I have just finished a letter and printed off 121 labels to mail to Local IR's and Vascular Surgeons in MINNESOTA. We'll see how many responses I get. I don't have high expectations. But I've been surprised before.
Does anyone know of any Dr's in Minnesota doing the Liberation Procedure?
Please PM me if you do.
I mailed the 121 letters on Friday. Today I got two responses. One phone call from a Dr. from a very respected hospital. He said they are aware of CCCVI, Have read the papers on it, have discussed it at internal meetings. They do not plan on doing any treatment until more studies are published. He did say at that point they will be happy to treat MS patients. They are not planning any studies.
I also got one email response from a well respected institution. This Dr. stated "At present we have developed a taskforce that includes neurointerventional radiology, several neurologists at the xxxxx xxxxxxx, the non-invasive vascular ultrasound laboratory and myself to create a diagnostic protocol in order to see if we can identify CCSVI in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. We are hopeful that this protocol will be in place soon (currently planned to be available in the next few months) and that we will be able to begin enrolling patients. Our biggest sticking point may be trying to find funding for the research but we are aggressively applying for aid in this arena."
Although neither is treating at this time, I believe this is good news. As I hear more from others I sent letters to in MINNESOTA, I'll keep you informed.
I set my expectations low in that I wouldn't hear from anyone, so to hear from two Dr's on day one with "good" news is encouraging.