Dr. Bryan Curtin is a Board Certified gastroenterologist with specialized expertise in gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
Mercy Medical Center is home to The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, offering dedicated specialists and advanced treatment options.
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 Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy in Baltimore offers innovative therapeutic endoscopy procedures to help diagnose or treat digestive disease. Capsule endoscopy, offered in our dedicated endoscopy suite, helps Mercy’s doctors specializing in therapeutic endoscopy to view the digestive tract and provide the best treatment options for digestive disease.
Capsule endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure designed to help doctors see what is happening inside the digestive tract (also known as the GI tract or gastrointestinal tract). The digestive tract is the tube that extends from the mouth to the anus. It is the movement of muscles along the digestive tract that digests food. A capsule endoscopy can substitute or supplement traditional endoscopy procedures.
A capsule endoscopy requires a patient to swallow a vitamin-sized pill containing an encapsulated camera that passes smoothly and painlessly through the digestive tract. The camera transmits continuous images enabling the therapeutic endoscopist to view and diagnose numerous digestive diseases.
A capsule endoscopy is recommended for people experiencing symptoms of chronic abdominal pain, an upset stomach, unexplained weight loss, or anemia. A capsule endoscopy is used to diagnose digestive diseases such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, and tumors.
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.
Smokers who quit have a 65 percent lower risk of a Crohn's disease flare-up and are less likely to need steroids or other medications.