Joshua J. Lim, M.D., is fellowship-trained surgeon with The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy.
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.
Cardiologists at The Heart Center at Mercy treat patients with heart conditions including heart attack, heart murmur and heart disease.
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, provides patients comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic conditions and disorders. Our gynecologists offer the pap test as a diagnostic procedure for cervical cancer.
A pap test, known also as a pap smear, is a procedure to diagnose cervical cancer in women. Pap test may be performed as a part of a patient’s routing gynecologic check-up. Early detection of unusual changes of cervical cells may be very helpful in curing cervical cancer or preventing future cervical cancer.
A pap test can be performed in just a few minutes and is a relatively painless procedure. The doctor will use an instrument known as speculum to hold open the walls of the vagina. The doctor will then use an instrument known as a spatula to collect cervical cells from the cervix, the narrow end of the uterus at the top of the vagina. The sample will be tested in a laboratory for results.
The gynecologists at The Institute for Gynecologic Care will help determine your frequency for pap tests based on factors including your age and risk factors for gynecologic disorders. Generally, women begin completing pap tests at every two to three years at age 20-21. Women age 30 and older generally complete a pap test every three years or every five years if combined with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV).
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. Teresa Diaz-Montes is a gynecologic surgeon who provides expertise in gynecologic cancers as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques.
A mother gets her life back after traveling from Virginia to Mercy for surgery to treat severe endometriosis and an ovarian mass.