Our Infusion Center offers a convenient option for patients requiring
infusion therapies or treatments.
IV Therapy at the Infusion Center
The Infusion Center at Albany Gastroenterology Consultants offers convenience for patients who require infusions of Remicade, Renflexis, Entyvio, and Stelara for the treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. In addition, we provide intravenous hydration and iron infusions for iron deficiency anemia.
Our highly-trained staff includes registered nurses who specialize in intravenous treatments. Infusion nurses work closely with all the physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in a team approach for your care. Your care team will provide ongoing assessment and evaluation as well as educational and instructional materials. We are committed to creating the best experience for our patients.
Patients receive IV therapies in a peaceful, pleasant environment and take advantage of several amenities including:
- Cable TV
- Free Wi-Fi
- Recliner chairs
- Complimentary beverages
We provide exceptional care, promote good health, prevent disease and advocate passionately for our patients.
Frequently Asked Questions about Infusion Therapy
Infusion therapy is the intravenous (IV) administration of medication. IV meds are generally prescribed by a physician when a patient’s condition or disease state cannot effectively be treated by conventional therapies or oral medications. Also, some medications are only able to be delivered intravenously to treat a disease. Learn more about infusion therapy at Albany Gastroenterology.
An injection or shot is a method of delivering medication by inserting fluid into the body through a needle and syringe. Common types of injections include intramuscular (IM) injections and subcutaneous (Sub Q) injections. An intramuscular injection is administered directly into a muscle and a subcutaneous injection is administered just beneath the skin.
Our experienced team of infusion nurses are qualified to answer your questions about infusion therapy. Your prescribing physician can also answer your questions.
For the registration process, please bring the following items to your appointment:
- Form of identification (driver’s license)
- Insurance cards
- List of the medications you take at home
- Copy of your advance directive (if you have one)
- Any medications you will need to take during the time you are at the Infusion Center (take your medications as prescribed by your physician)
- Any dietary items to accommodate special dietary needs
Treatment times vary according to what medication you will be receiving. Please ask your physician or our infusion nurse specialist for an approximate treatment time frame.
Please wear comfortable clothing with easy access to start your intravenous therapy. Also, it is sometimes cool in the infusion suite, so wear clothes that will keep you warm. We also have warm blankets available.
Yes. We provide free wireless internet access for our patients.
If you just need to reschedule your appointment, please call us at (518) 533-5000.