Dr. Clayton Alexander is an orthopedic surgeon, focusing on upper extremity areas including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He has specialized Fellowship training in advanced hand surgeries.
Knee replacement surgery is offered at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The orthopedic team at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy offer innovative technology for knee replacement surgery.
Mercy Medical Center is home to The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, offering dedicated specialists and advanced treatment options.
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.
Diagnostic pelvic laparoscopy is a procedure in which a surgeon inserts a tube-like viewing device, called a laparascope, inside the female abdomen to see the reproductive organs.
The gynecologists of The Institute for Gynecologic Care utilize diagnostic hysteroscopy in order to examine patients and develop an appropriate treatment plan for a wide variety of gynecologic conditions and disorders.
Diagnostic laparoscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, lighted tube known as a laparoscope, to examine abnormal conditions of the abdominal organs or the female pelvic organs. Diagnostic laparoscopy is often recommended when other diagnostic tests, such as ultrasound and X-ray, cannot confirm the cause of a condition. Diagnostic laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery and often does not require an overnight stay in the hospital.
During diagnostic laparoscopy, a small incision is made in the abdominal area and is used as an entry point for a laparoscope. The abdominal region is filled with carbon dioxide gas which helps move the abdominal wall and any organs out of the way, allowing for better visibility. In some cases, surgeons may perform operative laparoscopy following a diagnostic laparoscopy, eliminating the need for an additional surgery.
Diagnostic laparoscopy may be used to diagnose a wide range of gynecologic conditions including:
The gynecologists at The Institute for Gynecologic Care will help determine if a diagnostic laparoscopy is a suitable diagnostic tool for your condition.
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.
Dr. Christine O’Connor serves as the Director of Well-Woman and Adolescent Care in The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy.
A mother gets her life back after traveling from Virginia to Mercy for surgery to treat severe endometriosis and an ovarian mass.