How It Works
What SGB Does
Mental trauma often results in debilitating symptoms that can originate from the sympathetic nervous system’s fight or flight response. When individuals suffer from trauma-related symptoms, oftentimes this fight or flight response is still in “high gear” after the trauma.
The SGB procedure interacts with the sympathetic nervous system to help restore normal psychological function and can address the biological symptoms associated with trauma. The treatment can help support the brain’s natural fight or flight response, and can lead to a restored sense of safety and calm for many patients.
This procedure has been shown to have dramatic positive effects in many patients, and can also help accelerate the positive impact of other therapies.
Using image-guidance techniques such as ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and computed tomography, Dr. Lipov injects a local anesthetic into the “Stellate Ganglion” – a bundle of nerves found near the base of the neck. The entire process is completed in under 20 minutes.
The Stella Program
Our team understands the courage it takes to make steps towards a life that is free of trauma-related symptoms. The Stella Program is our commitment to you, and it lasts for as long as you need us.
Through conversations with our Patient Care Coordinators, we will establish a treatment plan that works for you. We are dedicated to making SGB as accessible as possible – and we will do whatever we can to make sure that cost doesn’t stand in the way of your healing, including $300 for travel assistance and grant programs for those who qualify.
90% of our patients experience relief from their initial dual injection. However, if your needs aren’t met at your first procedure, we’ll perform alternative variations of SGB to get you closer to lasting relief.
After treatment, we will refer you to additional modes of therapy like ketamine or psychotherapy through our network of providers who are aligned with your treatment plan. And if you see the need for SGB in the future, all procedures will be offered at a 50% discount.
The Patient SGB Experience
Take a free symptom assessment online
Speak with our Patient Care Team to see if SGB may be a good option
Recieve your scheduled procedure during a single day visit
Complete a post-symptom assessment to measure treatment effectiveness.
Maximize benefits by engaging in follow up therapy as needed
Schedule ongoing assessments check-ins designed to maintain your wellness and minimize future trauma related symptoms.