Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
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 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.
Therapeutic endoscopy is central to the services offered at The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy. Nationally recognized as one of the top rated therapeutic endoscopy specialists, Dr. Sergey Kantsevoy leads Mercy’s endoscopy program along with Dr. Amit Raina, also specially trained in advanced therapeutic endoscopy procedures.
The Institute offers a dedicated endoscopy suite for patients undergoing therapeutic endoscopy treatments to detect malignant (cancerous) and pre-malignant (pre-cancerous) lesions of the colon, esophagus, stomach, liver and bile ducts, pancreas, and intestines.
Mercy offers the following therapeutic endoscopy treatment options:
Additional therapeutic endoscopy treatments include the placement of ambulatory 48-hour wireless pH monitors for assessment of patients with GERD symptoms. Cancerous lesions can be removed using therapeutic endoscopy procedures known as ablation and debulking to bypass obstruction and alleviate symptoms.
Many of the therapeutic endoscopy procedures performed at the Institute are not available at many major teaching institutions, including:
A patient tells of her experience with health struggles and finally healing after having a stomach polyp removed using therapeutic endoscopy.
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. Mary Harris is a regionally recognized gastroenterologist and Medical Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.
A patient from Mercy shares her story of living with ulcerative colitis and finding relief in Remicade treatments.