Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy is led by Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang, and Dr. Brendan Collins -recognized specialists in breast reconstruction and restoration.
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.
This 3D medical animation introduces the normal function of the thyroid gland and then describes the different types of thyroid cancers. Lastly, the animation shows the various treatments for thyroid cancer.
The highly skilled cancer surgeons of Mercy’s Surgical Oncology Center utilize comprehensive diagnostic testing and surgical therapies to manage tumors of the endocrine system, including thyroid disease. At Mercy in Baltimore a team of cancer specialists work together and with each patient to provide an individualized treatment plan for your cancer.
The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and located at the base of your neck. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and weight.
Thyroid disease or thyroid cancer is when cancerous growths begin to form on your thyroid. Thyroid cancer is not common but is often found early and responds well to treatment.
Thyroid disease and thyroid cancer can present some of the following signs and symptoms:
Diagnosis for thyroid cancer may include:
Treatment options for thyroid cancer depend on the stage and type of your cancer. Our multidisciplinary team of surgical, medical and radiation oncologists as well as endocrinologists will provide options that may include:
Surgical Oncology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, treats a broad range of cancers and benign tumors including colon and rectal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, sarcoma and melanoma. Mercy's surgical oncologists utilize modern medical technologies such as laparoscopy, brachytherapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and microwave ablation to help eliminate tumors with minimal damage to healthy tissue.
Surgical Oncology is part of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Vadim Gushchin, Director of Mercy's prestigious HIPEC Program, is among the region’s leading surgical oncologists, offering long-time expertise in the treatment of complex cancers.
Hear the inspiring story of a man who survived colon cancer, liver cancer and a liver transplant - treated by a team doctors at Mercy.