Dr. Elinor Zhou is a gastroenterologist who provides care for general digestive disorders including colon
cancer screening and prevention, GERD, dyspepsia, altered bowel
habits and abdominal pain.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Pulmonologists at The Lung Center at Mercy treat patients with lung conditions including COPD, lung cancer and interstitial lung 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.
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The 48-hour Bravo wireless pH testing at Mercy measures the severity and length that acid remains in the esophagus following reflux.
Dedicated to treating liver disease, including cancer and cysts, the specialists at The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease offer on-site abdominal ultrasound to develop a comprehensive diagnosis.
To help patients who struggle with fecal incontinence, constipation and Hirschsprung’s disease, our doctors may perform an anorectal manometry test.
Capsule endoscopy helps Mercy’s doctors specializing in therapeutic endoscopy to view the digestive tract and provide some of the best treatment options for digestive disease.
Chromoendoscopy is an endoscopy procedure used at Mercy in Baltimore to diagnose abnormal cell changes and early stage cancers in the digestive tract and biliary system.
Colonoscopy is used at Mercy Medical Center by gastroenterologists to help find ulcers and tumors so they can be removed.
When patients have abdominal discomfort, a disaccharidase analysis may help explain the cause of symptoms when other tests are inconclusive.
Double balloon endoscopy is used at Mercy Medical Center to examine parts of the small intestines that cannot be viewed with an upper endoscopy or colonoscopy.
Duodenal aspirate cultures are used to identify infections in the small bowel by collecting a small sample of fluid from the small intestine.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, also referred to as an EGD or an upper endoscopy, is an endoscopy procedure that enables a direct examination of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
An endoscopic ultrasound, or EUS, is a therapeutic endoscopy procedure used to evaluate and diagnose digestive disease.
An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram can help determine the causes of abdominal pain and jaundice.
Mercy's medical team is specially trained in esophageal manometry, an outpatient procedure used to diagnose problems with the esophagus.
Mercy’s doctors specializing in liver and hepatobiliary disease use FibroScan to evaluate the severity of liver scarring and select the best treatment options for liver disease.
The hydrogen breath test commonly is used to diagnose patients with irritable bowel syndrome and common food intolerances.
Liver biopsy is used at Mercy Medical Center to diagnose and determine the severity of liver diseases such as cirrhosis.
Gastroenterologists at Mercy use the SmartPill as an innovative therapeutic option for patients experiencing many different GI conditions.
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. Cox is retired. Please call 410-332-9356 for patient information.
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