Brain Tumor Treatment Cost In India

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All cancerous and non-cancerous abnormal growth of cells is collectively known as a brain tumor. They include some lesions found in the spinal cord as well.

These are mainly originated in the brain or maybe spread through connective tissue like blood or lymph. Symptoms mainly increasing headaches, blurry vision, loss of balance, confusion, and seizures. there are few cases of the asymptomatic tumours as well.

Treatment of brain tumor includes surgical removal of the cancerous part, either by microsurgery or craniotomy.

Post-surgery if some tissues are left then radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination of both is given strategically to clear out the cancer cells and prevent its reoccurrence.

Post-treatment palliative care is required for the management of symptoms and brain functioning.

Brain Tumor Treatment cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.177600 to Rs.236800. Cost for International patients is between USD 3600 to USD 4400.

Patient has to stay in the hospital for 2 days and outside the hospital for 28 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Inclusions in the package

The Cost of a Brain Tumor Includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, which may include [CT Scan or MRI]

  • Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumor and the extent to which the tumor has spread)

  • Post-Operative cost (there might be a need for Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy before or post-surgery)

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay 

Note - The patient will be required to visit the surgeon a week after the surgery to assess and remove any staples or stitches.

Factors affecting cost of Brain Tumor Treatment

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing or single room)

  • The stage and type of cancer

  • Patients may require repeated investigation through PET CT and related tests  Post-surgery / Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy.

  • Any additional tests may be required, such as ECG or blood tests.

  • An extended stay at the Hospital (Generally, the stay is around 3-10 days)

  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident [may take longer duration in case of chemotherapy or radiotherapy sessions]

Cost related to Brain Tumor Treatment in India

Listing approximate price of Brain Tumor Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Brain Tumor Surgery Rs.177600 to Rs.236800
Radiotherapy Rs.186480 to Rs.248640
Gamma Knife for AVM or Brain Tumor Rs.275280 to Rs.367040
Craniotomy Surgery Rs.293040 to Rs.390720
Gliomas Treatment Rs.266400 to Rs.355200
PEDIATRIC BRAIN SURGERY Rs.310800 to Rs.414400
Stereotactic Radio Surgery Rs.284160 to Rs.378880

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Brain Tumor Treatment.

What is the cost of tests for brain tumor surgery?

A day or two before the surgery, a special MRI or CT scan which is known as WAND MRI or CT, is taken. Apart from this, blood tests, an ECG, a breathing test, and an echocardiogram are also done. All these test costs are covered in the package. 

Is the pharmacy and medicine cost included in the package?

Yes, the pharmacy and medicine cost is included in the package when the patient stays in the hospital. Any medicines taken from outside the hospital will not be covered in the package. 

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after tumor removal?

Every patient takes a different amount of time to recover, and the hospital stay will depend on their situation. Generally, the stay after the surgery is around 3-10 days. An MRI or CT scan is performed a day after the surgery to identify the treatment's success. The patient should visit the surgeon one week after the surgery for assessment and removal of any staples or stitches. For high-grade tumors, follow-up visits are scheduled every 3-6 months for the first 5 years and then once a year.

How much does Brain Tumor cost in different cities in India?

The price varies across the cities. Tier 1 Cities are usualy more expencive thane tier 2 cities. The price for Brain Tumor in different cities in India is approximately in the range of:

  • New Delhi: Rs.150072 to Rs.234728
  • Gurgaon: Rs.153920 to Rs.230880
  • Noida: Rs.144300 to Rs.240500
  • Chennai: Rs.153920 to Rs.221260
  • Mumbai: Rs.157768 to Rs.234728
  • Bangalore: Rs.150072 to Rs.227032
  • Kolkata: Rs.144300 to Rs.217412
  • Jaipur: Rs.134680 to Rs.215488
  • Mohali: Rs.138528 to Rs.327080
  • Ahmedabad: Rs.128908 to Rs.213564
  • Hyderabad: Rs.148148 to Rs.225108

