Dr. Mark Slabaugh is a Board Certified, experienced sports medicine physician, providing diagnosis and treatment for a range of orthopedic injuries and concerns.
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.
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.
This 3D medical animation shows an endometrial biopsy procedure. In the animation, a small pipelle device is used to harvest tissue from the lining of the uterus.
For early diagnosis and treatment of uterine cancer, it is important to find the best doctors who have a thorough understanding and experience recognizing the symptoms of uterine cancer, also referred to as endometrial cancer. Dr. Dwight Im, Dr. Neil Rosenshein, Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes and Dr. Hyung Ryu of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy in Baltimore have the knowledge and skills needed for treating female reproductive tract cancers, including ovarian, cervical, uterine or endometrial cancers.
There are two kinds of uterine cancer. Endometrial cancer, the most common type of uterine cancer, begins in the uterus lining. Uterine sarcoma, the least common type of uterine cancer, begins in the uterus' muscle wall. Uterine cancer usually is diagnosed at an early stage since it often forms after menopause when uterine cancer symptoms are more likely to be noticed and addressed.
The most common uterine cancer symptom is abnormal uterine bleeding sometimes accompanied by pelvic pain or pressure. It is important to receive a pelvic exam when any of the following uterine cancer symptoms occur:
There is no specific screening to test for uterine cancer. If abnormalities of the uterus are found during a pelvic exam, the following tests may be performed to determine if uterine cancer is present:
Uterine cancer often is detected at an early stage. The stages of uterine cancer include:
Uterine cancer treatment typically involves surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. If uterine cancer is detected early, a hysterectomy, or the removal of the uterus, often is sufficient for eliminating the uterine cancer. In advanced stages of uterine cancer, the ovaries and fallopian tubes are removed along with the uterus. Radiation and chemotherapy may be used individually or in combination to treat uterine cancer following a hysterectomy. Radiation can be used to control pain as well as reduce the risk of uterine cancer recurrence.
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.
Having worked in the medical field, Deborah knew being proactive was best to beating her uterine cancer. With the help of Dr. Maria Jacobs and Brachytherapy, Deborah has overcome her cancer.
Meet Mindy - a cancer survivor who learned she had a serious genetic condition before it was too late thanks to the knowledge and dedication of her doctor.
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.
Hyung S. Ryu, M.D., is a highly skilled gynecologic surgeon, providing treatment of ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers at Mercy.