The Wellness Home at Northstar Healthcare Infusion Center offers both conventional and alternative therapies--everything from post-transplant therapy and IV antibiotics to immunoglobulin therapy and vitamin cocktails.
Post-Surgical IV Antibiotics
Individuals that have recently undergone Colorectal surgery face a lengthy healing process. The staff at our Infusion Center work closely with our team of providers to consult with your surgeons to provide individualized post-surgical care to enhance recovery time and avoid infection.
For treatment-resistant depression, the lengthy process of trying different medications can add frustration on top of an already overwhelming condition. Ketamine has been shown to have anti-depressive properties and has been incorporated into the treatment of psychiatric disorders, such as major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as post-operative and chronic pain management. While intravenous (IV) ketamine therapy is not a first-line therapy for psychiatric disorders or chronic pain management, it may be considered by a client’s interdisciplinary team after failure of standard treatment. The drug can potentially create beneficial changes in the brain for better mood regulation. For someone who is feeling suicidal or experiencing other serious, debilitating symptoms of depression, this can be what gets them past those issues enough to be treated.
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the digestive tract. Symptoms can consist of abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Ulcerative colitis is also an inflammatory bowel disease-causing long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract. We offer infusion therapy for sufferers of these conditions using Infilximab (Remicade).
Immunoglobulin is part of the blood plasma that contains antibodies. People who suffer from immunodeficiency diseases often benefit from immunoglobulin replacement therapy, or IVIg. We offer this infusion, using Gamonex-C.
Hydration & Electrolytes and Nutrition Therapies
In addition to the infusions above, colorectal patients can also benefit from a wide range of wellness therapies, including saline solution.