How much does Brain Tumor cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Brain Tumor in different countries is approximately:

  • Turkey USD 9200 to USD 13800
  • Thailand USD 10800 to USD 16200
  • Germany USD 8400 to USD 12600
  • Israel USD 25600 to USD 38400
  • Singapore USD 33600 to USD 50400
  • Malaysia USD 6400 to USD 9600

List of Centers for Brain Tumor Treatment in India

Popular Cities in India for Brain Tumor Treatment are:

Leading Hospitals for Brain Tumor Treatment in India

Doctors for Brain Tumor Treatment in India

The right doctor for treating a case of brain tumor is a neurologist, neurosurgeon, head and neck surgeon, and Oncologist.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Rana Patir

Dr. Rana Patir

Director, 24 years of experience

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, GurgaonLocation

<p class="rtejustify">Dr. Patir specializes in performing the following:</p> <ul> <li class="rtejustify">Neuromodulation (for pain management)</li> <li class="rtejustify">Neurovascular Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Minimal Invasive Brain Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Extracranial-Intracranial Bypass Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Pediatric Neurosurgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Epilepsy Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya

Director, 27 years of experience

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, GurgaonLocation

<p>Dr. Sandeep Vaishya specializes in the following:</p> <ul> <li>Intracranial Brain Tumour Surgery</li> <li>Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery</li> <li>Minimally Invasive brain surgery</li> <li>Image Guided Neurosurgery</li> <li>Brachial Plexus surgery</li> <li>Spine Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Arun Saroha

Dr. Arun Saroha

Consultant, 19 years of experience

Max Super Specialty Hospital, GurgaonLocation

<p class="rtejustify" dir="ltr">Dr. Arun Saroha is a Neurosurgeon in Delhi NCR, India, for various neurosurgeries, including:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li class="rtejustify">Pediatric Brain and Spine Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Stroke Cerebrovascular Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery </li> <li class="rtejustify">Spine Fixation and Fusion Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Scoliosis Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Brain Tumor Surgery </li> <li class="rtejustify">Brain Aneurysm Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Bipin Walia

Dr. Bipin Walia

Director, 30 years of experience

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New DelhiLocation

Neurosurgery , Spinal Surgeries , Image guided surgery, Disc replacement, Endoscopic Disc surgery Endoscopic Cranial Surgery, Brain Tumour Surgery, Special focus on Minimally Invasive Surgery for Spinal Tumours

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Director, 21 years of experience

Artemis Hospital, GurgaonLocation

<p>Dr. Aditya Gupta specializes in the following:</p> <ul> <li>Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)</li> <li>Brain Tumor Surgery</li> <li>Radiosurgery (Cyberknife, Gamma Knife) Spine Surgery</li> <li>DBS Surgery for Parkinsons' Disease</li> <li>Brachial Plexus and Nerve Surgery</li> <li>Cerebrovascular Surgery (Aneurysms, AVMs)</li> </ul>

Dr Vipul Gupta

Dr Vipul Gupta

Director, 21 years of experience

Artemis Hospital, GurgaonLocation

Neurointerventional Surgery Endovascular treatment, Endovascular revascularization, Spinal interventions, Endovascular treatment of cerebral vasospasm by vasodilators and angioplasty, Embolization of carotid cavernous fistulas with detachable balloons or coils, Tumor embolization in head and neck region, Neurovascular Imaging

Dr. V. P. Singh

Dr. V. P. Singh

Chairman, 30 years of experience

Medanta - The Medicity, GurgaonLocation

<p class="rtejustify" dir="ltr">Dr. V. P. Singh is a neurosurgeon in Delhi NCR, India, for various neurology treatments, including:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li class="rtejustify">Epilepsy Surgery </li> <li class="rtejustify">Gamma Knife Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Cerebrovascular Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Brain Tumour Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Balamurugan M

