Doctor Category: Addiction Medicine
Over the past few years, scientists and doctors have begun to study the use of Ketamine as an antidepressant with positive results. Dr. Aharonov and her team are on the cutting edge of this revolution of using Ketamine as a treatment for depression that’s not responsive to traditional methods, and she is laser focused on getting the word out about this effective and exciting new treatment option. Board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Dr. Julia Aharonov has been using Ketamine in her practice for almost 20 years.
Patients looking for Ketamine treatment find Dr. Aharonov to be extremely compassionate and skilled. All IV Ketamine infusions are supervised by Dr. Aharonov, and should only take a few hours. Unlike many other anesthetics, Ketamine has no addictive properties.
Dr. Aharonov has been an anesthesiologist for over twenty years in general, trauma, orthopedic, vascular, thoracic, obstetric, plastic, ocular and outpatient anesthesia. Since 2007 she has been extensively involved in addiction medicine, but has recently become passionate about using Ketamine to treat severe depression that is not responsive to traditional treatment as well as chronic pain.
When monitored by a Board Certified Physician like Dr. Aharonov, Ketamine treatment offers a number of benefits for individuals dealing with severe depression or chronic pain. Used responsibly, Ketamine can help people to recover from painful procedures such as surgery without the need for addictive pain relievers such as opioids.
Dr. Aharonov received her Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. She then went on to complete her Anesthesia Residency at the University of Michigan and St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center. She currently oversees the Ketamine Institute of Michigan, which is located at 461 W. Huron St., Pontiac, MI 48341.