Re: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)-
That makes sense, and then you can make a decision based on the results.
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In answering my question as to why she underwent venoplasty for CCSVI, a correspondent on my site, wrote the followinglazydean wrote: ↑Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:17 pmYes, the procedure that I had in November 2010 in Albany, NY was quite good. Dr. Siskin ballooned my left jugular. It was 40% blocked & the right jugular was about 25% blocked...I knew immediately that I felt different. My right eye had a vision issue A black area (not black in color...) It slowly went away. My hands & feet were warm again. Biting my tongue/coughing spells were reduced to about 1 episode every other day. Vertigo was reduced to about every 2 or 3 weeks. Now biting my tongue/coughing spells have increased in frequency.....Vertigo occurs about once a week. Mechlazine tampers it down. My hands a usually cold. So I thought 9 years since my last treatment it is time for an ultrasound to verify problem areas. I read Denise Manley had 5 procedures.
Thanks for the very informative post!IronTinaMS wrote: ↑Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:10 pmHello all,
I wasn't sure where exactly to post this, maybe another spot is better so please let me know if I should post elsewhere too.
I had an initially venoplasty in the US at Dayton Interventional Radiology where I experienced unbelievable results.
I wanted to take a minute to talk about my experience at the CCSVI Clinic in Poznań, Poland. https://ccsvi-clinic.com/en
The team is fantastic; aides, nurses, hospitalists, vascular/neuroradiologist, neurosurgeon, anesthesiologist.
The facility where I stayed is fantastic.
They are doing research. They have an approved study.
I sent imagining (ultra sounds and MRVs) ahead of time for review which helped the decision to proceed with a trip there. Side note: Great place for a good CCSVI assessment is in Phx, AZ at http://azdoppler.com/
Back to my Poland trip:
I arrived Monday, 9.Sept.2019 (was picked up from the airport) had an MRV.
Tuesday 10.Sept.19 I underwent more testing (blood, EKG, CXR) to make sure I was fit enough for procedure. I had physio as well as nutritional assessment.
Tuesday I got to meet with Dr. Dabroski (specialist in neurosugery), anesthesiologist, Dr. Sclafani and Dr. Wielochowski. I was able to sit and talk with Dr. Sclafani and Dr. Wielochowski for a long time. They were wonderful and spent a lot of time with me. I also met with Czarek, the founder of the clinic.
11.Sept.19 I underwent repeat ballooning of my left IJ and azygos veins. Unfortunately, my right IJ is 100% blocked (scar tissue from my initial procedure) and they weren't able to get into it at all.
Maybe most notably is they found that my left renal vein was 78% collapsed (Nutcracker Syndrome). I'm convinced this would never have been found had I not gone there. Anecdotally, Dr. Sclafani was interested to look because he's seen women with Tspine lesion having left renal vein compression.
I cannot say enough about my experience in Poland. For a very extensive review and treatment of the vascular system (as well as other aspects-nutrition, etc) it is the most ideal place.
There are very limited options for this treatment. For US/Canadian residents, Mexico looks to have an established programme but I don't think any site I've researched is looking so completely at the vascular system as well as some of the other components (nutrition, EBV, HSV, Lyme..).
Please reach out to me with any questions! I'd love to answer/discuss!