Saint Agnes Hospital

Strong Foundation, Brilliant Future.

Lung Center

Leaders in the Fight Against Lung Disease

The Saint Agnes Hospital team of experts are leaders in the fight against lung disease. We’ve dedicated our lives to the cause and it shows.

Spine Center Overview

The Latest Techniques and Technology in Experienced Hands

When it comes to spine treatment and spine surgery, Saint Agnes Hospital has some of the most experienced physicians in Maryland. We’re proud of our innovations in minimally invasive spine procedures, which cut down on pain and speed up recovery time. Most importantly, we’re proud of the care and compassion we show each and every patient.

Leading in Diagnosic Radiology

Our fellowship trained radiologists encompass every subspecialty, and have designed custom protocols to diagnose diseases specific to your symptoms and body region. We care deeply about radiation safety, and
are constantly refining our techniques to achieve the lowest doses required to make an accurate diagnosis.  Have a question? Feel free to share any concerns you may have before or after an imaging test. Our compassionate management team is here to ensure your experience at Seton Imaging is a safe and comfortable one, and meets your highest expectations.
 

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3449 Wilkens Avenue, suite -102
Baltimore, Maryland 21229
410-368-8675 • 410-368-8688 fax

From Points North and South
From I-95, take Exit 50, Caton Avenue (toward Wilkens Avenue). Go north approximately 1/4 mile.  Saint Agnes Hospital will be on your left. Seton Imaging is located on the hospital campus.  From I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) Take Exit 13 (Wilkens Avenue), go east approximately two miles, and take a right on Caton Avenue. The main entrance to the hospital will be on your right.

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Leaders in the Detection and Treatment

Combining clinical expertise with the latest tech¬nology allows Saint Agnes to be one of the area’s leaders in the fight against lung diseases including emphysema, COPD and Lung Cancer. In addition to our advanced scanning techniques the team at the Lung Center utilizes the very latest in biopsy technology to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

GPS for Your Lungs

Saint Agnes Hospital is one of the few in the area to utilize the SuperDimension® i•Logic System, a form of Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy. This minimally invasive technology acts like a GPS system for your lungs. It enables a Physician to take a biopsy of nodules located in hard to reach areas that previously required a more invasive procedure. This system also enables physicians to diagnose the smallest lymph nodes and nodules that previously were undiagnosed until they were larger and more visible or symptomatic.

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)

EBUS, using ultrasound technology, presents direct visualization of endobronchial lesions and lymph nodes, allowing our Physicians to know precisely where to take the biopsy. This reduces complications and improves diagnostic ability. The samples obtained are immediately analyzed and accurate results are available to the Physicians in a very short time.

Pushing the Edge of Treatment

The Physicians at Saint Agnes take a multidisci¬plinary approach to the treatment of lung cancer. Our team of primary care physicians, nurses, pul¬monologists, radiologists, oncologists and thoracic surgeons create an individual plan to provide the best care for each patient. Lung diseases are often treated through thoracic surgery. Lung cancer is often treated through thoracic surgery as well and can be coupled with chemotherapy, radiation or both. The Thoracic Surgeons at Saint Agnes are committed to removing the tumor while maintaining as much of the lung tissue and function as possible. Our Thoracic Surgeons work very closely with our Pulmonary Physicians to develop the most effective surgery plan.

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Contact the Lung Center

Lung Cancer and Lung Disease can be scary but the Lung Center at Saint Agnes Hospital is here to fight these diseases with you side by side. What our center does better than others is work as a team and our most important team member is you. To schedule an appointment with a Nurse Navigator or to receive more information call 410-368-2232.

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Leading the Field in Complex Surgery

Saint Agnes Hospital remains in the forefront of minimally invasive surgery. The hospital utilizes the da Vinci Surgical System, a state-of-the-art robotic technology that is the most advanced surgical equipment in use today. The da Vinci system provides higher resolution images, better vision for the physician and newer technology with more flexibility and articulation, more turning and bending, and more freedom, enabling for a precise operation. Saint Agnes was one of the first facilities in Maryland to use the da Vinci for robotic lung surgery. Today it performs more minimally invasive surgeries than any other hospital in Maryland. Besides being more precise and efficient, the da Vinci surgery system is better for the patient. Instead of having a large incision of up to eight inches in length the da Vinci uses four small incisions. This reduces pain and allows the patient to begin healing faster.

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PERSONALIZED SOLUTIONS FOR BACK PAIN AND SPINAL ISSUES

Eight of 10 Americans will experience a lifestyle-altering episode of back pain at some point in their lives. Ninety percent of single episodes of back pain become recurrent. While certain diseases and traumatic injury can cause back pain, research shows that the most common causes of back pain or injury are:

  • Poor physical condition
  • Poor posture
  • Improper body mechanics
  • Prolonged repetitive use of incorrect bending or lifting techniques.

At the Orthopaedic & Spine Institute at Saint Agnes Hospital, preventing and providing relief for back pain and spinal disorders is one of our specialties. We apply our clinical expertise to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that fits the needs of each patient suffering from a spinal injury. It is our practice to exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering spine surgery.
If surgery is required our physicians utilize the most minimally invasive procedures available to maximize the benefits of spine surgery with the least amount of risk, and to ensure a quick and full recovery and a solution that will last a lifetime.

If a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our team of specialists is trained to effectively correct the problem.
Our team specializes in the treatment of:

  • Kyphoplasty
  • Traumatic and overuse injuries to the spine
  • Spinal deformities, both acquired and congenital
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Systemic diseases affecting spinal function
  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated disc lesions
  • Soft tissue sprains, strains, and contusions
  • Work-related back pain
  • Mechanical back dysfunction
  • Fractures, dislocations, subluxations

The Saint Agnes Comprehensive Spine Center wants to work with you to regain independence, mobility, and freedom from pain.

FAQ's

How Long Will I Be In The Hospital Following My Spine Surgery?

Typically following a spine surgery, you will have up to a three-day stay in the acute care hospital. During your acute care stay, you will meet with a case manager, who will assist you with your discharge plans. Based on your recovery status, the rehabilitation staff, and your physician will provide you with discharge recommendations.

How Can I Progress While In The Hospital?

During the first few days following surgery, you must rely on the hospital staff to assist you with many things. However, during this time, you can assist with your recovery in the following ways:

  • Drink plenty of fluid
  • Perform ankle pumps and deep breathing exercises frequently while awake
  • Actively participate in your rehabilitation program
How Will I Manage My Pain After The Surgery?

Your spine surgeon can prescribe medication, or suggest therapy to control your pain.

Does My Insurance Cover The Cost Of Rehabilitation Or Home Care After I Leave The Hospital?

Some insurance providers do not cover these services, even if your doctor or physical therapist has recommended them. Call your insurance company in advance of your surgery to determine if these services are covered. Whether or not you are a candidate for rehabilitation or home care depends on your progress after surgery. Many insurance providers do not cover hospital beds, wheelchairs, tub chairs or grab bars for patients who have had spine surgery.

How Soon After Surgery Will My Pain, Numbness, Weakness Or Tingling Be Alleviated?

Every patient’s recovery and results are different. Typically, you will notice changes within two weeks after spine surgery. However, it may be longer.

How Long Until I Can Return To My Normal Activities Following Surgery?

Typically, spinal surgery patients will be limited in their daily activities due to use of a brace for an average of six to 12 weeks. Within six months, you may be able to resume most of your pre-surgical activities, based on your physician’s recommendations.

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