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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SGB Procedure?

The SGB Procedure is an outpatient medical procedure that eliminates the symptoms of PTSD within one hour. It is derived from the Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) procedure, which has been in use to treat chronic pain since 1925. Dr. Lipov pioneered the off label use of SGB to treat PTSD in 2006.

How Does the SGB Procedure Work?

The SGB Procedure is an injection of a patented mixture of drugs into one or two nerve bundles located on the right side of the neck. Patients feel no pain because either local or general anesthesia is used. The patented drug does two things: 1) it “blocks” the sympathetic nervous system for approximately eight hours 2) it reduces the level of nerve growth factor which, in turn, results in nerve trimming in the “fight or flight” portion of the brain. In other words, the “fight or flight” system is restored to its pre-trauma state.

Does the SGB Procedure Always Work?

Dr. Lipov achieved a 90% success rate among his most recent 200 patients.

Do Any Third Parties Pay for the SGB Procedure?

Not yet. Over time we expect health insurance plans as well as government programs to approve it for reimbursement.

Is The SGB Procedure “Experimental”?

No. Dr. Lipov has personally treated 600+ PTSD sufferers to date. In addition, US Army physicians around the world have performed another 2,500 SGB procedures to treat PTSD. The Department of Defense has completed a formal study which is now awaiting peer reviewed publication in a prestigious medical journal.

The Team

The Volunteer CEO of ErasePTSDNow pays 100% of all of the day to day operating expenses of the organization. In addition, all directors and other officers serve without compensation and pay their own out of pocket expenses.

100 cents of every dollar you contribute goes directly to patient care!

Chief Science Officer

Eugene Lipov M.D.

Dr. Eugene Lipov is a world-renowned board certified anesthesiologist who specializes in pain management. After completing his M.D. at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in 1984, he went on to complete advanced anesthesiology training at The University of Illinois-Chicago and at Rush University’s Medical Center. Dr. Lipov has practiced in the field of pain medicine for over 20 years and is an internationally recognized scholar, authoring articles on needle design, post operative delirium, new uses of implantable neurostimulators for lower back and neck pain, new uses of pulsed radio frequency, and other pain related topics. He was the first in the world to report on treating PTSD utilizing the Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB). He testified in front of the U.S. Congressional Committee on Veterans Affairs in 2010, discussing the Stellate Ganglion Block. Dr. Lipov is compensated by ErasePTSDNow for performing the SGB-C3 Procedure on PTSD sufferers.

Volunteer Chief Executive Officer

Michael Modica

Michael Modica graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1979. He earned his Airborne Wings and Ranger Tab at Fort Benning, GA before serving in the 4th Battalion 40th Armor at Fort Carson, CO. His final assignment before returning to civilian life was as an instructor on the M1 Abrams tank New Equipment Training Team.

Michael earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1986. He spent most of his business career in the private equity and venture capital arenas. Mike is now an active retiree, devoting his time to veterans causes as well as taking families on fishing charters from his home in East Quogue, NY.

The Board of Directors