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Dr. Hewett at Pacific Interventionalists

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:25 pm
by Theotherhalf
Please give me a recommendation on Dr. Hewett at Pacific Interventionalists.

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:07 pm
by Cece
Someone else asked for info on him a week ago, I don't remember seeing anyone respond. He's in the same group with Dr. Arata.

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:38 pm
by Theotherhalf
What is a typical waiting list time to get CCSVI surgery? My wife's wait has been extremely short.

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:44 pm
by Cece
It varies from doctor to doctor. Since we haven't heard Dr. Hewett's name until this past week, I'd guess he's just entered the fray, so a very short wait period makes sense. Be sure to ask how many CCSVI procedures he has done. There is a learning curve.

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:00 pm
by Theotherhalf
Just had a call from Pacific Interventionalists and it turns out that Dr. Arata will do the procedure and Dr. Hewett was just making the call to answer questions. I have seen a lot about Dr. Arata so I think he has the experience that is needed.

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:23 pm
by lovebug
There is a thread that has already been started about The Pacific Interventionalists group in California. If you follow the thread down a ways it is under `Anybody had surgery with Dr. Arata--California???` You might want to read it to get different peoples views. I had my CCSVI surgery by Dr. Arata in Sept.2010 and I have nothing but good things to say about that man. I had my first follow-up DU today in Calgary and all looks good, no more reflux and blood is flowing properly!!!


Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:44 pm
by tiredloulou
I just got home 2 weeks ago
Dr.Arata did my treatment
office is professional, and busy......

all is on time
explained well
no pain
medication is given to calm you during procedure IV
1 location for test
the treatment 45 minutes away........bring GPS
1 stent needed
the other ballooned
Do not leave without your CD's for both .......they get busy
and office girls have too much going on.......

no problems, to present
and very happy with results.......

good luck, don't over think, and ask questions.. he is easy to talk to

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:23 pm
by Theotherhalf
You are all so helpful and supportive. Hope to write back with good news before Christmas.

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:19 pm
by happy_canuck
I spoke with Dr. Hewett yesterday and he said he's been doing venous angioplasty for 15 years. He went to train with Dr. Haacke on the Haacke MRI protocol as well.

If you're in the Vancouver area, Dr. Hewett will speak on re-stenosis at our CCSVI meeting November 16 -- RSVP by contacting Cheryl at


Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:08 am
by krcmum
After attending the meeting in Vancouver on Tuesday evening I feel very confident in Dr Hewett and his clinic. I was thinking of going to Mexico but I am now thinking I may go there instead. This is all when i can afford it of course.