Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) is a condition in which the veins draining blood from the brain are abnormal. CCSVI has been associated with certain neurologic symptoms, including headache, fatigue, and generalized weakness, in patients for whom no other cause has been identified. Case experience and preliminary data suggest that improving brain venous drainage can provide symptom relief. Dr. Stephen Loehr, at Triangle Interventional Services, provides state-of-the-art procedures to diagnose and treat CCSVI.
Extensive Experience, New Location
Dr. Stephen Loehr is a Fellowship trained Vascular and Interventional Radiologist, Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology. He has a decade of experience in vascular/interventional imaging and procedures. He also participates in a national CCSVI Registry, integrated with programs across the country, including New York, San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago. Dr. Loehr, in close collaboration with national colleagues, including Dr. Salvatore Sclafani, is committed to maintaining a high standard of care, incorporating the latest techniques and compiling a national database to benefit patients.
In order to schedule your procedure please call our office and ask to speak with Sharon. 919.677.9729
There is not yet consensus in the medical community as to how best to screen for CCSVI. Two tests that are often performed are a specialized ultrasound study, often referred to as the Zamboni Protocol, and Magnetic Resonance Venography (MRV). MRV is also useful for planning your treatment. At this time, either of these tests may be used as inclusion criteria for receiving treatment.
If you have already completed either or both screening exams, please forward the results to us for evaluation. For more information, please contact our office and you are welcome to speak with Dr. Loehr directly.
If you have already completed either or both screening exams, please forward the results to us for evaluation. Contact information is as follows:
Triangle Interventional Services
2501 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
Your insurance may cover your treatment costs depending on your specific health insurance carrier. Unfortunately we cannot verify your insurance coverage for you, but we can supply the list of procedure codes our physicians use if you wish to check with your insurance company before scheduling.
If we are a participating provider with your insurance carrier, your insurance provider will be billed for the clinic visits and for the Angioplasty Procedure. However, some health insurance plans do not cover all, or some of the elements, of the Proposed Treatments. Our office will attempt to secure a pre-authorization for the procedure, if necessary. However, if a required pre-authorization is not granted by your health insurance plan, you will be required to pay for treatment out-of-pocket. If pre-authorization is granted, you will still be responsible for any, deductibles, and/or co-insurance per your insurance plan.
All patients that are traveling from out of the United States will be required to pay for their treatment prior to, or at the time of service.
Any patients that have insurance coverage with a carrier with which we are not a participating provider will be expected to pay for their treatment prior to, or at the time of service. Upon discharge, you will be provided with the receipt of payment along with the descriptions of the procedures performed during your treatment for your records.
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