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About the Center

Medical experts across the clinical continuum provide treatment options and care plans that are personalized to the risk factors, health and personal needs of our patients.

A National Center of Excellence

The gynecologic oncology specialists at The Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy understand the intricacies of ovarian cancer and the effect it has on women's overall health and well-being.

Women in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Virginia and across the Mid-Atlantic region have turned to Mercy's top rated ovarian cancer doctors for their expertise in diagnosing ovarian cancer symptoms. Their top quality surgical skills, including traditional and robotic surgery options, combined with their compassionate care and understanding nature are among the reasons women choose The Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy.

Women Surrounded by Support

Our patients are surrounded by a team of doctors, surgeons, nurses, healthcare experts, loved ones and family members who evaluate and determine the best course of action. Our promise is to embrace the journey together: to address the medical, emotional and physical needs of each woman.

Expert Ovarian Cancer Doctors and Clinical Team

The Center is led by Director Dr. Neil Rosenshein and Associate Director Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes. Dr. Dwight Im, Dr. Beman Khulpateea and Dr. Hyung Ryu complete the exceptional team of ovarian cancer experts in The Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy. The Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute provides patients a combination of medical excellence and individualized care. By thoughtful and creative intent, our physician leadership has carefully developed comprehensive, personalized clinical programming and care plans tailored to the needs of our patients.

Our doctors bring a level of surgical expertise that is unequaled in most hospitals across the region. We embrace a spirit of unparalleled compassion to assure our patients are educated, informed and understand each phase of their care.

Integrated Care Team

Our integrated care team brings medical experts across the clinical continuum together to deliberate on best treatment options, latest advances in therapeutic care and developing care plans that are personalized to the risk factors, health and personal needs of our patients. In addition to surgical expertise, we consult our team from Chemotherapy, Radiation Oncology, Genetic Counseling, Dietary and Nutrition Counseling, Nursing and many other specialty areas.

Your Nurse Navigator - Your Personal Advocate

At The Ovarian Cancer Institute, it is the nurse navigator's role to remove obstacles and barriers wherever possible. Our navigator will guide you through the treatment process and assist with practical issues such as transportation, healthcare coverage, financial concerns and family needs that may arise. If you have questions, trust our professionals to help you find answers and coordinate the services you need.

Prestigious National Accreditation

Mercy Medical Center has achieved certification in Uterine and Ovarian Cancer from The Joint Commission, Disease-Specific Care Certification process. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationally as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting a variety of performance standards.

Mercy is the first hospital in Maryland to achieve Uterine and Ovarian Cancer certification, and is only one of a select few institutions nationwide to be so honored.

Technology to Determine the Best Treatments Options for Ovarian Cancer and Ovarian Cysts

The Institute’s state-of-the-art suite masterfully blends technology and integrated medical services to give our surgeons and their patients state-of-the-art access to the information, data and diagnostic tools needed to determine the best treatment options available.

Some of the featured technological highlights of our program include:

  • Advanced Technology – clinical imaging allowing side-by-side real-time comparison of ovarian cysts, masses and tumors, as well as physician telestrator capabilities to diagram and analyze onscreen images
  • Suite-wide Touchscreen Access – allowing multi-media integration to enhance patient comfort and education, including access to e-records, screening and test results, patient education materials as well as surgical notes and documentation
  • On-site Ultrasound Screenings – without leaving the suite, this valuable diagnostic tool is used to determine and evaluate an ovarian cyst, mass or tumor
  • e-Care – a wide variety of electronic services designed to enhance our state-of-the-art care, ranging from the MyChart electronic medical record to e-glass which provides exclusivity and patient privacy during confidential conversations

Your Personal Concierge For Hospital to Home Conveniences

From your first appointment at The Ovarian Cancer Institute to your return trip home, you will discover our personal concierge staff offers guidance, resources and coordination of care to make your appointments, visits and stay at Mercy flow effortlessly from one phase of care to the next. Some of our patients may require assistance arranging hotel and/or travel accommodations, while others look to our personal concierge team to coordinate appointments with our dietitian, genetics counselor and survivor support groups.

Spirituality Support

Our concierge staff also works closely with Pastoral Care to ensure the spiritual and emotional needs of our patients are addressed. In the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, we offer counseling, prayer, and support from clergy and leaders from all walks of faith.

Research and Survivorship - Promising Indicators of New Advances

Research studies and clinical trials are key tools our ovarian cancer doctors hope will one day identify screenings or treatments that may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. Mercy is a participant in the first clinical study in the U.S. to evaluate the use of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy to treat ovarian cancer.

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