Dr. Elinor Zhou is a gastroenterologist who provides care for general digestive disorders including colon
cancer screening and prevention, GERD, dyspepsia, altered bowel
habits and abdominal pain.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy offers a top rated team of surgeons, dedicated to advanced treatments of common and complex foot and ankle disorders.
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.
Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of a small sac-like organ called the gallbladder. This video shows how and why this procedure may be performed.
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is one of the most commonly performed minimally invasive procedures, and sometimes includes robotic surgery. Our expert surgeons use this outpatient surgery to relieve gallstone problems.
Gallbladder disease occurs when bile forms particles (gallstones) inside the gallbladder. Gallstones can be as tiny as grains of sand or as large as marbles. When gallstones block the flow of bile, the gallbladder becomes inflamed causing a gallbladder attack (acute cholecystitis). Attacks usually start soon after eating.
You may have some or all of these symptoms of gallbladder disease:
Your doctor may perform one or several of these tests to diagnose gallbladder disease:
The best option for gallbladder disease is often surgical removal of the gallbladder. One acute attack greatly increases the chance of more attacks and possible complications later on.
The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery offers minimally invasive surgery as a safe and effective treatment for gallbladder disease. There is typically minimal discomfort, quick recovery and no visible scarring. Most patients go home the day of surgery or the next morning.
Krista had robotic gallbladder surgery after learning she had gallbladder disease.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, perform minimally invasive surgical procedures that can help reduce hospital stays and minimize surgical scarring. Our doctors provide treatment options for colon resection, gallbladder conditions and gallstones, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn and hiatal hernia, hernia and adrenal tumors.
Dr. Nora Meenaghan utilizes minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat conditions including gallstones, hernia, colon cancer and GERD.