Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
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 gynecologists ofThe Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, have particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, the most common gynecologic condition among women. Mercy’s doctors and clinical teams help patients determine what treatments are best suited for their particular needs.
Abnormal uterine bleeding refers to irregular bleeding from the vagina due to changes in hormone levels and most commonly occurs when the ovaries do not release an egg. Changes in hormone levels cause periods to occur later or earlier and sometimes heavier than normal. The causes and severity of abnormal uterine bleeding typically depend on the patient’s reproductive age.
Symptoms range from mild to severe and include:
Physical exams, blood and pregnancy tests, as well as a review of your medical history and menstrual cycle, may be part of the initial diagnostic process. Based on your symptoms, further testing may be necessary, including ultrasounds and diagnostic hysteroscopy, in which a thin device is inserted through the vagina and the opening of the cervix to provide doctors a view inside the uterus.
Medications are often used to control abnormal uterine bleeding. In some cases, surgery such as operative hysteroscopy may be necessary to remove growths that cause bleeding. When other forms of treatment don’t present the desired results, a hysterectomy may be performed.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland is the flagship Center of Excellence in the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy. The Institute includes The Gynecology Center and The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy offering physician and surgical expertise in the treatment of endometriosis, urogynecology, adolescent gynecology and well woman care, as well as benign or non-cancerous conditions of the female genital tract and malignant or cancerous conditions such as uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.
Mercy Medical Center has been recognized for multiple years in the Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report.
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Dr. Mark Ellerkmann, Director of The Urogynecology Center at Mercy, is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women of all ages.
Chante learned that she had endometriosis after visiting Dr. Meghan Lynch for a second opinion.