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TMS Therapy

Ketamine Health Centers

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & Board Certified Psychiatrists located in Coral Gables, West Palm Beach, Weston, & Altamonte Springs, FL

TMS therapy is an FDA approved innovative and convenient therapy involving safe electromagnetic pulses and advanced technology to relieve the symptoms of depression and other mental health conditions. The empathic medical providers of Ketamine Health Centers provide TMS therapy at the Coral Gables, Florida, location. TMS therapy will soon be available at the other offices in West Palm Beach, Weston, and Altamonte Springs, Florida. TMS therapy is especially effective when used in conjunction with other therapies. To discover this quality in-office therapy, call Ketamine Health Centers, or schedule online today.

TMS Therapy Q & A

What is TMS therapy?

TMS therapy or transcranial magnetic stimulation refers to a noninvasive in-office procedure that can help improve the symptoms of depression and other conditions.

TMS therapy uses magnetic fields to stimulate your nerve cells in your brain. The treatment is sometimes called repetitive TMS or rTMS since it involves delivering repetitive magnetic pulses to the DLPFC (Dorsalateral prefrontal cortex) During your TMS therapy, your provider places an electromagnetic coil above the DLPFC to deliver painless electromagnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in that specific region of your brain that plays a role with depression and mood control. If done repetitively over a 3-6 week period TMS induces structural changes in the brain where the coil has been placed. Increased gray matter density and blood flow to the part of the brain stimulated have all been clearly demonstrated in research using MRI brain scans. 

Not everyone responds to TMS therapy for Depression but most people will. Many clinicians see a 70% – 80% response rate in their patient population. At least half of these responders will achieve full remission. In the literature TMS response rates when treating Depression have been shown to be at least as effective as medications used to treat Depression. And of course without all the side effects that medications bring

Many patients say they can still feel a benefit from TMS therapy years after their first round of TMS treatment. The effect appears to be quite durable especially in people who respond well to treatment. In some cases, patients will go back for a few TMS maintenance sessions 3-6 months after their initial treatment.

TMS therapy can help activate regions of your brain that have decreased activity due to depression.

What can I expect during my TMS therapy?

Before your treatment, your provider identifies the best place to put the magnets on your head and the best level of magnetic stimulation.

In the treatment room, you sit in a reclining chair and are given earplugs. Your provider places the electromagnetic coil against your scalp and generates the magnetic pulses, resulting in a clicking or tapping sound that typically lasts for a few seconds, followed by a pause. You’ll also experience a tapping sensation on your forehead (mapping).

Treatment time varies and can take as little as three to nine minutes. You remain awake and alert.

You might feel some mild discomfort in your scalp area during treatment and for a short time afterward.

Ketamine Health Centers offers the advanced CloudTMS® machine. TMS therapy is covered by insurance for helping with treatment-resistant depression. The therapy is FDA-approved for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and major depressive disorders.

Ketamine Health Centers offers affordable pricing for those paying with cash to use TMS therapy to treat other conditions, such as chronic pain, migraines, eating disorders, tinnitus, substance abuse, fibromyalgia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The total treatment cost for 30 sessions is $5,000.

What are the benefits of TMS therapy?

Ketamine Health Centers provides TMS therapy because of the many benefits, such as:

  • Noninvasive
  • Doesn’t involve anesthesia or implanting a device
  • Safe and well-tolerated
  • Your provider can adjust the level of stimulation for a customized treatment
  • Convenient in-office outpatient procedure
  • No downtime

 

TMS therapy usually requires multiple treatment sessions for an optimal outcome. Your provider typically recommends sessions five times a week for six weeks for a total of 30 treatments.

Ketamine Health Centers is the only clinic in South Florida offering the most sophisticated combination of TMS therapy and ketamine for best results.

To inquire about this exceptional and convenient therapy, book online, or call Ketamine Health Centers.