Trauma Causes a Physical Change to the Brain, and it Can be Treated

Stella relieves symptoms of PTSD with the Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB), a widely studied and highly effective procedure that can “reset” the brain’s overactivity to its pre-trauma state.

The Stella procedure targets a group of nerves in the neck, allowing us to treat the physical trauma in the brain.

Stella’s SGB Treatment was Built on a Life Changing Understanding of PTSD

  1. 1 The brain’s fight or flight response can become “stuck” in high gear after experiencing trauma.
  2. 2 This can cause an injury to the brain, resulting in symptoms of PTSD like hypervigilance, insomnia, and irritability.
  3. 3 Stella’s SGB procedure, the Dual Sympathetic Reset, appears to treat this injury, potentially relieving even the worst symptoms within minutes.

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Thousands of Patients Treated Nationwide

More than 80% of our patients find relief from their PTSD symptoms.

I feel there’s still a general calm, which is really nice. I haven’t felt that way - I don’t even really know what to do with myself because I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that level of calm in my brain.
For the first time in a long time I was able to interact with people and feel this warmth again. Now I just find so much pleasure in interaction.
I’m so glad I got this done. I feel like a veil has been lifted...I feel like I can see things for what they actually are now...
It was like a film was taken off. I’m seeing the world in a different way.

Built by Trailblazers, Led by Innovators

Considered the pioneer of the Stellate Ganglion Block treatment for PTSD, Dr. Lipov was the first to use the procedure for PTSD back in 2006. Because of his development of Stella’s SGB procedure, the Dual Sympathetic Reset, Dr. Lipov has been called the “Einstein of modern anesthesiology” for his work developing the SGB treatment for PTSD. As one of the world's leading experts, Dr. Lipov ensures that the latest protocols are being followed by every Stella physician, to meet our highest standards of care.

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