The surgery is "endovascular"...the doctor sends a catheter up thru the groin area inside the veins, all the way up to the area that needs opening. Jeff's blockage was in both his jugulars, so the stents were put in there. This is what Dr. Zamboni is able to do for the Italian patients he's treating. Jeff feels GREAT! Read about it here:
No more fatigue, heat doesn't bother him, much less leg pain, more energy and clear-headed. Took about 5 days to recover from surgery (headache and nausea), but he's glad he did it. He'll get new MRIs in 7 weeks to check out his lesions, see if there is healing.
I'm sure Jacobs will be following up with Zamboni on his stent procedure- talk to them about it. Glad the opening up of the vein helped you so much, wobbly...you may not even need the stent if that got your vein working. Jeff needed it really badly...no flow at all on one side, other was really very closed up. Every MS patient will have different needs.
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS