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.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, Mercy Medical Center is home to Orthopedics and Joint Replacement offering innovative joint, hip and knee preservation, replacement and 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 Liver and Hepatobiliary Diseases at Mercy in Baltimore, Dr. Paul Thuluvath, Dr. Anurag Maheshwari and Dr. Hwan Yoo are dedicated to diagnosing and treating diseases of the biliary tract system. When patients are faced with biliary disease, including biliary cancer, they turn to the expertise of our doctors for the most advanced treatment options.
Biliary cancer is found in the organs of the biliary system. The primary types of biliary cancer are hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer, and cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer. Pancreatic cancer and gallbladder cancer also can be considered forms of biliary cancer.
Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic, progressive disease of the liver, are at risk for biliary cancer.
Symptoms of biliary cancer include:
Patients are screened for biliary cancer with sophisticated techniques performed through an endoscope. “Spyglass”, which allows doctors unparalleled views of the system, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram, or ERCP, and endoscopic ultrasound are used to diagnose biliary cancer.
Biliary cancers are treated surgically or with stents that are placed during an endoscopy. A liver transplant may be recommended for certain patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis or bile duct cancer.
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.