Infusion therapy can help treat inflammatory gastrointestinal illnesses, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, that often do not respond to oral antibiotics or lifestyle changes. Medication or nutrients are dispensed through a needle or catheter directly into the vein. Most infusions take 1-3 hours and are administered every few weeks (your gastroenterologist will provide specific instructions for your infusion schedule).
Florida Digestive Health Specialists has 6 convenient locations on the West Coast of Florida for our patients who will benefit from infusion and injection therapy. You can visit any of these locations, regardless of where your FDHS gastroenterologist practices. Offering infusion therapy within our network ensure continuity of care and communication between our infusion nurses and your physician.
If you’re suffering from moderate to severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), your gastroenterologist may speak with you about biologic injections. Biologics are drugs formed from proteins that are designed to inhibit triggers in the immune system that fuel inflammation. They are a mainstay of treatment for many patients struggling with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, and can be used in conjunction with immunosuppressants and other IBD treatments. Since biologics are proteins, they can’t be ingested orally as the digestive system will break them down and render them ineffective.
We offer the following medications in our infusion rooms:
Schedule an appointment by contacting the location that is most convenient for you (after you receive an order from your FDHS physician).