Dr. Ayesha Cheema is a Primary Care Doctor with Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia. She offers experienced and thoughtful primary care for adults of Howard County.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy provides leading edge pain treatment options to patients throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
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.
Dr. Vipul Nanavati of The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of upper extremity conditions, including tennis elbow. Patients in Baltimore seek Dr. Nanavati for his expertise in providing treatment options to relieve the pain associated with tennis elbow.
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) causes pain at the outside of the elbow due to inflammation of the tendons attached at the elbow that extend or bend back the wrist and fingers. Tennis elbow is caused by repetitive motion of the wrist and arm. Overuse and muscle strain associated with repetitive motion causes the tendons to tear where the forearm connects to the elbow. Tennis elbow is different than golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) in which pain occurs at the inside of the elbow.
Symptoms of tennis elbow include pain in the outside of the elbow that can be felt through the forearm and wrist. The pain can make it difficult to grasp or shake hands.
Tennis elbow is diagnosed by taking a medical history and conducting a physical exam. X-rays and MRIs may be used to view the elbow’s bone and tissue to rule out other hand, wrist and elbow conditions.
Treatment options for tennis elbow include:
Surgery rarely is required to relieve tennis elbow symptoms.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by orthopedic surgeons specializing in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions, including but not limited to bursitis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Mercy Medical Center has been named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, placing it among the top shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand hospitals.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Vipul Nanavati, Director of The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center, is an orthopedic surgeon specialized in the repair and reconstruction of injuries to the upper extremities.
An OR nurse gets treatment at Mercy for her torn rotator cuff and now is back to swinging her grandchildren in the air without any pain.