Who would have thought that in a few short months, Cabo San Lucas would become internationally known not for it’s great weather and beautiful beaches, celebrities and movie stars, or it’s resorts and golf courses, but as one of the busiest and most experienced CCSVI treatment for MS centers in the world.
In May 2010,a pilot group of ten patients came to Los Cabos to test a Multiple Sclerosis treatment based on the theory that MS is caused by a delayed venous drainage because of narrowings of the jugular and azygous veins. The condition, known as CCSVI (Chronic Cerebral Spinal Venous Insufficiency) was found in all of the patients treated thus far. Fortunately we have been able to assemble a most professional, caring and passionate group of specialists that has been instrumental in the success of the treatments.
During this ten patient experience, we noted a dramatic improvement in most of them thus encouraging us to continue to treat patients and collect all data for scientific analysis with the aim of scientific communications.
All of these actions were presented, discussed and approved by the local ethics commitee.
The hypothesis is that if MS is caused by the impaired venous flow, the progression of the disease should be delayed or stopped after its correction with balloon angioplasty or stenting of the narrowings.
2010 came to an end having successfully treated more than 300 patients. All patients had at least one narrowing on the catherization angiography and showed up to 80% of clinical improvement over the basal status during the first week of treatment. It is still too early to show if the primary hypothesis is true since we will need to wait 6-12 months to verify the progression or not of the disease.
At this time, we are in the process of analyzing the data of 300+ patients. When completed, this analysis will be made available to patients and medical professionals worldwide. Although we of course welcome those patients from abroad who wish to be treated by us, it is our belief that this straight forward procedure should be available anywhere We invite those interested in advancing their knowledge on this treatment through our experience to contact Andres Brakke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All data is handled in an anonymous process, respectful of the privacy and intimacy of all of our patients. Names and contact information will never be shared.
Finally I, both personally and on behalf of all of our staff wish to thank you for placing your trust in us and wish you happiness and good health in 2011.