When you struggle with depression and your medications aren’t working, TMS therapy can offer hope. 

TMS of South Tampa is proud to offer NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS to patients in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. 

See if TMS is Right for You

No Side Effects

TMS therapy is not painful or disruptive, does not cause systemic side effects, and does not require hospitalization or anesthesia.

Non Invasive

Transcranial Magnetic Therapy (TMS) is a non-invasive, non-drug , safe and effective therapy that treats depression at the source.

19 Minute Sessions

NeuroStar Advanced TMS therapy is an outpatient treatment that takes as little as 19 minutes per session.

Is TMS Right for Me?

TMS may be right for you if you agree with two or more:

While depression medications work for many people, some people still do not feel relief. For hard to treat depression where medication is not giving you adequate relief,  TMS is a proven, safe depression treatment option.

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication in the current episode.

Frequently Asked Questions

The NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS system uses short pulses of magnetic fields to stimulate the area of the brain that is thought to function abnormally in patients with depression. The magnetic field produces an electric current in the brain that stimulates the brain cells (neurons). This results in changes that are thought to be beneficial in the treatment of depression.

Many commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating depression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans. TMS Therapy is widely reimbursed by most commercial and government health plans, including Medicare.It usually takes time for healthcare insurers to establish coverage policies for newly approved treatments such as NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS. However, many commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating depression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans. See here for a full list of insurance plans that cover TMS.

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS is non-systemic (does not circulate in the blood throughout the body), so it does not have side effects such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, sedation, etc. The most common side effects reported during clinical trials were headache and scalp discomfort – generally mild to moderate – occurring less frequently after the first week of treatment.

No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for therapeutic benefit. The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of the magnetic fields used in magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. These techniques differ radically from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. These products deliver weak and undirected static fields that are not capable of activating brain cells.

TMS is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. Unlike ECT, TMS does not require the use of anesthesia and person will remain awake during the treatment.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert, NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.

  • You’ll recline comfortably in the treatment chair
  • A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head
  • NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain
  • In-office treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS takes 19-37 minutes.
  • You will be fully awake and alert. You can read or watch TV and return to work after your treatment with no restrictions.

Real People, Real Stories

I had a great experience during my TMS visits. Dr. Pages and every member of his staff were always friendly, and welcoming.


Dr Pages treatments have changed my life. I feel better than I have in the last 10 years. I feel hopeful, I have new energy and focus. Several people have commented on my new positive outlook on life.


Absolutely wonderful doctor with amazing staff.


About Us

Dr. Pages in South Tampa was not only one of the first to provide TMS Therapy in Florida but he has devoted his practice to advancing the technology.

Dr Pages of TMS of South Tampa

Dr. Kenneth Pages

Voted Best Psychiatrist of Tampa award from the Tampa Award Program – 3 years in a row.


We are proud to be a Diamond Rated NeuroStar Advanced Therapy TMS Provider

TMS of South Tampa is a progressive psychiatry practice dedicated to healing and excellence with a focus in treating depression. Our office is designed to be calming and aesthetically pleasing. We are conveniently located in Hyde Park behind Memorial hospital where Dr. Pages was the previous Chief of Psychiatry.

TMS Therapy is widely reimbursed by most commercial and government health plans.

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