Dr. Balamurugan M

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, ChennaiLocation

Brain Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Embolization, CSF Rhinorrhoea Repair Surgery, Carotid Body Tumour Embolization, Brain Aneurysm Treatment, Foot Drop

Dr. Rahul Gupta

Dr. Rahul Gupta

HOD, 18 years of experience

Fortis Hospital, NoidaLocation

Vascular and Endovascular neurosurgery, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Pediadtric neurosurgery, Epilepsy and functional neurosurgery, Brain tumor and skull base neurosurgery

Dr. Ravi Bhatia

Dr. Ravi Bhatia

Senior Consultant, 49 years of experience

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New DelhiLocation

Neuro – Oncology, Brain and Spine Tumours, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Migraine, Sleep Disorders, Epilepsy, Headache, Seizures, Hyperactivity, Stroke, Head Trauma, Parkinson's Disease, Neuropathy, Alzheimer Disease, Dementia, Attention Deficit, Cranio Vertebral Anomalies

Dr. Sudhir Tyagi

Dr. Sudhir Tyagi

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New DelhiLocation

<p dir="ltr">Dr. Sudhir Tyagi is a neurosurgeon in Delhi NCR, India, for various neurosciences and neurology treatments, including:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Acute stroke treatment</li> <li>Biofeedback therapy</li> <li>Brain mapping surgery</li> <li>Carotid angioplasty</li> <li>Carotid endarterectomy (carotid artery surgery)</li> <li>Carotid stenting</li> <li>Cervical and lumbar disk replacement (arthroplasty)</li> <li>Cranial base surgery</li> <li>Decompression surgery</li> <li>Deep brain stimulation (DBS)</li> <li>Brain pacemaker</li> <li>Discectomy or microdiscectomy</li> <li>Foraminotomy</li> <li>Guglielmi detachable coil (GDC) procedure </li> <li>Intraoperative angiography (IOA)</li> <li>Kyphoplasty</li> <li>Laminectomy</li> </ul>

Dr. Arun L. Naik

Dr. Arun L. Naik

Head of Department, 17 years of experience

Apollo Hospital (Bannerghatta Road) Bangalore Location

<p class="rtejustify" dir="ltr">Dr. Arun L. Naik is a Neurosurgeon in Delhi NCR, India, for various neurosurgeries, including:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li class="rtejustify">Re-do Brain Tumor Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Framed and Frameless Stereotactic Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">CV Junction Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Neurovascular Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Endoscopic Brain and Spine Procedures</li> <li class="rtejustify">Movement Disorders Procedures</li> <li class="rtejustify">Functional Neurosurgery for Pain and Spasticity</li> </ul>

Dr. Siddhartha Ghosh

Dr. Siddhartha Ghosh

Senior Consultant, 26 years of experience

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, ChennaiLocation

<p class="rtejustify" dir="ltr">Dr. Siddhartha Ghosh is a Neurosurgeon in Delhi NCR, India, for various neurosurgeries, including:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li class="rtejustify">Skull Base Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Pediatric Neurosurgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Neuro-oncology</li> <li class="rtejustify">Stereotactic Neurosurgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Spine Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Vascular Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Paresh K. Doshi

Dr. Paresh K. Doshi

Consultant, 21 years of experience

Jaslok Hospital, MumbaiLocation

<p>Dr. Paresh K. Doshi is a Neurosurgeon in Delhi NCR, India, for various neurosurgeries, including:</p> <ul> <li>Brain Tumor Surgery</li> <li>Deep Brain Stimulation </li> <li>Epilepsy Surgery</li> <li>Surgery for Movement Disorders, including Parkinson's Disease</li> </ul>

Dr. Batuk Diyora

Dr. Batuk Diyora

Consultant, 20 years of experience

S. L. Raheja Hospital, MumbaiLocation

Neurosurgery Neuro-Oncology Spine Surgery Spine Related Disorders Pediatric Neurosurgery Acoustic Neuroma Removal Artificial Disc Replacement Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery

