Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
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.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, includes top rated gynecologists making Mercy one of the Mid-Atlantic’s leaders in uterine fibroid diagnosis and treatment.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that form on the wall of the uterus, typically occurring in women of the reproductive age. Many women develop fibroids but are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms and seldom require treatment. In other cases, fibroids can cause noticeable symptoms and should be diagnosed and treated by a qualified gynecologist.
Some women who develop uterine fibroids may experience the following symptoms:
Along with pelvic exams and ultrasounds, uterine fibroids can be confirmed with 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.
Many treatment options exist for uterine fibroids. While some fibroids may cause no noticeable symptoms, women should consult a qualified gynecologist. When uncomfortable symptoms do occur, options may include prescription medications. In some cases surgery such as myomectomy may be necessary to remove fibroids to reduce or eliminate symptoms.
The experienced team at The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy can help you determine what treatments are best suited for your needs.
Kim discusses her improved quality of life after a hysterectomy to treat chronic fibroids.
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 named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report.
Dr. Jennifer Ducie is a gynecologic oncologist and surgeon who diagnoses and treats all types of gynecologic cancers.
A Maryland woman recalls her long road living with severe endometriosis, fibroids and unsuccessful treatments - a story that takes a turn when she finds Mercy's Dr. Fermin Barrueto.