Ketamine Infusion

Utilizing low-dose infusions of a well-known anesthetic, this therapy provides a safe and effective source of relief for many patients with chronic pain syndrome, chronic migraines, as well as those suffering from treatment-resistant depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Ketamine infusion therapy is performed at Alliance Surgery Center in Metairie.

At Integrated Pain & Neuroscience, our goal is to offer a full spectrum of integrated pain management solutions for our patients. We are excited to expand our services to include Ketamine Infusion Therapy.

Is Ketamine Infusion Therapy an option for you?

Ketamine infusions may be the answer if you suffer from:

  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic migraines
  • Treatment-resistant depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many infusion treatments will I need?

The number of infusion treatments you need and will receive varies based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and your body’s response to the treatment. Normal protocols vary from once per month to 6 treatments over a 2-week period. You may feel relief after only one treatment, but multiple treatments are generally recommended to achieve optimal results. Results typically last for 3-6 months. Based on your response to ketamine infusions, you and your provider will determine the best course for long-term treatment.

Will insurance cover ketamine infusion therapy?

Ketamine has long been considered an extremely safe drug and is most commonly used as an anesthetic for medical procedures. The FDA currently considers ketamine to be an off -label treatment for pain management and depression, therefore it is not covered by health insurance.

What should I expect during a ketamine infusion?

You will receive ketamine intravenously through an IV in your arm. The infusion will last from 1-2 hours and will be followed by a recovery period. Expect the procedure to take a total of 3-4 hours. You will feel no pain other than a small prick while starting the infusion line, and you may even experience a sense of mild dissociation or euphoria. You will not be allowed to drive yourself home following your infusion.

To help assure that you are provided a safe environment and the care of qualified health professionals over the course of your infusion, Ketamine infusion therapy is performed at Alliance Surgery Center in Metairie.