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Dr. Maria Jacobs leads the Radiation Oncology team at Mercy Medical Center bringing passion, enthusiasm and a heart for caring to her patients.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy treat a variety of conditions including gallbladder disease, gallstones, hernia, colon cancer and GERD.
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.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an imbalance of female sex hormones. This video shows how abnormal amounts of certain hormones may cause symptoms. Treatment options are also shown.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by expert gynecologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of common and complex conditions, including polycystic ovary syndrome. Our team of physicians works with each individual to determine the appropriate treatment plan.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) occurs when there is a hormonal imbalance in women of reproductive age. In most cases, but not all, women with the disorder will develop numerous small cysts located along the outer edges of the ovaries. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown. Early diagnosis and treatment may reduce the risk of long-term complications.
Symptoms typically begin soon after a woman first begins having periods and may also develop later on during reproductive years, for example, in response to substantial weight gain. Symptoms vary in type and severity and include:
There is no single test to diagnose PCOS. Most cases may be diagnosed with a thorough evaluation of a patient’s medical history, symptoms and physical examinations. Additional tests, such as blood tests and ultrasounds may be necessary to diagnose PCOS.
Since there is no specific cure for polycystic ovary syndrome, treatment generally focuses on management of your individual symptoms and goals. Certain medications and/or therapies may help control individual symptoms, such as unwanted hair growth or obesity. Mercy physicians will help you determine what treatments are right for your goals.
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.