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.
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.
Women’s Imaging at Mercy is a dedicated breast imaging and diagnostic Center. Our radiologists offer mammograms, ultrasound, biopsies and MRI to diagnose and treat breast diseases.
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 GI conditions that tend to be difficult to properly diagnose and treat. GI motility expert Dr. Bryan Curtin uses biofeedback bowel retraining as a therapeutic option for patients experiencing life-limiting conditions such as chronic constipation, fecal incontinence and other anorectal pain disorders.
Biofeedback is used to treat chronic constipation and other anorectal conditions caused by pelvic floor dysfunction. This treatment strengthens and relaxes the muscles that control release of bowel movements by retraining them to improve bowel or bladder function and decrease some types of pelvic floor pain.
Biofeedback bowel retraining is a painless process that uses special sensors and a computer monitor to display information about muscle activity. This information or “feedback” is used to gain sensitivity, and with practice, exert improved control over pelvic floor muscle function.
An important part of biofeedback therapy is consistent practice of the pelvic floor muscle exercises at home. With biofeedback, an individual can learn to stop using the incorrect muscles, and start using the correct ones.
Biofeedback bowel retraining is generally considered a good first-line treatment option for dyssynergic defecation and may also be useful for other anorectal disorders. Our team at Mercy is specially trained in this modality.
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. Mary Harris is a regionally recognized gastroenterologist and Medical Co-Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.
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.