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Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy is led by Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang, and Dr. Brendan Collins -recognized specialists in breast reconstruction and restoration.
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Patients turn to The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases at Mercy in Baltimore for the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases.
Rectal bleeding can be a symptom of many digestive diseases and the colorectal specialists at Mercy are regarded among the best doctors in the region to diagnose and treat digestive disease.
Rectal bleeding can occur anywhere in the digestive tract. Rectal bleeding is often a symptom of another digestive disease that can either be managed or corrected.
Rectal bleeding can be caused by:
To diagnose rectal bleeding, a test to detect for blood in stool can be conducted. An endoscopy also may be performed so that the source of the rectal bleeding can be found.
After the cause of the rectal bleeding is diagnosed, the condition is treatable. An endoscopy is used not only to diagnose rectal bleeding but also used to treat rectal bleeding. Through the endoscope:
When rectal bleeding is severe or recurrent, surgery may be needed to correct the bleeding. After rectal bleeding is controlled, medications can be prescribed to prevent further bleeding.
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. Richard Desi of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, focuses on hepatology, a sub-specialty of gastroenterology that addresses the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and biliary tract.
Learn about ulcerative colitis - diagnosis and treatment - from the perspective of a Mercy patient.