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Located in Charleston, West Virginia, WV Ketamine Infusion Therapy offers people living with treatment-resistant depression or chronic pain ketamine treatments to relieve negative symptoms. Ketamine is a fast-acting and reliable antidepressant. Recent studies show that it can have a profound healing effect on difficult to manage conditions where mainstream oral medications have failed.

Ketamine has been in use for many years as an anesthetic, often in emergency or pediatric situations.

The sub-anesthetic doses used by the physicians at WV Ketamine Infusion Therapy allow the brain to regrow pathways previously damaged by repeated pain or mental health traumas. Many patients who have had little success with traditional therapies have reported a lessening of symptoms after only one treatment, though most patients require a full course of infusions to achieve lasting results.

The highly-trained compassionate staff is led by Dr. Francis M. Saldanha. Dr. Saldanha has over 25 years of experience in pain management, and is a board-certified anesthesiologist. Alongside the rest of the WV Ketamine Infusion Therapy team, the doctor seeks to bring effective and lasting relief to patients in the region suffering from treatment-resistant conditions.

The World Health Organization has classified ketamine as an “essential medication” in anesthesia due to it’s very safe track record. The more recent pain and trauma relieving findings only add to the importance of this medicine. Sufferers who have had little success with mainstream therapies can find lasting relief in ketamine infusions. Dr. Saldanha and the WV Ketamine Infusion Therapy clinical team hope to “provide positive outcomes and opportunities for an improved lifestyle.”

Offered Treatments

  • IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Treated Conditions

  • Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Emergency Major Depressive Episodes with Suicidal Ideation
  • Migraines

Important Info

  • Patients should continue to take other antidepressant medications unless directed otherwise by a healthcare professional.
  • Conditions that may interfere with ketamine treatments include, but are not limited to: uncontrolled high blood pressure; active cardiac failure; patients in treatment for substance/drug abuse.
  • Infusions cost $250/treatment. Ketamine treatments are not covered by insurance.
  • Patients should have a responsible adult to drive them home after treatment.

Your Treatment: What to Expect

After a consultation with the doctor, ketamine treatments take place on an outpatient basis. The infusion is administered intravenously at the clinic. Patients are monitored throughout the procedure by a trained professional. Some patients experience minor dissociative symptoms. The infusion can be minimized or discontinued if these symptoms prove irritating. Treatments last approximately 45 minutes.

Who is this treatment for?

When other forms of treatment have failed to produce the desired reductions in symptoms, ketamine therapy at WV Ketamine Infusion Therapy offers a fast-acting and safe alternative. Ketamine infusions have shown excellent results in people whose conditions have resisted traditional oral medications. Individuals who have lost hope of ever finding relief from their difficult conditions may find a life-changing procedure in ketamine infusions.

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  • Erin Martin
    August 8, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    Major depression disorder, anxiety NOS, Panic disorder, PTSD, chronic pain due to cancer.

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