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.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
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.
The Center for Comprehensive Pancreatic Care at Mercy in Baltimore provides some of the most innovative and best treatments available to detect and treat pancreas disease. Dr. Sergey Kantsevoy, recognized as one of the best doctors offering therapeutic endoscopy, offers endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram, or ERCP in our state-of-the-art endoscopy suite.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram, also referred to as an ERCP procedure, is a procedure that combines the use of a flexible, lighted scope with X-ray pictures to examine the tubes that drain the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram helps identify areas of narrowing and can be used to biopsy suspicious lesions. Although the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram procedure takes approximately 30-60 minutes, it may involve a stay in the hospital.
During an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram, an endoscope, a thin tube, is passed through the mouth and moved gently down the throat into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum until it reaches the point where the ducts from the pancreas (pancreatic ducts) and gallbladder (bile ducts) drain into the duodenum. A dye is injected through a hollow tube inserted into the endoscope and air inflates the intestinal tract to view the pancreatic ducts and bile ducts. The endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram procedure enables x-rays to be taken of the ducts and samples of tissues and cells to be collected for a biopsy.
An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram can help determine the causes of abdominal pain and jaundice. Screenings for biliary cancer, bile duct cancer, and pancreatic cancer can be performed using an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram.
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. Sergey Kantsevoy is a nationally recognized doctor in therapeutic endoscopy for GI conditions and leads Therapeutic Endoscopy at Mercy's Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease.
A patient tells of her experience with health struggles and finally healing after having a stomach polyp removed using therapeutic endoscopy.