Ketamine/Spravato

Ketamine Therapy Treatments

Our low dose intravenous Ketamine Treatment Therapy aids in the effective treatment of numerous disorders

Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Unipolar Depression
Postpartum Depression
Suicidal Ideation Treatment
PTSD Treatment
Pain Treatment
Migraines
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Anxiety

What is Ketamine Therapy?

Ketamine is a noncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist that has traditionally been used for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia. It has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia, although it is also being used for the management of psychiatric disorders and chronic pain management. Unlike opioids, it is not associated with any physically addictive properties. When Ketamine is administered in a very controlled manner, it triggers a sequence of events in the brain that regenerates damaged neurons.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ketamine?

Ketamine is a noncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist that has traditionally been used for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia. It has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia, although it is also being used for the management of psychiatric disorders and chronic pain management. Unlike opioids, it is not associated with any physically addictive properties. When Ketamine is administered in a very controlled manner, it triggers a sequence of events in the brain that regenerates damaged neurons.

How Many Treatment Sessions Will You Need?

Research has shown that a series of six infusions given every other day over a 2-3-week period can produce optimal outcomes. Ketamine infusion decreases the symptoms of depression in approximately 60-70 percent of all patients who receive it.Often after the fifth to sixth treatment, some patients feel an overall better sense of well-being, which can include change in mood, and improvement in daily functionality.

How long do the effects of Ketamine last?

The duration of effect is very individual and can last anywhere from 2-3 weeks to 3 months, and beyond. The booster maintenance phase is different for each patient. After the first induction dose of 6 treatments, we begin to assess for maintenance booster treatment intervals, which are varied.

What will I experience during my infusion treatment?

We check a set of baseline vital signs, such as your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygenation, and your weight. We start an intravenous (IV) line and begin the infusion, which takes about 45-60 minutes. During this time we keep the environment private, quiet, and relaxing. We do monitor you intermittently throughout the infusion. You may listen to your own choice of soothing music.

​Does insurance cover Ketamine?

Ketamine is not covered by insurance. We accept cash pay only.

What is Spravato?

The first and only NMDA receptor antagonist approved for 2 subtypes of MDD in adult patients.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

Induction dose of 4 sessions and maintenance dose from 5 to 9 sessions at least. Best result was achieved when patients continued treatment for a minimum of 12wks.

What is the procedure for Spravato?

When you arrive for your appointment, you spray each nostril, and will be monitored for 2 hours at the clinic. The cost of the drug and treatment including but not limited to monitoring will be submitted to your insurance company. The drug is to be administered 2 times per week for 4 weeks, then 1 time per week for another 4 weeks and then tapered to every other week, or weekly depending on your response.

What is the difference between Ketamine and Spravato?

Samta Soneja
Ketamine/Spravato Coordinator
Dr. Meghna Cacatte
Chief Development Officer and Brand Ambassador
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Dr.Carlos Cortes
Ketamine/Spravato Coordinator

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