Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion) in Illinois
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What is infusion therapy?
“Infusion” or “infusion therapy” refers to the delivery of medications directly into the blood vessel of a person. It is also known as intravenous or IV administration. Infusion, intravenous, or injectable methods of drug delivery are often used when oral medications are insufficient, inappropriate, or unavailable. A number of the latest medications are derived or made from living cells (biologic) and cannot be taken orally, like a pill, because they are no longer effective once exposed to the GI system. Biologic medications are often utilized to treat inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and other autoimmune conditions. To find a provider who offers IV therapy in Chicago, IL, Peoria, IL, or Normal, IL, request a consultation at a GI Alliance of Illinois location in your area.
Why choose a GI Alliance of Illinois infusion center?
GI Alliance of Illinois infusion centers allow for comprehensive digestive care in conjunction with your provider. We feature specialized GI nurses who maintain a focus on GI disease management and infusion therapy and treatment, providing care alongside onsite physicians to provide you with the best possible care. Our centers all offer outpatient IV infusion therapy-focused with flexible appointments for your convenience. In addition, our practice is dedicated to the greatest level of safety, patient experience, and quality at each of our Illinois intravenous infusion centers.
What medications are available through infusion therapy?
The medications listed below can be administered by intravenous infusion therapy at GI Alliance of Illinois infusion centers:
- Infliximab biosimilars – INFLECTRA®, RENFLEXIS®, AVSOLA®
- Iron products
To learn more about the infusion centers located in Illinois, or to find out if infusion therapy would be beneficial for you, contact your local GI Alliance of Illinois provider to request a consultation today.
How can I prepare for my infusion therapy?
Our team offers the following tips to help you prepare for your intravenous infusion therapy at our Illinois center:
- Dress in layers
- Bring a list of current medications
- Drink plenty of water
- Some individuals may need to premedicate
- Wear comfortable clothes
For additional details on what to expect during your visit, please inquire about IV infusion therapy with your GI Alliance of Illinois provider.
Infusion therapy for GI issues
Should 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 through an IV, then you can trust the team at GI Alliance of Illinois to deliver the best in patient-centric care. Our gastroenterologists specialize in GI diseases and the treatments available to manage these conditions, including IV infusion therapy. To find out additional details about our infusion therapy suites in Illinois, and the amenities provided, please contact a GI Alliance of Illinois location in your area.
Good experience. Pleasant caring professionals at every stage of the procedure.
The nurses and staff are warm and friendly and caring. the nurse anesthetist is AWESOME (I never felt even a tiny ouch!). Dr. Muscarella is respectful and thorough in caring for my husband and me. I highly recommend him and his office
Dr Blumenstein provided excellent service. He listened very closely to my symptoms and came up with a treatment plan.
I was recommended to Dr Calandra by a friend after having a hard time making an appointment where I had my last procedure. The appointment process was easy and I was able to schedule an appointment at a time that worked for me. Everyone I dealt with was friendly and professional. From the receptionist, nurses and anesthesiologist- I felt in good care. Dr Calandra came in before and introduced himself and talked about the plan and put me at ease. After he came back in to give me results and answer any questions I had. I was on my way home within 1 hour of my appointment time. I also received an email with details of my visit. The whole process was easy and I’d definitely recommend Dr Calandra and his practice.
As colonoscopies go, this experience was very good, the staff was courteous and efficient, more importantly they were fast.