Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
Named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report, 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 48-hour Bravo wireless pH testing at Mercy measures the severity and length that acid remains in the esophagus following reflux.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Liver Transplant Clinic at Mercy offers pre-operative evaluation and screening for liver transplants and post-operative management to improve health for successful liver transplant outcomes.
Mercy's patient navigator helps and encourages patients with pancreatic disease through their treatments.
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. Paul Thuluvath leads a team of gastroenterology specialists in Baltimore, Maryland, who help patients find the best treatment options for digestive diseases and liver conditions.