This thread is to keep track of appointment times for the Albany Community Care Clinic with Dr. Siskin and his team. There is a thread titled "CCSVI treatment available in the US" Many people were posting their call dates and appointment dates there. Now that there are a number of treatment locations in the US the posts in that thread are getting quite varied.
This thread is where people can post when they get their call to schedule the actual appointment. This will help those who are waiting and wondering when they may get their call.
The situation at this time seems to be that if you called in late May then you should be treated before the end of this year. If you called in early June you should be treated in early 2011. If you called in mid June then it should be mid 2011.
This can change as people leave the list to go elsewhere. Also, the doctors may change how they are doing things, possibly speeding things up or maybe slowing things down. That's why it's good to have a thread that keeps track of what we know.
Canadian and other foreign patents seem to be a bit slower since they are treated in the clinic so that costs can be kept down. American patients who are covered by insurance are treated in the hospital as well but this is much more expensive.
My situation is that I called on May 26 and got my call back on June 3. I have not been scheduled for an appointment yet but I expect a call very soon.
Here are a few posts from the other thread just to give people some background. They start back about a month ago.
I was rather disappointed to hear how slowly the list for Dr. S in Albany seems to be moving. They have me down for having called on June 15 and was told this morning that I'd probably get a call around the first of the year to schedule an appointment!
I finally broke down and emailed Albany on the general timeframe I could expect an appointment. I did this as I can get into 2 facilities in Europe one the first week in Dec and the other probably sooner. I was wanting to go to Albany but not if it is a couple of months longer to wait.
I initially called the end of June (forget exact date but within last 2 daysof June) and was told during the followup return phone call that it would be late fall before I could have the procedure.
In the email just recieved I was told:
At this point, all we are telling people who called us at that time is that we will have an appointment for them well into 2011. Every month, we are revising our estimates and expect to do so again in a week or so.
Not what I was really expecting.
Figured I better report this as many others are probably wondering who called during this timeframe too.
Note : this was for procedure in clinic without insurance.
Just wanted to share a little information, although I don't think it adds to what we already know from this thread.
I finally broke down and emailed Dr. S's office in Albany to ask where we were on the list (I didn't record the date of our initial call). I put in the Re line "please answer only if you have a spare minute".
Dr. S wrote back today (Sunday) and let me know that our call was May 28th and said that they are just finishing up the Oct appts and we should expect to get a date in Nov or Dec at the latest.
We're in Canada so would be going to the clinic, but Dr. S didn't make a distinction between hospital and clinic treatment in his email. However, in my email to him, I mentioned that we are Canadian and do not have insurance for the procedure in the States, so he must have been talking about scheduling for the clinic.
I called Alany June28 and last week e-mailed Dr S to ask if they can tell me any tentative date.
He replied today saying that my turn will be around mid 2011
Just a little info! I emailed Dr. Siskin yesterday as I was wondering where I was on the list. I rcvd. my initial call in July saying they would call when they had an appt. I was told the appt. would most likely be Dec. Yesterday Dr. Siskin replied it would be mid 2011. I was so disappointed & am having trouble understanding how there could be a 6 mos. difference. Not sure what is going on there with the scheduling.
Call in July said I would likely have an appointment in Dec/Jan. I emailed Dr. Siskin August 29 and he said I wouldn't have an appointment now until well into 2011. I'm disappointed too.