TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Therapy® offers safe, proven, non-drug treatment for depression. If you or a loved one is living with depression, and the symptoms are interfering with your daily life, TMS Therapy may be the answer.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy® is the first and only FDA-cleared Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation device for the treatment of major depression in adults who have tried antidepressants and not achieved satisfactory results.
How Does TMS Therapy Work?
TMS Therapy is an outpatient procedure our physicians perform right in the office, with no anesthesia or sedation needed. You are comfortably seated while the device delivers magnetic pulses to the left prefrontal cortex of the brain—an area that may be underactive in people with depression.
Each session is less than 40 minutes, and you may immediately resume normal activities. Typical treatments are five days a week for four to six weeks.
Safe and Effective
Because TMS Therapy is a drug-free treatment, it doesn’t have the side effects often associated with antidepressant medications. The most common side effect is temporary scalp pain or discomfort during active treatment, which usually stops after the first week.
TMS Therapy is available by physician referral only. A growing number of insurance plans, including Medicare, have approved coverage for TMS Therapy. Finance options are available for self-pay patients.