Thanks for your reply. My first choice would be to have the procedure done by Dr. Sclafani, although he's located about as far as you can get away from where I live and still be in the same country (I live on the West Coast of the USA). I really want to be treated by someone who uses IVUS, and I trust Dr. Sclafani.
Thanks for your suggestion that I ask the doctor what insurance they accept. I just called Dr. Sclafani's office and the front desk person said they no longer accept insurance, that the procedure costs $9,000 (whithout stents), and that payment is due at time of service.
I realize that's an incredibly good price! But its out of my price range, at least for now.
I'm not complaining though, I'm very grateful for what Dr. Sclafani has done and is doing for CCSVI research and treatment!
DX 6-09 RRMS