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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
After feeling ill on New Years Eve, Barbara had a screening that revealed a cancerous tumor in her colon.