Dr. Hina Ghafoor is a Board Certified primary care doctor who cares for patients of the Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Westminster and Eldersburg communities at Mercy Personal Physicians at Reisterstown.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy offers a top rated team of surgeons, dedicated to advanced treatments of common and complex foot and ankle disorders.
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 diagnose and treat eosinophilic esophagitis along with other esophageal diseases. Because many of the diseases of the esophagus have similar symptoms, it is important to seek the best doctors with expertise in diagnosing esophageal disorders. At Mercy in Baltimore, our doctors provide thorough examinations for detecting esophageal disorders.
Eosinophilic esophagitis is an inflammation of the esophagus caused by allergic white blood cells, or eosinophil. A more recently recognized disease, patients with eosinophilic esophagitis will have other allergies such as hay fever and asthma.
Eosinophilic esophagitis can be hard to distinguish from GERD because eosinophilic esophagitis symptoms include heartburn, trouble swallowing, nausea, and vomiting. To accurately diagnose eosinophilic esophagitis, a biopsy is taken using an endoscopy procedure.
Medication is the first treatment option for eosinophilic esophagitis. If medications are not successful in treating eosinophilic esophagitis, an esophageal dilation is performed through an endoscope.
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.
Dr. Lisa Pichney is a gastroenterologist with The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy. She is known for her devotion to her patients and as an advocate for health screening and treatment.
Jeanette was proactive in her regular physical exams but had put off a colonoscopy because her health was good and her family history was clear.