Ketamine Infusions for Chronic Neuropathic Pain, CRPS, Migraine Headaches, Fibromyalgia, PTSD and Depression
What is ketamine infusion?
Dr. Vilensky has extensive experience with Ketamine as a general anesthetic during his 20+ year practice as an Anesthesiologist. Ketamine has been used for general anesthesia in adults and children since the 1970s and has proven to be very safe with minimal side effects on the heart and respiratory system.
It has been also demonstrated that Ketamine in low doses is quite effective in treating Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, CRPS, Migraine Headaches, Depression and PTSD. Improvements may even occur after the first treatment, but the effects of a single Ketamine Infusion are not likely to last too long. Typically, at least 4 – 6 treatments given 2 – 3 times a week are required to achieve a lasting response.
Clinical evidence obtained by the world’s leading institutions such as Cleveland Clinic, Stanford University and Mt. Sinai Hospital among others, suggests that Ketamine Infusions may help in regeneration connections between nerve cells, promote growth in the brain’s prefrontal cortex and create new and repair damaged brain neurons.
When used for Chronic Pain therapy or psychiatric conditions, such as depression or PTSD, Ketamine is administered intravenously in very low doses, much lower than when it is used for general anesthesia. The Ketamine infusion time is about 40 – 60 minutes (or more in some cases). The patient stays awake during the treatment session.
Ketamine is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women, in individuals with certain cardiovascular conditions, liver problems and certain psychiatric disorders. We will have to review your pertinent medical history before scheduling your Ketamine Infusion treatment with us.
Ketamine Infusions are not covered by insurance and the cost is $450 per 1 hour infusion (for less than 4 sessions). If you get 4 or more sessions, it will cost $400 per Ketamine infusion.
It may be beneficial for some patients to have 2-hour infusions. The additional hour cost is $150.