This 4 minute video provides a rare look at a PTSD case from trauma to resolution using the SGB Procedure.
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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.
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.
Dr. Lipov achieved a 90% success rate among his most recent 200 patients.
Not yet. Over time we expect health insurance plans as well as government programs to approve it for reimbursement.
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.
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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.
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.
Frank graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1989 and was commissioned as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served 5 years on active duty, including the first of his three tours in Iraq, before joining the USMC Reserves. He was recalled to active duty and served in a variety of command and staff positions during two additional deployments to Iraq and one all expenses paid tour in Afghanistan. His many decorations include the Legion of Merit and two Bronze Stars.
Between his active duty stints, Frank worked in law enforcement and is currently employed as a Vice President at Bank of America. Frank is currently active in several organizations that provide comfort to PTSD victims.
Clint graduated from the University of Georgia in 1999. He served as an Intelligence Officer and Counterintelligence Special Agent for 11 years in the US Army. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009 where he earned the Bronze Star Medal. He also deployed to Iraq twice in support of the Department of State – High Threat Diplomatic Protection.
Clint received the SGB procedure in May of 2015. He also appeared on an episode of “The Doctors” with Dr. Lipov. During the segment, Clint detailed his PTSD symptoms and their near detrimental effects on him and his family. Clint is a true success story. He has recovered from his symptoms and the associated triggers and stressors associated with them.
Rick Cantwell graduated from West Point in 1975, then served 20 years on active duty in the Corps of Engineers. He is a decorated combat veteran having spent several years with the elite U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
Rick earned an Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas and is active in numerous organizations to promote the welfare of veterans. He founded the Military Family Lifestyle Foundation and serves on the Board of the West Point Association of Graduates.