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Dr. Mary Harris is a regionally recognized gastroenterologist and Medical Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.
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.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy treat a variety of conditions including gallbladder disease, gallstones, hernia, colon cancer and GERD.
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.
Remicade, also known as infliximab, is a treatment option for inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Remicade infusion has shown to have substantial success for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Patients from Baltimore and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region turn to Mercy gastroenterologists for their expertise in understanding the benefits of Remicade infusion for inflammatory bowel disease treatment.
Mercy offers Remicade infusion at multiple locations throughout the Baltimore area.
Remicade, used to treat various autoimmune disorders, blocks a substance in the body called tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Remicade is a protein that recognizes, attaches to, and blocks the actions of the TNF to reduce inflammation in the body. Although Remicade will not cure inflammatory bowel disease, it may help patients feel better and relieve symptoms. The treatment goal is steroid sparing and mucosal healing.
Remicade is an IV-infused medication given over two hours by a nurse dedicated to caring for Remicade infusion patients.
Patients can schedule Remicade infusion treatment appointments at:
A patient from Mercy shares her story of living with ulcerative colitis and finding relief in Remicade 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. 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.