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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.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Mercy's renowned breast center offers award-winning care and Board Certified doctors. The Breast Center's comprehensive care is designed for women undergoing the journey to overcome breast 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.
Dr. Sergey Kantsevoy is one of the first doctors in the Baltimore region to perform a double balloon endoscopy, offered in our dedicated endoscopy suite. Patients turn to The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy for the innovative treatment options and expertise of our doctors specializing in digestive diseases.
A double balloon endoscopy is an endoscopy procedure used to examine parts of the small intestines that cannot be viewed with an upper endoscopy or colonoscopy. A capsule endoscopy can be performed with a double balloon endoscopy.
The double balloon endoscopy is performed using an endoscope that not only has a light and camera on the tip but also has a balloon on the tip. Fitted around this endoscope is a tube, called an overtube, with another balloon on the tip. By alternately securing each balloon to the wall of the intestine, the balloons can be inflated to move the endoscope and then deflated to move both tubes further into the intestines.
A double balloon endoscopy is a treatment option to remove polyps or tumors and to stop bleeding. During a double balloon endoscopy, a biopsy can be taken. A double balloon endoscopy also can be performed to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease.
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. Amit Raina provides expertise in pancreatic diseases at Mercy's Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease.
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.