Infusion Therapy Raleigh, NC
Inflammatory bowel disease can stop you in your tracks and interfere with quality of life. Not only can it be uncomfortable and painful, but it can also affect your health negatively, so treatment is a must. However, not all types of treatments are effective for all patients. There is a type of treatment now available at Cary Gastro called infusion therapy. Raleigh, NC patients can take advantage of this type of treatment, especially when other treatments or oral medication isn’t working. To find out if infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC may be right for you, find out more about it below.
What Is Infusion Therapy in Raleigh, NC?
Infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC isn’t exactly a new type of treatment—in fact, infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC has been around for quite some time, but just recently has it been available as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC has been on the rise in recent years because of the rise in the use of biologics, which are derived from living sources. Recently, biologics have been used to treat inflammatory diseases such as IBD, and this makes infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC a good option for many patients who haven’t responded to other types of therapies or treatments previously.
Instead of a medication taken by mouth or a treatment that involves a lifestyle change, such as diet, infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC involves an intravenous treatment that goes directly into the vein. Your GI specialist will offer infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC as an option when they believe that it will be a more effective treatment option than oral medication or other therapies. Infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC has seen much success with many patients who have not responded well to other treatments or who were better candidates for infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC.
What Does Infusion Therapy in Raleigh, NC Treat?
Infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC can treat a host of autoimmune diseases, but from a gastrointestinal standpoint, it can treat both inflammatory bowel diseases, namely ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease. Both of these conditions are chronic, inflammatory conditions of the digestive tract and both respond well to infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC. While both conditions are different (Crohn’s can affect the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus, and UC can only affect the colon), both respond well to the intravenous injections offered with infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC. Both of these diseases are considered autoimmune problems because there is a lot of research that indicates it is the patient’s immune system that is actually damaging the colon. Because biologics and infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC have worked so well in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC continues to be a top choice when it comes to the treatment of IBD.
How Does Infusion Therapy in Raleigh, NC Work?
Infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC works by excess tumor necrosis factor (TNF). This is a protein that causes excessive swelling and inflammation in the GI tract. The medication that’s given in infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC is an anti-TNF biologic. Over the course of a few hours, the patient receives infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC, and the medicine works in different ways for different people. For some patients, infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC will reduce fistulas that are already present. In other patients, infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC will maintain remission for those who may have moderate-to-severe IBD. Infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC is successful in addressing the symptoms of many patients with IBD, whether they are mild, moderate, or severe. Your doctor can best tell you if infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC is a good choice for you. There are several options available when it comes to medications for infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC.
What Infusion Therapy in Raleigh, NC Medications Are There?
As of February 2020, Cary Gastro currently offers three different types of medications for patients who want infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC: Remicade, Entyvio, and Stelara. These three medications are all anti-TNF agents, and all are successful treatments when it comes to infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC.
Cary Gastro was first established in 1986 and has been treating patients with many different types of digestive diseases and problems. We dedicate ourselves to providing our patients with the best of care at one of our several different locations. If you are suffering from either or both forms of IBD, ask one of the professionals at Cary Gastroenterology Associates today if infusion therapy in Raleigh, NC is right for you.
Cary Gastro has been providing high-quality digestive health care for more than 3 decades. We are the pioneers in private gastrointestinal (GI) practice in the region and offer premium healthcare 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our physicians, which include seven licensed gastroenterologists and hepatologists, are available to support you with various digestive conditions. They have a combined experience of more than 90 years in the medical field.
Dr. Michael R. Pike, M.D. established Cary Gastro back in 1986. He retired from practice back in 2014 after 28 years of unparalleled service in the region. Our clinic will forever be thankful for all of his contributions. We continue to follow his vision in offering excellent health care to the community.
Procedures We Offer
Our clinic conducts various procedures to support patients with various digestive conditions. Here are some of the tests performed by our clinics:
- Anorectal Manometry
- Esophageal Dilation
- Esophageal Manometry
- Esophageal pH/Impedance Testing
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- H. Pylori Breath Testing
- Hemorrhoid Banding Ligation
- Hydrogen Breath Testing
- Upper GI Endoscopy
- Video Capsule Endoscopy
- Weight Loss Options
Conditions We Treat
At Cary Gastro, we specialize in treating different digestive conditions. Here are some of the healthcare conditions handled by our clinics:
- Acid Reflux
- Anal Fissures
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Celiac Disease
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn’s Disease
- Diverticular Disease
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
- Fecal Incontinence
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER & GERD)
- Hiatal Hernia
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Lactose Intolerance
- Microscopic Colitis
- Peptic Ulcer Disease
- Smoking and the GI Tract
- Ulcerative Colitis
The Hemorrhoid Center
The Cary Gastro Hemorrhoid Center is here to provide you with fast and painless treatment for hemorrhoids. We understand that some people may have reservations in consulting about this condition that is why we strive to make you feel at ease during your visit. Our center also aims to keep you informed about your condition.
Our doctors, who are board-certified gastroenterologists, puts a premium on the doctor-patient relationship. They will examine you closely and provide you with the best treatment for your condition.
The Cary Gastro Women’s Center
The Cary Gastro Women's Center for GI Health serves the specific needs of women with gastrointestinal (GI) concerns. Women go through GI concerns related to stress, pregnancy, and hormonal changes.
Some women may not be comfortable disclosing delicate issues concerning their health. As a practice that highly values privacy, we provide women a venue where they can disclose concerns with female doctors without reservations. Communication is essential in addressing different GI health problems so feel free to describe what you’re feeling and let our physicians take care of the rest.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are experiencing any digestive disorders, Cary Gastro is here to help you. Contact us at (919) 816-4948 to schedule an appointment with our doctors. You may also set up a consultation online. You may also check out our homepage to learn more about our company and our services. We are looking forward to serving you.
We have six clinics ready to accommodate you. Visit us in any of these locations:
115 Kildaire Park Dr #201
Cary, NC 27518
208 Village Walk Drive,
Holly Springs, NC 27540
2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 250
Raleigh, NC 27607
1505 SW Cary Parkway, Suite 202
Cary, NC 27511
2417 Atrium Drive, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27607
8300 Health Park, Suite 210
Raleigh, NC 27615