Some of our more effective IBD treatments require IV infusion every several weeks. In addition to Brigham and Women’s Hospital main campus and the Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, we now offer the ability to have infusions at the Crohn’s and Colitis Center at the Brigham and Women’s Ambulatory Care Center at 850 Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill. 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.