The IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy Procedure

The IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy Procedure | Los AngelesFor decades, ketamine has been used by medical professionals as one of the most effective anesthestics. On the other hand, ketamine has also been popular as a “party drug” for a long time because of its ability to put users in a blissful mood.

But in recent years, ketamine has played a vital role as therapeutic solution for a variety of illnesses, including depression.

Many patients are still unaware that a Ketamine Infusion Therapy procedure can be simply performed in an in-office setting at a qualified ketamine clinic. The safety, convenience and efficacy of this therapy can prove to be beneficial for patients who have not found satisfactory results or have suffered unpleasant side effects with other conventional treatments.

Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, led by the astute and outstanding Dr. Steven Mandel, provides ketamine infusion treatments to patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, and surrounding locations. Dr. Mandel will explain the infusion procedure to the patient during the initial consultation.


Comfortable In-Office Procedure

Ketamine Infusion Therapy will be performed in an outpatient office setting. The patient will be comfortable seated in a reclining chair. The low dose ketamine infusion will be completed in about one hour. The patients usually stay for another 15 to 30 minutes before leaving, but they may stay as long as they want.

The treatment provider will encourage patients to have someone accompany them at least for the first visit. During the Infusion Therapy process, the patient may comfortably rest, take a nap, or listen to music. No pain or discomfort is reported by most patients during the procedure. However, the patient may experience some dissociation, which is not hallucination, but an altered reality.

Most patients find it non-threatening and pleasurable. In rare cases, if the patient finds the feeling of dissociation uncomfortable, the infusion procedure can be immediately stopped, or medications can be given to end the thoughts in a minute.


Post-Treatment Experience  

By the time the patient is ready to leave the office after Ketamine Therapy, their overall condition will be close to normal. Some patients will immediately go back to their normal routine or return to their workplace. Some others may prefer to go home and take a brief nap. The only restriction that will be imposed is that the patient must refrain for driving until the next day.

The improvement in the mood will not occur immediately. The earliest that a patient can expect to feel better is within a few hours after they have left the office. If the patient has any concerns following the Ketamine Infusion Therapy or they have any questions, they should feel free to get in touch with the treatment provider.


Number of Treatments

If the patient experiences a positive response within the first two infusions, they should go ahead and complete the full course of six infusion treatments spread over a few days. Dr. Mandel of Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles receives patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, and other cities and communities in this part of the state for ketamine infusion treatments to address depression and other illnesses.

For more information about treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling  310-270-0625 

Treating patients from LA, Beverly Hills, Orange County, San Diego, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Sacramento,CA,  Las Vegas, NV and many other cities from west to east coast.

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