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Brain Tumor in Turkey

Brain Tumor in Turkey

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. ... Read More

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  • Gamma Knife for AVM or Brain Tumor Start from USD 3793
  • Brain Tumor Surgery Start from USD 8928
  • Craniotomy Surgery Start from USD 10936
  • Stereotactic Radio Surgery Start from USD 10693
  • Tumors Start from USD 9796
  • Radiotherapy Start from USD 4134
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Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon
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Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Super Specialty
  • 1250 Number of beds
  • Gurgaon
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Doctors for Brain Tumor in Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Dr. V. P. Singh

Chairman
Neurosurgeon
  • 30 years of experience

Dr. A.K. Banerji

Director
Neurosurgeon
  • 50 years of experience

Dr. Sudhir Dubey

Associate Director
Neurosurgeon
  • 16 years of experience

Dr. Varindera Singh

Chairman
Neurosurgeon
  • 30 years of experience

Dr Karanjit Singh Narang

Associate Director
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 16 years of experience

Dr. Ravi Shankar

Associate Director
Neurosurgeon
  • 19 years of experience
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Multi Specialty
  • 1000 Number of beds
  • New Delhi
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Doctors for Brain Tumor in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Dr. Ravi Bhatia

Senior Consultant
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 49 years of experience

Dr. Sudhir Tyagi

Consultant
Neurosurgeon
  • 25 years of experience

Dr. Sogani Shani Kumar

Senior Consultant
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 35 years of experience

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Senior Consultant
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 36 years of experience

Dr. Pranav Kumar

Senior Consultant
Neurosurgeon
  • 25 years of experience
Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
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Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon

Super Specialty
  • 300 Number of beds
  • Gurgaon
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Doctors for Brain Tumor in Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya

Director
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 20 years of experience

Dr. Vijay Kant Dixit

Director
Neurosurgeon
  • 17 years of experience

Dr. Rana Patir

Director
Neurosurgeon
  • 24 years of experience

Dr. Utkarsh Bhagat

Consultant
Neurosurgeon
  • 7 years of experience

Frequently Asked Questions related to Brain Tumor

Craniotomy Surgery

Can the tumor be removed completely?

To remove a brain tumor, a neurosurgeon makes an opening in the skull. This operation is called a craniotomy. Whenever possible, the surgeon attempts to remove the entire tumor.

If the tumor cannot be completely removed without damaging vital brain tissue, your doctor may remove as much of the tumor as possible.

When can the patient resume work?

It depends on the occupation of the patient. Strenuous work are best avoided for longer periods until his/her physical strength is regained. Normally, patients are allowed to resume their work after two to four weeks post surgery.

How should the patient prepare himself/herself a week before the surgery?

 

The patient should stop taking blood-thinning medications. He should also stop taking medicines like Clopidogrel, Plavix and Warfarin.

Can the patient have food or water before the craniotomy surgery?

One is not allowed to eat or drink anything before a craniotomy surgery.

Will this procedure hamper my neck movement?

There is no such restriction on the neck movement.

What are the restrictions of the patient post craniotomy surgery?

Walking and taking personal care is allowed after a day of the craniotomy surgery. Strenuous activities like work-outs, lifting heavy weights and strong exertions should be avoided for at least four to six weeks.

When can the patient resume work?

It depends on the occupation of the patient. Strenuous work is best avoided for longer periods until his/her physical strength is regained. Normally, patients are allowed to resume their work after two to four weeks post-surgery.

Will this procedure hamper my neck movement?

There is no such restriction on the neck movement.

What are the restrictions of the patient post craniotomy surgery?

Walking and taking personal care is allowed after a day of the craniotomy surgery. Strenuous activities like work-outs, lifting heavy weights and strong exertions should be avoided for at least four to six weeks.

Is it true i will have to be awake during my craniotomy?

Yes it is true, awake craniotomy is usually done in those patients who have lesions in critical areas. But with advances in imaging/ surgery and brain mapping it is not used these days. Of course in places where such equipment is not available, it can be done. It difficult in many patients because of patient has to understand and be mature enough to lie still for 4 hours or so It is slightly uncomfortable too

Is it a cancerous or non-cancerous tumor?

The malignancy of the tumor can only be established post histopathy of the tumor sample. IF it turns out to be cancerous, additional treatment protocol may be advised.

Can the tumor be removed completely?

To remove a brain tumor, a neurosurgeon makes an opening in the skull. This operation is called a craniotomy. Whenever possible, the surgeon attempts to remove the entire tumor. If the tumor cannot be completely removed without damaging vital brain tissue, your doctor may remove as much of the tumor as possible.

For how many days do i need to stay in the hospital?

5 days in hospital.

For how long will the patient stay in the ICU?

