A 2019 TOP DOC
Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
The Gynecologic Oncology Center is a long-standing leader in women's cancer treatment. Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of numerous awards in Women's Health.
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.
When gynecologic sarcomas are suspected, it is important to choose the best doctors for diagnosis and treatment. The doctors of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy are highly trained and skilled at diagnosing gynecologic sarcomas. The doctors work with each patient individually to determine the appropriate treatment.
A sarcoma is cancer that develops in tissue. Soft tissue sarcoma develops in connective tissues such as muscle, fat, tendon or ligaments as opposed to developing in bone tissue. Gynecologic sarcomas develop in the soft tissues of the uterus, which is the most common location, as well as in the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vulva, or vagina. Gynecologic sarcomas are rare and occur mostly in post-menopausal women.
The most common symptom of gynecologic sarcomas is vaginal bleeding. Since vaginal bleeding can indicate a variety of conditions, it is important to have a pelvic examination to determine the cause of bleeding.
Gynecologic sarcomas are treated with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or hormone therapy or with a combination of these treatments. The location, type, and stage of the gynecologic sarcoma determine how it will be treated most effectively.
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.
Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes is a gynecologic surgeon who provides expertise in gynecologic cancers as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques.
A nurse takes on the roles of patient and cancer survivor after facing a uterine cancer diagnosis and going through treatment at The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy.