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Dr. Marc Hungerford, Chief of Orthopedics at Mercy, specializes in adult joint replacement, including hip and knee replacement. He is an expert in performing MAKOplasty® knee resurfacing and anterior hip replacement.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy is led by Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang, and Dr. Brendan Collins -recognized specialists in breast reconstruction and restoration.
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 Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy offers innovative treatment options for digestive diseases, including esophageal disorders that can cause heartburn and GERD. The Institute’s doctors are skilled at performing laparoscopic Heller myotomy to treat achalasia.
A laparoscopic Heller myotomy is a minimally invasive procedure during which the muscles of the valve between the esophagus and stomach are cut. Following a laparoscopic Heller myotomy, food can pass more easily through the digestive tract.
During a laparoscopic Heller myotomy, five small incisions are made in the abdominal area. Through one incision, the abdomen is filled with carbon dioxide to provide a good view of the organs. The laparoscope, which is the camera and light, is inserted through the same incision and transmits images to a monitor. The instruments used to cut the muscle during a laparoscopic Heller myotomy are inserted through the other four incisions.
A laparoscopic Heller myotomy is a treatment option for achalasia, a disorder of the esophagus.
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. Richard Desi of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, focuses on hepatology, a sub-specialty of gastroenterology that addresses the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and biliary tract.
Learn about ulcerative colitis - diagnosis and treatment - from the perspective of a Mercy patient.