Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is an FDA-Approved (2008) treatment for patients suffering from treatment resistant major depression, offering an alternative to treatment resistant medication. TMS is covered by most insurance providers, including Medicare. Now Brainsway TMS is FDA cleared for OCD- The TMS protocol offered at Spark TMS is established for the patient under the direct supervision of Andrew Peshek, M.D.
TMS is performed in a doctor’s office or clinic. Treatment sessions last less than 30 minutes and are typically performed 5 days per week, over a six-week period.
You will be seated in a comfortable chair, some measurements may be taken and you may be provided with earplugs.
Your doctor will position the magnetic coil on your head and treatment will begin. You may feel a moderate tapping on your head under the treatment coil and you will remain awake and alert throughout treatment.
Following your session, you will be able to drive home and you can resume normal activities for the rest of the day.