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Brain Tumour Surgery

It is an abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells in the brain. It can be either cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign)

In the following sections, know about

  1. The types of Brain Tumour Surgery in India

  2. Cost of Brain Tumour Surgery/Treatment in india 

  3. Symptoms,Diagnosis and Medical tests needed for Brain Tumour Treatment in India

  4. Leading Doctors and Hospitals for Brain Tumour Surgery 

  5. Frequently asked questions about Brain Tumour

Treatments and Cost Related to Brain Tumor Surgery

Craniotomy Starting USD 5000
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Symptoms for Brain Tumour

The symptoms of a brain tumour mostly vary depending on the exact part of the brain that is affected. Common symptoms include:

  • Severe, persistent headaches
  • Seizures (fits)
  • Persistent nausea, vomiting and drowsiness
  • Mental or behavioural changes, such as memory problems or changes in personality
  • Hand tremors
  • Progressive weakness or paralysis on one side of the body
  • Vision problems, or speech problems
  • Loss of memory


Medical Tests For Detecting Brain Tumour

To diagnose a brain tumour, the doctor starts by 

  • Asking questions about the symptoms
  • Then a personal & family history is taken 
  • A physical examination is done ,which includes a neurological examination

If brain tumour is suspected then the doctor may advise one or more of the following tests:

  • CT(CAT) scan or MRI to see detailed images of the brain
  • Angiogram or MRA, which involve the use of dye and X-rays of blood vessels in the brain to look for signs of a tumour or abnormal blood vessels
  • Skull x-ray 
  • Biopsy is advised to check or not its cancerous

Treatment for  Brain Tumour

The treatment options for brain tumour are: 

  • Surgery 
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy 

Surgery is the initial step in the treatment of most of the benign and malignant tumours.

Procedure For Brain Tumor Treatment

It is performed under general anaesthesia & the procedure can take 4-8 hours. 

  • A small area of the head may be shaved and the patient may be given an local anaesthetic to part of the scalp
  • An incision (cut) is made in the scalp and a small part of the skull ('bone flap') will be removed.
  • Awake Craniotomy: In this, the patient will be woken at this point to allow the doctor to map where the functions of the brain are located in the brain. Patient may have a feeling of pulling out something but should not feel pain as the brain itself cannot feel pain.
  • As much of the tumour as is safely possible, will be removed
  • Bone flap will be replaced and the wound closed using stitches or metal clip.
  • Patients are mostly put on steroids to help with any swelling.

The patient is required to stay in the hospital for 3-7 days.


Factors Affecting Cost of Brain Tumour Treatment

Following are the factors which will affect the treatment cost: 

  • The hospital patient is opting for.
  • Room –Standard single room, deluxe room, super deluxe room for the number of nights specified (including nursing fee, meals, room rate, and room service).
  • Operating room, ICU
  • Fee for the team of doctors (Surgeons ,Anesthesist ,Physiotherapist ,Dietician )
  • Medicines
  • Standard test and diagnostic procedures
  • The type of surgery performed 
  • Craniotomy 
  • Micro surgery
  • Gamma Knife Surgery


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FAQS About Brain Tumour

  • Should a person be worried about Headaches? 
  • There are various causes for headaches. Many people experience headaches throughout their lifetime, but there certain patterns will tell-tale signs of a more serious, underlying problem. A patient must seek doctors attention if there headache.
    • Worsen in severity or frequency
    • Are present upon waking from sleep
    • Are accompanied by nausea, vomiting or difficulty with speech
    • Differentiate from your normal headaches


  • What is the difference between benign and malignant tumours?
  • Brain tumours are commonly classified as benign or malignant. Different types of tumours can produce unique symptoms depending on their location in the brain.
    • Malignant tumours: are generally considered to be more dangerous and tend to develop faster and more aggressively.
    • Benign tumours: are slow growing tumours and are less likely to grow back after the treatment.


  • What possible problems should a patient look for after the surgery?
  • Patient should call the doctor if they experience seizure, severe headache, worsening neurological problems, fever or chills, swelling of the ankles, bleeding or bruising, severe nausea or vomiting, and skin rash.
  • When can a patient start there day to day activity after the surgery? 
  • Benign brain tumours can sometimes grow back after treatment, so regular follow-up appointments will often be recommended to look for signs. Patient can get back to their day to activity after four to six months. 


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What is included in the treatment cost?

Treatment Cost includes surgical fees, doctor’s fees, lab tests, medicine, room fees It does not include treatment of any unrelated illness or procedures other than the one for which this estimate has been prepared.

Is it the actual cost or just an estimate?

This is an estimate. The information is intended as a guideline based on past history and is not a guarantee of future costs.

What is the difference between Economy and Premium package

Economy - Shared rooms in Premium hospitals or Single room in less fancy Hospitals Premium - Highest level of accreditations and facilities.

