About the Center

A reputation across Maryland and the United States for leading edge treatment for complex abdominal, liver and pancreatic cancers.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland is widely recognized for its highly skilled cancer surgeons - known throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region for their exceptional skill and years of surgical experience in treating patients with various types of cancer, including skin cancer, liver cancer, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, and abdominal and stomach cancers.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy is one of the many premier cancer programs within The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy.

Top Cancer Doctors Drive Medical Excellence

The physicians of Surgical Oncology at Mercy are recognized as top doctors for the extraordinary treatment plans they develop for patients with complex cancer diagnoses. Mercy Surgical Oncology doctors work with determination and a specially trained multi-modality cancer team to change life-altering cancer diagnoses into new beginnings – giving many patients a second chance at life. 

Designing Best Practice Cancer Treatment Plans

Surgical Oncology at Mercy brings together a select team of cancer doctors and health care professionals, including dietitians and nutrition counselors, radiation oncology and outpatient chemotherapy experts, genetic testing analysts and interventional pain management experts, to aid in the development of care plans for their patients.

The surgical oncology team at Mercy Medical Center relies on leading edge technology, research and clinical trials, state-of-the-art Operating Rooms and Magnet Status nursing care to give patients the best possible advantages. 

Physician Leadership at the Heart of Mercy Excellence

Surgical Oncology at Mercy is led by Medical Director, Dr. Debashish Bose, who works in close collaboration with Dr. Armando Sardi, Medical Director of The Institute for Cancer Cancer at Mercy, as well as highly-respected cancer surgeons, Dr. Kurtis Campbell and Dr. Vadim Gushchin. The esteemed surgical oncology team at Mercy Medical Center has established a reputation among patients and physicians across Maryland and the United States for leading edge treatment plans for complex abdominal and pancreatic cancers. Giving patients with advanced-stage cancers the confidence and assurance they need is one of the many reasons the Surgical Oncology doctors at Mercy are considered top doctors.

Innovative, Leading Edge Cancer Treatments

Mercy's HIPEC Program is led by Dr. Vadim Gushchin. Patients often choose Drs. Gushchin, Sardi and Campbell for their expertise in Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, more commonly known as HIPEC. This innovative procedure for treating late stage, complex, abdominal cancers often can be a lifesaving treatment. Mercy offers patients focused expertise in pancreatic and hepatobiliary (liver, bile ducts and gallbladder) surgery, also known as hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery.

Medical Education and Research

The Surgical Oncology doctors at Mercy are committed to medical education and clinical instruction in order to advance innovative, leading edge treatment options.

Next generation doctors are trained as part of the prestigious Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program at Mercy, which includes vital oncology research projects. The Surgical Oncology team also is proactive in fundraising to advance clinical research. Heat It to Beat It is an annual fundraising event to support research aimed at continually improving outcomes for patients facing complex cancer diagnoses.

Commission on Cancer Awards Full Accreditation

Excellence. Our doctors, health care providers, nurses and staff – strives to meet that standard every day. Mercy is proud to be recognized by the American College of Surgeons and the Commission on Cancer, which awarded Mercy's Cancer Program with Full Accreditation.

Award-Winning Facilities Complement Outstanding Cancer Program

Patients who require an overnight stay will find expansive, homelike patient rooms on the Oncology Floor in the Main Hospital, The Mary Catherine Bunting Center at Mercy. Mercy offers patients and their families a full array of comforts and conveniences across our campus, including a variety of eateries, gift shops, pastoral care and Chapel services, parking facilities attached to each campus building by easy-access all-weather bridges, valet service at the main entrance of each building and complementary Wi-Fi and satellite TV service.

In addition to seeing patients at Mercy’s main campus, the cancer doctors also have office hours at our Mercy Personal Physicians sites around the Baltimore beltway. Mercy Personal Physicians offers patients access to specialists, primary care physicians, certified nurse practitioners as well as imaging, infusion and laboratory services.  

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