Has anyone contacted Dr connery lately i tried his email an it came back as mailer demon ,.. just wondering on updates on his reversal patients that he did back in 2011 , heres an old email i recieved from him back in 2011, ..
|Thank you XXXX X for sending this information. I understand that you are dissatisfied with your results after sympathectomy.We are actively involved in trying to help patients in this situation|
I did not seee your medical reports in the attachment--could you resend/
We have recently started our clinical human program for sympathetic nerve reconstruction after our initial animal research.
Our first patient has 8 months followup and appears to have some significant physiologic improvement in addition to a significant improvement in quality of life.
However it is early yet and we do not have one year data- which I believe is important so that we account for seasonal variation in outcomes.
Essentially we perform standard neurosurgical reconstruction technique with direct suture graft interposition repair under high degree magnification.
Depending on the length of graft we could use commercially available synthetic tubes or harvest a nerve graft from the patient for longer grafts.
Our thinking is that by using da Vinci robotic assistance with microinstruments and high magnification we can complete this reconstruction with minimally invasive technique and not an open thoracotomy.
We are committed to doing this with standard evaluation, techniques and follow up. This will be sent for outside review.
Accepted patients would have to agree to participate in follow up.
I see no value in doing this without the above.
While it is clear that while the sympathetic nerve can regenerate, it is not so certain that all the connections will be made that will allow for reversal and improved quality of life. We want to understand this better so that we will know how best to advise patients.
If you are interested - I would like you to send me a description of your symptoms and treatments prior to sympathectomy.
Your operative report and a post operative chest x ray.
A narrative of your current symptoms and how you have tried to manage it and with what success.
We can chat after I have had a chance to look at this.
Thanks for your interest
Cliff P. Connery, M.D.
Director; Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program
Chief; Division of Thoracic Surgery
Continuum Cancer Centers of New York
St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals
Beth Israel Medical Center