Ketamine Therapy Referrals
At Reichbach Center, a national center for the treatment of chronic pain and mental health disorders, we help our patient-guests experience relief and transform their lives through individualized, compassionate care.
At the very core of our advanced treatments for some of the world's most debilitating diseases is intravenous ketamine infusion therapy, which can accompany the care patients receive from their therapist or psychiatrist. Studies have shown that psychotherapy provided before, during, and after ketamine sessions can prolong and maximize its benefits.
Administered with the utmost care and tailored to the very specific needs of each patient-guest, our exceptional team, Dr. Steven Reichbach and Lolita Borges, RN, provide unique treatment plans for every one of our patient-guests based entirely on the individual.
With ketamine, there is no one-size-fits-all recommendation. Each dose as well as the duration and frequency of necessary visits must be unique to each of our patient-guests. This approach to ketamine treatments is what sets Reichbach Center and our team apart and defines who we are.
What is Ketamine Therapy?
Ketamine is a drug that has been used for over 50 years in general anesthesia to calm patients prior to surgery. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers it one of only two “essential drug” anesthetics that should be available in every country.
The exploration into the therapeutic properties of ketamine began when patients who were administered ketamine prior to surgery reported unexplained, extended periods of pain relief for issues unrelated to the surgery itself. Ongoing studies have since found it to be remarkably successful in patients when conventional modalities have not brought the desired effects—while also preventing addictions from developing. This is because ketamine works in a significantly different way when compared to traditional pain-relieving and antidepressant medications.
Academic medical centers across the United States—including Yale University, the University of California at San Diego, and the Mayo Clinic—are now increasingly opting to treat their patients with pain and mood disorders with ketamine intravenous infusions. Now this groundbreaking therapy is available in the Sarasota-Manatee area at Reichbach Center.
Ketamine for Specific Conditions
Ketamine has proven to successfully treat a wide range of complex and challenging conditions, from mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and mood disorders, to neuropathic and chronic pain. Additionally, ketamine can accompany the care that patients receive from their therapists and psychiatrists to help with the relief of mood disorders when other medications could not.
Ketamine infusion has been shown to provide sustained improvement in adults suffering from:
- Anxiety disorders
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Several types of depression
- Unipolar depression (major depression)
- Bipolar depression
- Postpartum depression
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Suicidal ideations
Ketamine is NOT recommended for patients with:
- Manic bipolar disorder
- Schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
How Does Ketamine Infusion Work?
Unlike some other types of anesthesia, ketamine typically doesn’t affect respiration, and it gives the patient a sense of general well-being or euphoria. It has also been commonly used with pediatric patients who have broken bones or dislocated shoulders.
Ketamine works on a variety of receptors, neurotransmitters, and pathways in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord/central nervous system) to induce both an antidepressant and analgesic effect. These chemical interactions produce the anesthetizing effects for pain and depression that patients experience.
A Place of Comfort. A Place of Hope.
At Reichbach Center, a national center for the treatment of chronic pain and mental health disorders, we help our patient-guests experience relief and transform their lives through individualized, compassionate care. Our team is devoted to working closely with you, providing experienced care and expertise in revolutionary treatment methods to help you feel better and live better. From ketamine for chronic pain or mental health to medical cannabis, psychotropics, and essential oils, we offer advanced options for physical and mental relief to help you face tomorrow with hope.
To refer a patient, contact us at (941) 213-4444 or use the button below.