Well I don't think you are being fair blaming Dr Gilete for diagnosing CCI/AAI to everyone, prior to visiting him I did an upright MRI scan at Medserena in London and CCI/AAI was appreciated by Professor Francis W Smith as well as ligament hyperlaxity.
Also Gilete has been totally honest with me by telling me how complicated the surgery is and the possible outcomes and it wouldn't pay off in cases like mine with mild fatigue. He offered me the surgery but recommended me not to do it. So no, he doesn't recommed it to everyone.
I'm not "blaming" Dr G as such, & am very interested in going there for surgery myself, I am just concerned that not one single person sending in their scans has been told they are normal. Surely statistically some peoples' will be. Perhaps these people are simply not posting, but I would really love to hear from just one person who had their scans declared as normal by Dr G.
I don’t know if Dr. G is overdiagnosing but I do know Dr. B is missing cases.
If you have cranial settling/vertical instability only, it will not be seen on a supine, static MRI.
My MRIs were done upright, in multiple positions. It concerns me that two surgeons can look at the exact same scans & reach different conclusions (with potentially very different consequences). Perhaps Dr B just doesn't take measurements for vertical instability if you don't have rotational or horizontal, like me?