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Torn Down by Incessant Headaches, Imbalance and Facial Numbness, Jean Cyril from Mauritius Had a Successful Brain Tumor Surgery in India

Pop-singer The Weeknd might have got our foot tapping with his hit track ‘Can’t feel my face’ and he might just also admit in the song that he loves it but in reality such a symptom calls for medical attention. 47-year-old Jean Cyril from Mauritius couldn’t feel the left side of his face added with other symptoms as well because of a brain tumor.



When did you get to know that you had a brain tumor?

I used to have repeated sessions of painful headaches initially which increased over time. I felt nauseated and soon found myself suffering from imbalance while walking and gradually I felt completely numb on the left side of my face. I went to the doctor in Mauritius, medical investigations were performed and I got to know that I have a brain tumor, more specifically a polycyctic astrocytoma. The good news was that they were slow growing and benign but the bad news was they could develop into multiple cysts and become large in size. I was petrified and flabbergasted.  The doctor told me that I would require a surgery.


Where did you have the surgery?

I had a microsurgery at Apollo Hospital in Chennai, India under Dr. M. Balamurugan. I have heard that he is one of the best neurosurgeons in India and has an experience of about 19 years in this field.


Did the microsurgery go well?

The surgery went well. There has not been much scarring as it is a minimally invasive procedure that I have gone through. It is amazing to even think how Dr. Balamurugan performed the whole surgery under a microscope. It is simply marvelous and I am so thankful to him. 


How do you feel post surgery?

Post surgery I had been in the hospital for about a week. Dr. M. Balamurugan has been a really responsible and excellent doctor. I did not feel any pain. I thought that after the surgery I might feel terribly weak but that was definitely not the case. A headache was gone and within a week all the other symptoms have also dissipated. It has been great. The expertise of the doctor along with the medical infrastructure and patient care facility at Apollo Hospital has been commendable. After staying in the hospital for a week, I am still now in contact him as further check-ups are required. The doctor said that I will be completely fit to fly back home within 2 weeks. 



How did you get an appointment at Apollo Hospital?

The appointment was fixed by my case manager at Vaidam Health. I came across their website online. As I required an immediate and the best treatment facility for my condition, I enquired. They were very fast with their response and efficient as well. My case manager called me within a day or so and provided me all the information required.


In what other ways did Vaidam assist you?

They helped me in all the things I required for a smooth medical trip to India. My case manager provided all the best hospitals for brain tumor treatment in India and doctors for a brain tumor treatment in India, provided me with valuable quotes, assisted in visa application and planned my trip adequately. The team was also in touch with me constantly during my stay in India so I did not face any problem. Even before I arrived in the country, the doctor’s appointment was scheduled which made my trip all the easier. Without their dedicated assistance I don’t this trip would ever have been this smooth. I wish them all the best of luck.

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 15-Sep-2017

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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