Michael A. Arata, M.D.

Dr. Arata is an accomplished physician internationally respected for his work in CCSVI. His experience in treating chronic venous obstruction spans over more than a decade. He is the most experienced CCSVI physician in the United States having performed over 1500 procedures. This experience has resulted in medical journal publications and presentations across the globe.

Dr. Arata recognized early on that CCSVI represents autonomic dysfunction. This has lead to a significant evolution in care and establishment of a comprehensive autonomic dysfunction program. He has been outspoken about maintaining the highest levels of safety by defining anatomy first with MRV and prevention of vein blocking complications with the application of blood thinners to all patients being treated for CCSVI. He also pioneered efforts to improve patient selection by establishing ANS testing as a prerequisite and laboratory testing of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA). He was the first to incorporate structural therapies such as NUCCA and correction of bruxism into the treatment algorithm. He also is the first to describe the mechanism of TVAM as it relates to treating CCSVI. Ultimately resulting in procedural modification with the goal of enhanced outcomes.

A graduate of UCSF School of Medicine, Dr. Arata completed his four year residency at Duke University Medical Center. After completing an Interventional Radiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Arata became Board Certified with a certificate of added qualification in Interventional Radiology. Dr. Arata is also certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He has been caring for patients with CCSVI for 3 years and developed the first endovascular autonomic treatment center, located in Newport Beach, CA.

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