MN doctor -CCSVI - Dr. Michael Cumming

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Re: MN doctor -CCSVI - Dr. Michael Cumming

Postby 1eye » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:39 am

Has he treated 400 patients?
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Re: MN doctor -CCSVI - Dr. Michael Cumming

Postby Cece » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:19 am

1eye wrote:Has he treated 400 patients?

I am pretty sure he hasn't. He's been treating since 2010, that was when I was first diagnosed, but after the early surge in patients, there was a drop-off across the board in 2011 with fewer pwMS seeking treatment.
A short list of IRs who meet the 400 person standard might be Dr. Siskin and Dr. Arata but there are other shortcomings there. (Dr. Siskin does not use IVUS or check the renal vein. Dr. Arata balloons the valve area of the jugulars whether or not there is a diagnosable stenosis there.) I can't even say absolutely that those are shortcomings, they might just be variations in technique.

Dr. Cumming mentioned that he thought there would be more data by now.
For the follow-up after-procedure ultrasounds, he checks the area that was ballooned, which is why he didn't check the upper jugular on me this time since that was never ballooned.
I think it's very easy to recommend him to anyone local here in Minnesota, and that even on a national scale, he holds his own because of the techniques he's using.
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