Island Psychiatry is the first practice in the United States to offer

Neuronavigated TMS with

Nexstim SmartFocus Technology

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments haven't been effective but can be used first if the patient wants to avoid medications (for a variety of reasons) and if the physician approves.  

There are promising results for other uses of TMS therapy in patients with ADHD, OCD, autism, tinnitus, neuropathic pain and other neuropsychiatric conditions. Trials are in progress for stroke rehabilitation and smoking cessation. While clinical studies are in progress and TMS is seen as experimental in some cases, we are also looking at our own data to help us determine which protocols are most effective for our patients.
 

Nexstim TMS Therapy

1985

TMS was Introduced

70%

Partial and full responders

6

Qualified

TMS Professionals

at Island Psychiatry

2008

FDA Approval for

Treatment of Depression

Nexstim Smart Focus TMS 

The difference is precision

Compare Standard and Neuronavigated TMS

  • Neuronavigated TMS

    Nexstim Smart Focused TMS

    Unlike Standard TMS, Neuronavigated TMS is precisely mapped and focused in real time using an MRI of the patient's brain which is uploaded into the device. This takes the guesswork out of locating the exact areas of the brain (such as the DLPFC for depression) which need to be stimulated in order to achieve the desired therapeutic effect. Neuronavigated TMS uses the same electromagnetic coil as standard TMS to enhance or inhibit activity in the brain but it does so far more precisely. This may lead to better efficacy and allows us to target areas for "off label" use such as tinnitus, OCD, chronic pain, PTSD, Parkinson's and other disorders.

    Setting: 

    Conducted most often in a TMS specialised out patient practice.

    Duration:

    Treatment time can vary from 5-30 minutes

    Frequency:

    Daily treatments (3-5 times per week) for an average of 6 weeks (30 sessions).

    Risks and side effects: 

    A multitude of clinical studies have proven that TMS and dTMS are extremely well tolerated with few if any side effects.  A few patients may experience temporary side effects including headache, discomfort on scalp, dizziness and lightheadedness. Some people report tingling on the scalp during the session.

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

    Standard TMS

    Just like navigated TMS, standard TMS modulates the brain's "neural networks" (collections of nerve fibers) using magnetic fields. This magnetic energy passes through the skull to target a mood regulating area of the brain in the frontal area called the Dorsal Lateral Prefrontal Cortex (DLPFC). The DLPFC location is found using specific measurements of the scalp. The actual brain is never visualized. Targeting other areas of the brain is even more difficult because there are no algorithms for measurement as there is for the DLPFC. There is nothing inferior about the actual stimulation administered by the standard device. Island psychiatry has both navigated  and standard TMS machines.

    Setting:

    Conducted most often in a TMS specialized out patient practice.

    Duration: 

    Treatment time can vary from 5-30 minutes

    Frequency:

    Daily treatments (3-5 times per week) for an average of 6 weeks (30 sessions).

    Risks and side effects: 

    A multitude of clinical studies have proven that TMS and dTMS are extremely well tolerated with few if any side effects.  A few patients may experience temporary side effects including headache, discomfort on scalp, dizziness and lightheadedness. Some people report tingling on the scalp during the session.

Island Psychiatry P.C. TMS at all 3 of our locations:

**55 Nesconset Highway, Suite 1

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

**33 Walt Whitman Rd Suite 217W

Huntington Station, NY 11746

**646 Main St Suite 201

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Island TMS

Open Monday - Friday 

Evening Hours on Monday and Thursdays

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