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.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Our Center offers physician expertise with a dedication to advancing services and treatments for neurological disorders and neuromuscular diseases.
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.
This 3D medical animation describes shingles as a skin condition caused by the chicken pox virus. The animation shows how the virus reactivates in the nerves and travels to the skin, causing a painful rash.
Patients looking for pain management options after having shingles often choose The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy. Our pain medicine experts use new advances in interventional pain medicine aimed at improving quality of life for patients with postherpetic neuralgia.
Postherpetic neuralgia is the pain that continues after having shingles when the rash and blisters have healed. This painful condition affects nerve fibers and skin. The pain is often felt as a burning, aching or stabbing pain.
Postherpetic neuralgia symptoms are generally limited to the area where the shingles outbreak first occurred. Symptoms may include:
Pain management specialists diagnose postherpetic neuralgia by conducting:
One option to control pain is spinal cord or peripheral nerve stimulation. After a trial determines that pain can be controlled using this method, a device is implanted under the skin. Patients then have the flexibility to turn the device on and off as needed to manage their pain.
The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides leading edge interventional pain treatment for conditions including spinal stenosis, herniated disk, facet arthropathy, osteoarthritis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, post-herpetic neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy and cancer pain. Our doctors specialize in treatments such as injections, decompressions and therapies to reduce and alleviate pain.
Dr. William Raoofi is a Fellowship-trained specialist in pain management, providing advanced care for patients with a range of conditions that may cause chronic pain issues.
A patient gains a new pain-free life after being treated by a team of doctors at Mercy Medical Center.