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Dr. Albert Polito, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, helps patients with lung problems including COPD, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease and sleep disorders.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
Named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, Mercy Medical Center is home to Orthopedics and Joint Replacement offering innovative joint, hip and knee preservation, replacement and 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 doctors of The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy specialize in liver and GI disorders. To help diagnose liver diseases, including cirrhosis, our doctors may perform a liver biopsy.
There are three different types of liver biopsy: percutaneous, transjugular and laparoscopic. The three types of liver biopsy vary based on how the liver tissue sample is collected.
Liver biopsies are performed in Mercy’s state-of-the-art Bunting Endoscopy suite.
A liver biopsy may be recommended if liver disease is suspected, and the cause and severity is not known. In some cases FibroScan, a non-invasive test, can be used in place of a liver biopsy to assess the severity of fibrosis (scar tissue) in the liver.
A liver biopsy can be used to diagnose liver diseases and problems such as:
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. Anurag Maheshwari provides expertise in liver and hepatobiliary diseases at Mercy's Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease.
Jeanette was proactive in her regular physical exams but had put off a colonoscopy because her health was good and her family history was clear.