Dr. Hewett's Canadian tour

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Dr. Hewett's Canadian tour

Postby Cece » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:14 pm

April 6, 2011 Calgary, Alberta

Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

1316-33rd Street NE (403) 248-8888

Starts at 7pm in Plaza rooms 3-5

Special Guest Speaker: Ashton Embry



April 10, 2011 Edmonton, Alberta

Mayfield Inn & Suites

16615-109 Avenue (780) 484-0821

Starts at 1pm in Rundell Ballroom 1-3

Special Guest Speaker: Dr Bill Code



April 14, 2011 Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canad Inns Garden City (204) 633-0024

2100 McPhillips Street

Starts at 7pm in Ambassador A



April 17, 2011 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Centennial Collegiate’s Theatre

160 Nelson Road

Starts at 1pm



April 21, 2011 Regina, Saskatchewan

Regina Inn & Conference Center (306) 525-6767

1975 Broad Street

Starts at 7pm in the Ballroom

Dr. Hewett will be making a few stops in Canada in April to talk CCSVI. Special guest at the first one is Dr. Ashton Embry! This seems like a great opportunity to learn more about CCSVI. If he tries to claim, though, that his clinic is the only one treating the valves, then let me know, I am all over that one! (All the IRs are treating the valves, CCSVI is primarily a disorder of the valves. My own treatment involved treatment of the valves in both my jugulars, it was done with excellence by Dr. Sclafani....) That concern aside, I think highly of Dr. Hewett and would attend these if one was happening anywhere near me.

(credit goes to Michelle W. for posting the stops on the Facebook site)
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Postby erinc14 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:29 pm

i'm going to albany in 2 weeks . what does dr. siskin do ? :?:
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Postby Cece » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:19 pm

Dr. Siskin treats the valves, the same as the doctors at Pacific Interventionalists. He's got a lot of experience. Wishing you improvements!!

Here's the post from Dr. Siskin himself, addressing that valves are treated:
http://www.thisisms.com/ftopicp-153081.html#153081
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Postby garyak » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:02 pm

I had my valves treated at PI 5 days ago. At the del mar vein care in San Diego they clearly did not in my previous 2 procedures! The discs of my first two show they were not treated as they used too small a balloon (14mm) with too little pressure.
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Postby Cece » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:31 pm

That makes sense, garyak, better than I'd been understanding it. I think of it a little differently, that at del mar they treated the valves but they undertreated. (And when you're paying full price for failed treatments, ouch.)

Congrats on the successful procedure at last.

Mine was successful at 18 mm and 14 mm balloons at 10 atm, but mine were fused leaflets, and from what Dr. Sclafani has been saying, annular stenoses are the ones that take the very high pressures.
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Postby erinc14 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:36 am

Cece wrote:Dr. Siskin treats the valves, the same as the doctors at Pacific Interventionalists. He's got a lot of experience. Wishing you improvements!!

Here's the post from Dr. Siskin himself, addressing that valves are treated:
http://www.thisisms.com/ftopicp-153081.html#153081
great , thanks :!:
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Postby Blaze » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:28 am

garyak wrote:I had my valves treated at PI 5 days ago. At the del mar vein care in San Diego they clearly did not in my previous 2 procedures! The discs of my first two show they were not treated as they used too small a balloon (14mm) with too little pressure.


Gary, have you now had three procedures?!? How are you doing?
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Postby MrSuccess » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:58 am

I must be slipping ...... Who is Dr. Hewett ?

That doctor's name is unfamiliar to me.





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Postby garyak » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:05 pm

he works with Dr Arata, Harris and Grewal at Pacific interventional. My 5 day postop results show improvements again especially with my spasticity.
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Postby thornyrose76 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:32 pm

What does Dr. Michael Cumming do? (Minneapolis) Does anyone know? :)
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Postby Cece » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:14 pm

thornyrose76 wrote:What does Dr. Michael Cumming do? (Minneapolis) Does anyone know? :)

here's his own answer on the subject:
www.thisisms.com/ftopicp-148594.html#148594
So, in summary, my approach to dilating, is big enough and aggressive enough to get the job done with the secondary goal of minimizing the amount of injury to the vein wall and to the surrounding normal veins.

For some of this, there's no one-size-fits-all answer (or one-pressure-fits-all), it depends of the patient's specific malformations. So the nuance is to find a doctor that can distinguish one type of CCSVI from another type of CCSVI and treat accordingly. Undertreating and overtreating are both bad and both possible with the same exact pressure/balloon size, from one patient to the next.

It helps now to understand that when PI or PI patients are saying that their doctor is the only one treating the valves, the specific claim is that the other docs are treating the area of the valves but under-treating.
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Postby DBird » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:08 am

garyak,
what meds did you get from PI post procedure? Were they expensive? Is that something Canadians might get before we go (march9th-). We were in Poland beginning of July. Good results for about 5 weeks.
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Postby DrCumming » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:33 am

Cece wrote:It helps now to understand that when PI or PI patients are saying that their doctor is the only one treating the valves, the specific claim is that the other docs are treating the area of the valves but under-treating.


I think this might be the best way to interpret their claim of treating the valves. We are all dilating the same areas.

Its important to remember that we do not know the idea size to balloon to. And it always important to remember that in IR its very hard to under do something you have done, and easy to come back and do more if needed.
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bump reminder for Calgary lecture

Postby Nick » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:51 am

Good day people

This bump serves as a reminder for Dr. Hewett's upcoming presentation in Calgary this week.

April 6, 2011 Calgary, Alberta

Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

1316-33rd Street NE (403) 248-8888

Starts at 7pm in Plaza rooms 3-5

Special Guest Speaker: Ashton Embry

Cheers
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