Dr. Elinor Zhou is a gastroenterologist who provides care for general digestive disorders including colon
cancer screening and prevention, GERD, dyspepsia, altered bowel
habits and abdominal pain.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Pulmonologists at The Lung Center at Mercy treat patients with lung conditions including COPD, lung cancer and interstitial lung 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 Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of circulatory system disorders. Our vascular surgeons also offer patients comprehensive testing, screening and evaluation of the complete vascular system.
Prior to orthopedic surgeries, surgeons need to ensure that patients don’t have other medical conditions that could compromise or prevent surgery. A vascular evaluation by a vascular physician and diagnostics through the nationally accredited Vascular Laboratory can determine if the patient has any undetected circulatory issues that could influence a successful surgical outcome.
The vascular evaluation will start with a physical exam. If questions arise about the possibility of vascular disease, non-invasive diagnostics such as ultrasounds and pulse volume recordings will be performed. The ultrasounds are critical to getting images of blood vessels and blood flow to ensure that vascular health is at its best.
Doppler ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to create images. Ultrasound gel is applied to the area for scanning and a small probe (transducer) produces high-frequency sound waves that create real time images. The screening tools do not include radiation as used in x-rays, and are safe tests. An ultrasound is painless and allows vascular doctors to monitor blood flow, detect blockages, aneurysms or clots in the blood vessels that can be life threatening if left untreated.
Orthopedic surgeons will refer patients to a vascular specialist prior to surgery to ensure there are no undetected vascular conditions. Vascular doctors can also be included in post surgery recovery to ensure blood clots haven’t developed after surgery.
The Vascular Center at Mercy works together with The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital and community orthopedic surgeons to ensure that patients receive expert care prior to and following orthopedic surgery. In addition, The Vascular Center at Mercy includes the nationally accredited Vascular Laboratory at Mercy and Mercy’s Community Physician sites. Patients can see a vascular surgeon, get a diagnostic test which is interpreted by the vascular technician or surgeon and return to the vascular surgeon for treatment options or a clean vascular bill of health -- all in the same appointment.
The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnoses and treats a broad range of circulatory system disorders including stroke and mini stroke, leg pain and swelling, blood clots, aneurysms, varicose veins and circulatory disease. Drs. Paul Lucas, Kurtis Kim and Alain Tanbe provide comprehensive care using advanced treatments including balloon angioplasty, stent-graft repair, endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, aortic aneurysm and dissection, varicose vein removal, bypass surgery, neck artery repair and minimally invasive catheter procedures.
Dr. Kurtis Kim is Director of The Vascular Laboratory at The Vascular Center at Mercy and a highly skilled vascular surgeon in the Baltimore area.
Cheryl wears compression socks while working to help with venous insufficiency, a buildup of pressure in her legs.