Why TMS Treatment at Midtown Psychiatry and TMS Center?
Our goal is to provide our patients with the least invasive, most effective, therapeutic intervention for treatment resistant depression. To that end, Midtown Psychiatry and TMS Center offers Neurostar® TMS Therapy for our patients. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy is one of the most technologically advanced treatments for depression.
Cleared By The FDA
The FDA cleared the NeuroStar TMS Therapy in 2008 for treatment resistant depressed adults for whom one antidepressant has failed to work. TMS is now a safe alternative for those looking for a non-invasive, outpatient therapy. In the years since it’s FDA approval, TMS has helped thousands of depressed patients who did not receive results from antidepressants or other forms of treatment.
How It Works
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive method used to stimulate small regions of the brain. During the TMS procedure, a coil called a “magnetic field generator,”, is placed near the head of the person receiving the treatment. The coil gives off small electric currents in the area of the brain just beneath the coil. The coil is connected to a pulse generator, or stimulator, which delivers electrical current to the coil.
Because of the increasing recognition by the insurance companies of it’s effectiveness, TMS treatment is covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Optum (formerly United Behavioral Health).
TMS Therapy® may be covered by your health insurance provider on a case-by-case basis. Currently, insurance coverage for the TMS procedure varies and individual carriers and plans may determine coverage on a case-by-case basis.
Ask Us, We Can Help
Our administrative staff can help you determine insurance coverage and your eligibility for treatment. Neurostar has a Neurostar Reimbursement Support Program to help patients attain the coverage they need as quickly as possible so that they can undergo this vital treatment.
Please note that many plans do not provide coverage for TMS.
Learn more about TMS Therapy
NeuroStar TMS Therapy is only available by prescription for people with treatment resistant depression. A doctor can help you decide if NeuroStar TMS Therapy is right for you. Call us at 713-426-3100 to learn more about TMS, or other forms of treatment for depression
To learn more about TMS Treatment or to set up an appointment to see if TMS treatment is right for you-call Psychiatrist Daniela White, M.D. at 713-426-3100.
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