UK- Can you get CCSVI diagnostics on the NHS? Has anyone?

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UK- Can you get CCSVI diagnostics on the NHS? Has anyone?

Postby dc10 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:50 pm

Hi ,

I have had three CCSVI procedures (Balloon angioplasty) fter doppler scans.
1ST time in Poland = IJVs both dilated with balloon angioplasty - saw slight improvements in mobility but only lasted 4 weeks
2nd and 3rd times in Belgium = IJVS and Azygous all dilated with Balloon angioplasty, saw even slighter improvements these times

This was in 2010 - 2011. I dont intend to pay privately for any more CCSVI treatment, but least i gave it a go.

So last week i went to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queens Square, Central London, United Kingdom.
As it hd been 10 years since my last neurologist visit , he wanted me to have an MRI exams and a few other tests,

i told him about my CCSVI experiences but forgot to request some CCSVI diagnostics, if they even have them here in th UK on the NHS

So before i call up the hospital requesting a referral to a radiologist, is it even possible to have CCSVI diagnostics in the UK on the NHS?
Has anyone had diagnostics for CCSVI on the NHS?
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Re: UK- Can you get CCSVI diagnostics on the NHS? Has anyone

Postby EJC » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:02 am

No chance I'm afraid.
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