Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care is the flagship Center of Excellence in the highly respected and widely acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy.
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.
An endoscopic mucosal resection is one of the treatment options offered by The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy in Baltimore. The Institute is proud to offer a dedicated endoscopy suite for the many advanced endoscopy treatment options available.
An endoscopic mucosal resection is an outpatient procedure used to remove cancerous cells and abnormal tissues from the digestive tract. The endoscopic mucosal resection procedure allows for a larger biopsy sample than traditional surgery.
An endoscope consists of a narrow tube with a light, camera, and other instruments. During an endoscopic mucosal resection, liquid is injected through the endoscope. This liquid lifts the cancerous cells or abnormal tissues. They then are cut and removed through the endoscope.
During an endoscopic mucosal resection of the esophagus, stomach, and upper intestine, the endoscope is placed down the throat. For an endoscopic mucosal resection of the colon, the endoscope is placed through the anus.
An endoscopic mucosal resection is an option for diagnosing Barrett’s esophagus. Large colon polyps as well as stomach cancer that is contained to the stomach can be removed using endoscopic mucosal resection.
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. Matilda Hagan provides diagnosis and treatment of Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis at The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.
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.