What Is TMS?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is one of the most effective treatments for depression and has been approved by the FDA since 2008. It is a safe, non-invasive, brain stimulation therapy that has been shown to be effective in medication-resistant depression. TMS is a brief, outpatient procedure that involves using an MRI-strength magnet to produce electromagnetic pulses that stimulate an area of the brain believed to be underactive and responsible for causing the symptoms of depression.

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Covered by Insurance

Lenox Hill TMS Centers accept most insurance carriers and will help determine if your plan will cover your TMS treatment. Our staff will help you navigate through every step of the authorization process.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Lenox Hill TMS?

Lenox Hill TMS is recognized as one of the nation’s leading providers of TMS. We designed our TMS Centers with a focus on excellence and are staffed with the most experienced team of experts in the … Read On »

What is TMS?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is one of the most effective antidepressant treatments available and has been approved by the FDA since 2008. It is a safe, non-invasive, brain stimulation … Read On »

How does TMS work?

TMS system uses an insulated magnetic coil that is placed over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain believed to be underactive in patients suffering from depression. The coil … Read On »

Am I a good candidate for TMS?

TMS is a good alternative for patients who have difficulty tolerating the side effects associated with antidepressant medications. Since TMS is non-systemic (does not circulate through the … Read On »


After the first two treatments, I did not have any pain or headache. I found the treatment very relaxing and fell asleep almost all the time. Overall, [I’ve had] an improvement in my depression.
Janette P.
I have not experienced any cons and feel the pros are worth every out-of-pocket dollar I have had to spend to relieve the 30-something years of depression I have lived with…. I would absolutely recommend it… I am also told by others that they see a great difference in my general demeanor: less tense, less anxious-appearing. The follow-up questionnaires that I have been taking show results that are very positive and I am glad that I was able to undergo this treatment.
Jackson A.
No side effects, little discomfort, not time consuming, [it] works!
Courtney T.
TMS [took] me from a dark place into the light. My heartfelt thanks to the staff at Lenox Hill TMS, for their concern and encouragement
John F.
TMS has been the only thing that has helped me feel better in over 5 years of dealing with major depression.
Bronwyn P.
TMS worked for me; it has had a profound effect. After only six weeks of treatments, my depression lifted and I was able to return to an earlier stage of my life, feeling rational and on an even keel.
Jessica S.
It really feels like a miracle. I have been happy! And if something troubles me, I am so much more able to navigate through it instead of allowing it to overwhelm me and then just caving in….[it helped]me get through the truly hardest thing and darkest period I have ever gone through. I never thought I’d come back this strong….[I am] really looking forward to the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Ann M.
My depression has almost completely disappeared and I feel like I have my life back!
Shannon P.
I am no longer depressed. I feel like I have awoken from a long sleep. I am awake and living my life and I am so grateful for this treatment.
Rohit T.
Having received the full course of treatment, I have such peace of mind. I feel cared for and confident that my formerly serious depression is on its way out. Now my depression is absolutely manageable; I still need medication, but I am a fully functioning, hopeful and forward-looking person…for the first time in almost 30 years. TMS works!
Will J.

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2016 Newsletter

2016 Newsletter San Francisco Office to Partner with UCSF Medical Center We are pleased to announce that as of March 2016, the Lenox Hill TMS San Francisco center is partnering with the University of California- San Francisco Medical Center. This collaboration will now make TMS accessible to more patients suffering from depression in the greater San Francisco area. The doctors and staff at Lenox Hill TMS will provide onsite Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy training to UCSF physicians while providing our facility to treat UCSF patients. We will also be providing TMS education to the UCSF Medical School and Psychiatry Residency Program. Psychiatry Grand Rounds Presentation at CPMC Roberto Estrada, M.D. was honored to give a Grand Rounds Presentation on, “Interventional … Read More »

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