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 SBG 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 844-TX4-PTSD.
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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.