Introducing Express TMS: TMS treatment in just 3 minutes MagVenture has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market a 3 minute TBS (theta burst) protocol for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvements from prior antidepressant medication in the current episode. This revolutionary TBS protocol which will allow for a much higher patient throughput. We call it Express TMS®. This faster TMS treatment is just as safe and effective for the treatment of major depressive disorder as standard TMS, only much faster. We are proud to be the first in the US to receive an FDA clearance for this revolutionary TMS treatment which is backed up by substantial scientific evidence.
Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) is a revolutionary form of brain stimulation that more closely mimics the natural rhythms of activity in the neurons of the brain. Theta Bursts are short bursts of stimulation at high frequencies, with the bursts themselves being applied 5 times per second. First used in 2005, TBS has been shown to produce stronger and longer-lasting changes in brain activity, while requiring much less time to administer. Clinicians believe that TBS may eventually prove to be more effective than the older forms of stimulation in treating neurological and psychiatric disorders. We are so excited about TBS stimulation that we offer “off label” TBS treatment on different TBS devices:
- Brainsway® (“Deep Theta Burst Therapy”)
- MagVenture® (“Theta Burst Therapy”)
- Cloud TMS® (“Theta Burst Therapy”)
- NexStim® (“Theta Burst Therapy”)
for depression and a variety of other mental disorders. TBS is currently “off label” and not currently covered by insurance. However, as TMS treatment can be much shorter in duration per session (3-6 minutes per session, as opposed to 36 minutes) and performed at an accelerated pace, Silicon Valley TMS offers TBS at greatly reduced prices in pre-paid packages.