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TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)

TPN (total parenteral nutrition) is a complete form of nutrition given into the blood through a vein (intravenously) by a central line.

The patient may be on TPN if they have a digestive problem that prevents them from getting their nutrition by mouth or feeding tube. Conditions include short bowel syndrome, motility disorders, absorptive disorders, or other conditions that can cause intestinal failure.

Some patients on TPN get part of their nutrition by mouth or feeding tube; some take TPN only. We offer patients the full spectrum of services for intestinal failure.

We firmly believe that every person’s situation is unique and deserves the individualized attention of our full staff of specialists. We are proud of our success rate and positive outcomes which are among the best in the vicinity.

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