Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Leaders in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

What is TMS?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an innovative non-invasive procedure that uses gentle magnetic waves to stimulate brain activity with pronounced effects on brain function and behavior

TMS Therapy is used for treating treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, and OCD. This is a treatment for patients who have not experienced relief in symptoms from antidepressants and other psychiatric medications.

TMS offers a treatment alternative with limited side effects, especially when compared to typical medications and antidepressants. TMS treatment makes it a viable option for individuals experiencing side effects while seeking relief from their condition.

How does TMS work?
  • TMS uses magnet pulses to stimulate the prefrontal cortex, the brain region known to regulate mood.
  • During a session, an electromagnetic coil is placed on the scalp near the forehead.
  • Magnetic pulses pass through the skull to stimulate nerve cells in targeted brain regions.
  • The patient remains awake and alert throughout the procedure.
  • Treatment takes between 20-33 minutes and is performed in-office.
  • Sessions are administered 5 days a week, for 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Additionally, we now offer 3 minute express TMS treatment.
Simple steps for TMS Therapy
  • Step One: The patient reclines comfortably in the treatment chair, awake and alert.
  • Step Two: A small device containing the magnetic coil rests lightly on the patient’s head.
  • Step Three: The device delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain.
  • Step Four: The patient can immediately resume normal daily activities.

During treatment, the patient hears a clicking sound and feels a tapping sensation on the head. The most common side effect is generally mild-to-moderate pain or discomfort at or near the treatment area during the session. When this occurs it is temporary, and typically happens during the first week of treatment. There are no effects on alertness or understanding; patients being treated with TMS can drive themselves to and from their treatment sessions.