We are Mexico’s largest private hospital network and our facility in Tijuana offers CCSVI treatment for multiple sclerosis. CCSVI, or chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, is a condition that has been linked with MS. CCSVI treatment, or liberation therapy as it is sometimes called, involves correcting the symptoms of CCSVI, which are narrowed veins in the brain and spinal cord. This improves the symptoms of MS, often dramatically. The CCSVI department at our hospital in Tijuana is overseen by esteemed interventional cardiologist Dr. Jorge Luna, who trained at Stanford University, USA.
Some of the MS patients who have undergone CCSVI treatment at MedicalMex decided to give video interviews shortly after their treatment. They are all incredibly positive about their experiences and treatment outcomes.
Mr. McGee traveled from Canada to Mexico at the end of 2010. He had been suffering with MS since 1982 and before his treatment his symptoms were very severe: He was unable to walk or move his arms and hands much, his voice was weak and his eyesight was also compromised. After his hour-long procedure, he said his voice was stronger and his eyesight had improved straight away. Able to move his arms and hands more easily, McGee was also happy with his once swollen, purple feet returning to their usual color and shape.
The patient said he found Dr. Jorge Luna and Dr. Daniel Morales, one of our neurosurgeons, friendly, helpful and great at explaining everything clearly and in perfect English.
Family members of the recovering Canadian were equally pleased with the medical experience. One said we are one of the cleanest she had ever been to. Another family member added: “We hope there are more improvements in store, we’re just happy that we did it.”
Ryan Gilbert and his wife Trisha were also satisfied with the level care at our facilities. Diagnosed with MS six years before his treatment, Ryan’s health had been deteriorating at an alarming rate. His wife looked emotional as she described how his symptoms worsened over time. Dizziness, slurred speech and being unable to stand or balance for very long were the main symptoms of Ryan’s MS. An hour and a half later and the Canadian reported improved speech, being able to walk, and stability in his legs.
“I don’t really need my cane any longer” said Mr. Gilbert, although he continued to use it to appease his worried wife.
The couple found doctors from our medical team to be very professional and they were both very animated about how well the staff resolved all problems, however small, straight away.
Trisha Gilbert had been apprehensive about choosing to go to Mexico. “I had co-workers saying you’re nuts” she laughed. Her husband said CCSVI treatment changed his life and added joyously: “I’m almost able to dance and it’s only been one day.”
One woman who had been treated at our facilities in Tijuana also encouraged others to consider our facility. Jan, who traveled from New Brunswick in Canada, chose to have CCSVI treatment after witnessing the positive results of friends who had undergone the same procedure. Her husband was also enthusiastic: “If people can find a way to have the procedure done, just to improve that quality of life somewhat, do whatever you can. If there are family members there to help you, go forward with it.”