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A groundbreaking treatment technique in the field of mental health and chronic pain disorder, initially developed and approved by the FDA for its anesthetic effects. More recently ketamine has gathered immense credibility for its rapid and enduring relief from depression, anxiety, PTSD, and several other disorders.

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Ketamine Therapy Overview

Ketamine therapy offers a unique approach to mental health treatment, often providing rapid relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD that may be resistant to traditional medications. Decades of research support ketamine's potential as a breakthrough therapy – unlike standard antidepressants, it works by blocking NMDA receptors in the brain, promoting new neural connections and improving mood regulation.

Who Can Benefit from Ketamine Therapy:  Ketamine therapy has emerged as a promising treatment for individuals grappling with treatment-resistant mental health issues. People suffering from severe depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and OCD may experience significant improvements with ketamine therapy. It can also be beneficial for those with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia. This therapy can provide rapid relief for those who haven't found success with traditional treatments, making it a crucial option for immediate intervention.

The Benefits of Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Rapid Relief:
Unlike traditional treatments for mood disorders and chronic pain, ketamine infusions can often provide rapid relief from symptoms – often within hours or days rather than several weeks or months.

Efficacy in Treatment-Resistant Cases:
Ketamine has proved significantly effective in individuals for whom other treatments have failed - making it a potential lifeline for those with treatment-resistant depression or chronic pain.

Low Side Effects:
When administered in a controlled, clinical environment by trained professionals, ketamine's side effects such as increased blood pressure or nausea are typically minimal and far less severe than those of other treatments.

Research suggests that ketamine may promote the regeneration and healing of brain cells and connections, which could further aid in relief from mood disorders or chronic pain.

Treatment Process: Undergoing Ketamine therapy is a tailored and patient-centric process. It begins with a consultation to assess your specific concerns and treatment goals. Each session lasts for two hours, followed by a 30-minute recovery period, under the one-on-one supervision of a medical professional. Ketamine is administered in a controlled environment, designed to ensure safety and comfort, offering rapid relief that can be felt within just a few hours of treatment. Typically it is recommended to undergo 4-6 treatments over a 2-3 week period. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and guidance throughout your ketamine therapy journey, ensuring optimal results and satisfaction.

Experience the Difference with Ketamine Therapy:  Ready to begin your path to recovery and renewal with ketamine therapy? Book a consultation with our team now to explore how ketamine therapy can cater to your specific requirements and aspirations. Experience the revolutionary impact of ketamine therapy and regain your zest for life.

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When you select Atlas Ketamine for your ketamine therapy, you're opting for unparalleled excellence, expertise, and extraordinary care. Book a free consultation with us today to discover how ketamine therapy can enhance your well-being and let you experience the difference for yourself. Regain your zest for life and step into a brighter, healthier future with Atlas Ketamine.

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Our Specialist

Meet The Doctor Ormond

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Dr. Sean Ormond is dual board-certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management. He completed his anesthesia residency at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio where he served as Chief Resident, followed by an interventional pain management fellowship at Rush University in Chicago, IL. Following fellowship, Dr. Ormond moved to Phoenix and has been practicing in the Valley for a few years before deciding to start his own practice.
Integrity: We adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards.
Compassion: We do our best to share our understanding and are sensitive towards our patients and their families.
Respect: We treat our patients as we would want our own family to be treated.

Safety and Risks of Ketamine Infusion

Ketamine Infusion Therapy is considered safe when administered under the supervision of experienced medical professionals in a clinical setting. The treatment involves monitoring vital signs and adjusting dosages tailored to the individual's needs, minimizing risks.

However, like any medical procedure, it does carry some potential side effects, including nausea, dizziness, elevated blood pressure, and temporary dissociative experiences during the infusion. Serious adverse effects are rare, and the clinical team is equipped to manage any complications. Before treatment, patients are screened to ensure suitability for ketamine therapy, further enhancing its safety profile.

The array of conditions for which Ketamine Treatment can help:

Treatment-resistant depression
Severe anxiety disorders
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Neuropathic Pain
Bipolar Depression

Combining Ketamine and SGB

Traditional mental health treatments don't always provide lasting relief for conditions like PTSD, anxiety, and depression. We're now seeing exciting results from an innovative approach combining ketamine therapy and Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB).

