TMS patients

What to expect as a patient of TMS Center of Colorado.

After your FREE consultation, and your decision to move forward with TMS, this is the process patients can expect from your experience with TMS Center of Colorado.

First Day of TMS Treatment

TMS treatment is administered by a TMS technician and overseen by a highly experienced medical doctor in either our Denver or Lakewood, Colorado TMS clinics. The technician will familiarize you with the equipment and TMS treatment procedure prior to commencing the first session. Staff working at TMS Center of Colorado have been educated and trained regarding the use of TMS therapy using the Brainsway Deep TMS therapy system.

  • During treatment, patients are fully conscious and able to read, listen to music, or converse with the technician.
  • TMS magnetic therapy is an outpatient procedure which means that no hospitalization is required.
  • TMS magnetic therapy is non-invasive, and requires no anesthesia.
  • The magnetic stimulation is delivered using the TMS device which assures the TMS treatment is directed appropriately to the brain.

The intensity of the stimulus that will be delivered is determined by inducing a motor-evoked potential (i.e. causing movement or a twitch to occur) in the thumb muscle. You may feel a tingling or tapping sensation on the head, and scalp muscles may feel a little tense, during and a bit after the procedure. This is normal and may result in a minor headache.

Duration of TMS Treatment

The TMS treatment protocol consists of 30 treatments at 6 weeks. Sessions are usually Monday through Friday over 4 to 6 weeks, excluding weekends and holidays.

Each treatment session is approximately 40 minutes. In some cases, 5-10 extra sessions are recommended for late responders. This need will be assessed with you individually by a trained staff member and medical staff.

Communication With Staff

It is important that you feel comfortable at the TMS Center of Colorado. Please feel free to discuss any concerns and feelings that you are experiencing, and to ask questions as they arise.

TMS Center of Colorado staff members are TMS technicians and appreciate learning how we can help make your treatment experience as pleasant as possible.

Last Day of TMS Treatment

TMS treatment response is determined based on clinical assessment scale and verbal feedback from patients.

At the end of treatment one of our highly experienced psychiatrists will meet with you to review your treatment, discuss ongoing needs and answer any outstanding questions.

TMS Treatment Follow-up

Our team cares about ongoing patient progress following treatment. It is our priority to keep in contact with patients and encourage them to do the same.

  • Regular follow-ups via telephone and/or email are encouraged.
  • Please expect to hear from us following the final treatment.
  • Calls to staff members with questions or concerns are strongly encouraged.

Maintenance Therapy

Following the first stage of Acute TMS therapy, Maintenance Treatment sessions may be required to prevent any slippage.

Maintenance Therapy will vary from patient to patient and is assessed on an individual basis. A trained medical staff member will discuss this possibility with you following acute therapy.

You will be encouraged to call TMS Center of Colorado staff immediately if you sense depressive symptoms returning.

Please consult your family doctor, mental health provider or psychiatrist following your TMS treatment, in order to facilitate continued care after the treatment.

Patient Success

Our Patients have experienced relief.

You deserve to feel like yourself again. Hear directly from our patients about the success of their TMS treatment.

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