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Ketamine Treatment

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Medical Weight-loss

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IV Vitamin Therapy

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Welcome to Nova Health Recovery

Escape addiction and depression. Recover your life.

Have Hope. Leave regrets behind.


Ketamine Treatment Center

Ketamine has been shown to be highly effective in treatment-resistant depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, CRPS, and several other conditions. For depression, patients feel effects within 24 hours, as this is a rapid acting treatment, and it starts to lift the feelings of depression within hours to days. The infusions take an hour for most protocols and require that you be driven to and from the center. The procedure is done in a monitored and safe setting by Dr. Sendi, who has been using ketamine for over 22 years in Emergency Department settings as well as in the office. Although each person's experience is different, most patients feel an uplifting, mood-elevating effect during the infusion. The depression protocol generally follows a series of 6 infusions usually twice a week. Our sister site, NOVA Ketamine has more information on scientific studies that support the therapy. Dr. Sendi can be consulted at 703-844-0184 or send an email to to see if Ketamine would be appropriate for you. Although we do not accept insurance, we can provide a Superbill for you to submit to insurance. Many patients are able to receive some compensation from their insurance unless it is Medicaid or Medicare.

Addiction and Recovery

We offer progressive therapies in Alexandria and Fairfax for opioid and alcohol use disorders which include Naltrexone (Vivitrol), SuboxoneSublocade (Injectable Buprenorphine), and Probuphine therapies. Alcohol use disorders are treated with FDA approved therapies which include Acamprosate, Vivitrol, and Antabuse, as well as off-label, progressive therapies such as Gabapentin, Topamax, baclofen, and several others to assist in cravings and relapse. We compassionately and thoroughly assess each patient's situation to create a personalized care plan that will allow successful recovery. We use Telemedicine services so you can have your appointment in the comfort of your own home at a time that may be more convenient. Using facetime, Google hangout, Skype, or other services, you can securely and privately have appointments from any location. Call us at 703-844-0184 or email us at You can learn more below or go to our other site: NOVA Addiction Specialists . We have immediate appointments 7 days a week. We primarily have evening hours to fit your working schedule as late as 10 P.M.!

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Weight management in Fairfax and Alexandria

Dr. Sendi is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and uses state of the art treatments to maximize your weight loss. Patients will be assessed completely to design a weight management program that fits best for your long term success! We have numerous available protocols which can be discussed in a directed consultation. Options include ketogenic-type diets, prescription meal replacement plans such as Optifast, and medication assisted therapies including prescription diet medications. A wellness survey will be conducted to help change lifestyle and behavioral components that may interfere with your progress. Coordination with exercise trainers and nutritionists will be included through Virtual Health Partners or other dietitian specialists. For those looking for more advanced therapies such as surgical and endoscopic approaches, evaluation and referrals to appropriate centers can be made. We use telemedicine to allow for confidential home video visits at times that are convenient for you.

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About Us

Christopher Sendi, M.D.

  • Dr. Sendi is Board certified in Addiction Medicine, Board certified in Obesity Medicine, Board certified in Internal Medicine, Board certified in Emergency Medicine, Board certified in Pain Management

  • Web based visits are available after initial evaluation (telemedicine)

  • Suboxone, Buprenorphine, Zubsolv Opioid Treatment

  • Sublocade (Injectable Buprenorphine) for opioid use disorder

  • Vivitrol for alcohol and opioid use disorders

  • Evening and weekend appointments available by arrangement

  • ADHD evaluation and treatment available

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Dr. Sendi has twenty-one years of medical experience and board certified in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Obesity Medicine. He is a NeoGraft specialist for hair restoration and also provides trichology (hair restoration) services. He has special interests in the application of Ketamine infusions for treatment of depression, PTSD, anxiety, pain, CRPS, Lyme disease, and neuropathies.

NOVA Health Recovery was founded to provide the optimal care to patients suffering from life-altering, preventable illnesses such as Obesity, Addiction, and Pain. Wellness is the bottom line result that everyone is searching for. We at NOVA Health Recovery can provide the tools, support, and interventions to allow one to move forward in their life in a healthy manner and ease the suffering of these debilitating conditions. Through progressive medication-assisted therapies, behavioral support, wellness plans, and general health screening, we can allow you to improve your quality of life. We have Telemedicine support through which you can attend appointments with your physician from the comfort of your home.

I have spent over 21 years in the medical field and have observed the rise of obesity, addiction, and pain as they have affected the quality of life of so many people. There are so many available therapies that are underutilized but have great effectiveness in these conditions. Having treated these ailments for so many years, it became apparent to me that many practitioners were poorly prepared to intervene. Many patients lost opportunities to improve their health and wellness. Progressive therapies for addictions, weight loss, and chronic pain have been overlooked as options for many patients. Seeing this, I decided to create this clinic with the expectation of helping patients reach their goals, mitigate risk, and enjoy the health they deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About our Services:

Do you accept insurance?

Sorry. We don't accept insurance, but we can provide you with a SuperBill, which is a statement to provide to your insurer for compensation.

What Recovery Services do you offer?

We treat patients with opioid and alcohol addictions by providing multiple interventions. Included are Suboxone, Sublocade, Probuphine, and Naltrexone (Vivitrol) support for opioid addictions. We offer standard therapies for alcohol disorders which include Antabuse, acamprosate, and naltrexone. We offer the Sinclair method for decreasing alcohol use. We also use off-label treatments , including Topiramate, baclofen, and gabapentin therapies to help with the cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Call for an appointment or questions regarding treatment costs.

We also offer progressive outpatient detox therapies for opioid disorders, which includes Lucemyra therapies, which allows you to be more comfortable during detox.

Do you offer Ketamine for depression and other mood disorders?

Yes. Ketamine is used off label as a rapid acting anti-depressant and has been effective in patients with resistant depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, fibromyalgia, and anxiety disorders. The protocol varies depending on the underlying condition, but the procedure takes place in a comfortable, monitored setting in our office. You can call 703-844-0184 to discuss details and questions with the staff. Insurance generally does not cover the treatment, but we can provide a superbill as well.

Do you offer Trichology services for hair loss or hair transplants?

Dr. Sendi provides hair loss consultations and Neograft hair restoration (transplant) which is performed in our office. Many patients with weight loss, medical illness, and addictions lose hair. We offer multiple interventions to prevent hair loss, which includes Low Level Laser Light therapy and medication assisted hair restoration. For those who qualify for a transplant, we offer this service using the Neograft system. You can see more about this at the  Alexandria Hair Loss Center.  703-844-0184.

Do you offer IV Vitamin therapies for nutritional deficiencies?

Yes, we use progressive IV therapies designed individually for each patient based on their nutritional lab studies. Multi-minerals, zinc, B vitamins, high dose vitamin C, Magnesium, and others are frequently combined to provide nutritional replacement to pre-operative, post-operative, depressed, or generally-ill patients. These formulas may give that extra energy and wellness to those with conditions such as fibromyalgia, cancer, addictions, alcoholism, and many other medical conditions. Contact us today for an evaluation. 703-844-0184. For more information, check out IV Vitamin Center