What are Ketamine Infusions?
Ketamine infusions have been extensively researched and backed by scientific studies. These treatments can offer you comfort and set you on a healthier path when administered by our licensed physicians. Contact Evolve Medical today to learn how these infusions can help with depression, PTSD, and chronic pain.
How does a Ketamine Infusion Work?
Ketamine is an FDA-approved anesthetic medication that has been used safely since the 1970s. When administered in small doses by a physician, this medication can successfully treat patients with certain mental health disorders. It activates essential communication pathways in the brain, helping you find relief much faster than typical daily medications like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
How Can These Infusions Benefit Me?
Ketamine infusions can help:
- Reduce symptoms of depression
- Soothe your system and relieve stress
- Ease symptoms of PTSD
- See faster results than traditional pain management therapy
What Can I Expect From Treatments?
On the day of your treatment, you will be able to have a light meal of toast or cereal four hours before your appointment time and clear liquids two hours before your appointment time. A set of vital signs will be obtained. You may be asked to complete a quick assessment. A small IV catheter will be placed.
Once ready, you will be led to one of our relaxing treatment rooms and the infusion will begin. Your vital signs will be monitored at regular intervals during the session. The infusion will last between 40-50 minutes. Soon after the infusion is complete, the dissociative effects will wear off. You will remain in our clinic for approximately 30 more minutes before you are released home with a friend or relative.
What are the Results?
You will not be able to drive for the rest of the day, and we recommend not making major life changes for 24 hours after your treatment. Most patients notice a difference after the first 1-3 infusions, especially with small functional improvements like sleeping better, having improved energy, and leaving the house.
Scientific studies and clinical experience around the US have shown a response rate of 70% for patients that complete the initial series of ketamine infusions, with 25% achieving remission in patients that have failed traditional medications. Scientific studies have also shown large decreases (>50%) in depression rating scales for patients with treatment-resistant depression.
Ketamine Infusions in Deer Park, NY
Living comfortably starts with getting the care you deserve. Here at Evolve Medical, our goal is to help heal your body and offer long-term relief from pain.
For scheduling and appointments, call (631) 529-2008 or fill out the request appointment form below.