Infusion therapy centers in Virginia
At HCA Virginia, we offer high-quality, safe and compassionate care for patients receiving infusion therapy services. We know a comfortable and positive atmosphere contributes to your healing. That’s why we have designed our infusion therapy centers to be an environment where our patients can receive personalized infusion therapy as an advanced method of treatment for cancer and many other conditions.
For more information about our infusion therapy services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line.
What is infusion therapy?
Infusion therapy involves giving a patient medication through a needle or a catheter. This type of therapy may be necessary for numerous reasons, such as the patient is unable to eat, their condition is advanced or their stomach acids would destroy the medication if taken orally.
We are able to treat many conditions and diseases through infusion therapy, including:
- Certain forms of arthritis
- Congestive heart failure
- Crohn's disease
- Dehydration from nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Gastrointestinal tract diseases
- Immune deficiency disorders
- Many types of cancer
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Infusion services we offer
Our infusion therapies and treatments include:
- Biological response modifiers (biotherapy)
- Monoclonal antibody therapy
- Blood product administration
- Central venous line catheter care
- Cortisol stimulation testing
- Hydration therapy
- Infusions to treat or prevent osteoporosis and treat Paget's disease
- Infusions to treat rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease
- Injections to reduce asthma attacks
- Iron infusion
Biotherapy is a type of infusion therapy that treats disease using substances that are made up of living organisms. The substances can be produced in a laboratory or may be extracted from the body as they are naturally occurring. Biotherapy can stimulate or suppress the immune system, in addition to attacking specific cancer cells.
Immunotherapy is a type of biotherapy that is used to provide medication that stimulates or manipulates a person's own immune system to destroy cancer cells. It can be administered through the same methods as chemotherapy and biotherapy.
Many types of infusion therapies are used to keep cancer from spreading, slow the cancer's growth and relieve cancer symptoms. Combining them with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation therapy , helps eliminate remaining cancer cells.
Chemotherapy—sometimes referred to as medical oncology—uses powerful medications to treat cancer by destroying cells or stopping them from growing. These medications can be delivered in several ways, including through an IV, orally in liquid or pill form or injected directly into the body.