Dr. Debashish Bose is a leading expert in complex oncology and GI surgeries, offering minimally invasive and robotic options for a range of cancers including pancreatic and liver disease.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy treat a variety of conditions including gallbladder disease, gallstones, hernia, colon cancer and GERD.
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.
Mercy’s Center for Neurogastroenterology and GI Motility provides specialists to address a range of chronic digestive issues that may affect everyday activities and quality of life. Our team offers clinical expertise and advanced diagnostic and treatment options to help relieve problematic GI conditions.
Food intolerance, or non-allergic food hypersensitivity, refers to difficulty in digesting certain foods. Food intolerance is different from a food allergy.
Malabsorption also refers to difficulty in digesting certain foods or difficulty with the absorption of nutrients from food.
Both food intolerance and malabsorption can affect an individual’s growth and development. In addition, both conditions can lead to specific illnesses.
Symptoms of food intolerance and malabsorption may include:
It is important to note that food intolerance can mimic food allergies, but typically takes longer to emerge.
Food intolerance and malabsorption can be difficult and time-consuming to diagnose. Options may include:
Treatment depends on the cause of the illness. Typically avoiding certain trigger foods can help alleviate symptoms as well as taking supplements to aid with digestion.
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.
Director of The Center for Heartburn and Reflux Disease, Dr. Patrick Hyatt is a Board Certified gastroenterologist who treats diseases of the esophagus.
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.