Our TMS Technology

Achieve TMS is the leading provider of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy in the United States. We leverage state-of-the-art technology to deliver revolutionary depression therapy to patients in California, Oregon, and Alaska.

 

BrainsWay Deep TMS

 

BrainsWay Deep TMS technology is available at all of our TMS therapy centers, and this technology has been tested in over 60 clinical trials globally. With BrainsWay Deep TMS, our medical clinicians provide an FDA-approved TMS treatment that is noninvasive, has no systemic side effects, requiring 20-minute therapy sessions.

During a BrainsWay Deep TMS therapy session, a patient is seated comfortably in a chair, and a helmet that contains a patented H-coil is placed on the head at a site that is specifically mapped for each patient. The coil creates a temporary magnetic field that stimulates the mood center of the brain and stimulates the release of neurotransmitters.

BrainsWay Deep TMS is FDA-cleared to help patients coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or major depressive disorder (MDD).  BrainsWay Deep TMS has been used in more than 500,000 treatments delivered across 17 countries, with 90% of the population treated covered by reimbursement.

 

NeuroStar

 

NeuroStar TMS therapy is available in California at our Carlsbad, Mission Valley, and Shoreham Place; in Oregon, our Beaverton center; and in Alaska, in our Anchorage and Wasilla locations are equipped with NeroStar TMS. The therapy is offered to adult patients coping with MDD who have not reported symptom improvement after using antidepressant medication alone.

A targeted, pulsed magnetic field similar to that of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used during NeuroStar TMS therapy. The magnetic field stimulates underactive areas of the brain that may contribute to depression symptoms.

NeuroStar TMS therapy is noninvasive, FDA-approved, and covered by most insurance plans. The therapy may help provide long-term relief for depression symptoms but should not be used by patients who have non-removable conductive metal in or near the head.

Nexstim

 

Nexstim TMS therapy is available at our La Jolla, California location. The therapy uses SmartFocus® TMS technology that relies on 3D imaging to help patients relieve depression symptoms.

Initially, Nexstim requires an MRI scan of a patient’s head to see into the brain. Software is then used to model a patient’s head and ensure the patient receives targeted TMS treatment.

Nexstim leverages the science of electricity to help the brain heal itself during TMS therapy. The treatment involves a measured and individualized dose of TMS that is delivered accurately to specific portions of a patient’s brain. Patient data is collected and evaluated over time, helping to ensure  maximal results of therapy.

Which TMS Technology Is Right for You?

 

Our technology at Achieve TMS is designed to help patients safely and effectively manage depression symptoms. To determine which technology option is the right choice for a patient, our medical clinicians evaluate a patient. Then, we deliver a personalized TMS therapy program that encompasses technology to help patients cope with depression.

 

Why Do Patients Choose Achieve TMS for TMS Therapy?

 

In addition to our technology, we employ dedicated staff who are committed to helping patients achieve the best results from TMS therapy. Our clinicians work diligently to learn about patients and help them determine the best course of action to manage depression symptoms. Our friendly, knowledgeable technicians collaborate with patients and help them accomplish their treatment goals.

 

Learn More About Our Technology for TMS Therapy

 

To find out more about our TMS technology or to schedule a consultation, please contact us online, or call or text us today at 877-296-5032.

Insurance Coverage for TMS Depression Treatment

Within California, Oregon, and Alaska, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation has been approved for use with treatment resistant depression by several insurance providers. Insurances that we’re in network with include Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross, Magellan, Tricare, Blue Shield of CA, Blue Shield Federal Employee, Optum, Aetna, MHN, Healthnet, Beacon, Prime Health Services, Provider Select, Medicare, Providence Preferred, Providence Health Plan, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, First Choice Health Network, First Health National Network, Pacificsource, Moda, OHA (fee for service only), First Health, and Premera Blue Cross. Please call us for a full list of providers. We would be happy to help check with your insurance regarding pre-approval.

*Unfortunately, Medi-cal currently does not cover TMS treatment in California. Please contact your Medi-cal provider to inquire further.

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Depression treatment - TMS Society