Dr. Ayesha Cheema is a primary care doctor with Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia. She offers experienced and thoughtful primary care for adults of Howard County.
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.
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.
At The Center for Heartburn and Reflux Disease at Mercy, Dr. Patrick Hyatt and Dr. Scott Huber are proud to offer innovative treatment options for Barrett’s esophagus. Patients from the Baltimore Metropolitan region turn to Mercy's doctors for their expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of esophagus disorders, including Barrett’s esophagus, achalasia, and esophageal cancer.
Barrett’s esophagus is caused by chronic acid reflux, the same factor that causes GERD, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease. With Barrett’s esophagus, the reflux damages and changes the consistency of the esophagus lining. Normally, the esophagus contains flat cells. However, if these cells become damaged, the cells that lie deep in the esophagus lining have the potential, during the healing process, to transform themselves into different shapes and take on different functions. These cells often become cube shaped, which are the same kind found in the intestines.
The most common symptom of Barrett’s esophagus is chronic heartburn. Barrett’s esophagus screening and routine surveillance procedures, such as chromoendoscopy, are recommended since Barrett’s esophagus is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. Barrett’s esophagus can be diagnosed by performing an endoscopic mucosal resection or an upper endoscopy followed by a biopsy of the esophagus.
An innovative and effective treatment option for Barrett’s esophagus is radiofrequency ablation. In addition, narrow band imaging can be used for targeted biopsies when Barrett’s esophagus is diagnosed.
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. Anurag Maheshwari provides expertise in liver and hepatobiliary diseases at Mercy's Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease.
After feeling ill on New Years Eve, Barbara had a screening that revealed a cancerous tumor in her colon.