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 Institute for Gynecologic Care is the flagship Center of Excellence in the highly respected and widely acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy.
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.
Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman’s uterus begins to grow on the outside of the uterus, typically on the ovaries and the lining of the pelvic area. This animation explains the normal menstrual cycle and what happens if you have endometriosis.
The Endometriosis Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, part of The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy, offers patients a highly skilled team of surgeons and specialists experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.
Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman’s uterus begins to grow on the outside of the uterus, typically on the ovaries and the lining of the pelvic area. The abnormal growth can result in severe pain and fertility problems.
Endometriosis symptoms include:
Along with pelvic exams and ultrasounds, endometriosis is typically diagnosed through laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgery used to look at the uterus and surrounding areas for signs of abnormal growth.
The doctors of The Endometriosis Center at Mercy are among an exclusive group of physicians who utilize a special technology known as Narrow Band Imaging during laparoscopy to detect especially difficult forms of endometriosis.
The doctors of The Endometriosis Center at Mercy have expertise in providing endometriosis excision surgery as a primary treatment for endometriosis. Endometriosis excision surgery can be performed using laparoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure. Our skilled surgeons carefully remove endometrial tissue while preserving the uterus and fertility whenever possible.
Katie has life changing surgery to relieve pain due to endometriosis.
Megan began having intense menstrual pain as a teenager, as she got older, Megan realized the intense pain wasn't normal. With the help of Dr. Kevin Audlin, Megan now manages her endometriosis with medication.
Sarah had terrible stomach pain due to endometriosis, but was able to bounce back quickly with low impact laparoscopic surgery with Dr. Kevin Audlin.
Chante learned that she had endometriosis after visiting Dr. Meghan Lynch for a second opinion.
Lea was diagnosed with endometriosis as a teenager, but with the help of Mercy gynecologist Dr. Meghan Lynch, Lea is now able to manage her symptoms.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland is the flagship Center of Excellence in the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy. The Institute includes The Gynecology Center and The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy offering physician and surgical expertise in the treatment of endometriosis, urogynecology, adolescent gynecology and well woman care, as well as benign or non-cancerous conditions of the female genital tract and malignant or cancerous conditions such as uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.
Mercy Medical Center has been recognized for multiple years in the Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report.
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Dr. Mark Ellerkmann, Director of The Urogynecology Center at Mercy, is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women of all ages.