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Dr. Paul Thuluvath leads a team of gastroenterology specialists in Baltimore, Maryland, who help patients find the best treatment options for digestive diseases and liver conditions.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
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.
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Alcoholic liver disease is injury to the liver due to alcohol abuse. Mercy's experts work closely with patients to diagnose and treat this disease.
Biliary cancer is found in the organs of the biliary system and diagnosed and treated by GI specialists at The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease.
Mercy specialists treat cholangiocarcinoma, also referred to as bile duct cancer, a rare form of cancer that affects the tissue in the bile ducts.
Hemochromatosis causes the body to absorb too much iron and can be treated by the expert doctors at The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease.
Hepatitis A, a liver infection caused by a virus called hepatitis A, is diagnosed and treated at The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease.
Hepatitis B is a virus that infects the liver causing the liver to become inflamed. The doctors of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease diagnose and treat hepatitis B.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
Liver cancer most often occurs in livers that have been damaged by other conditions. Learn about the expert treatment offered by Mercy's renowned liver specialists.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD, is a very common disease of the liver that affects people who do not drink much alcohol. It is diagnosed and treated by experts at Mercy.
Portal hypertension, an increase in the blood pressure within a system of veins called the portal venous system, is diagnosed and treated by specialists at Mercy in Baltimore.
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.
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Dr. Mary Harris is a regionally recognized gastroenterologist and Medical Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.
Smokers who quit have a 65 percent lower risk of a Crohn's disease flare-up and are less likely to need steroids or other medications.