Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
The Gynecologic Oncology Center is a long-standing leader in women's cancer treatment. Mercy Medical Center has been named a Best Regional Hospital.
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.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can be difficult to diagnose since GERD symptoms are similar to other esophageal disorders. At The Center for Heartburn and Reflux Disease at Mercy in Baltimore, Dr. Patrick Hyatt and Dr. Scott Huber are experts at distinguishing, diagnosing, and treating GERD symptoms.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, referred to as GERD, is a chronic, often life-long, condition in which the stomach’s liquid contents back up into the esophagus causing inflammation or damage to the esophagus lining. Some GERD, or acid reflux, occurs in most people. However, in people diagnosed with GERD, the refluxed liquid has more acid content and remains in the esophagus for a longer period of time.
GERD symptoms include:
GERD can be diagnosed using different treatments such as an endoscopy, chromoendoscopy, biopsies, X-rays in conjunction with a Barium swallow test, examination of the throat and larynx, and Bravo wireless pH testing.
GERD usually is managed using over-the-counter medications or prescriptions medications. In rare cases, surgery may be needed to treat GERD.
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.
Serving as Assistant Chief of Gastroenterology at Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Michael Cox is a gastroenterologist with Mercy's Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease.
When cancer runs in your family, it is hard to avoid. Certain foods, supplements and a balanced diet may help reduce your risks.