Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Cardiologists at The Heart Center at Mercy treat patients with heart conditions including heart attack, heart murmur and heart disease.
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.
This 3D medial animation describes Hepatitis A and B. This animation begins by showing a healthy liver and explaining its function. The animation then goes on to explain the causes of Hepatitis A and B, how these viruses may be transmitted, the effects the virus can have as well as possible treatments.
Dr. Paul Thuluvath, Dr. Anurag Maheshwari and Dr. Hwan Yoo are among the best doctors in the region to diagnose and treat liver disease, including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Patients concerned about their exposure to hepatitis turn to the doctors at The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Diseases at Mercy in Baltimore for their liver disease expertise.
Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a virus called hepatitis A. Highly contagious, hepatitis A is contracted from eating contaminated food or water or from close contact with a person who has hepatitis A. To prevent hepatitis A, a vaccine is available in a series of two shots. A doctor specializing in hepatitis can determine who the best candidates are for the hepatitis A vaccine.
After being exposed to hepatitis A, it can take up to seven weeks to develop symptoms of hepatitis A, which include:
Hepatitis A can be diagnosed using blood tests.
Hepatitis A does not have specific treatment options. In most cases, hepatitis A goes away on its own and does not cause permanent liver damage. Most people are free from hepatitis A symptoms within a few months.
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.
Director of The Center for Heartburn and Reflux Disease, Dr. Patrick Hyatt is a Board Certified gastroenterologist who treats diseases of the esophagus.
A patient from Mercy shares her story of living with ulcerative colitis and finding relief in Remicade treatments.