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Infusion Therapy

Exceptional infusion care

Infusion therapy can help treat inflammatory gastrointestinal illnesses, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, that often do not respond to oral antibiotics or lifestyle changes. Medication or nutrients are dispensed directly into the vein through a needle or catheter. Infusion treatments are usually administered every few weeks and take 1-3 hours. Your gastroenterologist will provide specific instructions for your infusion schedule.

Florida Digestive Health Specialists has convenient locations throughout Florida for our patients who will benefit from infusion and injection therapy. You can visit any of these locations, regardless of where your FDHS gastroenterologist practices. Offering infusion therapy within our network ensures continuity of care and communication between our infusion nurses and your provider.

Biologics

If you are experiencing moderate to severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), your gastroenterologist may discuss with you the possibility of using biologic injections. Biologics are drugs created from proteins designed to target triggers in the immune system that cause inflammation. They are a primary form of treatment for many patients suffering from ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease and can be used in combination with immunosuppressants and other IBD treatments. As biologics are proteins, they cannot be taken orally as the digestive system will break them down, rendering them ineffective.

Medications

We offer the following infusion medications and treatments: 

  • CIMZIA®
  • ENTYVIO®
  • MONOFERRIC®
  • REMICADE®
  • RENFLEXIS®
  • SKYRIZI®
  • STELARA®
  • Vitamin B12