drsclafani wrote:pklittle wrote:pklittle wrote:Dr. Sclafani,
Since each Dr. treating CCSVI seems to have their own twist (no pun) on how to test, pick the balloon size, etc, what advice would you give a patient that has been treated with venoplasty but had no relief of symptoms? More specifically, would it be worthwhile to seek treatment elsewhere by someone who is also experienced but who's approach is a bit different?
Bringing this over from the bottom of the previous page in hope Dr. S will see it. Thx
i think that the next step is to determine whether there is or is not improvement in the Doppler results. If the Doppler is the same, i think another opinion is valuable. if the doppler shows eradication of the ccsvi criteria, then perhaps the brain damage is too great. but of course this decision is between patient and doctor
Dr. Sclafani, thanks for your reply. I am going to have an ultrasound tomorrow! I am embarrassed to ask... are all ultrasounds Doppler?
I am glad to be having the test, but I am concerned because:
1) I don't know if the technician knows squat about CCSVI and how to check for it. I am having the test locally.
2) The local doctor to receive the results does not have a prior Doppler to compare it to.. so who's to say if it is the "same" as anything before or after angioplasty I had in June?