Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion) in Kansas City, MO
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What is infusion therapy?
The term "infusion" or “infusion therapy” describes the delivery of medications, supplements, and fluids directly into an individual's vein. This service is additionally known as intravenous or IV therapy. Infusion, intravenous, or injectable drug delivery methods are frequently used if oral/pill medications are unavailable, inappropriate, or insufficient.
Some of the newest medications are biologics (made or derived from living cells). These medications cannot be ingested via the mouth, as they will remain ineffective once exposed to the gastrointestinal tract. Biologic medications are frequently prescribed to treat inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, and other autoimmune conditions. For more information on receiving infusion therapy in Kansas City, MO, please request an appointment at a Digestive Health Specialists location near you.
Why choose a Digestive Health Specialists infusion center?
Digestive Health Specialists infusion centers provide comprehensive gastrointestinal (GI) health services in coordination with your doctor. Our locations employ specialized GI nurses who focus on digestive disease management and IV infusion therapy and treatment, working in partnership with onsite physicians to provide optimal care. Our centers also feature outpatient IV infusion therapy with flexible scheduling. We offer the highest level of patient experience, quality, and safety at all of our infusion center locations.
What medications are available through infusion therapy?
The medications listed below can be administered to patients via our intravenous infusion therapy services:
- Iron products
- Infliximab biosimilars – INFLECTRA®, RENFLEXIS®, AVSOLA®
How can I prepare for my infusion therapy?
To prepare for your intravenous infusion therapy at our Kansas City, MO center, we recommend that you:
- Wear comfortable clothes.
- Wear clothing with layers.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Bring a list of current medications.
*Some individuals may require premedication.
Your Digestive Health Specialists physician can provide detailed information on what to expect when receiving infusion therapy.
Infusion therapy for digestive issues
Should you or a loved one have ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or other conditions that require intravenous medication, you can trust Digestive Health Specialists to deliver quality, patient-focused care. Our gastroenterology physicians specialize in digestive health diseases and the treatments utilized to address such issues, including infusion therapy. To learn more about our infusion therapy suites in Kansas City, MO, and their amenities, please contact Digestive Health Specialists today.
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