Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy offers a top rated team of surgeons, dedicated to advanced treatments of common and complex foot and ankle disorders.
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.
The surgeons of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland understand the intricacies of gynecologic cancer and the effect it has on a woman's overall health and well-being. Our doctors offer laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection to stage gynecologic cancer.
Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection is a minimally invasive, advanced surgical procedure that is used to stage cancer. Staging is the process of discovering the extent to which cancer has spread in the body at the time of diagnosis. The information determined during staging will be used to guide the planning of possible additional surgeries and/or treatments.
During laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, tissue samples are collected from lymph nodes within the pelvis and abdomen. Lymph nodes are small structures within the body that work as filters for harmful substances. If cancer cells break away from a tumor, they may end up traveling through the lymph system to lymph nodes and spread cancer.
Doctors utilize the samples from the lymph nodes to determine if the cancer has spread and to help in the planning of any additional necessary treatment.
Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection can be completed by the expert surgeons at The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy as a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure. This may typically result in less pain and time in the hospital for the patient.
Women who have been diagnosed with gynecologic cancer such as ovarian or cervical cancer may be candidates for laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. Our surgeons at The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy evaluate and review the available surgical options together with their patients so patients are able to make informed and educated decisions about their health care.
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.
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.