We are the leading provider of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the treatment of depression in the Greater Hudson Valley.
What is TMS?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a non-invasive FDA-approved treatment for treating depression, OCD, and migraine headaches.
Treatment only lasts usually 30 minutes or less
Patients are awake and alert, can drive to and from the appointment, and can watch TV or listen to music during the treatment
Dr. Pardell explains the significant improvements that patients at the TMS Center of the Hudson Valley received after TMS therapy.
What are the benefits of TMS therapy?
Treatment Resistant Depression
When antidepressants are not working or cause adverse side effects, TMS may be a better option for you.
TMS treatments last 30 minutes or less and do not require the use of anesthesia or sedation. Patients are able to drive to and from the office and are able to watch TV or listen to music during the treatment.
Neurostar TMS therapy does not require any form of anti-depressant medication.
No Major Side-Effects
TMS treatment therapy will not cause any side effects like weight gain, dry mouth, nausea etc.
Effectiveness of Neurostar TMS Therapy
Neurostar TMS therapy is backed by over a decade of research supporting the Neurostar TMS therapy. It is suggested to make lifestyle changes along with Neurostar TMS therapy to improve results and also to help a patient recover quickly with minimum to no side-effects. Patients are suggested talk therapies, exercising, support networks and diet changes to get a healthier and stable life. If found significantly improved results with Neurostar TMS therapy sessions, you can continue having more until you feel better. You can refer to our clinical help and consultation for more details about the process.
Can you benefit from TMS Therapy?
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Frequently Asked Questions
How TMS therapy works?
What is a TMS Treatment Like?
NeuroStar TMS Therapy at the TMS Center of the Hudson Valley
We have been performing NeuroStar transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) since December, 2009. We were the first practice to offer NeuroStar TMS in the Hudson Valley, New York. We have performed thousands of treatments over the past years and have the most experience of any TMS clinicians in our region.
What you can expect during your NeuroStar TMS treatment
During treatment, you will relax in our European spa chair. Our private suite offers a relaxing environment to listen to music, audiobook, watch a movie or your favorite show on TV while undergoing NeuroStar TMS therapy. Your TMS session will be a short outpatient procedure that lasts about 30 minutes. You can also speak with the TMS technician whenever necessary if you have any questions during or after the treatment. One of the benefits of NeuroStar TMS is that after the treatment you can return to your normal routine, including driving.
Your first treatment session
Our doctors will go through with you the consent form and give you ample time to have your questions asked and fully answered. After the consent is signed, our doctors will determine how to most effectively administer NeuroStar TMS treatments. They will perform a test to identify the treatment strength needed, called a motor threshold. This test identifies the magnetic field strength that will be used in your treatment. This field strength is customized for each patient to deliver the correct treatment dose. To do this our doctors will stimulate the brain on the left side of your head to get your right hand to move. Everyone has their own individual motor threshold. Our team will provide the TMS treatment at a dose just above your motor threshold.
After this initial procedure, our doctors will determine the specific location of where the TMS treatment will be applied and the treatment coil will be moved to that location. Our team will strive for the optimal treatment. This approach has resulted in our strong clinical and safety experience.
Our center utilizes the first TMS device approved by the FDA (NeuroStar TMS Therapy System: October, 2008) with the most extensive research data of any TMS device in the world. During your treatment session our technician will place the magnetic coil gently against the front part of your scalp and then the NeuroStar TMS Therapy System will deliver rapid series of “pulses” of the magnetic field usually in 4 second intervals with 10 pulses delivered per second with a rest interval in between. The pulses will feel like tapping on your scalp. Most patients find the sensation “different” and some find it uncomfortable in the first few treatments. We are experienced in making TMS Therapy comfortable, safe and effective.
After TMS Therapy
Immediately following each treatment session, you may return to your normal daily routine, including driving. During or after treatment you may experience headache or discomfort at the site of stimulation. These side effects are mild to moderate in intensity and lessen as further treatment sessions are administered. You can take a common over the counter pain remedies such as acetaminophen to manage these symptoms.
Which Insurance Covers TMS?
OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE TMS THERAPY AVAILABLE AND AFFORDABLE FOR YOU
We have a unique and supportive approach to assist you in gaining reimbursement for TMS Services. To ensure the highest quality of care, our team will work directly with you and your insurance company to ascertain coverage and benefits for TMS Services.
Insurance Coverage of TMS Therapy
Our experience is that more and more insurance companies are enacting coverage policies for TMS therapy and to date over 250 million Americans have an insurance policy that cover TMS. Below is a list of Insurance Coverage Policies. Please contact us to see if your policy covers TMS threapy.
Financing of TMS Treatments
We continue to discover health care finance plans to assist you with any out of pocket costs not covered by your insurance company. Please call us with any questions about coverage assistance and financing for TMS Therapy.
Insurance Companies Known to cover TMS Therapy
TMS Center of the Hudson Valley in the News
TMS Center of the Hudson Valley in the News
TMS Center of the Hudson Valley Presented a poster at CTMSS Meeting 2018 in Brooklyn, NY
Alexandra Lindardakis RN BCN and Randy I. Pardell MD DFAPA presented a poster at the 2018 CTMSS meeting in Brooklyn on Integrating QEEG to define treatment location and response for rTMS therapy
Dr. Pardell was feature in Ask the Experts Column in Hudson Valley Magazine discussing his experience using TMS to treat depression and other psychiatric disorders
Dr. Pardell participated in original research at the Family Center for Recovery on the use of TMS to reduce cravings in the substance dependent population.
Dr. Pardell Medical Director of the TMS Center of the Hudson Valley presented original research on the first 58 patients treated at the TMS Center of the Hudson Valley at a Poster Session at the US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in October, 2013. Dr. Pardell focused on Response and Remission Rates with special focus on gender and age differences. Our research was reported nationally and showed excellent efficacy.
Click the following links to see the report and poster.
Our Mission is to provide innovative psychiatric care and mental health services to the greater Hudson Valley.
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