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Kevin Kinback MD TMS Irvine

By editor
April 16, 2021

Dr. Kinback is a board-certified psychiatrist and graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School in 1992. He did psychiatry training at Loma Linda, was Chief Resident, and remains on the faculty as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Kinback specializes in adult treatment-resistant depression and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, commonly referred to as TMS.

Advanced TMS in Orange County was founded in 2009. Dr. Kinback began private practice in 1995, With a keen interest in cutting-edge medicine. As one of the very first TMS experts in all of Southern California, Dr. Kinback has treated hundreds of patients with TMS therapy since 2009. He is certified on three different TMS devices and is a leader in the Clinical TMS Society.

What is TMS?

If you suffer from depression or OCD, you may sometimes feel that you have hit a dead end when medications and talk therapy do not help. The good news is the Advanced TMS offers TMS therapy for depression and OCD. TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) therapy is a simple FDA-approved procedure that does not require hospitalization or anesthesia.

TMS therapy for depression and OCD works by stimulating a part of the brain that is involved in moods and emotions. This is not electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and does not cause memory loss or harmful side effects.

What to Expect During Treatment-

During TMS therapy for depression and OCD, you sit in a chair while a helmet is gently placed over the head. An electromagnetic coil inside the helmet painlessly delivers brief magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain that may be "asleep" because of a major depressive disorder.

TMS therapy for depression and OCD does not require sedation or general anesthesia, you are fully awake during the treatment.

Naturally, you want to know what TMS therapy feels like before they try it. During the treatment, you will hear some clicking sounds. People have described TMS therapy as a gentle tapping on (their head) or a heavier sensation.

A medical health care professional is always present to monitor you during TMS therapy for depression and OCD. You can stop the treatment at any time. Some patients may feel discomfort or headaches when they begin TMS therapy, but this usually goes away after the first few treatments.

About 75% of people respond to TMS therapy for depression and OCD, which is high for any medical treatment, while the full remission rate is reportedly around 50%.

TMS therapy for depression and OCD is an out-patient procedure. You can drive yourself to our Irvine office, and can even go to work after undergoing TMS therapy.

Coping with depression or OCD is never easy, and it can be discouraging when traditional methods do not work. The Advanced TMS Center is proud to be able to offer patients this science-based high-tech solution at Caduceus Jamboree in Irvine.

Is this Covered by Insurance?

TMS is recognized as a covered benefit for most health plans and if not covered by your health plan or you have no insurance, we also offer affordable cash pricing and payment plan options.

Schedule an Appointment-

To learn more about TMS therapy for depression or OCD, please call 714-646-8034. Our experienced medical providers can help the most difficult cases of depression, in fact, we specialize in cases that other doctors are not able to treat.