The patient has to stay in the ICU for at least a night or two depending on the progress of his/her condition post surgery. IVs, monitors and bladder catheters are removed on the morning following the surgery. The patient is allowed to eat a normal breakfast and he/she can walk on the first day after the surgery.

Do I need any more treatment after this surgery? Like Chemo or Radiation?

It depends upon the osteopathy reports of the tumor sample.

How should the patient prepare himself/herself a week before the surgery?

The patient should stop taking blood-thinning medications. He should also stop taking medicines like Clopidogrel, Plavix, and Warfarin.

Can the patient have food or water before the craniotomy surgery?

One is not allowed to eat or drink anything before a craniotomy surgery.

Is it a cancerous or non-cancerous tumor?

The malignancy of the tumor can only be established post osteopathy of the tumor sample. IF it turns out to be cancerous, the additional treatment protocol may be advised.

For how many days do i need to stay in the hospital?

5 days in the hospital.

For how long will the patient stay in the ICU?

The patient has to stay in the ICU for at least a night or two depending on the progress of his/her condition post-surgery. IVs, monitors and bladder catheters are removed in the morning following the surgery.

The patient is allowed to eat a normal breakfast and he/she can walk on the first day after the surgery.

Stereotactic Radio Surgery

Do I need a followup visit to my Surgeon?

As you recover from the treatment you won't need to go so often. Your radiotherapy team will be in touch with you to tell them about your progress.

Follow up appointments give you the chance to discuss any problems or worries which may have come up.

For how many days do i need to stay in the hospital?

The procedure may take less than an hour to about four hours, depending on the size and shape of the target.

Does hair grow back after radiation ?

Hair often begins to grow back during chemotherapy treatment. For radiation therapy, hair regrowth will not begin until several months after radiation treatment is completed.

Scalp hair usually grows about a half-inch each month and new growth may be slightly different in texture and color.

Do I need a followup visit to my Surgeon?

As you recover from the treatment you won't need to go so often. Your radiotherapy team will be in touch with you to tell them about your progress. Follow up appointments give you the chance to discuss any problems or worries which may have come up.

Does hair grow back after radiation ?

Hair often begins to grow back during chemotherapy treatment. For radiation therapy, hair regrowth will not begin until several months after radiation treatment is completed.Scalp hair usually grows about a half inch each month and new growth may be slightly different in texture and color.

Does radiation cause memory loss?

Some of these side effects can happen because radiation has caused the brain to swell. These delayed effects can include serious problems such as memory loss, stroke-like symptoms and poor brain function.

Can radiotherapy cause nerve damage?

Some anti-cancer drugs can cause nerve damage. Rarely, radiotherapy may damage nerves in the treated area. This can cause symptoms such as numbness and weakness. These may develop months or years after treatment.

Does radiation affect immune system?

Radiation treatments can irritate the skin, causing small breaks that could allow bacteria and germs to enter. Radiation is more likely to weaken your immune system if it's directed at the bones, especially the bones in your pelvis, where the marrow functions as a blood cell factory.

Does radiation cause memory loss?

Some of these side effects can happen because radiation has caused the brain to swell. These delayed effects can include serious problems such as memory loss, stroke-like symptoms and poor brain function.

Does radiation cause brain damage?

Damage to healthy brain tissue is rare, this side effect can cause headaches and seizures temporarily.

Does radiation stay in your body forever?

After a radiographic, fluoroscopic, CT, ultrasound, or MRI exam, no radiation remains in your body.

Does radiation stay in your body forever?

After a radiographic, fluoroscopic, CT, ultrasound, or MRI exam, no radiation remains in your body.

Do you loose hair after radiation?

Radiation therapy will generally cause hair loss to the body part that is being treated. For example, if your arm were treated with radiation, you may lose any hair on your arm, but the hair on your head would not be affected.

Does radiation affect immune system?

Radiation treatments can irritate the skin, causing small breaks that could allow bacteria and germs to enter.Radiation is more likely to weaken your immune system if it's directed at the bones, especially the bones in your pelvis, where the marrow functions as a blood cell factory.

Can radiotherapy cause nerve damage?

Some anti-cancer drugs can cause nerve damage. Rarely, radiotherapy may damage nerves in the treated area. This can cause symptoms such as numbness and weakness. These may develop months or years after treatment.

How long does radiation therapy take to work?

Radiation therapy does not kill cancer cells right away. It takes days or weeks of treatment before cancer cells start to die. Then cancer cells keep dying for weeks or months after radiation therapy ends.

Does radiation cause brain damage?

Damage to healthy brain tissue is rare, this side effect can cause headaches and seizures temporarily.

Do you loose hair after radiation?

Radiation therapy will generally cause hair loss to the body part that is being treated.

For example, if your arm were treated with radiation, you may lose any hair on your arm, but the hair on your head would not be affected.

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