Dr. Clayton Alexander is an orthopedic surgeon, focusing on upper extremity areas including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He has specialized Fellowship training in advanced hand surgeries.
Knee replacement surgery is offered at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The orthopedic team at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy offer innovative technology for knee replacement surgery.
The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy is a leading neurosurgical center offering state-of-the-art technologies and clinical expertise to provide advanced 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.
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It's a disease linked to drug use and tattoo needles, but Hepatitis C is also transmitted through infected blood and blood products.
Mercy Gastroenterologist Dr. Matilda Hagan discusses the causes and treatment of gut inflammation.
Colonoscopy is used at Mercy Medical Center by gastroenterologists to help find ulcers and tumors so they can be removed.
Mercy physicians recognized represent 23 separate specialties, ranging from breast cancer surgery to varicose veins.
Ulcerative colitis is one of two types of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn's disease is the other one.
When cancer runs in your family, it is hard to avoid. Certain foods, supplements and a balanced diet may help reduce your risks.
Smokers who quit have a 65 percent lower risk of a Crohn's disease flare-up and are less likely to need steroids or other medications.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 3 million Americans have hepatitis C and three out of four of them are baby boomers.
Hemorrhoids are very common and affect approximately 4-5% of the general population (over 15 million people in the USA), especially people over age 50.
Mercy Medical Center is home to The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, offering dedicated specialists and advanced treatment options.
Mercy Medical Center continues to take a leadership role in the battle against liver disease by providing patients with a FibroScan -- a new painless and non-invasive technique to assess liver stiffness which can indicate fibrosis, or scarring.
Doctors are trying to encourage baby boomers, people born between 1945 and 1965 to get a one time blood test to determine if they have the disease.
New research has found that children who suffered with Salmonella-induced gastroenteritis may be more likely to develop IBS in adulthood.
Colon cancer and rectal cancer, known as colorectal cancer, are cancers that can be successfully treated if detected early.
Crohn's disease is a serious, chronic inflammatory bowel disease for which there is no cure.
Dr. Sergey V. Kantsevoy of The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy conducted a study to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of closing full-thickness colonic perforations endoscopically.
Dr. Paul Thuluvath discusses a new class of drugs for treating Hepatitis C, including Interferon, Riboviron and Protease Inhibitors.
Dr. Anurag Maheshwari, The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy, shares advice for patients to help reduce cancer risks.
Mercy Medical Center's Dr. Patrick Hyatt discusses the importance Of colon cancer screenings with a Mercy patient.
Dr. Richard Desi, Board Certified Gastroenterologist with The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center, discusses links between Crohn's disease and smoking.
Mercy Gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Cox discusses the importance of preventive screening in the fight against colon cancer.
Dr. Patrick Hyatt advises people not to put off a colonoscopy because it's the best way to prevent the common and deadly form of cancer.
Many people don't think about taking care of their livers because liver disease is often associated with alcohol. But liver disease can hit anyone for different reasons.
Dr. Hwan Yoo recently addressed the question of what role Vitamin D may play in fatty liver disease.
Dr. Cox is retired. Please call 410-332-9356 for patient information.
While many people have had a meal that's left them with heartburn, it's important to know the difference between food that doesn't agree with you and a common ailment known as gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Experts say about one in 10 Americans have some form of liver disease like hepatitis, cirrhosis or cancer. Many of those patients would have to undergo a core needle biopsy procedure, which is invasive and can be painful. Now there's another option.
The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Diseases at Mercy features a Liver Transplant Clinic which prepares patients both prior to and following liver transplant surgery. Each holiday season, the Clinic recognizes the patient participants with a special reception and dinner.
Unless you're lucky enough to have an iron-clad stomach, chances are you've probably had your share of tummy aches over the years.
While a healthy diet is good for everyone, many boast that certain foods and supplements can help ward off cancer.
Those who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease often are able to use medicinal and traditional treatments to manage the disease, but when those don't work, doctors said surgery can be an option to correct it.
Most people are never routinely screened for Hepatitis B or C... partly because there's a belief that there's nothing you can do for them -- but one doctor believes everyone should be screened because there seems to be a cure.
Colorectal cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in the U.S., but doctors say it can be detected early and prevented through colonoscopy screenings.
The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease offers advanced treatment options for GI conditions and world-class care.
Millions of people suffer with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is a very common affliction. Medical experts say there is a new diet that could help. The diet is called a low FODMAP diet.
The unique, high-tech suite is located on the 2nd floor of Mercy’s Mary Catherine Bunting Center at 345 St. Paul Place.
According to Dr. Thuluvath, the book serves as a comprehensive guide to hepatitis C, which affects about 3 percent of the world’s population―upwards of four million people in the U.S.
Mercy’s Leigh Tracy, RD, LDN, CDE, a dietitian in The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy, offers her insights into healthy meal prepping.
The most common blood-borne viral infection in the United States, Hepatitis C (HCV), can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. It impacts more than 4 million people, the vast majority “baby boomers,” those born 1945-1965, who are encouraged to undergo a simple HCV blood test as significant breakthroughs have been made recently to successfully treat this disease.
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Dr. Mary Harris is a regionally recognized gastroenterologist and Medical Co-Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.