Welcome to TMS Institute of Arizona
TMS is a Life-Changing, Life-Giving Therapy
TMS is a Life-Changing, Life-Giving Therapy
Are you still experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, OCD, pain, addiction, or insomnia? We understand how debilitating these conditions can be, and we’re here to help you find relief. Let’s work together to restore well-being and happiness in your life.
Schedule a TMS therapy consultation and start your new journey today.
Welcome to TMS Institute of Arizona
At the TMS Institute of Arizona, we’re on a mission to bring life-changing relief to those struggling with depression, migraine headaches, and other diagnoses. Our center specializes in the most effective TMS therapies, providing you with the care you need to improve your health and well-being. We believe that everyone deserves access to the transformative benefits of TMS, and we’re committed to making that a reality. Join us today and experience the life-giving power of TMS therapy.
We understand that it’s tough to deal with symptoms like depression, anxiety, OCD, pain, addiction, or insomnia. If you’re still struggling and medications aren’t providing the desired relief, please know that you’re not alone. TMS could be the answer you’re looking for. It’s safe, FDA-approved, non-invasive, and provides highly effective results, all without the need for medication. Let’s work towards a better tomorrow together.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) operates differently than traditional pharmaceuticals, and without the side effects. It proves more potent for many patients too. TMS targets specific regions of the brain responsible for various disorders. By stimulating these targeted areas, it brings about the desired effects.
Gone are the days where you require a conventional psychiatry practice to qualify for TMS treatment. Say hello to your go-to brain well-being center – where expert care is just a touch away. Contact us now at 480-668-3599 for the hope and healing you deserve.
THREE TYPES OF THERAPIES
At the TMS Institute, we firmly believe in the power of evidence-based medicine. Our treatments are rooted in protocols that have been established and published in clinical trials, which ensures that every patient receives the best care possible.
We offer three main treatments at our institute: TMS Therapy, MeRT Therapy, and TES Therapy. Our expert medical team will work with you to decide which treatment is best suited for your unique needs, and guide you through every step of the process.
TMS Therapy involves transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) externally, which applies gentle pulses or stimulation (similar to the magnetic field generated by an MRI machine, but much more localized) to specific targeted areas of the brain. This type of stimulation enhances the brain’s ability to change itself, also known as “neuroplasticity” or “rewiring” of brain circuitry, and helps restore normal function. Overall, TMS therapy includes TMS, Express TMS, and Accelerated TMS.
MeRT therapy is a highly specialized form for targeting TMS within four specific indications.
TES therapy is utilized after the initial TMS treatment as at-home maintenance.
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What is TMS Therapy?
Do you crave peace of mind and restful sleep? Seeing friends and family more, going to work with energy, and a reduction in the physical symptoms of your disorder? If you’re tired of feeling tired and looking for an alternative to medications, TMS might be for you.
TMS provides a localized treatment to specific targets using a non-invasive technology that is FDA-approved, safe, highly effective, and medication-free.
This technology was developed in 1985 and in 1996 researchers began exploring its potential for treating depression. It was FDA approved in 2008 for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, then endorsed as a significant treatment option by the American Psychiatric Association in 2010, and in 2022 the American Psychiatric Association recommended that TMS therapy be considered 1st line treatment for moderate to severe depression.
The Science Behind TMS
TMS utilizes magnetic pulses to trigger long-term changes—at least 24 months of relief. This type of stimulation enhances the brain’s ability to change itself, known as “neuroplasticity” or “rewire” of the brain circuitry, helping to restore the brain’s normal function. While TMS is FDA-approved for depression and OCD, it is also commonly used as a safe and effective treatment for a number of other conditions such as anxiety, PTSD, addiction, bipolar depression, anorexia and bulimia, perinatal and postpartum depression, insomnia, chronic neuropathic pain, and certain other conditions.
TMS can and should be considered the first-line treatment for moderate to severe major depressive disorder, even though it can be used for much more than depression and OCD. Traditionally, medications have been the go-to option for many disorders, but what if you don’t want to take more medications or you want to wean yourself from the pharmaceuticals you’re already taking? Many people don’t think there are alternatives to medication-based therapies, but there are. TMS has been around for a long time, but many people—including physicians and clinicians—are unfamiliar with it.
At the TMS Institute we support evidence-based medicine. Every treatment we offer is based on protocols established and published in clinical trials. The goal with TMS therapy is to improve your overall well-being in a more natural way. This is not electroconvulsive shock therapy—it is non-invasive and comfortable, using painless electromagnetic pulses rather than “shocks.” TMS assists the brain, allowing it to function at a higher level by increasing activity in key areas while also creating new pathways of communications with other brain regions. In turn, we can target the root cause of the issue at the brain level, thus actually helping to improve longevity by correcting the issue rather than treating just the symptoms (which is what medications oftentimes accomplish).
TMS has many benefits over medications, but can also be used in conjunction with pharmaceuticals. It is safe, very effective, has no systemic side effects, and is medication-free. For many patients, TMS is an alternative to antidepressants. No anesthesia or downtime are needed. In-office appointments are relatively quick and convenient. TMS is covered by some insurance policies for treatment of both depression and OCD. It also offers a high success rate. On average, patients enjoy a 68 percent success rate with TMS versus just 37.5 percent with medication. Enjoy long-term results for a minimum of two years with the treatment that is FDA-approved for depression, OCD, bipolar depression, and smoking cessation.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO SUFFER
Are you struggling to maintain personal and professional relationships while feeling like medications aren’t helping? You’re not alone. At the TMS Institute, we understand how difficult it can be. That’s why we’re passionate about helping you have the quality of life you deserve.
Our cutting-edge treatments, like Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), can effectively treat a variety of mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. Our compassionate staff will work with you every step of the way to ensure you feel welcomed and supported.
We know taking the first step can be difficult, but we’re here to help you achieve success and a better quality of life. Choose the forefront of compassionate care and partner with the TMS Institute today.
DISORDERS TREATED WITH TMS
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Anxiety + PTSD
- Addiction + Smoking Cessation
- Sleep Disorders
- Eating Disorders & Weight Loss
- Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia
- Pain + Headaches
- Post-Concussive Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (incl. long-hauler COVID)
About Our Providers
Led by Dr. Ruchir P. Patel, our team of clinicians offers the most advanced form of transcranial magnetic stimulation, MagVenture TMS Therapy.
Dr. Ruchir P. Patel
Dr. Ruchir P. Patel serves as the Medical Director and founder of the TMS Institute of Arizona. He is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, and Obesity Medicine. He has been voted Top Doctor by his peers in Phoenix Magazine every year from 2016–2023 and has been selected by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor, nominated by his peers, every year from 2019–2023 where he is regarded as one of the most outstanding healthcare providers regionally and nationally.
Dr. Suzanne Tariot-Sheard
Dr. Suzanne Tariot-Sheard is board certified in adult psychiatry. She received her MD from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. She has experience treating a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and bipolar disorders and focuses on a collaborative approach to care with the patient in order to achieve desired outcomes.
Dr. Barika M. Butler
Dr. Barika M. Butler, MD, MHCM, is a double board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, as well as a performance coach and physician executive. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology and the Cognitive Sciences and earned her MD at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Dr. Vimala Sravanthi Vajjala
Meet Dr. Vimala Sravanthi Vajjala, a quadruple board-certified neurologist with expertise in clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, and headache medicine, Dr. Vajjala has become a trusted resource for many patients seeking relief from their symptoms. Dr. Vajjala is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with additional qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy.