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Breakthru - Acute Pain & Ketamine Clinic in Channelside, Tampa, FL

“There's nothing more important than our good health - that's our principal capital asset.” ~ Arlen Specter

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

  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

  • Cluster Headaches

  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain

  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia

  • Phantom Limb Pain

  • Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Questions & Answers

Who administers Ketamine?

Low dose Ketamine is administered by Dr. Kalava, who is a 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.

What are the different IV Ketamine therapies available?

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

Does Ketamine help with PTSD?

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

Another option that Dr. Kalava can offer for patients with PTSD is a Stellate Ganglion Block [READ MORE], as evidenced by recent data published on patients who received Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD. (Study 1) (Study 2)

What are the side effects?

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.

Are Ketamine Infusions Covered by Insurance?

Ketamine IV is not covered by your medical insurance. We offer affordable rates, enabling patients to take advantage of this effective therapy.

What is SPRAVATO (nasal spray Esketamine)?

Spravato is an FDA approved formulation of Esketamine (similar to ketamine) which is used for treating patients with Treatment Resistant Depression. Please visit www.spravato.com or call 844-777-2828 for information. Some insurances may be able to cover these treatments and https://www.janssencarepath.com/referee might be able to provide financial assistance. Breakthru Clinic is the one of the very few centers where an anesthesiologist will monitor you during therapy.

Call us to schedule a Ketamine Consultation with Dr. K’