Ketamine Infusions Services in Charleston County, SC
Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery has partnered with Ketamine Infusion Specialists of Charleston offering patients the most cutting edge medical procedures available! For patients who are suffering from Chronic Depression, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, or chronic pain, IV Ketamine Infusions may be the answer you have been looking for. To learn more about this procedure and how it can help you, schedule a consultation with our specialist, Mike Donovan, CRNA. We proudly treat the residents of Charleston County and the surrounding communities in the greater Charleston, Summerville, and Kiawah Island areas.
What is IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy?
For the past 2 decades, Ketamine has shown to provide profound benefits as an antidepressant and has been gaining widespread popularity as medical professionals and scientists discover its ability to rapidly treat symptoms of chronic depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and chronic pain. The procedure was made popular by TV shows such as Dr. Oz and The Doctors, highlighting how effective it has been in treating patients who have had unsuccessful results from other common treatment options such as medications. The procedure is performed in any of our convenient office locations. Patients who suffer from depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, or chronic pain may be able to finally experience relief with IV Ketamine Infusions at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery. Other symptoms that the infusions help treat include:
- Migraines (when Rx x 2 or more, Botox, or other treatments provided little relief)
- Addiction/Substance Abuse
- Suicidal Ideation
- Anger Management
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
What Are the Benefits of IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy?
Chronic depression and other debilitating conditions such as PTSD or chronic pain can be especially hard to treat, as the conditions can be unique to each person. There are a number of antidepressants available on the market although around one-third of the population find them ineffective. Many of them come with side effects that are as unpleasant as the conditions they are aimed at treating. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has labeled Ketamine one of the greatest breakthroughs in the treatment of chronic depression to come along in decades. Some of the benefits include:
- Quick, pleasant, and easy procedure
- Safe and effective when administered by a licensed professional
- Non-invasive with minimal recovery time
- Can help in the treatment of chronic depression, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, and chronic pain.
What is the Procedure for IV Ketamine Infusion?
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that has been used safely by anesthesia providers since the 1960’s. It is an NMDA receptor antagonist, which interferes with the Central Nervous System’s (CNS) ability to transmit certain messages to the brain. By doing so, it can reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and certain types of pain. At Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery, we want your experience to be as comfortable as possible. Your Ketamine Infusion Therapy begins with a small IV used to deliver a weight-based continuous infusion while you relax in a custom designed low stimulation environment. Our rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art Zero Gravity leather reclining chairs and wireless noise-cancelling headphones to compliment your procedure. You will remain awake and in control and are likely to have a pleasant and relaxing experience during the 40-minute infusion. The number of treatments and dosage required to treat your individual symptoms will be determined by you and our CRNA infusion specialist Mike Donovan during your initial consultation.
What is the Cost of IV Ketamine Infusion?
The cost of IV Ketamine infusion therapy is $495 per infusion and the number of infusions will depend on your unique needs and symptoms. Evidence-based research has shown that a series of 4-6 infusions over the course of 2-3 weeks usually results in optimal symptom relief. Even though studies show that patients experience short-term benefits from even 1 infusion, a series of infusions are needed for longer-term benefits. During your consultation, you will work closely with our team as they develop a unique treatment plan for you. Insurance companies do not cover the cost of Ketamine infusions since it is off-label. There are several discount options available including a 20% discount for scheduling a series of 6 infusions in advance. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards as forms of payment. Additionally, financing options are available to help ensure that our procedures remain affordable for all patients.
You don’t have to live with debilitating depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, or chronic pain any longer! Ketamine infusion Services at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery can help you regain your sense of hope and help you get back to a life worth living! Our infusion specialist, Mike Donovan, CRNA, is available to answer all your questions. We have several offices located in Summerville, Kiawah Island, the greater Charleston area, and we are available to come to you for private in-home infusions (rates vary).