Dr. Mark Slabaugh is a Board Certified, experienced sports medicine physician, providing diagnosis and treatment for a range of orthopedic injuries and concerns.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy provides leading edge pain treatment options to patients throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
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.
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The team of top-rated doctors at The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy in Baltimore are experts at diagnosing and treating stomach symptoms. From chronic abdominal pain and peptic ulcer disease to stomach cancer and gastroparesis, the doctors work with each patient to diagnose their stomach symptoms and provide treatment options.
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach muscles do not function normally. In many cases, it is thought the nerves that control the stomach muscles are damaged causing the muscles to react abnormally.
Stomach muscles regularly contract and propel food through the digestive tract. With gastroparesis, the abnormally functioning muscles prevent the stomach’s ability to empty properly causing nausea or vomiting. Blood sugar levels and nutritional intake can be affected as well.
Gastroparesis symptoms include:
Various tests, including gastric emptying studies, gastroduodenal manometry, upper endoscopy, electrogastrogram, and MRI, are used to detect gastroparesis.
There is not cure for gastroparesis. An adjustment of eating habits and some medications can help control gastroparesis symptoms.
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.
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Experienced colon and rectal surgeon Dr. Jeffery Nelson serves as the Surgical Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.
A patient of a team of Mercy doctors shares his struggle with achalasia, a condition that makes swallowing difficult.