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

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Breakthru Ketamine Clinic, Tampa, FL

We are the First and Only clinic in the country to offer IV Ketamine Bolus.

Low dose Ketamine is administered by a Board Certified, Mayo Clinic Fellowship trained Anesthesiologist, who has treated thousands of patients with Ketamine in the peri-operative setting.

Since Ketamine IV is not covered by your medical insurance, we offer the infusions at affordable rates.

For more information and questions about Ketamine therapy at Breakthru, please contact us.

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

  • Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)

  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

  • Cluster Headaches

  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain

  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia

  • Phantom Limb Pain

  • Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Questions & Answers

What is IV Ketamine Bolus ?

A single, Rapid 1-minute Injection of Ketamine administered twice weekly for 3 weeks. Efficacious in 80% of the patients with depression and other psychological disorders. Simply put “IV Ketamine Bolus is better than Ketamine Infusion.” (Not every patient qualifies to be a candidate for IV Ketamine Bolus, Dr. Kalava will make that decision on your initial consultation)

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What is a Ketamine Infusion?

Each infusion is given over 40 minutes. Efficacious in 50-70% of the patients. Requires 2 infusions a week for 3 weeks. (Remains costly and less effective than IV Ketamine Bolus).

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 First Certified Treatment Center where you can have Spravato administered to you. And it is also the only center where an anesthesiologist will monitor you during therapy. All other centers are staffed by Psychiatrists who do not know what to do when someone becomes sedated or unconscious after administration of Spravato. So please be mindful of non-anesthesiologists administering Spravato.

What is a Prolonged Ketamine Infusion?

Usually reserved for conditions other than depression (like Chronic Pain). Dr. Kalava would explain in detail about the dose and duration on your initial consultation.

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.

Why chose Dr. Kalava?

  1. He is the only Board Certified, Mayo Clinic Fellowship trained Anesthesiologist in Tampa Bay.

  2. He has the most experience, in not only administering, but also in managing the side effects, if any from IV Ketamine

  3. He has published and presented both nationally and internationally (Read More)

  4. He is one among the only 700 anesthesiologists in the country (out of 50,000) designated as a distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists [FASA]

  5. He has many World’s Firsts:

    a) First to offer IV Ketamine Bolus Therapy

    b) First and Only Anesthesiologist in Tampabay to be Certified to Provide Esketamine Nasal Spray (SPRAVATO)

    c) Use of paravertebral nerve blocks in ALS (Lougehrig’s)

    d) Use of pudendal nerve blocks in males using ultrasound

    e) Use of paraverterbal nerve blocks in bone marrow biopsy

    f) Description of T1 paravertebral catheter

    g) First and only ultrasound educational company run by an anesthesiologist

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