The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey now offers infusion therapy for patients!
This exciting new treatment at our Englewood office will allow patients to receive the same personalized care with additional medical services at one convenient office. Providing high quality care is our priority, and we are confident that the process will be seamless.
What is Infusion Therapy?
A patient with a serious or chronic condition may require medication that cannot be taken orally. In these instances, infusion therapy would be used as an alternative to oral treatment. Infusion therapy enables us to inject medicine through a needle or catheter, typically intravenously (IV).
Why is Infusion Therapy Done?
Infusion therapy is typically used with patients who require medications which are not available in other forms. In other instances, infusion therapy is used to ensure controlled dosing allowing for the drugs to reach the bloodstream at the appropriate time.
Which Gastrointestinal Issues is Infusion Therapy Used For?
Infusion therapy has become a convenient and effective way for people to receive the treatment they need without the hassle and expense of a hospital stay. People diagnosed with chronic abdominal health conditions use Infusion therapy to treat their gastrointestinal condition and lessen symptoms. This includes Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and others. In addition, people with digestive issues may require infusion therapy to achieve proper absorption of nutrients.
How Does the Process Work?
The process for infusion therapy is simple and comfortable with our attentive medical professionals. You will be instructed to sit down while a medical professional inserts a thin IV (intravenous) needle (usually in the arm). The contents of the IV bag will trickle into your bloodstream through this thin intravenous catheter. To make the process more comfortable, you are welcome to bring a book or tablet to keep yourself occupied during treatment.
Talk to Your Doctor About Infusion Therapy
Your doctor can determine if infusion therapy is the best route for treatment. There are a variety of conditions or symptoms that can benefit from infusion therapy. If it is recommended, our team will work with you to compose a schedule that works for you and ensures that you receive the comprehensive care you deserve to improve your symptoms.