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Brain Tumor Surgery Abroad

Details of international hospitals and medical centers performing Brain Tumor Surgery.

Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical center in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Sheba Medical Center

3 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. Alon Fridlender

Director of the Spine Deformity Unit

Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Anadolu

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Serdar Kahraman

M.D. Prof. of Neurosurgery

Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quironsalud Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital has certified medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Hospital Quirón Madrid

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Carlos Ruiz-ocaña

Head of Division of Neurological Surgery

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Quirónsalud Hospital Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

Sourasky Medical Center

The Department of Neurosurgery of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center specializes in treating disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system in children and adults. TASMC is considered the leading neurosurgery facility in Israel and one of the most advanced internationally.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Listed neurosurgeon:

Prof. Zvi Ram

Neurosurgery Department Director

Hospital Médica Sur

Prestigious destination that conducts first class medical procedures.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Hospital Médica Sur

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Ramiro Del Valle

Director of the Gamma Knife Neurosurgery Unit of Médica Sur.

Global Hospitals & Health City Chennai

The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Global Hospitals & Health City Chennai

Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Brain Tumor is treated at HGC

Sevenhills Hospital

SevenHills Group of Hospitals (SHHL) has been delivering Healthcare services at the highest level, since past 25 years. SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai, is a world class integrated Healthcare Delivery System, that provides comprehensive Healthcare...

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Brain Tumor is treated at Sevenhills Hospital

Listed neurosurgeons:

Dr. Harleen Luther

Consultant in Brain, Spine & Peripheral Nerve Surgeon

Dr. Kishor Chaudhari

Consultant in Neurosurgery

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About Brain Tumor Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

Brain tumor surgery is performed to remove a brain tumor.

Craniotomy is the most common method used to remove a brain tumor.

During surgery, the maximum number of tumors are removed. Most primary brain tumors are surgically removed, however there are some tumors that may not be removed completely. In these cases, the tumor may only be debulked in which the tumor’s size is reduced. This is helpful in relieving some symptoms.

The patient may need to undergo chemotherapy along with surgery.

How is a Brain Tumor Surgery Performed?
The patient is given anesthesia. The patient’s scalp is shaved. Then an incision is made in the scalp, after which a piece of the skull is cut out with a special saw. The whole tumor or part of it is removed. After the tumor is removed, the piece of bone is put back in the skull and the incision is closed with clips or staples and covered with dressing and bandage.

How to Prepare for the Surgery?

  • The patient is examined by the doctor and the overall health of the patient is reviewed.
  • The patient should inform the doctor about any allergies to medication.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped some days before the surgery.
  • The patient should avoid eating solid or liquid food about 8 hours prior to the surgery.
  • The patient should avoid smoking some weeks before the surgery.
  • The patient’s colon may be required to be cleansed and emptied.

Duration of procedure/surgery : The surgery will take several hours depending on the size and position of the tumors that need to be removed. Certain technical factors may also affect the duration of the surgery.

Days admitted : Approximately 2 weeks

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : - After the surgery the patient is taken to the recovery room. - The patient is shifted to the neurosurgery ward once the patient regains consciousness. - The patient is then closely monitored in the ICU. The patient’s pupil reactions are tested and limb movements are evaluated. - The patient may experience nausea and headache. - The eyes may also swell and be bruised due to the surgery. - The wound will feel uncomfortable for many weeks. - Pain medication may be prescribed by the doctor. - The scar will heal slowly and become less noticeable in 6 to 12 months. - Partial recovery is possible in 1 to 4 weeks. The patient may be able to fully recover in 8 weeks after the surgery.

Risks : The risks associated with a brain tumor surgery may include the following: - Bleeding - Blood clots - Swelling - Injury to normal nerve tissues - Infections - Damage to a normal brain tissue leading to loss of specific brain functions and impairments - Paralysis - Sensory impairments

After care : - The bandages on the surgical wounds need to be removed and replaced regularly. - The scalp should be kept dry when the staples are not removed. - The patient may be required to take up certain therapies to improve strength and coordination. - Scalp hair may be washed in about 2 weeks after surgery. - Hair dyes and any hair cosmetics should be avoided. - The patient may be advised to avoid taking flights for about a month after the surgery as the cabin pressure may cause some problems to the patient’s brain. - The doctor should be consulted about the nature of the work if the patient is resuming job. - Sports such as boxing and rugby should be avoided for a minimum of 12 months after the surgery. - The patient should avoid drinking alcohol in large amounts as this may lead to seizures.

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