Enzyme Replacement Gastroenterologist Consultation
Specialty physician consultation – 1-hour assessment and treatment recommendation.
Enzyme replacement therapy is a medical treatment replacing an enzyme in patients in whom that particular enzyme is deficient or absent.
Usually, this is done by giving the patient an intravenous (IV) infusion containing the enzyme.
Enzyme replacement therapy is currently available for some lysosomal diseases: Gaucher disease, Fabry disease, MPS I, MPS VI, and Glycogen storage disease type II.
Enzyme replacement therapy does not ‘treat’ the underlying disease, only the symptoms.
The hospital stay and at-home recovery are significantly less than an open approach to colon surgery.
The total cost of enzyme replacement gastroenterologist consultation includes a one-hour consultation with a specialist.
Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.