how many repeat procedures?

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how many repeat procedures?

Postby zap » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:44 pm

So my company's health insurance will be changing on Jan 1st, and there is a 50% chance that Dr Dake will no longer be in my network.

I'll be having my initial MRV and probable procedure prior to the insurance change.

If I am no longer in Dake's network, I'll have to find a local vascular doc to do my followup MRV. That's not a problem I don't think.

But I'm sort of worried about what will happen if I need to return for additional stents - I know several people here have had to do so, does anyone know the numbers on re-treatment so far?

thanks!
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Postby mrhodes40 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:03 pm

Hi!

I believe this is the list:
Jeff had to have his thickened endothelium at one end of a stent shaved down...

Mark had a new stenosis that turned out to be in an area that was intermittantly stenosing, it was not noted at the first visit but showed up at follow up, so he had to do a second procedure.

Lew had a peculiar jug and a stenosed jug at visit one, they fixed the stenosed one but not the peculiar double jug---then decided it SHOULD have been fixed so he went back for a second procedure. I believe faced with that "double jug" thing Dr D would fix it first thing nowadays because he has experience with it now.

These are the three I know of, if there are some others I hope they add....
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Postby CureIous » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:17 pm

mrhodes40 wrote:Hi!

I believe this is the list:
Jeff had to have his thickened endothelium at one end of a stent shaved down...

Mark had a new stenosis that turned out to be in an area that was intermittantly stenosing, it was not noted at the first visit but showed up at follow up, so he had to do a second procedure.

Lew had a peculiar jug and a stenosed jug at visit one, they fixed the stenosed one but not the peculiar double jug---then decided it SHOULD have been fixed so he went back for a second procedure. I believe faced with that "double jug" thing Dr D would fix it first thing nowadays because he has experience with it now.

These are the three I know of, if there are some others I hope they add....


I had an area too that was "new" but only indicated angioplasty, but was in the take-it-or-leave-it department. So we leave it til the follow up next year, no big deal. I'll post up a pic of it sometime soon. Dr. D wasn't worried about it and neither was I. So numbers-wise, the re-treats are few and far between, and considering how much more improved his interpretation (read: magic ball) as to stent placement is, re-treats should become even more rare in the future, my opinion only.

Mark.
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko, Virtually symptom free since, no relap
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