TMS at Pine Rest
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TMS at pine rest
At Pine Rest, receiving Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is convenient, and our skilled and experienced psychiatrists and nursing staff insures patients receive the best possible care.
Typically, a TMS treatment is about 40-45 minutes. It is given daily, Monday through Friday, over 4-6 weeks for a total of 20-30 treatments. Individuals are awake throughout treatments. Since no anesthesia is used, patients may drive themselves to and from their appointments.
To begin treatments, a consultation is completed by one of Pine Rest’s TMS credentialed psychiatrists. Treatment options are discussed with the patient, and together with the psychiatrist a treatment plan is developed.
TMS is a wonderful option for those individuals who suffer with depression.
An initial consultation will be scheduled to discuss what is troubling you and whether TMS is an appropriate treatment. At that time, you and your doctor will review your symptoms, treatment history and possible treatment options.
Your First Treatment Session
If TMS is the right treatment for you, treatment sessions can be scheduled to begin immediately. At the first treatment appointment we will determine the optimal placement and strength of the magnetic field. Each subsequent treatment will last 37 minutes during which you will be awake and alert. The magnetic pulses make a loud clicking sound and feel like a tapping on the scalp but do not result in more than mild discomfort. If you wish, you can watch television or listen to music during the TMS session.
Additional Treatment Sessions
A usual course of treatment for depression involves sessions 5 days a week for 4 to 6 weeks, although this can vary depending on your response. As you progress through your treatment, we will regularly assess with you your status and determine with you the eventual number of treatments.
After Your Treatment Session
After each treatment you can drive and resume your normal activity. TMS is non-invasive, meaning it does not involve surgery, and has no systemic effects. Typical TMS side effects are transient and mild irritation or discomfort at the treatment site and headache.
Staff at TMS Clinic
Louis Nykamp, MD
Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2001
Mayo College of Medicine, 2005
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship:
Mayo College of Medicine, 2006
Talal Khan, MD
Dow Medical College, 2000
Nassau University Medical Center, 2009
Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship:
Yale University, 2010
Jack Mahdasian, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin, 1991
Dartmouth – Hitchcock Medical Center, 1995
Aaron Plattner, MD
Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2007
Rush University Medical Center, 2011
William Sanders, DO
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2003
Michigan State University, 2007
Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship:
University of Florida, 2008
Donna Ecklesdafer, MSN, BSN, RN
ECT and TMS Clinics Manager
Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing, 1977
BSN and MSN:
Graceland University, 2009
International Society of ECT and Neurostimulation (ISEN), 2011