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State-of-the-Art Medical Center

Autonomic Specialists is a state-of-the-art medical center


specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of autonomic
dysfunction. Our facility is fully equipped with 4 patient
examination rooms, 3 procedure rooms, and 7
pre-procedural and post-procedural recovery suites,
located in Newport Beach, CA.

Our Physicians & Medical Staff


Dr. Arata is an accomplished physician, internationally respected for his work in
Interventional Medicine. He has performed over 2000 TVAM procedures with a technical
success rate of 99% and a clinical (patient response) success rate in excess of 90%. The
medical staff at Synergy Health are dedicated to making your experience comfortable
and worry-free.

Am I a Candidate for the TVAM Procedure?


In order to determine if you are a candidate for the TVAM procedure, Dr. Michael Arata
will review your medical history and imaging, if applicable. This review will be followed
by a phone consultation, during which the specifics of your medical condition will be
discussed. Our preliminary evaluation functions as a screening process to ensure patient
safety and to identify those patients who are the best candidates for treatment. The
determination to treat a patient is based on risk/benefit analysis and medical necessity.
Treatment is not dependent on having a neurologic condition. It is based on having
dysautonomia. Dysautonomia is common in patients with MS, Lyme, POTS, Fibromyalgia,
Chronic Fatigue, and other neurologic diseases and conditions.

Symptoms
Abnormal autonomic function associated with various neurological diseases and other
conditions can be clinically diagnosed based on a common set of symptoms. These
symptoms include fatigue, sleep disturbances, altered cognitive function, cold or heat
intolerance, headaches upon awakening, and bladder or bowel dysfunction. Patients who
experience symptoms of autonomic dysfunction often experience symptomatic benefits
that greatly improve their quality of life after the procedure.

Autonomic Specialists | 4501 Birch St. Newport Beach, CA 92660 | Call us toll free at 844-247-2728 or 949-247-8877

Clinical Success Rates


Greater than 90% of patients treated at Autonomic Specialists for autonomic dysfunction
(dysautonomia) via the TVAM procedure respond positively, showing improved cognitive
function, energy levels, reduced or resolved headaches, sleep disturbances, and thermal
intolerance. Also, bladder and bowel function often also improve.
Treatment response can be immediate. Some patients describe sensations such as a
lifting of brain fog or warming of hands and feet during the procedure. Additional
symptom relief occurs over the course of weeks to months as the effect of improved ANS
(autonomic nervous system) function influences other organ systems.
The majority of patients (approximately 75%) have a durable response lasting over two
years and beyond with no degradation or relapse. This group of patients is able to
maintain the benefits of the procedure seen from day one. The remaining 25% of patients
initially respond well to treatment but the effect is not durable. Of the patients in this
group, about half (12% of total patients) will see no benefits two months post procedure.

TVAM Procedure Timeline


Autonomic Specialists Treatment Program requires that the patient stay near our
medical center in Newport Beach, California. Patient consultation, diagnostic testing,
procedure and follow-up care are all provided in our state-of-the-art medical facility.
Normally you will be in Southern California for five days and four nights. Days 1 and 5
are travel days, and during days 2, 3, and 4 you will visit Autonomic Specialists for your
pre-op testing, procedure and post-op follow up. Autonomic Specialists has discounted
rates at nearby hotels for patients to take advantage of.

Autonomic Specialists | 4501 Birch St. Newport Beach, CA 92660 | Call us toll free at 844-247-2728 or 949-247-8877

The TVAM Procedure


The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at Autonomic Specialists state-ofthe-art medical facility. The patient will receive I.V. sedation to maintain comfort
throughout the procedure, and the procedure will typically take approximately one hour
to perform.
The primary treatment is an endovascular procedure in which a catheter is inserted via a
small incision in the groin and threaded up into the jugular vein. A balloon is then
inflated via the catheter, applying mechanical energy to the nerve fibers that surround
the jugular vein.
The majority of patients experience little to no discomfort following their procedure,
and they are typically able to resume normal activity within two days.

Fees
Treatment costs are determined on an individual basis, which is dependent upon each
patients insurance provider. The patients co-insurance or out-of-pocket costs will not
exceed $11,000 USD.
The Autonomic Specialists treatment program fee includes:
Initial consultation and post-procedure follow-up appointments
Comprehensive on-site imaging
Medical procedure in our state-of-the-art medical facility

Autonomic Specialists | 4501 Birch St. Newport Beach, CA 92660 | Call us toll free at 844-247-2728 or 949-247-8877

Insurance
Your insurance may cover the cost of the procedure depending on your specific carrier.
Please contact your insurance carrier and our office for details regarding plan benefits.

Scheduling
Most patients can have a confirmed day for their procedure within 2448 hours after
contacting our office. Once our coordinator receives your completed intake form, he/she
will contact you by phone, answer any questions that you have, and confirm a date for
your procedure once the non-refundable deposit is received.

Inquiries and Booking


Patients interested in the TVAM procedure can contact our office to schedule a free
consultation.
Call us toll free at (844) 247-2728 or direct at (949) 247-8877.
Visit autonomicspecialists.com for more information.
Email us directly at office@autonomicspecialists.com

Autonomic Specialists | 4501 Birch St. Newport Beach, CA 92660 | Call us toll free at 844-247-2728 or 949-247-8877