CCSVI-MS Liberation Procedure Options
CCSVI Multiple Sclerosis Liberation Procedure through WorldMed Assist is a unique approach to first-class medical care. Our association with high quality hospitals in the US and abroad (which take part in initiatives introduced by US hospitals, including Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical) makes surgical procedures at reasonable rates possible for everyone. Our case managers, all medically trained, organize every aspect of your procedure and have helped many patients receive medical intervention within a reasonable time.
Most importantly, we provide you with a personal touch from the beginning of the treatment process until well after you return home.
Quality options for CCSVI Multiple Sclerosis Liberation Procedure include:
- CCSVI Multiple Sclerosis Liberation Procedure in the U.S.
- CCSVI Multiple Sclerosis Liberation Procedure in Belgium
- CCSVI Multiple Sclerosis Liberation Procedure in Mexico
- CCSVI Multiple Sclerosis Liberation Procedure in India
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What is CCSVI?
CCSVI is the abbreviation for a medical condition known as Chronic CerebroSpinal Venous Insufficiency. Researchers believe the venous system in people with CCSVI is unable to evacuate blood from the central nervous system back to the heart because veins in the neck, chest and spine have narrowed. When the venous system encounters these narrowed or blocked veins, it creates alternate blood vessels returning to the brain in an attempt to discharge the central nervous system blood. It is thought blood breaches the walls of the substitute blood vessels into nearby tissue and leaves iron deposits.
What is the relationship between MS and CCSVI?
Early studies of people with multiple sclerosis and healthy participants revealed all the MS patients exhibited evidence of venous insufficiency, while healthy participants showed no signs of the condition. Furthermore, the studies revealed the form of MS was connected to the configuration of the alternative blood vessels. Patients with relapsing remitting MS and secondary progressive MS had one defined pattern and patients with primary progressive MS had another.
Researchers have not definitively determined the cause of MS, but suspect CCSVI is a major contributor to lesions containing iron deposits located on the brain and the resultant symptoms of MS.
How is CCSVI Treated in MS Patients?
CCSVI MS is treated with a procedure known as the Liberation Procedure or venous angioplasty, wherein inflatable balloons and, possibly, expandable mesh tubes called stents are used to inflate narrowed veins.
Preparation for CCSVI Multiple Sclerosis Liberation Procedure
A comprehensive evaluation is conducted. Confirmation of the MS diagnosis and determination of the degree of associated disability, together with a magnetic resonance venography of the head, neck and chest and transcranial and neck venous Doppler tests, are standard preliminary examinations. Currently, the specialized training and equipment required for the CCSVI surgery is only available in select locations.
The CCSVI Multiple Sclerosis Liberation Procedure
The CCSVI Procedure is performed under local anesthesia with pain medication.
You remain conscious for the procedure. A thin flexible catheter is inserted into an artery through a small incision near your groin. An injected dye travels through the blood system to indicate which veins are narrowed or blocked. The catheter with a balloon and, if necessary, a stent, is fed through the artery, with the aid of live x-rays, to the affected veins.
Once at the blockage or narrowing, the balloon is inflated to widen the vein passage.
A stent may be required to maintain the widening. Balloons are withdrawn from the body; however, stents remain in place.
Recovery from CCSVI Multiple Sclerosis Liberation Procedure
A CCSVI Liberation Procedure is a minimally invasive procedure. You can expect to remain in hospital for 5 days after surgery for monitoring and follow-up care. An additional few days at a local hotel after hospital discharge is also necessary before you are permitted to fly. Recovery is relatively simple and rapid. Bruising is normal. You will receive wound care instructions and may be prescribed medication.
CCSVI Liberation treatment for multiple sclerosis patients is a recent advance in medical technology. As with all surgical procedures, it is strongly recommended you consult with your physician and/or specialist so you are fully informed as to whether this form of MS treatment is appropriate for your medical condition and of all possible complications.
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