Dr. M. Saad Khan is a medical oncologist and hematologist at Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy in Baltimore, a division of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy.
Knee replacement surgery is offered at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The orthopedic team at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy offer innovative technology for knee replacement surgery.
Named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, Mercy Medical Center is home to Orthopedics and Joint Replacement offering innovative joint, hip and knee preservation, replacement and treatment options.
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.
Endoluminal stenting, a technique used to manage gastrointestinal (GI) blockages, is offered at The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy. The Institute is dedicated to providing patients with the best treatment options available for GI and liver diseases.
Endoluminal stenting is an endoscopic procedure that involves the placement of a thin tube (plastic or metal stent) to manage a blockage in the GI tract. Most commonly, endoluminal stents are placed in the bile duct, esophagus, colon and small bowel. Endoluminal stent placement may be used for non-cancerous or cancerous blockages. In addition to endoluminal stenting, endoscopic stent procedures can be used to relieve blockages in the gallbladder and pancreatic duct.
Endoluminal stenting is performed using an endoscope, which consists of a narrow tube with a light, camera and other instruments. For an endoluminal stent being placed in the esophagus, bile duct or pancreas, the endoscope is placed down the throat. For an endoluminal stent in the colon or bowel, the endoscope is placed through the anus. Fluoroscopy, which is a live imaging technology, may also be used to further guide endoscopic stent placement.
After the endoscope is inserted, a small guide wire is inserted through the blocked area and then the stent is placed. Sometimes, the blocked area is dilated before stent placement.
Endoluminal stenting is recommended for patients with blockages in the bile duct, esophagus, small intestine or colon. Before recommending a patient for an endoluminal stent placement, physicians consider the patient’s medical history as well as the location and severity of the blockage. A stent is placed only when surgical treatment is not feasible or not recommended for safety reasons.
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.
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