Ketamine Treatment

“Ketamine is an essential medicine” – World health organization

Dramatic Improvements in Mood and Quality of Life…Often Within Hours

  • Treatment Resistant Depression & Anxiety Disorders: You’re not alone! According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 16.2 million adults had at least one major depression episode last year. While this condition is a challenge for everyone who must cope with it, there are many who cannot find relief in traditional treatments. Closely related to depression, anxiety can be treated with low-dose ketamine infusions that allow patients to face life again.
  • PTSD: Post-traumatic stress doesn’t only afflict veterans. Ketamine can help you cope with major life traumas and thoughts of self-harm.
  • Bipolar Depression & OCD: Ketamine infusions can often relieve the symptoms of severe bipolar depression in patients who have already tried alternative treatments.
  • Neuropathic Pain: Effectively treats CRPS, RSD, fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and other forms of chronic pain in 4 out of 5 patients!

Prioritizing You. Get Faster Relief from Depression!

We understand depression and chronic pain. At TampaPainMD, our double board-certified physician is driven by a mission to provide hope and relief for those suffering from chronic mental health and pain syndromes, where conventional treatments have not been helpful. We strive to make your experience simple and easy. Get started with just a few simple steps and enjoy the warm, professional environment that our clinic offers. This breakthrough therapy is here to help you get back to living your best life.

Patients with the following conditions might be candidates for a Ketamine infusions:

  • Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis- Fatigue

Ketamine Therapy Pricing

Cost of Ketamine Infusion Treatments

Please note although we are providing general pricing information for the ketamine infusions, pricing varies based on your consultation with Dr. Kalava and your treatment plan.

Prices Overview:

  • Initial Consultation fee: $300 (In Person)
  • Telehealth Visit: $200
  • Treatment for Mood Disorders(Depression | Anxiety | PTSD)
  • 40 Minute Infusion: $600/infusion
  • Pain treatment (per infusion): Please schedule your consultation

In addition to expertly administering the Ketamine:

  • Our facility is the state-of-the-art, blending luxury with cutting-edge medicine to create a beautiful and immaculate space for you to heal.
  • Dr. Kalava or his assistants are in the room with you at all times to monitor your vital signs and ensure your comfort.
  • We provide any supplemental medications you may need during the treatment.

Patients typically require 6-8 treatments to experience a clinical response.

Is Ketamine Infusion Therapy covered by insurance?

Ketamine Infusion Therapy for pain or mood disorders is considered to be an “off-label” use and is not a service reimbursed by the insurance companies. As such, patients are expected to cover the costs of their treatments. We offer affordable rates, enabling patients to take advantage of this effective therapy. If you decide to apply for reimbursement, we will provide you the necessary documents to support your claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ketamine is an anesthetic medication. It is a schedule 3 dissociative anesthetic, which has shown promising antidepressant effects that are both rapid and robust. It has been safely used for years as the ideal anesthetic in hospital and medical settings. When used under medical supervision, studies have shown ketamine infusions to have significant effects in healing treatment-resistant depression. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines because of its safety and efficacy for anesthesia.

More recently, ketamine has been discovered as a safe and effective treatment for depression, and randomized controlled trials have shown rapid improvement in mood as well as reduction in suicidality compared to people who receive a placebo or another drug. Ketamine has the ability to go to work right away, unlike most antidepressants, which take weeks, sometimes months, to provide relief.

Ketamine infusion therapy is an IV procedure performed in-office by Dr. Kalava. Dr. Kalava & his associates will monitor your response and level of consciousness throughout the infusion.

Please contact our office to discuss Ketamine Infusion Therapy, and see if it is right for you.

The most important factors when choosing a ketamine provider are the doctor’s experience and commitment to providing safe, compassionate care. Dr. Kalava is the nation’s leading practitioner of ketamine infusion therapy and is a recognized expert in the field of anesthesiology.

[Scientific articles on Ketamine published by Dr. Kalava: Article 1 & Article 2 ]

Every patient is unique and deserves special care. Whether determining dose, infusion duration, the number of initial infusions, or the interval between return visits, we make individual assessments and structure ketamine treatments to match each patient’s response and unique needs.

Low dose ketamine is administered by Dr. Kalava, who is a Double Board Certified, Mayo Clinic fellowship trained Anesthesiologist. Ketamine, as we know, is an anesthetic and is best administered under the constant vigilance of a qualified anesthesiologist.

Depending on the medical condition being treated, IV ketamine can be administered over 1 minute, 40 minutes, one hour, or 4 hours. The actual type of treatment will be discussed with you during your initial consultation. The number of infusions and duration of ketamine therapy varies and is individualized. An average of 6-8 treatments are required for a good clinical response.

There are a handful of studies since 2014 that show promising results in managing symptoms from PTSD after ketamine infusion. (Study 1) (Study 2)(Study 3).

Mild psychotomimetic (confusion, hallucinations) effects, increase in heart rate, blood pressure, mild headache, and nausea are possible in some patients and are usually well tolerated.

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