The Latest Infusion Therapy in Loveland & Fort Collins, CO
Our State-of-the-Art Infusion Centers Accept Patient Referrals
Centers for Gastroenterology has outpatient infusion centers in our Loveland (every day) and Fort Collins (on Wednesdays) clinic locations in Colorado. Our infusion department offers the latest biologic therapy in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. We also provide intravenous iron for patients diagnosed with iron-deficient anemia. Our state-of-the-art infusion department is staffed with specialty-trained registered nurses. We also accept outside referrals for patients receiving one of the following medications: Remicade, Entyvio, Stelara, Cimzia, and Injectafer. If you need infusion therapy in the Fort Collins area, reach out to us today to schedule an appointment with our caring staff. Whether you need COVID infusion treatment or continuous infusion therapy for colorectal cancer, we’re here for you.
What Is Infusion Therapy? What Is an Infusion Center?
Many patients with severe or chronic conditions cannot take their medications orally due to having difficulty swallowing. Additionally, some medications may not be taken orally because stomach acids could break them down and render them ineffective. Infusion therapy is used to administer medications or fluids intravenously through a sterile catheter or needle inserted into a vein. An infusion center features specialized infusion equipment and trained staff to administer outpatient infusion treatments in a clean, comfortable environment. Many patients requiring infusion therapy visit the same infusion center regularly, with the added benefit of getting to know the same nurses and staff during each infusion appointment over time.
What Conditions & Diseases Are Treated Using Infusion Therapy?
Several chronic neurologic and rheumatologic conditions may be treated using infusion therapy, as well as infections that don’t respond well to oral antibiotics. At Centers for Gastroenterology, we treat many conditions continuously using infusion services, including the following:
- Crohn’s disease
- Gastrointestinal tract infections
- Ulcerative colitis
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Blood diseases
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chronic urticaria
- Common variable immune deficiency
What Are the Benefits of Infusion Therapy?
Infusion therapy used to be used exclusively in hospitals, but modern medical advancements have made it an outpatient procedure benefitting more individuals. Many utilize infusion therapy to ensure their bodies get enough vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to treat certain nutrient deficiencies, such as those caused by Crohn’s disease or colon cancer. Because infusion therapy allows medications, fluids, or nutrients to bypass the digestive system, it allows the body’s cells to receive these items immediately.
People rely on infusion therapy to boost their immune systems, increase their energy levels, cleanse their bodies of unwanted or harmful toxins, promote better overall health and blood circulation, promote relaxation while easing anxiety, or foster faster weight loss. For some, infusion therapy is also helpful in relieving symptoms commonly associated with a hangover, including dehydration and fatigue.
Resources for Additional Information About Infusion Treatment
Infusion therapy is an outpatient procedure usually completed in one to three hours. Treatment time will vary based on the condition or infection being treated and the specific type of medication being administered. The patient’s vital signs (blood pressure, weight, height, body temperature, etc.) will be recorded before beginning the treatment. Patients are advised to wear comfortable clothing and prepare for their appointment by drinking plenty of water. Check out the following resources for more information about infusion therapy and some of the medications that utilize this type of treatment:
Cimzia – Cimzia.com
Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America – CCFA.org
Contact Centers for Gastroenterology’s Infusion Centers Today
Founded in 2007, the Centers for Gastroenterology is committed to delivering the highest quality of healthcare for our patients. Our infusion clinic hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. Infusions typically take between two and three hours. You will be monitored carefully by a registered nurse throughout your infusion treatment. You can contact us any time via phone or email to schedule an appointment for infusion therapy at our Fort Collins or Loveland infusion center. You can expedite the patient check-in process on the day of your appointment by downloading our patient forms online. We also have helpful resources listed regarding billing and insurance information, referrals, and more.