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With physicians among the best GI doctors and surgeons in Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic region, The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease is part of Mercy Medical Center. 

Known for top doctors and renowned GI specialists with world-class expertise, The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy offers patients comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and care. The Institute's doctors specialize in:

Doctors Devoting Their Medical Careers to Advancing Treatment of Digestive Diseases

From more common digestive tract diagnoses such as heartburn and colorectal disease to complex diagnoses for liver cancer and pancreatic cancer, Mercy Medical Center and The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease offer patients a comprehensive and coordinated approach, aiming to continue to be one of the best Gastroenterology Centers in Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic region. 

The dedicated physician team works to provide the best treatment options available for digestive disorders. The Center's top specialists provide advanced therapies, education and surgical treatment options that are ranked among the best available in the United States. Academic and research leadership drives our doctors to actively participate in research and clinical trials to further advance treatment options for digestive tract diseases.

Leading Edge Diagnosis and Treatment Options To Improve Quality of Life

The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease offers advanced diagnostic tools and treatment options for GI conditions. The Institute’s Center for Therapeutic Endoscopy is a centralized treatment hub for digestive health and liver diseases providing screening services and treatment for illnesses affecting the colon, esophagus, stomach, liver, bile ducts, pancreas and intestines. 

The Institute includes a dedicated, on-site Endoscopy Suite for GI endoscopy procedures at the hospital’s main campus in Baltimore, Maryland. The Institute also offers Remicade infusion - a breakthrough medical management for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.

Educating Medical Professionals for Advancement of Care

The doctors of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease are dedicated to continuing medical education and training. Our Institute partners with the University of Maryland School of Medicine to offer a Clinician Scholar GI Fellowship. Additionally, our doctors regularly host continuing medical education (CME) courses that create a dialogue with other physicians and medical professionals about advanced diagnosis and leading edge treatment options for patients with diseases of the digestive tract. 

Clinical Excellence with a Personal Touch

The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy is committed to treating each and every patient with compassion, care and medical excellence. Our doctors often are able to offer patients empowering messages of the potential to manage chronic conditions, improve quality of life and successfully treat gastrointestinal diseases. Our team works with each patient and their family to discuss treatment options and find the best plan for their individual care.

Comprehensive Care, Convenient Locations

Patients can schedule physician office visits, follow-up appointments and screenings at The Institute’s many locations – in Downtown Baltimore or at one of the Community Physician Offices around the Baltimore Metropolitan area.

Meet Our Doctors: Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease
Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy
Mary Harris, M.D.

Dr. Mary Harris is a regionally recognized gastroenterologist and Medical Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.

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Patient Story:
Patient receives treatment at Mercy's Center for Digestive Health and Liver Disease
Peggy

Learn more about a long-term health struggle and the trusting relationship one patient established with her doctor at The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease.

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