Anybody had surgery with Dr. Arata--California???

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Re: Dr. Arata

Postby pollyanna » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:33 pm

lovebug wrote:I am going to D. Arata`s office in 2 weeks. I was quoted $8,000.00 at his clinic which includes the cost of venogram/angioplasty/stents plus $250.00 for the consultation on the first day. I don`t know what the costs are if the surgery is done in a hospital. I have already had the MRV and Doppler ultrasound done and I was told to forward these to Dr. Arata first to review which I did. His office than called to say he wanted to see me and we set up the two dates. We are staying in Anaheim which is between Costa Mesa(where the consultation is) and Downey (which is where the surgery is done. Dr. Siskin`s cost is $5,000.00 plus each stent used. I don`t know if that cost includes MRV and DU. Could be plus....
dear lovebug....Hi today is sept 17 and i am going to see dr arata in october.......i am in victoria bc .....has anyone got recent info on the clinic?........i am new at this.......thanks in anticipation.....pollyanna
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Postby lovebug » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:34 pm

Well I will be in California in the next few days with Dr.Arata for a venogram and possibly angioplasty. I will let you know how it all works out............
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Surgery with Dr.Arata in California

Postby lovebug » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:07 pm

Well I had the CCSVI surgery with Dr.Arata. I can`t say enough about the dedication that this doctor shows towards his understanding of CCSVI and his attemps to help MS patients with vein problems. His staff was excellent! I feel that if you have made an appointment with Dr.Arata you will be in good hands...............
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Postby pollyanna » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:31 pm

Lovebug..........glad to hear it is done.......when you feel up to it would appreciate your feedback........my anxiety is creeping up...cheers peg
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Postby Music » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:50 pm

So glad all went well lovebug/Maria! Knew you would like everyone down there and that they would take good care of you.

Have a safe trip home.
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Postby krcmum » Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:24 am

I was just made aware of the California clinic today. I live near Vancouver, Canada and would definitely consider it as an option due to it's closer proximity that many other places. I'm hoping that more people who have been treated there will jump in to share their experience :)
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Postby pklittle » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:37 am

Approximately how many treatments has he performed now? What is his success rate? Has anyone had tremendous or moderate results?
I am glad to hear of someone adoptintg the Dr. Sinan techniques. I would consider going to CA for a 2nd treatment.
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Postby val57gal » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:28 am

For all those with questions--
Do a search of TIMS on Arata or on val57gal, katie41, music, lovebug--we've all reported our results on this or other threads.

Or check the website http://www.pacificinterventional.com/cc ... uling.html.
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Dr arata

Postby pollyanna » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:25 am

Communication with the clinic is slow....have not received a date and applied 6weeks ago.....is Jessica overwhelmed...suggestions?
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Re: Dr arata

Postby Cece » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:07 am

pollyanna wrote:Communication with the clinic is slow....have not received a date and applied 6weeks ago.....is Jessica overwhelmed...suggestions?

I would contact them to make sure they've got you on the list, just confirm it by email or phone. Otherwise with other docs, it's been my experience that if you call during the big rush (as soon as their name was made public), it can take a long time before getting scheduled. Do you remember the exact date you called, you could ask around here to see if others who called around then ahve been scheduled. And welcome to the forum. :)
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Re: Dr arata

Postby Jugular » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:06 am

pollyanna wrote:Communication with the clinic is slow....have not received a date and applied 6weeks ago.....is Jessica overwhelmed...suggestions?
I'm waiting for a date too, so it must be a bottleneck (or maybe I should call it an occlusion). She did say that they were looking at December dates. That's pretty good if that's still true. I called Albany too and was told they are booking for "2011". I guess we'll have to learn to be patient patients.
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Re: Dr arata

Postby Cece » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:12 am

Jugular wrote:I'm waiting for a date too, so it must be a bottleneck (or maybe I should call it an occlusion).

:lol: good one
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Re: Dr arata

Postby pklittle » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:19 pm

Cece wrote:
Jugular wrote:I'm waiting for a date too, so it must be a bottleneck (or maybe I should call it an occlusion).

:lol: good one


or a stenosis! 8O
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Postby pollyanna » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:54 pm

Thanks to you all for advice and the word play.
Have left 3phone messages and sent 2 emails today and will do the same tomorrow.
This "kink" in communication will not deter me.
Thanks again y'all.........
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Postby heartsandskulls » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:50 pm

I've repeatedly called and each time they tell me they'll call me back on X day with my appointments and they never do.

It's getting really ridiculous. :(
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