Leading TMS therapy in South Africa
Connectomix is a state-of-the-art TMS clinic group founded in 2019 and based in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. It is backed by Netcare, the largest private hospital group in South Africa.
By personalising TMS treatments through sophisticated MRI imaging algorithms, Connectomix has become a hub of excellence for Depression, Anxiety and Neuro-rehabilitation treatments.
We offer a TMS treatment package that combines personalised TMS therapy with a luxury holiday safari break
TMS for depression
Find out more information how Connectomix offers TMS therapy for those suffering from depression.
TMS for OCD
Find out more information how Connectomix offers TMS therapy for those suffering from OCD.
TMS for anxiety
Find out more information how Connectomix offers TMS therapy for anxiety.
Combining TMS therapy and A luxury Holiday
We believe in providing a seamless travel experience.
As your dedicated partner, Connectomix takes care of every detail, including bookings, flights, accommodation, and transfers, so you can focus on relaxation and rejuvenation.
With Connectomix, you can rest assured that every aspect of your journey will be handled with utmost care and attention, enabling you to embark on your TMS therapy treatment with peace of mind.
Our team will assist with travel arrangements.
We take care of all flight bookings.
Travel experiences to suite your requirements.
We coordinate transfers between treatment and travel
Experience the seamless process of personalised TMS therapy, luxury accommodation, and optimal safari, all guided by Connectomix expert team.
We take pride in its state-of-the-art clinics, where innovation and comfort converge.
Our clinics are equipped with cutting-edge technology and modern facilities, ensuring the highest standard of care for our patients. From the moment you step through our doors, you will experience a welcoming and soothing environment designed to promote relaxation and well-being.
Centrally located within Johannesburg and Pretoria our clinics have been designed to give you a seamless treatment experience from start to finish. Every detail has been carefully crafted to enhance your comfort and address your needs.
Connectomix Milpark, located within the esteemed Netcare Milpark Hospital. Centrally located in Johannesburg.
Connectomix Menlyn Maine is located in Menlyn, Pretoria. Easily accessible from surrounding suburbs and major roadways.
Cape Town, Coming soon
Connectomix Cape Town, coming soon.
All our TMS plans and treatments are conducted with extreme care and are personalised to give you the best possible chance for a successful treatment response.
What is TMS?
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a non-invasive out-patient based procedure used for the treatment of different mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. It is also successfully used for neuro-rehabilitation.
TMS relies on the generation of brief magnetic fields created by an insulated coil that is placed over the scalp. These magnetic fields, in turn, create weak electric currents in the brain that achieve brain stimulation by activating neural circuitry at the site of stimulation.
By stimulating brain circuits, TMS aims to reset neural circuits and induce a change in their activity in order to bring about an improvement in conditions such as depression and anxiety.
What is standard TMS?
Traditional TMS, practiced in most TMS centres around the world, relies on blanket stimulation over the left side of the head.
The exact site of stimulation is generally derived by placing a cap over the head and obtaining the target area by measuring distances from landmarks such as the nose or with a target point drawn onto the cap.
With this approach, for obvious reasons, the actual brain stimulation site varies tremendously between people. Variation is not only due to differences in the shape of our skull but more importantly variation is the result of significant difference between people’s brains. In one recent reputable study, it was shown that this traditional approach can lead to over 50% of brain stimulation sites being off-target, during treatment.
Variation is not only due to differences in the shape of our skull but more importantly variation is the result of significant difference between people’s brains.
Our core value at the Connectomix advanced clinics, is to individualise your TMS treatment by applying principles of personalised brain medicine.
The human brain, composed of 86 billion brain cells that fire on average 17 trillion times per second is the most complex structure in existence. This miracle of creation is responsible for who we are – our ability to talk, to walk, our thoughts, our actions, our feelings…
Clearly, every brain and by extension, every person is unique. Until recently, understanding individual brain connection variations between people was not possible.
Through breakthroughs in both MRI imaging and AI, we are now able to understand these variations and build personalised brain maps that allow us to individualise TMS targets, based on your own brain (big)data. This personalised brain data approach to TMS has recently been accepted as a superior treatment method by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)2.
At Connectomix, we arrange an MRI scan (Approximately 25 minutes) that allows us to obtain highly sophisticated information about your brain connections.
We process this information with machine learning algorithms that allow us to understand how different parts of your brain are talking to each other in the form of brain networks. By analysing your brain networks, in conjunction with your clinical symptoms, we are able to pin-point the areas of your brain, that have the highest probability of treatment response to TMS. Hence, we are applying personalised brain medicine to your clinical problem.
As we are using highly sophisticated brain maps to pin-point TMS targets, targeting accuracy is central to the service we provide and blanket stimulation of the left side of the head, as employed in traditional TMS, is not an option.
At Connectomix we use sophisticated brain navigation technology that allows us to pinpoint brain areas on your scalp with millimetre accuracy. We also have extensive procedures in place to ensure accurate TMS targeting is achieved.
In Summary, Connectomix aims to provide world-class TMS treatment that is based on deep scientific understanding of human brain connections and cutting-edge technology.
1. Neuronavigation maximizes accuracy and precision in TMS positioning: Evidence from 11,230 distance, angle, and electric field modeling measurements. Caulfield KA, Fleischmann HH, Cox CE, Wolf JP, George MS, McTeague LM.Brain Stimul. 2022 Sep-Oct;15(5):1192-1205. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2022.08.013. Epub 2022 Aug 27.PMID: 36031059
Why is TMS at Connectomix different? How is it personalised?
Our strategic partnership with Netcare Group, who operate 53 hospitals and 12 mental health facilities throughout southern Africa, enhances Connectomix service and product offerings by introducing new advanced healthcare related technology throughout South Africa.
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Depression and Anxiety
Improve your mental health with Connectomix. We are constantly assessing our treatment responses to ensure that all our TMS protocols are optimised.
Connectomix TMS for Depression
81% of patients with depression that were treated at Connectomix, had a significant improvement with our advanced TMS treatment protocol.
Level of depression
Ups and Downs (Normal)
Mild Mood Disturbance
Borderline Clinical Depression
Change in level of depression
Connectomix TMS for Anxiety
64% off patients with anxiety that were treated at Connectomix, had a significant improvement with our advanced TMS treatment protocol
Level of anxiety
Change in level of anxiety
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Chief Medical Officer
BBiomed Sci Hon (Mon), MA(Cantab), BM BCh(Oxon), MRCS (Eng), FC Neurosurg (SA), MMed Neurosurg (Wits), CMIN C Teo Fellowship (Sydney)
During the completion of the esteemed Aesculap Charles Teo Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Fellowship at The Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in Sydney, Australia, Dr. Profyris had the opportunity to pursue advanced ...
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