Working Together to End the Suffering Caused by Trauma

We take unprecedented steps to collaborate with healthcare providers so patients get the robust treatment they need to truly heal.

The Stellate Ganglion Block

SGB is an injection of a local anesthetic into the stellate ganglion, a nerve bundle in the neck connected to the sympathetic chain, to calm the overactive fight or flight response that causes PTSD.

We Adapted SGB for PTSD

In 2006, Dr. Eugene Lipov, our Chief Medical Officer, pioneered the procedure for use in alleviating PTSD symptoms by reducing amygdala (“fear center”) overactivity. The procedure "unsticks" the brain from the continuous state of fight or flight.

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

SGB at Stella is the Beginning of a Journey, Not the End

SGB is an enhancement to a patient’s existing treatment plan. Many providers have expressed that SGB allowed their patients to be more receptive to specific modalities of treatment, which can maximize overall treatment outcomes.

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Refer a Patient

If you think your patient is a good fit for SGB, submit the following referral form or call our Patient Care Team at 1-866-497-9248.

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Medical Practitioners: Consider Joining Team Stella

Are you interested in adding Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD to your practice? If so, we would like to hear from you.

Stella is quickly expanding across the US and internationally. We are looking for Board-Certified physicians interested in being a part of our mission. Contact us to learn more about partnering with Stella and improve the lives of those who suffer from PTSD.

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The information contained on this website and the resources available for download through this website are provided for general information only.  This information is not intended to provide professional or medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified healthcare professionals who are familiar with your individual condition.

The efficacy of the SGB procedure and the testimonials made on this website have not been confirmed by FDA-approved research.   Although the anesthetic medications used in the SGB procedure have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of various disorders, the FDA has not yet approved such medications for the treatment of PTSD.  Although clinical results to date have been extremely promising, Stella cannot guarantee that the SGB procedure will relieve any or all PTSD symptoms.

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