Dr. Elinor Zhou is a gastroenterologist who provides care for general digestive disorders including colon
cancer screening and prevention, GERD, dyspepsia, altered bowel
habits and abdominal pain.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
The Vascular Center at Mercy provides vascular surgeons who treat conditions including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the legs and vein blockages.
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.
The doctors of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy specialize in diseases of the all areas of the digestive tract. To help patients who struggle with fecal incontinence, constipation and Hirschsprung’s disease, our doctors may perform an anorectal manometry test.
Anorectal manometry is an important diagnostic tool used to fully and properly assess fecal incontinence, chronic constipation and other anorectal pain disorders. The test evaluates a patient’s bowel function and determines the strength of the rectal and anal muscles.
When performing an anorectal manometry test, a small balloon is placed in the rectum to distend the rectum, allowing the clinician to view the strength of the anal sphincter muscles, sensations of stool in the rectum, reflexes that govern the bowel and movements of the rectal and anal muscles.
The anorectal manometry test is commonly given to people who experience the conditions below. The test can help diagnose underlying conditions and uncover potential treatment options.
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.