Can an attendant stay with me in the hospital?

During the patient’s hospitalization period, one attendant can stay with the patient in single room at no extra cost. The food and stay of the attendant would be complimentary.

How does one pay for the treatment?

Advance deposit of the treatment cost to be made at the time of admission in the hospital. If the actual cost of treatment is lower than the amount submitted, hospital will refund the amount at the time of discharge.

Do the hospitals in India accept health insurance?

If you have health insurance that’s internationally valid/ valid in India, please alert the hospitals about it. If it’s an approved insurance provider, hospitals might request you to get an advance payment guarantee which you will have to co-ordinate from your home country.

What additional documents and information is needed from my doctor?

Carry all your previous medical reports including X-Ray, MRI, CT scans (films and reports), ultrasound images, blood investigation reports, discharge summary (If any) and other relevant documents.

How soon can the investigations be scheduled?

Usually between 1-2 days of your arrival. Your appointemnt with the doctor is pre-booked by us.

What does the cost for surgical treatment exclude?

Any drugs prescribed following patient’s discharge from the hospital Any care or service relating to any complications that may arise, which is not related to the Patient’s Surgical Treatment (additional costs will be charged to Patient in accordance with the Hospital’s standard charges prevailing at the time of the complication.) Any service or care relating to major complications that may arise during the Patient’s operation, which necessitates Patient’s transfer into an Internal or External Specialized Intensive Care Unit. Additional costs relating to the said major complication treatment will be charged to the patient in accordance with the standard charges prevailing at the time of the complication. Any in-patient stay extension in the hospital, with regard to the initial length of hospitalization, in relation to the Patient’s surgical treatment, and decided upon, due to medical reasons, by the patient and the surgeon. In such an event, costs relating to the in-patient stay extension will be charged to the Patient and paid by the Patient immediately to the Hospital.

How can I get Medical Visa for travelling to India?

After you have chosen the hospital, we assist you in medical visa invitation letter for Visa to India Once you decide on getting the treatment done, please send us the passport details of all the persons travelling.

What is e-Visa?

E-tourist Visa to India is an online facility through which one can apply for visa to travel to India. Government of India has now made it applicable for Medical Travel too.

Who will be dealing with details of my case during my trip?

Each patient is assigned to a Patient Relationship Manager (PRM) who will take care of all details relating to their visit and successful return & recovery.

What are the important Instructions for International Patient to travel in India?

International patients will have to submit the travel request form including airline, passport, and visa information. Always keep important emergency numbers with you. Credit cards /Debit cards / travellers cheque are the safe mode of payment; however in many situations cash would be required, so try to keep some local currency in hand.

Will you assist in airport transfers?

Yes, you will be received and dropped at the airport by our Concierge team. The service is complimentary.

Can I travel immediately after the treatment?

Travel back to your native place will depend entirely on period of recuperation for your treatment. You can travel back based on the doctor’s advice.

Where do I stay?

The Patient Relationship Manager will share stay options with you. Usually a comfotable stay starts from USD 20 per day. Before you leave for your trip, we work with you to make sure you are booked in an accommodation of your choice & liking. Alternatively you can do the booking online. We will recommend you the popular websites to do so.

I don’t know anything about my destination country. Will I be safe?

India is a safe place for tourists. The hospitals and places near to it are verified by us. On arrival you will receive CONCIERGE kit from us about the city and Tips and Tricks to make your stay easy.

Can I book my own travel arrangements?

Yes. You can book the flight and stay and share the details with us. Your pick-up from the airport is complimentary. Vaidam Conceirge is there at evey step to keep your movement and stay comfortable.

Can I meet the doctor before the treatment?

You will meet the doctor (more than once) before the procedure starts. Usually medical tests are conducted before the Doctor decides the line of treatment. Doctor will consult you at every step.

What if I want more options after arrival?

We encourage patients to be fully informed about treatment and available options. On arrival, your patient manager will be happy to arrange second opinion or treatment in other hospital of your choice.

What if something goes wrong?

The medical centers we deal with have invested millions of dollars & would not like to have the adverse affect of any negative publicity affecting their business. They take great care to make sure that the patient is satisfied and the results are successful. At the same time any surgery or medical procedure entails risk & successful results cannot be guaranteed by anyone.

Can I have more than one medical procedure at the same time?

Yes, it may be possible. However, this will, depend on the doctor’s assessment of your case. This may be more cost beneficial.

What about "after-care"?

Depending on your treatment you will be advised on the "after-care" program. We help you there as per the doctor's recommendation. We do arrange Medicines, Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherapists at home.

Can I go "sight-seeing"?

Yes, we will be happy to take you around. Check from the Patient Relationship Manager about our complimentary travel plans.

What about follow-up care after I return from my trip?

The Patient Relationship Manager contiues to be at your service after your return. We will help you with follow-up consultations with the doctor, reports, medications and any other help you may need.

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