Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates, PC, has a dedicated infusion center which provides intravenous medications used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our infusion center provides optimal coordination of care with onsite gastroenterologists and specialized nursing staff. Our nursing staff is committed to providing the highest level of care available. The infusion center strives to make infusion treatments as convenient and stress-free as possible and offers the following amenities to enhance your infusion experience:
- Individual patient bays
- Large, comfortable recliners
- Private, flat screen televisions
- Wi-Fi access
- Nutrition station
- Convenient parking
- Handicapped accessibility
- Onsite phlebotomy and lab services
- Immunization services
- Access to your IBD Case Manager
What to Expect During an Infusion Procedure:
Your physician determines the right dose of medication to be given and experienced nursing staff prepares the medications to be infused. A medication may also be given to lessen side effects that could occur during the infusion procedure. An IV (intravenous) is placed in the patient’s arm and the medical staff administers the medication.
The infusion process takes up to 3 hours to complete. During the infusion, the nurse will monitor for side effects. In the event that side effects occur, the infusion process will be adjusted or stopped.
What to Expect After Infusion:
After the infusion is complete, a nurse removes the patient’s IV and reviews discharge instructions with the patient. Before leaving the infusion center, patients may arrange for future infusion appointments and make follow-up appointments with their gastroenterologist.
Your case manager will contact you with your lab results and obtain clinical updates for your physician.