KANSAS CITY, Kan., — AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is now offering a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Since opening a new Behavioral Health Clinic in February, the practice is now able to expand its offerings while creating an intentional and welcoming space in a healing environment.
“We have seen impactful results since offering TMS to patients,” said AdventHealth’s Administrative Director of Clinical Services Rennie Shuler-McKinney, MS, LCP. “TMS is a great outpatient option for patients battling depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Our Behavioral Health team at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is committed to helping patients find the best solution and treatments that work for them, so I am incredibly grateful that we are now able to offer another solution to helping patients reclaim their true self.”
Deep TMS has been shown to safely and effectively treat major depressive disorder, anxious depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The treatment sends magnetic pulses to targeted areas through a helmet worn on the patient’s head while comfortably seated in a chair, awake and alert. The magnetic pulses feel like mild tapping on the scalp and patients can resume daily activities immediately after each treatment session.
“TMS is a safe and noninvasive procedure that can be a powerful addition to existing treatment plans, and I am pleased we are now able to offer this to our patients at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission,” said Dr. Umang Shah. “As part of our commitment to whole-person wellness, we don’t just treat patients’ current symptoms, we address concerns at the root of the problem now and in the future.”
Treatment consists of 20-minute sessions across a four-week period, followed by periodic maintenance sessions and is done in the AdventHealth Medical Group Psychiatry at Shawnee Mission practice located at 7301 E. Frontage Road, Suite 100, Merriam, KS 66204. Visit AdventHealthKC.com/BehavioralHealth or call 913-789-1900 to learn more.
About AdventHealth in Kansas City
With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. A focus on whole-person health and commitment to caring for the body, mind and spirit unify the system's more than 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states. AdventHealth in Kansas City includes AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Merriam, KS; AdventHealth Lenexa; AdventHealth South Overland Park, AdventHealth College Boulevard, AdventHealth Centra Care and AdventHealth Medical Group. Visit AdventHealthKC.com for more information.