Yeah, Concerned...it was me. He's not making any money off a device, because it's already been designed and patented. Here's the device--
Esaote Transcranial Doppler--It's how he found CCSVI reflux going into the brains of MS patients.
There are other transcranial dopplers manufactured by other makers, but Esaote is Italian so that's what Dr. Z uses. GE makes one...just google transcranial doppler, and you'll see it's becoming a standard machine.
He doesn't have pharma sponsorship, is not paid stipends for speaking. He's a vascular surgeon who can no longer practice because he is crippled by an (un-named) neurological disorder, so he mostly does research now. He's the head of the vascular lab at the University of Ferrara.
He is one of the gentlest, kindest, most unassuming men I've ever met in my life. I think Dr. Schelling might be up there, too.
Dr. Sclafani was making the joke that he's paid on salary....not per procedure. I assume Dr. Zamboni is also on salary at the University of Ferrera. Everyone who works with Dr. Z. speaks highly of his professionalism.
If you need to reach him, you can try the University of Ferrara, Italy vascular lab.
Here's another tip: If you want to see who is paying a doctor for what, search their name + disclosures. It tells you if they are on a speakers' bureau, or get money for any outside activities. Dr. Zamboni has no disclosures....
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS