Ambulatory Infusion is the administration of chemotherapy, medications or fluids into the bloodstream through a needle or catheter.
Chemotherapy consists of medication administered orally or intravenously through an IV or through the blood. Known as a systemic therapy because the cancer-killing drug circulates through the body, chemotherapy may utilize a single drug or a combination of drugs.
Patients requiring chemotherapy as part of their prescribed treatment will have medication delivered intravenously by WellStar West Georgia Medical Center’s infusion therapists. The medications will be administered and monitored as the patient undergoes treatment.
In addition to chemotherapy, other procedures including infusion of fluids, injections, administration of blood products, bladder instillation, endocrine testing and bone marrow aspirations are provided in the Ambulatory Infusion area.
The department is located down the hall from West Georgia Oncology, on the first floor of WellStar West Georgia Medical Center.