IV Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion) in New Orleans, LA

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The term “Infusion” or “infusion therapy” refers to the administration of medications directly into the vein of a person. This service is also called intravenous or IV therapy. Intravenous, infusion, or injectable methods of administering medication are generally used if oral/pill medications are unavailable, inappropriate, or insufficient. Many of the latest medications are biologic (made or derived from living cells) and cannot be consumed orally, like a pill, as they are no longer effective once exposed to the gastrointestinal tract. Biologic medications are often used to address inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis among other autoimmune disorders. If you or a loved one are seeking IV therapy in New Orleans, LA, request an appointment at a Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates location in your area.

Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates infusion centers enable comprehensive gastrointestinal care in conjunction with your provider. We employ specialized GI nurses with a focus on gastrointestinal disease management and infusion therapy and treatment, working in partnership with onsite physicians to provide you with optimal care. Our centers are all outpatient infusion therapy-focused and offer flexible appointments for your convenience. Furthermore, Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates assures the greatest standard of patient experience, quality, and safety at each of our IV infusion centers.

The medications mentioned below can be provided to patients via intravenous infusion therapy:

  • Infliximab biosimilars – INFLECTRA®, RENFLEXIS®, AVSOLA®
  • Iron products

To determine if infusion therapy would be beneficial to you, contact your digestive health specialist to request a consultation.

Follow the tips below to prepare for your infusion therapy at our New Orleans, LA center:

  • Wear clothing with layers
  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Bring a list of current medications
  • Some individuals may need to premedicate
  • Drink plenty of water

To understand what else you can expect throughout your appointment, please discuss infusion therapy with your Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates provider.

If you or a loved one have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or any other disorder that requires you to receive medication intravenously, then you can trust the experts at Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates to provide the highest level of patient-centered care. Our gastroenterology providers specialize in GI disorders and the treatments used to manage such conditions, including infusion therapy. To find out more information about our infusion therapy suites in New Orleans, LA and the amenities provided, contact a Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates location near you.

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