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Renowned gynecologic oncologist treating gynecologic cancers and widely recognized for his leadership in women's health and gynecologic oncology.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy is led by Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang, and Dr. Brendan Collins -recognized specialists in breast reconstruction and restoration.
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When gestational trophoblastic disease is suspected, it is important to find the best doctors to diagnose and treat the disease. At The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy, our gynecologic oncologists have the expertise and skill to treat gestational trophoblastic disease. Our doctors have been recognized in the Baltimore region and nationally for their outstanding ability to diagnose and treat female reproductive tract disease.
Gestational trophoblastic disease develops in the uterus from an abnormal growth of cells during pregnancy. Gestational trophoblastic disease occurs when cells that should develop into the placenta grow into a mass, or tumor, that attaches to the uterine wall. The majority of gestational trophoblastic disease is not cancerous. Surgery is the main course of treatment and in most cases gestational trophoblastic disease can be cured.
There are four types of gestational trophoblastic disease:
Common symptoms of gestational trophoblastic disease include vaginal bleeding while pregnant or a faster rate of uterine swelling than a normal pregnancy. It is important to be examined by a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of gestational trophoblastic disease if any of these symptoms are experienced.
Most cases of gestational trophoblastic disease are found during prenatal appointments. Blood tests can provide an indication that a suspected pregnancy is not normal and a routine ultrasound can confirm that a pregnancy does not exist. Because of these routine tests during regular prenatal appointments, gestational trophoblastic disease often is detected early.
Treatment for this condition depends on the type of gestational trophoblastic disease that is discovered. The gynecologic oncologists at Mercy work with each woman to carefully evaluate her symptoms and tests and develop a treatment plan suited to her needs.
The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland is one of the top Gynecologic Cancer Centers in the region. Our gynecologic oncologists are dedicated to helping patients find the best care, treatment, and surgery options available for gynecologic cancers including ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and uterine cancer. We are proud to be a recognized leader in gynecologic robotic surgery as well as laparascopic and traditional surgery and remain dedicated to helping women find a cure for cancer.
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Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes is a gynecologic surgeon who provides expertise in gynecologic cancers as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Hear from a patient who opted for robotic GYN surgery after learning she had cervical cancer. She went on to return to work only two weeks after surgery.