Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion) in Washington
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What is infusion therapy?
The term "infusion" or “infusion therapy” includes the administration of medications directly into the blood vessel of an individual. This process is additionally referred to as intravenous or IV therapy. Infusion, intravenous, or injectable medication delivery methods are generally used if pill/oral medications are unavailable, inappropriate, or insufficient. Many of the newest medications are biologic (made or derived from living cells), which cannot be ingested orally, like a pill, as they will not remain effective after exposure to the gastrointestinal system. Biologic medications are commonly prescribed to address IBD (inflammatory bowel diseases), including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and other autoimmune disorders. For more information on receiving infusion therapy in Washington, request a consultation at a Washington Gastroenterology location near you.
Why choose a Washington Gastroenterology infusion center?
Washington Gastroenterology infusion centers facilitate comprehensive GI care in collaboration with your provider. Our locations feature specialized gastroenterology nurses who focus on GI disease management and IV infusion therapy and treatment, providing care alongside onsite specialists to provide you with the best possible care. Our centers all feature outpatient IV infusion therapy and offer flexible scheduling to meet your needs. Moreover, Washington Gastroenterology is committed to the greatest standard of patient experience, safety, and quality at all of our IV infusion centers.
What medications are available through infusion therapy?
The medications listed below can be administered to patients via intravenous infusion therapy:
- Iron products
- Infliximab biosimilars – INFLECTRA®, RENFLEXIS®, AVSOLA®
How can you prepare for infusion therapy?
Follow the tips below to prepare for your IV infusion therapy at our Washington center:
- Wear clothing with layers
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Consume plenty of water
- Some individuals may require premedication
- Bring a list of current medications
To learn more about what to expect during your appointment, please review infusion therapy with your Washington Gastroenterology provider.
Infusion therapy for GI issues
If you or a loved one have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or any other condition that requires you to receive medication intravenously, you can rely on the team at Washington Gastroenterology to provide you with the highest level of patient-focused care. Our gastroenterologists specialize in digestive health disorders and the treatments needed to address such concerns, like intravenous infusion therapy. Contact a Washington Gastroenterology location near you to learn more about our infusion therapy suites in Washington and the amenities provided.
Great staff as always! The staff and Dr. Manam make an unpleasant procedure painless and quick. I truly appreciate all of them!
I have been seeing Dr. Schwartz for many years. He is the BEST! I would not know what to do if I couldn't see him anymore. He is very caring, and considers your entire health. He communicates well. He has guided me through several surgeries and procedures with outstanding results. I can't recommend him highly enough!
Dr Mohan has been my Gastroenterologist for the past 15 years. He continues to help me manage a long term chronic condition.
Dr. Ojeaburu has been my doctor for about the last 10 years. He has always been very good to provide answers to questions, he has a very nice bedside manor and does a good job!
The staff was professional, friendly and courteous throught the entire process.