eric593 wrote:Do you have the venogram images that you can run by a local doctor to see if they see any problems in your azygous?
hopeful123 wrote:Hi everyone,
I was treated by angioplasty at Euromedic Poland last summer and am going back for a checkup very soon.
Just my left jugular vein was ballooned.
I am looking for people's thoughts on one issue.... Basically, can I trust Euromedic to do a thorough check of the azygous vein? The price for a repeat procedure if I need it is now between €4,000 and €4,800 depending on whether a cutting balloon or stent is used. It feels like a lot of money to spend if I am not sure that they are going to do a thorough job....
They told me at my initial procedure that my azygous was fine. After the procedure, I did feel much better, but still felt that there wasn't a total improvement in circulatory issues and that something may have been missed. As far as I know, none of the 6 patients who were treated on the same day as me were told they had any problems with their azygous. However, seeing the Essential Health Clinic's figures of 95% of patients with problems with the azygous, and reading that Dr. Zamboni seems to have found a high rate also, I am wondering whether Euromedic are properly dealing with it.
I would be so grateful of any thoughts!
Katie41 wrote:Last March, Dr. Simka and Dr. Ludka checked and ballooned my azygos vein in two places. Both places have stayed open for the past 9 1/2 months.
EJC wrote:The Essential Health clinic have increased their treatment costs as part of the pre procedure scans will now include a CT scan looking specifically at the azygos.
Maybe worth going that route if you're unsure about Euromedic.
In Emma's case she has quite a substantial narrowing at the junction of the Azygos and the superior vena cava - it was a very substantial narrowing.
sunlounger wrote:Ive had 2 treatments in Poland Jan/May and both times they said my azygous is fine even though I have progressive M.S,
I managed to get Dr Haacke's full MR protocol done here in the U.K before I went to Poland and this July I sent the images to Dr Haacke and he kindly did a report for me showing various problems inc my azygous has a narrowing,
I contacted Euromedic as my 6 months check up was due and sent them Dr Haacke's report showing clear evidence I have a problem with my azygous vein,
After waiting 2 month I had a reply saying,
"the doctors responded that from their side everything that could have been
done was done. The treatment at Euromedic is provided to jugular veins and
azygos vein, lumbar veins are not treated.
To check the azygos vein during the check-up, MRI scan can be done, it's 480
zł. Check-up doppler of jugular veins is free of charge, together with eye
exam and neurologist visit."
I'm going to wait my turn for an appointment at EHC
Try this time ballooning right jugular vein. Azygous can wait (if they are still fine).
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