Infusion therapy is the preferred form of treatment when you require medications for a serious or chronic condition that cannot be given orally. With infusion therapy, we inject the medication directly into your veins.
At Kids GI Kare, we treat a variety of conditions with infusion therapy, including gastrointestinal disorders, neurological disorders, rheumatologic disorders, anemia, and some types of immune deficiencies. We use infusions to provide antibiotics, anti-coagulation therapy, anti-emetics, hydration, and nutrients such as iron.
Our Infusion Center team includes highly trained physicians, nurses, and on-site pharmacists. We collaborate with experts throughout the Mount Sinai Health System in clinical immunology, gastroenterology, neurology, endocrinology, rheumatology, dermatology, geriatrics, and other specialties to ensure we meet your individual needs. We offer access to advanced treatment options as they are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Our pharmacists are an integral part of the Infusion Center team. They compound each customized infusion, tell you what to expect from your infusions, and coordinate care with our nurses and nurse practitioners.
Kids GI Kare provides the convenience of a Katy and Cypress Location and a comfortable and safe environment. A licensed clinician will provide direct and personal care for you. An advanced practice nurse will also be available throughout your time in the infusion suite. If you have any questions, a member of our clinical care team will be happy to answer them and make sure you are comfortable. The day after you receive your first infusion, one of our nurses will call you to see how you are doing.
We Provide, comprehensive gastroenterological care for infants, children, and adolescents. Our board-certified physicians provide expert care for acute and chronic conditions, including but not limited to:
Your mom, dad, grandparent, friend, significant other, etc. who is with you can come back with you while you are getting your IV started, but once you are hooked up to your medicine, they must go back to their waiting room – this is to protect other infusion patients’ privacy.
Once we have called you back, we will take your blood pressure, pulse, and temperature. We will then start your IV and draw blood from the IV, if ordered by your doctor. If your doctor ordered pre-medications, we will give those to you in the form (oral, IV, or both) your doctor ordered.
We will take your blood pressure and pulse every 30 minutes while you are getting an infusion.
Once your medicine and saline are finished, we will take your blood pressure, pulse, and temperature one more time before we remove your IV. We will give you discharge papers that explain some symptoms to look out for after your infusion and a school or work note, if needed.
Our infusion center in the main office is a large room with 12 infusion chairs so that we can closely monitor all of our patients at once. Nurses are available within a few feet of each exam room to monitor patients and be available to them. The infusion rooms in our satellite locations usually consist of 2-4 infusion chairs.
Water, juices, snacks, and blankets are available for infusion patients while you are here, but feel free to bring anything of your own. We have a large screen TV and a movie list, which patients typically take turns choosing movies to watch. Our Wi-Fi network is “Infusion Public” and it is set up specifically for patient use.