Dr. Abhaya Kumar

Dr. Abhaya Kumar

Head of Department, 15 years of experience

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, MumbaiLocation

Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Paediatric Neurosurgery

Dr. Ranganathan Jothi

Dr. Ranganathan Jothi

Senior Consultant, 32 years of experience

Vijaya Hospital, ChennaiLocation

Herniated disc Neck hernia Spinal Canal Stenosis Neurosis Spondylolisthesis (Waist Shift) Brain Tumors Brain Diseases Nerve entrapment Hand numbness

Dr. Rahul Lath

Dr. Rahul Lath

Consultant, 28 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills HyderabadLocation

Chest Pain Treatment Deep Brain Stimulation Gamma-Knife Radiosurgery Brain infection Laminectomy Spine Surgery

Dr. Joy Varghese

Dr. Joy Varghese

Consultant, 26 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, ChennaiLocation

Deep brain stimulation, Craniotomy, Brain Tumour Treatment

Dr. R T S Naik

Dr. R T S Naik

Consultant, 24 years of experience

Apollo Hospital, HydergudaLocation

Minimally invasive spine surgery, Neuro Endoscopy, Brain & Spine surgery

Success Rate

In terms of five-year survival rate, the percentage of people who lives more than five years is 36%, and in the case of 10 year-survival rate, It is 31%. there are few cancers of the brain which are slow-growing and don't really need intervention throughout life.

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Brain Tumor Treatment

Before the Procedure (5 Questions):

Craniotomy is the most common type of surgery to remove brain tumor. In this procedure an incision is being made in the scalp and bone pieces are being removed from the skull.  After wards the tumor is being excised.

Yes, brain tumor surgery is risky, it always carries some risks such as infection and bleeding. Some other risk of the procedure depends on the part where your brain tumor is located.

Yes, brain tumor can be successfully removed with surgery and do not grow back.  It also depends on some factors such as if the surgeon is safely able to remove all of the tumor. If some tumor is being left it can be treated with radiotherapy.

Yes, brain tumour surgery is successful some people are able to recover easily after brain surgery while some people may have long term difficulties. The problem also depends on the area where brain tumor was located.

Brain tumors are very serious they can put some pressure on some healthy part of the brain or spreads to those areas. They causes some problem in backflow of fluid  around the brain which  can result in increase in pressure inside the skull.

During the Procedure (3 Questions):

It will take around three to five hours to perform craniotomy but if you are undergoing awake craniotomy it will take around 5-7 years.

Brain tumour surgery is being done by a neurosurgeon under general anaesthesia. The complete procedure can take up to three to five hours if you are undergoing regular craniotomy.

Brain Tumour surgery is being done by following methods:

  • Craniotomy-The most common type of surgery to remove a brain tumor is a craniotomy. This procedure involves making an incision in the scalp and removing a piece of bone from the skull to give the neurosurgeon access to the tumor.
  • MRI-Guided Laser Ablation -MRI-guided laser ablation is a minimally invasive neurosurgical technique for a number of diseases, including brain tumors. The treatment uses lasers to target and destroy the tumor.
  • Endoscopic Brain Tumor Surgery (Neuroendoscopy)- Neuroendoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the neurosurgeon removes the tumor through small holes (about the size of a dime) in the skull or through the mouth or nose.

Post the Procedure (3 Questions):

Usually hospital stay after brain tumor surgery is two to five days. An MRI or CT scan will be performed the day after surgery to benchmark the success of the treatment. The exact length of stay depends on many factors, such as the type of surgery performed and whether there were any complications that require further treatment.

Pain is very minimum after surgery, you may have some headache and tenderness in the area affected. Some medicines are given for pain relief, you will be given medicines intravenously  till you are not able to take pills.

If you experiencing any of the symptoms such as fever more than 101, weakness in arms or legs, change of mental status, any seizure, worsening headache, increased swelling/ redness at the incision site.

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