Joshua J. Lim, M.D., is fellowship-trained surgeon with The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy.
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.
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Fecal incontinence, or bowel incontinence, can be a very embarrassing condition, but it can be managed and, in some cases, even corrected. Our doctors, at The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases at Mercy in Baltimore, provide treatment options for patients who suffer from fecal incontinence.
Fecal incontinence, also known as bowel incontinence or stool incontinence, is the inability to control the passage of gas or stool (feces) through the anus. Fecal incontinence can occur at any age but is most common among people over the age of 65 or in women following childbirth.
The inability to control bowel movements due to constipation, diarrhea, or muscle and nerve damage in the lower part of the colon can cause fecal incontinence. When the muscles and nerves that control the rectum become weak, they cannot hold the stool in the bowel.
Following a medical history and a physical exam of the rectum, fecal incontinence can be diagnosed using:
Fecal incontinence can be controlled and, in many cases, corrected with various treatment options:
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. Paul Thuluvath leads a team of gastroenterology specialists in Baltimore, Maryland, who help patients find the best treatment options for digestive diseases and liver conditions.
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.