Dr. Danielle Baruch is an experienced, Board Certified dermatologist, providing comprehensive care for patients in the Baltimore region.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
The Gynecologic Oncology Center is a long-standing leader in women's cancer treatment. Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of numerous awards in Women's Health.
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Our physicians and staff are fully committed to your care and finding the best treatment options available to you. We want you to feel confident in your choice and are here to help you through every phase of your care. We hope you will find this important information about your surgery helpful.
The gynecologic oncologist’s surgical coordinator meets with you the same day the decision is made that surgery is the best treatment option for the ovarian mass. During this meeting, the surgical coordinator will take the time to review all the pre-operative preparations.
The surgical coordinator will provide you with instructions on:
If a face-to-face meeting is not possible, the surgical coordinator will call you by the next day to gather and provide all the essential surgical information.
During your Pre-Operative Class, you will be instructed on how to prepare for surgery. You will be instructed by the surgical coordinator:
It is very important to follow these pre-surgical instructions to help prevent infection in the incision.
The surgical coordinator will call you one to two days prior to surgery to confirm:
A letter will be sent to your primary care doctor informing him/her about your surgery. Our gynecologic oncologists are dedicated to keeping primary care physicians informed on their patients’ progress throughout the treatment process for ovarian disease.
Following surgery, you will be transferred to a private patient room in The Mary Catherine Bunting Center at Mercy. Your gynecologic oncologist will visit you, monitor your recovery and direct your care. Our gynecologic oncologists have hand-picked a specialized team of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, rehabilitation and physical therapist, and nutritionist to assist you during your stay at Mercy.
Typically, patients who have had surgery for an ovarian mass or ovarian cancer stay in the hospital for at least two days following the surgery day. A specialized team of specialists assists you in your recovery. While staying in The Mary Catherine Bunting Center at Mercy, you can expect to:
When you are ready to leave the hospital, you will be instructed on how to take care of yourself at home. You and your family members will be educated about your medications, blood clot (DVT - deep vein thrombosis) detection and prevention, and wound care. If necessary, you will receive wound care supplies. You also will be instructed about home health care if your doctor feels you may need additional help at home.
The Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy is a National Center of Excellence located in Baltimore, Maryland, providing ovarian cyst treatment, ovarian mass treatment and ovarian cancer treatment to patients in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania — the Mid-Atlantic region. Our gynecologic surgeons are dedicated to helping patients find the best care, treatment and surgery options available for ovarian cancer and ovarian disease.
Mercy Medical Center is proud to have been recognized in the Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report.
Dr. Beman Khulpateea is a Fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist, providing advanced surgical options for women facing the challenge of a GYN cancer diagnosis.
A mother gets her life back after traveling from Virginia to Mercy for surgery to treat severe endometriosis and an ovarian mass.