Medications delivered by intravenous administration are one way of treating a number of disorders and are referred to as Infusion Therapy. These are often delivered through infusion centers who have the responsibility to appropriately mix and administer the medications, while nursing staff continually monitor patients throughout the infusion. Infusion therapy can treat a wide variety of disorders. Within gastroenterology and hepatology, infusions are often used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. This class of medications is broadly called “biological therapy”. Biological therapy is another way of saying that these medications are designed to augment or otherwise target the body’s internal immune system.
Biologic infused medications to treat Crohn’s disease include infliximab (Remicade) and adalimumab (Entyvio), in addition to others. Typically, these infusion therapy treatments occur every 6 to 10 weeks, and each treatment is one to four hours. We have a fully staffed infusion center in a comfortable and relaxing environment, with state of the art patient monitoring equipment.