Infusion Experience

What Happens Next

After the Consultation

After your consultation with one of our board-certified MDs, you will be scheduled for 6 stabilization infusions over 2-3 weeks.

The dose is based on weight (usually 0.5-0.8 mg/kg/60 mins) and will be adjusted as needed based on response and/or side effects. Treatment will last for approximately 60 mins for mood disorders and 120-180 mins for neuropathic pain conditions.

After you arrive for your infusion, our nurse will accompany you to one of our comfortable, private treatment rooms each with a massaging recliner.

We encourage you to wear something comfortable and bring a jacket/blanket as well as headphones. One family member/friend is welcome to stay in the room with you (if you so choose) during your infusion.

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Let the Healing Begin

The Infusion Process

To start, our nurse will obtain an initial set of vital signs. The doctor or nurse will then locate a vein on your arm, wrist, or hand and insert a tiny needle to introduce a thin, flexible IV tube. This IV tube is connected to a saline bag with respective ketamine doses.

During the procedure, we’ll monitor your blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen saturation with non-invasive equipment.

Each of our treatment rooms has dimmable lighting so you can lower the lights while you’re undergoing treatment.

It’s unusual, but some patients experience a slight bit of nausea during treatment. If you do become nauseous, we can help control it by adding anti-nausea medication to the IV.

If you have a history of getting nauseous easily or being prone to motion sickness, please notify us in advance so we can pre-medicate you.

After about 60 minutes, we will remove your IV and you will be able to recover and relax in your room until discharge. When the infusion ends, you will begin to regain your full faculties within minutes. Some patients feel fatigued afterward but are back to baseline within 2 hours of their infusion.

What to Expect

Your Experience, Step-By-Step

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