Ketamine promotes rapid mood and thought pattern shifts, while SGB calms the body's stress response. This dual approach may offer significant relief where other treatments have failed. If you're ready to explore this potential breakthrough, contact us for a FREE Consultation.

Ketamine Therapy Process- What to Expect

1. Consultation:

Your journey starts with a detailed consultation to discuss your medical history, mental health challenges, and what you hope to achieve with ketamine therapy. This step ensures that ketamine therapy is appropriate for you and allows us to tailor the treatment to your specific circumstances.

2. Treatment Planning:

Based on your consultation, we'll develop a customized treatment plan that outlines the number of sessions recommended, typically 4-6 treatments over a 2-3 week period, and any complementary therapies that may enhance your results.

3. Ketamine Treatment session:

To start the treatment, a doctor will identify a suitable vein in your arm and gently inserts a small IV needle. This needle is then connected to an IV bag, prepared in advance to suit the specifics of your treatment. This approach is carefully chosen to reduce any discomfort and to guarantee accurate administration of the therapy.

4. Infusion Experience:

You'll relax in a comfortable position for the duration of the infusion, which is carefully administered via an IV pump. The medical team monitors your vital signs, including blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen levels, adjusting the dose as needed for your safety and comfort.

5. Monitoring and Support:

Throughout the session, you'll remain conscious but may experience a euphoric sensation and a state of relaxation. Some patients report a beneficial dissociation effect, which is closely supervised by our staff to ensure a positive experience.
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6. Post-Treatment care:

After the infusion, we recommend taking up to 30 minutes for recovery. While experiencing nausea or other side effects is uncommon, our team is equipped to assist with any discomfort should it arise. Our healthcare provider may provide instructions for post-treatment care taking over-the-counter pain relievers, and avoiding strenuous activities for some time.

7. Aftert the Ketamine Infusion:

One of the key advantages of ketamine infusion therapy is the rapid onset of effects, offering immediate relief compared to the delayed action of traditional SSRI drugs. This quick response can be particularly empowering for patients seeking prompt improvements in their condition.
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8.Follow-Up and Evaluation:

A series of 4-6 treatments within a 2-3 week period is recommended for maximum benefit, depending on how you respond to the therapy. Our healthcare provider will continuously monitor your progress and assess the effectiveness of the treatment. We will collaborate with you closely to ensure that you receive the full benefits of ketamine therapy, tailored to meet your specific needs and goals, thereby achieving the best possible outcomes.

Additional Considerations Following Your Ketamine Treatment

Following your Ketamine therapy, it's essential to take certain steps for effective aftercare:

  • Ensure you have arranged transportation home, as Ketamine can impair your ability to safely drive or operate machinery. 
  • Begin rehydrating right after your treatment by drinking water, and steer clear of alcohol for the next 24 to 48 hours.
  • Continue with your regular medications immediately after your session. However, if you have prescription pain medications, consult with both your doctor and Ketamine provider to determine the appropriate time to resume these.
  • Start with a gentle diet post-treatment, opting for easy-to-digest foods like applesauce and yogurt, before gradually reintroducing your usual diet. If you experience nausea, lying down and closing your eyes can help alleviate discomfort.
  • To maintain the benefits of Ketamine Therapy, you are encouraged to engage in healthy lifestyle habits, seek ongoing psychological support, and follow any prescribed medication regimens.
Our Specialist

Meet The Doctor

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About Dr. Ormond

Dr. Sean Ormond is dual board-certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management. He completed his anesthesia residency at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio where he served as Chief Resident, followed by an interventional pain management fellowship at Rush University in Chicago, IL. Following fellowship, Dr. Ormond moved to Phoenix and has been practicing in the Valley for a few years before deciding to start his own practice.
Integrity: We adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards.
Compassion: We do our best to share our understanding and are sensitive towards our patients and their families.
Respect: We treat our patients as we would want our own family to be treated.

Why Choose Us

At Atlas Ketamine, we pride ourselves on being leaders in Ketamine Treatments, offering unparalleled expertise and personalized care to our patients.

