Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Knee replacement surgery is offered at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The orthopedic team at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy offer innovative technology for knee replacement surgery.
Mercy Medical Center is home to The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, offering dedicated specialists and advanced treatment options.
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.
Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer of the pancreas, which is a gland attached to the small intestine. This video shows how pancreatic cancer begins as well as various treatments for it.
At The Center for Comprehensive Pancreatic Care at Mercy in Baltimore, our doctors work with patients who have pancreatic cancer symptoms to develop individualized treatment options. Medical Directors Dr. Amit Raina and Dr. Debashish Bose work closely with a multidisciplinary team to fight pancreatic cancer and provide innovative treatment options for complex pancreatic disease.
Mercy is proud to have one of the most comprehensive treatment teams in the area for pancreatic cancer, including surgical oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, dietitians and genetic counselors. Mercy's team offers innovative therapies to address the complexities of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer develops when cells inside the pancreas grow uncontrollably and outlive normal cells to form a tumor. Pancreatic cancer can spread rapidly and is seldom detected early.
Because pancreatic cancer symptoms often do not appear until the cancer is advanced, pancreatic cancer usually is not detected early. When pancreatic cancer symptoms do appear, they are similar to most other pancreatic diseases; therefore, it is important to see a pancreas specialist if any of the following pancreatic cancer symptoms occur:
Factors that increase the risk of pancreatic cancer can include smoking, chronic pancreatitis, a long history of diabetes, and heredity.
Pancreatic cancer can be diagnosed by a variety of diagnostic tests including ultrasound, CT scan, and MRI. In addition, pancreatic cancer can be detected using the following innovative techniques:
Treatment options for pancreatic cancer will be dependent on the stage or the progression of the cancer as well as the location of the cancer within the pancreas. Pancreatic cancer treatment may include:
The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center brings Baltimore-based top gastroenterologists, doctors, surgeons and specialists to the patient communities of the Mid-Atlantic region with leading treatments for diseases and conditions affecting the digestive tract, including liver and hepatobiliary diseases, inflammatory bowel and colorectal diseases such as Crohn's disease or colitis, conditions of the pancreas, heartburn and reflux disease (GERD), and stomach and intestinal disorders.
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.
Hear the inspiring story of a man who survived colon cancer, liver cancer and a liver transplant - treated by a team doctors at Mercy.