Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
Dr. David Riseberg, Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy, leads a team of Board Certified physicians who provide compassionate care and comprehensive treatment plans.
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.
Gastroenterologists at The Center for Neurogastroenterology and GI Motility at Mercy are dedicated to treating a range of motility disorders. Our medical team is specially trained in esophageal manometry, an outpatient procedure used to diagnose problems with the esophagus.
An esophageal motility study (or esophageal manometery) is a swallowing test that can help determine if your esophagus is able to move food to the stomach normally. The esophagus is a long, muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. When you swallow, your esophagus contracts and pushes food into your stomach. Esophageal manometry measures the contractions. The test also measures the force and coordination of esophageal muscles as they move food to your stomach.
During esophageal manometry, a thin, flexible tube (catheter) that contains pressure sensors is passed through your nose, down your esophagus and into your stomach. The sensors allow doctors to measure and understand the function of your esophagus, which is helpful in diagnosing certain disorders.
The esophageal manometry test is commonly given to people who have:
This test is an outpatient procedure without sedation and most patients tolerate it well.
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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Dr. Scott Huber is a specialist in The Center for Heartburn and Reflux Disease, part of 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.