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.
Dr. David Riseberg, Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy, leads a team of Board Certified physicians who provide compassionate care and comprehensive treatment plans.
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 cancer doctors of Surgical Oncology at Mercy in Baltimore perform advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures to manage endocrine tumors of the adrenal glands, thyroid, parathyroid and pancreas. Our surgical oncologists work closely with Mercy’s endocrinologists to diagnose and treat parathyroid disease.
Parathyroid glands are four small glands that are typically located behind the thyroid gland or around the jaw or neck. The glands secrete PHT hormones that regulate calcium exchange between your blood and bones. If the glands are overactive and remove too much calcium from your bones you may develop parathyroid disease or hyperparathyroidism.
In early stages parathyroid disease may not present symptoms. Later stage symptoms may include:
Endocrine doctors can perform tests to measure the hormone levels produced by your parathyroid glands along with calcium hormones to determine parathyroid disease.
Surgical removal is the primary treatment for parathyroid disease. Our doctors offer minimally invasive procedures for patients with hyperparathyroidism, laparoscopic surgery to remove adrenal tumors, and thyroid surgery.
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.
A Mercy patient says she believes in miracles after being diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer and given a second chance at life.