After you have met with Dr. Barton or a member of our staff, you will be able to decide whether you would like to pursue having Ketamine Infusions for your symptoms of depression, bipolar depression, or PTSD.
The time from when you step into our office to the time you step out is typically in the range of 1.5 hours. Please add to that time an additional 30 minutes to an hour on the day of your initial infusion. By the time you leave our clinic, you will be thinking clearly and will no longer be feeling any significant side effects from the infusion. For safety reasons, however, we do ask that someone you trust drives you home from the procedure.
Should you choose to receive ketamine infusions, you should plan on having six infusions spaced out over a two week span. Each infusion lasts approximately 40 minutes. Most of our patients experience no side effects from the procedure. To increase the chances of this being the case for your treatment, please abstain from eating solid foods for four hours prior to the infusion. You may have clear liquids up to two hours before the procedure.