gifted diagnosticians and for their exceptional surgical talent in the Operating Room.
Our integrated care team’s expertise and high quality patient care contributed to Mercy Medical Center achieving initial certification in Uterine and Ovarian Cancer from The Joint Commission, Disease-Specific Care Certification process. Mercy is the first hospital in Maryland to achieve Uterine and Ovarian Cancer certification, and is only one of a select few institutions nationwide to be so honored.
It is a point of particular pride that Mercy has been recognized for multiple years in the Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report.
Doctors Helping You Find the Best Treatment Options for Cervical, Ovarian and Uterine Cancers
The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy has long remained a leader as one of the first women's centers in the area to bring together top rated doctors, high quality services and programs, award-winning facilities and leading edge research.
Our doctors include highly skilled surgeons in robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and traditional open gynecologic surgery. Mercy's team remains dedicated to finding the best treatment option for each woman and to helping her through the journey she faces.
Daily, our doctors strive to help women beat cancer. From early, Stage I, GYN cancers to complex, Stage IV, genital tract cancers, our doctors explore every surgery option available, look to clinical trials and research for leading edge answers and work with each patient's cancer team and referring doctor to ensure every aspect of her care is tailored to her specific needs.
The doctors of The Gynecologic Oncology Center continue to raise the bar of excellence as leaders who host a variety of educational forums for gynecology doctors from across the nation. Drs. Im and Rosenshein are recognized among the foremost experts in Gynecologic Oncology and each has established a renowned forum to advance women's healthcare. Dr. Rosenshein published the manual, Ultrasonic Surgical Techniques for the Pelvic Surgeon and both he and Dr. Im hold some of the most illustrious medical education symposia in the Maryland region.
A National Leader in Gynecologic Robotic Surgery
Gynecologic robotic surgery as a treatment option for gynecologic cancer is a choice Mercy is proud to offer our patients. There is nothing routine about ovarian, cervical or uterine cancers. That is why it is so important to have a highly skilled team of surgeons trained in the precision and fine art of robotic surgery.
Use of the da Vinci robot enables the surgeon to go beyond traditional capabilities. Microsurgical techniques combined with the robot's ability to maneuver with a limitless turning radius, elevates the exacting precision that can be performed during surgery.
Dr. Im is among the most widely recognized gynecologic oncology robotic surgeons in the country and also leads Mercy's National Institute for Robotic Surgery. Doctors, surgeons and clinicians worldwide seek to train under the guidance of Dr. Im and his team.
Drs. Im, Diaz-Montes and Ryu use the da Vinci Robot as an extension of their natural surgical talent to perform complex surgeries with enhanced precision and efficiency, all which benefit the patient in her recovery.
A Patient-Focused Center of Excellence for Gynecologic Cancers
Mercy Medical Center recognizes that no one ever wants to hear their doctor say, "You have cancer." It is why so much effort is focused on making sure there are people along the way to hold your hand, encourage and help you through your journey. Our staff will:
- Help you navigate through your appointments
- Work with you to find assistance for day-to-day needs
- Educate you on what you're going to go through
- Alert you to services and support groups available
- Ensure, as best as possible, that you get all your care in our one convenient facility
Our nurses are specifically trained to care for our patients and their family. In those hours following surgery, our nurses carefully monitor each patient and help with the recovery process. Mercy nurses are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to track each patient's care, pain level, medication dosage and needs.
Additionally, our office staff is trained to help you and your family prior, during and after your surgery - whether in assisting with support programs, finding hotel accommodations for family during an overnight stay or helping you find resources to manage routine tasks.
In the spirit of Mercy, our doctors, nurses and clinical team in The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy join the Sisters of Mercy in their dedication to care for each patient with dignity, compassion and respect. We believe there are powerful allies fundamental to the fight against cancer: The Best Medical Team. A Heart of Compassion. Support from Family, Friends and Loved Ones. The Promise of Hope.
Serving the Mid-Atlantic Region with Locations Throughout Maryland
The surgeons of The Gynecologic Oncology Center have established The Gynecologic Oncology Collaborative, a statewide network providing renowned gynecologic cancer care throughout the region. Our gynecologic oncologists routinely travel across the state of Maryland so women diagnosed with GYN cancer can be treated at a hospital or in a doctor’s office close to where they live and work.
Patients who would like to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors can choose to visit our beautiful Downtown Baltimore facilities or see their doctor at one of our additional convenient locations.
Award-Winning Facilities and Comprehensive Women's Services
At Mercy, patients have access to a full range of women's services inside our celebrated Weinberg Center for Women's Health & Medicine. In addition to our Gynecologic Oncology Center, Mercy offers specialized care in the following Centers of Excellence:
Most patients whose diagnosis requires surgery will have it performed in one of our new expansive, state-of-the-art Operating Rooms in The Mary Catherine Bunting Center at Mercy, the Main Hospital. Recovery will follow in one of our spacious and beautiful private rooms. Our nurses are specially trained in the care and recovery of cancer patients.