Expertise and Experience:

Our team is made up of skilled professionals with expertise in ketamine therapy. They bring years of experience and a comprehensive knowledge of ketamine treatment's nuances, guaranteeing top-notch care and the best possible outcomes for you.

Cutting-Edge Technology:

We employ cutting-edge technology and sophisticated methods for ketamine therapy. Our up-to-date facilities are outfitted with the newest tools, enabling us to provide accurate and impactful treatments customized for your specific requirements.

Personalized Treatment Plans:

At Atlas Ketamine, we recognize the uniqueness of each patient. This is why we adopt a tailored approach to ketamine therapy, thoroughly assessing your specific needs and objectives to develop a treatment plan that's just right for you.

Comprehensive Care:

From the moment you begin your consultation to the follow-up care after treatment, we offer complete support and care at every stage. Our devoted team is focused on guaranteeing your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout your journey with ketamine therapy.

Proven Results:

Boasting a history of successful outcomes and numerous happy patients, Atlas Ketamine is a reputable leader in ketamine therapy. We've assisted many people in making significant progress with a range of conditions, from treatment-resistant depression to chronic pain and anxiety disorders.

Patient-Centered Approach:

Your health and comfort come first for us. We make sure to listen carefully to what you're worried about, answer all your questions, and help you feel at ease about trying ketamine therapy. Our caring team is here to support you every step of the way as you work towards your health and wellness goals.

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Schedule a free consultation with our Doctor to learn how Ketamine therapy can meet your unique needs and goals, and to get answers to any of your questions. Reach out to us now to schedule your visit and start your path to recovery and renewal.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ketamine Therapy?

Ketamine therapy is a medical treatment that uses ketamine, a powerful anesthetic, to treat various mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD, as well as chronic pain conditions.

How does Ketamine Therapy work?

Ketamine works by targeting NMDA receptors in the brain, which helps to increase the amount of a neurotransmitter called glutamate. This triggers changes in the brain circuits that control mood and pain, leading to symptom relief.

Is Ketamine Treatment Safe for Managing Depression and Pain?

When administered by a qualified healthcare professional in a controlled setting, ketamine therapy is considered safe. Patients are closely monitored throughout the treatment process to ensure their well-being.

Who Qualifies for Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

Ketamine therapy is typically recommended for individuals who have not responded to conventional treatments for depression, anxiety, PTSD, or chronic pain. A thorough evaluation by a healthcare provider is necessary to determine eligibility.

What to Expect During a Ketamine Infusion Session?

During a session, ketamine is administered intravenously. Patients may experience relaxation and a dissociative state, where they feel detached from their body and surroundings, under close medical supervision.

Optimal Number of Ketamine Treatments

The recommended course of treatment often includes 4-6 sessions over a 2-3 week period, though this can vary based on individual response. This regimen is designed to provide lasting relief from symptoms and is adjusted based on patient progress.

Are there any side effects to Ketamine Infusion?

Some common side effects include nausea, dizziness, dissociation, and an increase in blood pressure during the infusion. These are generally temporary and closely monitored by healthcare professionals.

How quickly does Ketamine Therapy work?

Many patients report feeling relief from symptoms within hours to days after the first treatment, which is significantly faster than traditional antidepressants.

How Does Ketamine Therapy Compare to Traditional Mental Health Treatments?

Ketamine Therapy stands out for its rapid onset of action and ability to treat conditions that have been resistant to traditional therapies. While traditional treatments can be effective, ketamine offers a valuable alternative for those not benefiting from them, with fewer side effects for many patients.

Is There Scientific Research Supporting the Efficacy of Ketamine Therapy?

Yes, there is a growing body of scientific research and clinical studies that support the efficacy of Ketamine Therapy in treating various mental health and pain conditions. This research underscores ketamine's role as a valuable and effective treatment option.

What Are the Key Factors in Choosing a Ketamine Therapy Provider?

When choosing a ketamine clinic, consider factors such as the clinic's accreditation, the experience and qualifications of the medical staff, the individualization of treatment plans, and the clinic's approach to patient safety and aftercare.
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