False Creek Surgical Centre in Vancouver is doing the Doppler Ultra-sound (not trans-cranial) and the MRV/MRI according to Zamboni/Simka/Haake protocols. Originally, they were charging $2070 CDN for the MRV, and $499 for the ultra-sound, or $2300 for both. They are now offering this:
Hi Everyone. False Creek has decided to lower the price. Here is the new pricing.
"We have decided to adjust the prices for the MS patients. The new prices are as follows:
MRV and Ultrasound $1950
MRV only $1600
Ultrasound only $499 " Yasmeen Sayeed. B.Sc, DHM, MBA
President & CEO
Surgical Tourism Canada Inc.
Surrey. BC. V3S1Y8
Tel: 1-877-871-4315( Toll Free) , 604-575-4316
That is about $350 off the original price, and if you cannot get a doctor's requisition, FCSC has a staff doctor who will give the requisition, and you can get the scans the same day. That doctor consult is being offered for free to MS patients. They are either being compassionate, or have a good business sense. Hey, why not try for an even better discount?
If you are in the Lower Mainland, or even BC-centric, you can call for yourself and book the consult and scan (they are doing the scans Wed,. Thurs. Fri.), or if you are from out of town, and need assistance with travel/accommodation/appointments reservations, you can contact Yasmeen Sayeed at the info. above. Yasmeen has been more than helpful, and is trying to line up surgery options in India and Germany. She can make all of the arrangements, and I encourage any who might need assistance to contact her.
False Creek Surgical Centre:
6th Floor - 555 West 8th Ave
Canada V5Z 1C6
FCSC is a division of National Surgery, and they have a facility (The Maples) in Winnipeg as well, though I do not know if they are getting involved yet. They will...
This is a private facility, and to the best of my knowledge, provincial health care plans do not cover it.
Once we have the evidence of jugular stenosis in our hands, we need to go to doctors and demand that we have our venous problems dealt with immediately. Do not mention MS to your doctor, or they will likely refer you to a neurologist, or your local MS clinic - either of which does not likely want to talk about it until after years of "trials and studies" are complete. That, in my view, is the wrong direction to take.
I hope that gets you pointed in some direction, or other...
Best of luck!
My name is not really Johnson. MSed up since 1993