What is Infusion Therapy?
Infusion therapy is the administration of medication or nutrition through a needle or a catheter. This treatment is used to reduce inflammation and treat chronic flare-ups associated with other autoimmune inflammatory conditions or very severe conditions that are not effectively treated through oral medications. Infusion therapy is also prescribed when a digestive disorder does not allow the body to absorb nutrients normally.
Why choose Gastro Health?
At Gastro Health, our in-office infusion centers are designed with every aspect of our patients' comfort, convenience, and safety in mind. In either a private or semi-private setting, patients are encouraged to sit back and relax in a comfortable reclining chair, listen to music, or watch a movie while medication is administered intravenously by an experienced registered nurse (RN).
Gastro Health Infusion Centers utilize biologic infusions that are clinically proven, and FDA approved.
Benefits & Risks
Infusion therapy helps to reduce inflammation and treat chronic flare-ups associated with other autoimmune inflammatory conditions such as Plaque Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, or Women’s Digestive Care concerns such as Iron Deficiency Anemia.
Please consult with your doctor to discuss potential side effects as they are specific to the type of medication.
What to Expect
Infusion treatment times may vary, from 30 minutes to 2 hours, based on the specific medication, treatment regime, and facility location determined by your Gastro Health physician.
Your treatment will be given through a needle (IV or intravenous infusion) in your arm. Your doctor may give you medicine before starting the infusion to prevent side effects. During the treatment, blood pressure and vital signs will be monitored.