Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Knee replacement surgery is offered at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The orthopedic team at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy offer innovative technology for knee replacement surgery.
The Gynecologic Oncology Center is a long-standing leader in women's cancer treatment. Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of numerous awards in Women's Health.
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 diagnose and treat patients suffering from portal hypertension. Patients from across the Mid-Atlantic region seek the expertise of our doctors for their knowledge and innovation in treating liver disease.
Portal hypertension is an increase in the blood pressure within a system of veins called the portal venous system. Veins, coming from the stomach, intestine, spleen, and pancreas, merge into the portal vein, branch into smaller vessels, and travel through the liver. When there is a blockage of the vessels in the liver, it is difficult for blood to flow, thus causing high pressure in the portal system. When the pressure is too high, the blood flow alternates routes to get around the blockage in the liver. The most common cause of portal hypertension is cirrhosis.
Portal hypertension symptoms include:
Portal hypertension generally is diagnosed by physical exam of the abdomen and can be confirmed by endoscopy evaluations or imaging, including ultrasound, CT, or MRI.
Treatment options for portal hypertension consist of a variety of advanced techniques, including:
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. Matilda Hagan, a dedicated IBD specialist, serves as Medical Co-Director of The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases at Mercy.
A patient of a team of Mercy doctors shares his struggle with achalasia, a condition that makes swallowing difficult.