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Stella Center Chicago

Cutting-edge treatments for emotional trauma and mental health challenges

1 Oak Hill Dr #100, Westmont, IL 60559

TMS Center

Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, or PTSD? We can help. Stella Center offers in-office medical treatments for mental health paired with virtual integration therapy to bring dramatic healing in the window of transformation following treatment. Get relief from symptoms like disrupted sleep, panic attacks, irritability, hypervigilance, difficulties concentrating, sexual dysfunction, and more. Our protocols include Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) , ketamine infusions, the dual sympathetic reset – an advanced stellate ganglion block (SGB), and more.

We see mental health challenges as injuries rather than disorders. Our treatments aim to heal the injury, not just manage the symptoms. We partner with Neurostar on our TMS treatment protocols, and we ‘re the nation’s largest provider of SGB for mental health.

Stella Center’s board-certified providers and experts have treated over 8,000 people to date across 20 locations in the US. Our protocols are safe, effective, and powerful, allowing people to feel better faster and maintain long-lasting gains. Stella Center Chicago is led by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Eugene Lipov and Medical Director of Ketamine, Dr. Bruce Nadro.
 
 

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an FDA-cleared treatment that is proven to reduce and relieve depressive symptoms safely. By clinician rating, 83% of patients responded to an acute TMS course and showed improvement of depression symptoms, and 62% achieved remission*. Call 908-293-7559 to talk to our care advocate team and get more info. (Source:https://neurostar.com/hcp/results/)
TMS by Stella is covered by insurance in the state of Illinois. Intake assessments, follow-up appointments and Integration Therapy may be eligible for insurance reimbursement through Superbills. Eligible insurances include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (all plans), Optum, Evernorth, and Aetna. For more questions on insurance coverage, please call our care advocate team at 908-293-7559.
Frequently Asked Questions about TMS Therapy Does TMS work for depression? Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an FDA-cleared treatment that is proven to reduce and relieve depressive symptoms safely. By clinician rating, 83% of patients responded to an acute TMS course and showed improvement of depression symptoms, and 62% achieved remission*. Call 908-293-7559 to talk to our care advocate team and get more info. (Source:https://neurostar.com/hcp/results/) Is TMS therapy covered by insurance? TMS is offered at our Chicago flagship clinic, and we are thrilled to announce that TMS is covered by insurance in the state of Illinois. Intake assessments, follow-up appointments and Integration Therapy may be eligible for insurance reimbursement through Superbills. Eligible insurances include: – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (all plans) – Optum – Evernorth – Aetna Fore more questions on insurance coverage, please call our care advocate team at 908-293-7559. How much is TMS out of pocket? Does TMS therapy hurt? While there may be some minor discomfort at the treatment site (where the device touches your head), it generally subsides within the first week or treatment. There is no sedation, or impact on your alertness. You can read, watch TV, or talk with your treatment coordinator during your session, and you can drive home immediately after treatment.
Each TMS session lasts about 20 minutes. Since TMS does not require anesthesia, patients can return to daily life, work, etc. immediately following a session.
The recommended treatment course for TMS is five days a week for 36 treatments continuously. However, our providers will work with you to accommodate your schedule without compromising the outcome of the treatment.
During a TMS treatment session, you will sit on a reclined and comfortable chair. You will be required to stay awake, and you can read, watch videos, or simply relax.
We don’t recommend the use of cell phones during the TMS therapy. However, an iPad may be provided during treatment for entertainment or other purposes.
OPENING HOURS
monday   8AM-4:30PM
Treatments
Psychological Testing
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Ketamine Infusion
Other - Not listed
Conditions Treated
Anxiety
OCD
Panic Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury
PTSD
Depression
Addiction
Accepted Insurances
BlueCrossBlueShield
Aetna
Optum
Other
Self-Pay
Manufacturers Used
NeuroStar

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Dr. Karen DeCocker

I’m the Director of Advanced Practice Providers at Stella Center and oversee our assessment team. I became a nurse practitioner in 2007 after 10 years of hospital nursing experience. We specialize in identifying innovative treatments & therapies that can help relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD & TBI. After completing a virtual assessment together that accounts for medical, biological, psychological & social factors, I provide individualized treatment recommendations across our protocols: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy, the dual sympathetic reset (an advanced stellate ganglion block), ketamine infusions, integration therapy, and more.

Our priority is your outcome. It starts with an assessment with me to identify what treatments can decrease your symptoms. For some, it’s DSR SGB injections to calm the fight-or-flight response. For others, it’s ketamine infusions & integrations to rebuild neuron pathways & create healthy habits. I hope to be your expert guide in healing. 
 
 

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Dr. Eugene Lipov

I’m the Chief Medical Officer at Stella Center. For over fifteen years, my goal has been to help people experiencing mental health challenges find relief. As an anesthesiologist, I discovered the use of stellate ganglion block (SGB) for treating PTSD, eventually perfecting the protocol into the dual sympathetic reset (DSR), an advanced stellate ganglion block (SGB). Symptoms we treat include disrupted sleep, panic attacks, irritability, hypervigilance, difficulties concentrating, depression, sexual dysfunction, and more.

We offer innovative treatments and therapies like TMS therapy, dual sympathetic reset, ketamine infusion therapy, and integration therapy. We approach mental health challenges as injuries rather than disorders. Our treatments aim to heal the injury, not just manage the symptoms. Our protocols are fast, effective, and powerful, allowing people to feel better.
Our protocols are brief, effective, and powerful, allowing people to feel better faster and maintain long-lasting gains. Stella Center’s board-certified providers and field-leading experts have treated over 8,000 people across 20 locations.
  

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Dr. Bruce Nadro

Helo! I am the Medical Director of Ketamine at Stella Center and a provider in Illinois. I have 30+ yrs of experience and have dedicated myself to advancing ketamine treatment for mental health. We treat mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, & PTSD with biological treatments like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy, stellate ganglion block (SGB), ketamine therapy, and more. I approach each person with compassionate care and will be your expert guide through the ketamine infusions. Symptoms we treat include disrupted sleep, panic attacks, irritability, hypervigilance, difficulties concentrating, sexual dysfunction, etc.

My goal is your outcomes, safety and comfortability. We offer innovative treatments and therapies like the dual sympathetic reset, ketamine infusion therapy, and Stella integration sessions. We approach mental health challenges as injuries rather than disorders. Our treatments aim to heal the injury, not just manage the symptoms.

Our protocols are brief, effective, and powerful, allowing people to feel better faster and maintain long-lasting gains. Stella’s board-certified providers and field-leading experts have treated over 8,000 people across 20 locations in the US.