Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

TMS offers a way to treat your depression without the side effects you may get from taking anti-depressants.

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Medication-free, non-invasive relief from depression.

TMS is a precise, FDA-approved outpatient treatment that offers long-lasting symptom relief.

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Bishop Medical TMS Services

About Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) helps to treat people struggling with depression. TMS uses a targeted magnetic field to stimulate areas of the brain that control mood and are thought to be underactive in people with depression or anxiety. The magnetic pulses are administered rapidly, producing long-lasting changes in brain activity. TMS has been proven to be safe and effective long-term, and is a good option for pregnant women as it does not impact their bloodstream. To assess if TMS is right for you, you would have a full evaluation to consider is this an appropriate treatment plan for your specific situation.

Upon starting TMS therapy, clients will be fit for their own helmet, outfitted with a metal coil that transmits the magnetic pulses. The helmet allows these pulses to be directed to the exact position in the brain that is required to be stimulated. You will remain awake during the treatment, and there are no after-effects, so you can engage in normal activities immediately after treatment, and plan to drive yourself to and from your appointment. Each session takes about 20-30 minutes, after your initial visit.

What to Expect

At Bishop Medical Group, we understand the decision to pursue a course of treatment can be intimidating. We provide the following services to help make you as comfortable as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, patients hear a tapping sound and feel a tapping sensation in the head area during BrainsWay TMS therapy session.

The average cost of TMS therapy is about $300 per session. The total cost of TMS treatment course can range between $6,000 to $12,000. Your insurance will cover most of this cost.

Many insurance plans will cover cost of treatment resistant depression. The team at Bishop Medical will gladly look into the specifics of your policy.

The initial treatment will take 20-30 minutes. Each subsequent visit will only take 5-15 minutes!

The helmet will stay at the facility.

TMS has been proven safe and effective. We will provide a full assessment prior to use and all sessions are conducted with certified TMS Technicians. No systemic side effects have been observed.

Treatment normally includes a four-week long acute phase with five sessions a week, and an eight to 12-week continuation phase, with two sessions each week. In clinical practice, courses of treatment are typically between 30 and 36 sessions

TMS can be used in conjunction with antidepressant medication.

There are no long term negative effects of TMS treatment.

Patients have reported changes in mood as early as the first week of treatment.

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