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All went well after my TVAM/angioplasty procedure with Synergy Health Concepts, Newport Beach, CA!!
Normally during the angioplasty procedure, Dr. Arata only balloons 1 compressed vein in 1 jugular in the neck. I had both left & right jugulars ballooned and kidney vein ballooned. The dr. found that there was slight compression in left leg but thought the vein was large enough to allow blood flow, but to watch it in the future. Also major compression of vein in right shoulder area. This is the arm that has the constant tremor since Jan, 2013. I injured this shoulder Spring, 2010 while pitching in baseball. It ended my pitching career. Thus, excess tissue (possible scar tissue) has built up in between the clavicle & toprib bone. There isn't enough space between these 2 bones to allow proper blood & nerve flow. Dr. Arata wanted to decompress that vein, but there is too much tissue to allow ballooning. We'll followup with a surgeon at home to review that area.
Improvements from TVAM can be seen right after surgery to months following. Immediate improvements are: 1) I had color in my face, I used to be pale, 2) nearsightedness is more precise & vivid; colors are as if someone has colored them in; more vibrant; possibly can see a little bit further, 3) mental fog, I had thoughts racing thru my head, rather than a dullness feeling, 4) I'm reading again with no issues!!!!!, 5) I'm not sensitive to touch; it doesn't hurt to be touched, etc!!!!
I wasn't able to be in closed environments like malls, basketball gyms, classroom, etc. The lights, noise, smells, crowd, etc made his nauseated, have migraines, etc. I'm able to do all with no problems. Except I haven't been back in a classroom setting since May, 2013. I wasn't able to attend school this last year to my illness.
I'm social again going out with friends, tweeting, texting, snapchatting, etc. I had become lifeless prior to the TVAM. Now, i have my spirit back!!!
Thanks to Synergy Health Concepts & his wonderful staff! God is good :)
I recently just had procedure done last week. Even though I didn't have the immediate symptom relief like some other the other clients. The next day I started getting the results I was hoping for. This truly does change a persons life. Thank you Dr. Arata!
Previously had ccsvi done by Dr. Arata. I certainly regained by energy levels and have kept them, but the walking issues, ice cold blue leg, still remain. My questions is could this be a blockage of the veins running down my legs to the lower extremities. Would appreciate any information.
I had my Liberation procedure back on July 14th,2011 and I feel great. I had the best care and the nicest DR. Dr Arata was very informative before and after the surgery. I am so glad I to be able to be free and mobile without pain. I am thankful for everyday that I feel like this. However I live by the motto " I may have MS but MS doesn't have me..
I cant say enough about dr arata and his staff. They are absolutely amazing. I hade the procedure done end of may 2013. It was a great experience. I feel great now. Thanks to all the staff at synergy and dr arata. Will be seeing you all again
I had the angioplasty done with Arata, I immediately felt the warmth return to my hands and feet, my balance continues to improve. Very good experience throughout the entire visit. Don't wait to come in! :)
I saw my neurologist on June 18. He of course wouldn't even discuss my CCSVI treatment with me and said not one word about it, but he DID say my secondary-progressive MS is now STABLE!! Secondary-progressive MS does NOT stabilize! What has stabilized is my dysautonomia - or rather it has now gone away! All of my improvements happened miraculously, dramatically, and most almost immediately after, or should I say during, my TVAM treatment! Thank you for this life-restoring treatment!
MY “LIBERATION” TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC CEREBRAL SPINAL VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY ( CCSVI ) MAY 24, 2011 RESULTS
RONALD CALVERT age 77 Multiple Sclerosis 50 + years.
Immediately: Regained feeling in hands and feet after 40+ years of
numbness and no feeling!
Ability to swallow normally. RESTORED!
Next few hours: My ice cold feet and legs became warm and my purple feet
Cognitive Fog. GONE!
Significantly more core body strength, stamina and balance!
One week: No longer heat intolerant. Went to a car show in 96 degree sun
for 3.5 hours and had no loss of core body strength.
Mild double vision of 40+ years. GONE!
Significant improvement in my ability to write legible!
Probably due to the cog-fog and loss of balance, my driving
ability had deteriorated over the past few years to the point that my
wife was doing most of the driving. A week after returning from
Costa Mesa, CA I drove from Montana to Seattle WA & have been
in the drivers seat ever since. I’M BACK!
I was constantly falling asleep during the day. I now sleep 6 to 8
hrs a night & never nod off or sleep during the day!
This is 12 improvements I never dreamed I would ever recover.
THANK YOU DR HARRIS & DR ZAMBONI.
JULY 16, 2013 UPDATE
I HAVE MAINTAIND ALL OF THE GAINS AND IMPROVEMENTS LISTED ABOVE AND I AM LOVING LIFE.
ANOTHER GREAT PLUS HAS DEVELOPED IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS. I NOW HAVE NEAR NORMAL BOWEL CONTROL AFTER YEARS OF VERY LITTLE CONTROL.
NOTE OF INTEREST: IN MY PRE PROCEDURE INTERVIEW, DR. HARRIS ASKED ME WHAT I WAS EXPECTING OUT OF THE TREATMENT. MY REPLY, “ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, I’M JUST HOPPING FOR SOME IMPROVEMENTS IN TRANSFERRING AND STOPPING THE PROGRESSION. I’M NO FOOL, 48 YEARS OF MS HAS LEFT A LOT OF RESIDUAL DAMAGE THAT IS UNFIXABLE.” WELL, I WAS RIGHT AND I WAS WRONG, BUT I KNOW THE PROGRESSION WAS STOPPED 25 MONTHS AGO AND I NOW REFER TO MY SELF AS POST MS.
Still seeing improvements, after having the CCSVI for Secondary Progressive MS on May 9/2012. Great people! So glad I went with this Clinic. What is interesting is that people around me see improvements before I notice them in some instances! Thanks again!
Hello to Dr.Arata, Dr Hewlett and the wonderful Staff At Synergy..You were Awesome...I would recommend anyone wanting to have this procedure done to make arrangments with this very knowledgeable group of medical stafff...You are treated like a queen....They sure made this long trip from Newfoundland much easier to deal with and after the procedure I am still feeling wonderful...Thank you all :) :) :)
To Dr. Arata and your wonderful staff - Its been a month today since the procedure and I am still feeling great..Thank you so much and I Hope all Ms patients gets to come to you for this procedure and leave feeling the way I do..Thank You.
I had the ccsvi treatment last Wednesday, and I am excited to say it had better results then I had hoped. The brain fog is gone and I can speak more clearly. It is easier for me to read text as it scrolls across tv screens. I can feel my feet and have rbeen out of my wheel chair, walking with assistance, but walking for the first time in years. My legs no longer feel like they weigh 1,000 pounds.
*The actual benefits that individual patients experience from treatment can vary from patient to patient. This disparity is based on a number of factors that are often times uncontrollable. While most patients have experienced substantial relief, some patients describe symptom relief of a moderate degree. A small percentage who have undergone treatment have experienced minimal or no relief at all. While we make every effort to provide treatment that will improve symptoms to the greatest degree possible, there is no guarantee that treatment will provide symptom relief.