IV Ketamine Infusion in New York, NY
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Therafusion & Ketamine Therapy
When searching for a ketamine provider, it's crucial to consider the practitioner's expertise and dedication to providing compassionate and safe care. At Therafusion, located in New York City, we stand out in ketamine infusion therapy with extensive knowledge and experience in the field.
We recognize that each patient has unique needs, and we tailor our approach to suit their requirements. Our team of professionals conducts personalized evaluations to determine the optimal dosage, infusion duration, and the number of initial treatments and follow-up visits. We strive to offer every patient the utmost attention and individualized care they deserve. Discover How Therafusion Ketamine Therapy Can Assist You.
Experience Effective IV Ketamine Therapy For:
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety, Depression
- Neuropathic Pain
- Significant Enhancement in Mood and Overall Quality of Life - Often Achieved Within Hours of Treatment
Our IV Ketamine Therapy Program
At Therafusion, we offer three different modes of IV ketamine therapy: at home, at our New York City infusion clinic, and in the offices of therapists and counselors for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). Our medical team works side by side with many psychiatrist and psychotherapist offices in the NYC area to create custom-tailored ketamine therapy treatment plans for patients affected by depression, anxiety, and PTSD. For patients who work with their therapists online, our at-home option allows for KAP in the comfort and privacy of their own homes.
The program begins with an initial consultation and health assessment with the patient. During this visit, Therafusion founder and medical director Dr. Mo Al-Samrrai will thoroughly review the patient’s medical history and become familiar with their experience with depression/anxiety/PTSD to determine whether ketamine infusion therapy is the right treatment. Contact our concierge clinic in New York, NY for more information on this therapeutic approach.
Why IV Ketamine?
While other practices offer different forms of ketamine therapy, such as sublingual ketamine tablets and nasal esketamine sprays, Therafusion only provides ketamine intravenously, as we believe it is the safest, most effective, and most practical option for patients.
IV ketamine is the only form of ketamine that is 100% bioavailable, 100% of the time. Intramuscular ketamine is around 93% bioavailable depending on where it is injected and the amount of fatty tissue/muscle mass at the injection site. Oral ketamine bioavailability ranges from around 17 – 29%, depending on where the tablet is dissolved in the patient’s mouth. The bioavailability values of intranasal ketamine come in at an even wider range at around 8 – 45%, depending on the thickness and vascular permeability of the mucosal layer and how much mucus is present in the nose. In these cases, it is impossible for providers to determine just how much ketamine actually becomes available for system circulation. However, with IV ketamine, we know the exact number of milligrams of ketamine that have entered the patient’s bloodstream, which then crosses the blood-brain barrier.
As IV ketamine is also the most bioavailable form of ketamine, we are able to administer the minimal effective dose, which minimizes the patient’s risk for developing liver, kidney, and bladder issues. Additionally, because IV ketamine is slowly administered over the course of a 40 – 60 minute infusion, we are able to stop the treatment at any time if the patient becomes too overwhelmed or develops an adverse reaction. Dr. Al-Samrrai and our medical providers are also able to adjust the dosage or infusion rate at any time. With the other forms of ketamine therapy, the entire dose is given in a single go, so even if the patient changes their mind midway, there is no way to stop the treatment or reduce the dosage. IV ketamine therapy gives a more controlled and consistent experience, translating into the most clinically optimal outcomes for patients.
What Is Ketamine?
Ketamine, a drug approved by the FDA in 1970 is an anesthetic agent that has been used in surgeries for over 50 years with an impressive safety record. Recently, researchers have discoered that ketamine also has strong antidepressant effects, stimulating the brain to crete new neural pathways and promote positive behavioral patterns. As a result, ketamine is now being used as an effective treatment for depression, anxiety and PTSD.
Who Is Eligible To Receive Our IV Ketmine Treatment?
- Currently be suffering from depression and/or PTSD
- Be able to understand the nature and purpose of the treatment, its benefits and possible side effects
- Have tried at least two different types of antidepressants for at least six weeks each at an adequate treatment does
- Be willing and able to be in contact with our team for the durtaion of the treatment. You might be asked to complete regular online questionnaires
How Quickly Will I Feel The Results Of Ketamine Treatment?
Our Ketamine treatment can provide relief within minutes, and most patients feel the results within a few days. If you are looking for an effective treatment for your anxiety or depression, our Ketamine treatment may be right for you.
Once patients complete ketamine therapy, is there a significant decrease in the patient no longer battling suicide ideation?
Columbia University's five-year trial shows that one infusion is enough to decrease suicidal thoughts and depression severity within 24 hours, lasting up to six weeks. At Therafusion, we tailor our treatment plans to every patient's individualized needs and recommend a treatment series of at least five to six infusions scheduled every other day for optimal and long-term outcomes. Maintenance treatments can also be scheduled if clinically warranted to bolster the persistent therapeutic benefits of intravenous ketamine.
Is Our Service Covered By Insurance?
Due to IV Ketamine being used as an off-label medication, it is not yet covered by insurance providers, however we will provide all our patients with a superbill, which we encourage you share to your provider to determine whether certain parts of the treatment e.g. the psychiatric evaluation, fallas under your current plan.
I'm still feeling really good and seem to be dealing with life in a positive manner. Thank you for checking in!
I'm still feeling terrific! Strong and decisive and able to control my emotions rather than them controlling me. And the nurses are terrific.
I'm feeling the best today. The most normal I've felt in so many years!
Dr. Al-Samarrai and his staff were professional and compassionate. They explained all aspects of the treatment and were excellent with their medical techniques.
Great! He was very accommodating to my timeframes and needs and eager to provide a satisfactory outcome. He is also a kind doctor who is patient focused.
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Enhance Mental Health and Physical Wellness
At Therafusion, we create a customized IV ketamine therapy program with individualized dosages, infusion rates, and treatment frequency to produce the most clinically optimal and long-term outcomes. Dr. Al-Samrrai and our team are thrilled to go beyond the traditional healthcare model, spending more time getting acquainted with patients personally and bringing our clinic directly to you. We believe in a holistic approach to guiding our patients toward improved mental health and physical wellness. To connect with a provider who offers IV ketamine infusion in New York, NY, please contact our clinic today.