Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
Named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery, Mercy Medical Center is home to The Maryland Spine Center.
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 Neurogastroenterology and GI Motility at Mercy provides advanced diagnostic tests and therapies for many digestive-related conditions that tend to be difficult to properly diagnose and treat. Gastroenterologists at Mercy use the SmartPill as an innovative therapeutic option for patients experiencing many different GI conditions.
SmartPill is a specially designed capsule that allows physicians to monitor PH and pressure throughout the entire GI tract. These measurements can be used by your physician to calculate regional transit times to understand the underlying cause of symptoms such as nausea, bloating, heartburn, constipation and an early feeling of fullness when eating. These symptoms can indicate motility disorders such as gastroparesis and chronic constipation.
SmartPill travels through your GI tract and collects pressure, PH and temperature data. After the capsule ingestion, a data receiver, worn on a belt or lanyard, records information collected by the capsule. The data is downloaded to a computer, providing your physician with the GI transit information to evaluate your stomach, small bowel and colon. Your office visit will be approximately 30 minutes and does not expose you to radiation. You will naturally pass the pill in a few days and return to our offices for follow-up.
SmartPill can help a physician rule out a variety of digestive issues. The biggest benefit to SmartPill is that it measures all three sections of your intestine in one test. The SmartPill does not work for patients with a history of strictures in the intestines, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease or a pacemaker on the heart or other organs.
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.
An experienced, Board Certified gastroenterologist, Dr. Amit Raina provides focused expertise in pancreatic diseases at Mercy's Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease.
Getting on with life after suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - a Mercy patient shares her story.