At Revival Infusion Madison, ketamine isn’t just another treatment; it’s the whole focus of the Fitchburg, Wisconsin, practice. Experienced certified registered nurse anesthetist Sarah Wilczewski, CRNA, APNP, understands the draining, debilitating, and frustrating nature of mental health challenges and chronic pain. She uses her extensive background in anesthesiology and ketamine treatment to help patients find a solution that genuinely works. Revival Infusion Madison is infusing today for a better tomorrow. Call the office now or click on the online booking tool for help.
Ketamine is an alternative treatment for people with mental health disorders and chronic pain. Although initially approved by the FDA as an anesthetic in 1970, ketamine is also effective outside the operating room.
In small doses, ketamine causes rapid brain changes. Researchers believe it increases the levels of glutamate, a chemical messenger involved in mood, learning, memory, and pain perception.
Ketamine also reduces inflammation and rebuilds damaged synapses (connections) between brain cells to forge healthier thought patterns.
Ketamine treats a broad spectrum of conditions, including:
Ketamine is an alternative approach, not a first-line treatment. If you’ve tried traditional treatments, including medication and psychotherapy, without results, you could be a good candidate for ketamine treatment.
Sarah administers ketamine infusions through a slim tube into an arm vein. She stays by your side in a calming private room throughout the treatment.
You’ll remain conscious, but most people feel relaxed and floaty. It’s common to feel less anxious and worried immediately after your first infusion. You can feel groggy, but most people are clear-headed again within an hour.
A series of infusions provides ideal results.
Sarah recommends an induction phase of six infusions over three weeks for mental health disorders. Ketamine infusions for mental health disorders take about 40 minutes, with a total appointment time of about 90 minutes.
Sarah recommends an induction phase of four infusions within one week for chronic pain. Each infusion lasts about three hours, with an appointment time of about four hours. Sarah might recommend an additional chronic pain infusion at the end of your series based on your results.
You’ll use the Osmind mobile app, which is tailored to ketamine patients, to track your progress and communicate with Sarah between appointments.
Most patients need booster treatments after induction. Sarah can use information from Osmind to recommend the ideal booster treatment intervals, which can vary from once a month to every three months to twice a year or less.
Call Revival Infusion Madison today or click the online booking link to make an appointment.
NOTE: Ketamine infusions are an alternative treatment. Ketamine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of depression at this time. Ketamine affects each patient differently, so results may vary.