CCSVI Intervention for Multiple Sclerosis
Ever since Dr. Paolo Zamboni discovered the link between chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency syndrome (CCSVI) and Multiple Sclerosis, MS patients from around the world have been seeking "Liberation" from their MS symptoms. (Dr. Zamboni named his treatment Liberation for the freedom from MS symptoms that it brought his wife, an MS sufferer).
CCSVI is a syndrome involving venous malformations in which the flow of blood in the veins draining the central nervous system is compromised. Vascular stenosis (narrowing) of the internal jugular and azygous veins results in blood reflux into the brain and spinal cord, creating the symptoms we have come to associate with Multiple Sclerosis.
If you have MS and are considering the CCSVI intervention procedure (as Emmy award winning TV personality Montel Williams recently did), Health Travel Guides will guide you to Mexico's most experienced provider of CCSVI intervention, at the Star Medica Hospital in beautiful Merida, Mexico.
CCSVI Procedure at Star Medica
The CCSVI Intervention program at Star Medica is offered to patients at $9,750. The price includes all medical and surgical costs: surgeon and doctor fees, equipment and nursing care, plus the following:
- Standard treatment, balloon-only venoplasty, done on an outpatient basis
- Pre-and post-procedure guidance from your personal Case Management team (doctor and RN)
- Travel Concierge Services – we will provide a full medical travel treatment itinerary including arranging all flight and any needed hotel stay for you and your traveling companion.
Not included in the program: more than one balloon angioplasty; flight to Merida, 5 night hotel stay, meals, internet access, non-standard sedation (general anesthesia), costs related to any allergies for medications or non-standard medications, costs related to complications.
Additional balloons will be billed at approximately $1,125 each.
If a stent is required, package cost will be $13,825. Each additional stent will be $2,315.
Some patients able to replace cancellations on short notice will be eligible for savings on some medical travel program expenses.
Dr. Alejandro Diaz Cabañas is an Interventional and Clinical Cardiologist, who has performed over 20 CCSVI treatments, and thousands of other procedures in his specialty.
Star Medica Hospital in Merida, Mexico is a full tertiary care hospital with 53 beds and the latest equipment. It is currently the only private hospital in the region with the Certificate of General Health Council. In 2007, the hospital was awarded a special White House certification; as the official hospital designated to provide emergency care for the American President during official state visits.
The hospital has 5 operating rooms and one double operating room for organ transplants. Star Medica Merida has extensive experience treating North American patients thanks to the large North American retiree community in Merida. Patient rooms are comfortable and spacious enough to allow for one companion to stay with the patient.
Most patients of Star Medica stay at Meson de la Luna Hotel and Spa, located across the street from the hospital. Opened in 2008, the 45-room hotel has a contemporary design and features a business center and spa services and a pool. There is a 24- hour restaurant on site as well as room service, and some rooms have a kitchenette. High speed internet is available.
The hotel offers reasonable rates on rooms styles ranging from standard to the penthouse, starting at about $60/night.
Learn More About CCSVI Intervention for MS
Find out if you're a candidate for CCSVI intervention for MS. Submit a secure online medical profile to the treatment team.
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