TMS Therapy FAQS

TMS Therapy FAQS

It usually takes time for healthcare insurers to establish coverage policies for newly approved treatments such as Magstim TMS. However, many commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating depression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans.

The magnetic coil which delivers electromagnetic pulses will be positioned on the head. Patients will hear a clicking sound that is described as tapping. Patients reclined on the cushioned seat and many chose to watch TV or read a book.

There are few side effects to TMS with the most common being scalp discomfort during treatment, or mild headache. Patients resume to a normal routine following treatment.

Most TMS treatments are 36 sessions and range from 3 minutes to 19 minutes per provider’s discretion.

Research indicates patients will need 30-36 sessions to begin to feel results from TMS treatment.

TMS has over two decades of clinical and scientific research supporting its safe use and application. FDA-cleared for the treatment of MDD, Magstim TMS Therapy is an effective, non-invasive, outpatient treatment, with few known side effects.

Humera Chowdhary MD
8501 Wade Blvd Suite 110
Frisco, TX 75034

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