Some of our more effective IBD treatments require IV infusion every several weeks. These infusions can often be coordinated with an office visit so patients can be seen by their IBD provider while getting infused. We currently are capable of performing infusions for Remicade, Tysabri, iron, fluids for rehydration and newer IV treatments, which are in clinical trial and will be coming soon.
For patients who have developed an allergic reaction to Infliximab (Remicade), we now offer Remicade desensitization in conjunction with the Allergy and Immunology department. This is a technique which helps patients gradually adjust to Remicade and overcome their allergic reaction in order to preserve the use of this drug.
Saturday infusions are available at the Infusion Center on the BWH Main Campus, 75 Francis Street, Boston.