Brain Tumor Treatment Cost In United Arab Emirates

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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.

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]

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.

Brain Tumor Treatment - Frequently Asked Questions

List of Centers for Brain Tumor Treatment in United Arab Emirates

Popular Cities in United Arab Emirates for Brain Tumor Treatment are:

Doctors for Brain Tumor Treatment in United Arab Emirates

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

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Fadel Fouad Gendy

Dr. Fadel Fouad Gendy

Senior Consultant, 34 years of experience

Location

<p>Low back pain Prolapsed intervertebral disc Spinal trauma Spinal tumors Spinal fixation Brain tumors Head trauma Brain hemorrhage Stroke Epilepsy Congenital anomalies of the brain and spinal cord in children</p>

Dr. Abdulla Qassim

Dr. Abdulla Qassim

Consultant, 30 years of experience

HMS Al Garhoud HospitalLocation

Brain Tumors, Cerebral Palsy, Nerve Injury, Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Hillol K Pal

Dr. Hillol K Pal

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Al Zahra Hospital, DubaiLocation

Spine Instrumentation, Stroke Management, Skull Base Surgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurotrauma (Head Injury & Spinal Cord Injury), Brain Tumour Treatment, Craniotomy, Disc Replacement ( Cervical /Lumber)

Dr. Nicandro Figueiredo

Dr. Nicandro Figueiredo

Consultant, 24 years of experience

King's College Hospital, DubaiLocation

Spinal problems and spinal surgery for adults and children; Treatment of disc diseases and spinal stenosis affecting the cervical, thoracolumbar, sacral and coccygeal region, causing pain at the neck, arms, lower-back and leg (sciatic pain) and “tail-bone” (coccyx); Use of conventional, mini-open, minimally invasive spinal surgeries, microsurgery, spinal fusion, arthroplasty techniques, spinal neuronavigation and O-arm for 3D intraoperative image acquisition; Spinal deformity, including scoliosis and hyperkyphosis, and spinal malformations; Spinal trauma (anterior and/or posterior decompression and fixation); Percutaneous kyphoplasty and spinal biopsy; Spinal tumours and cysts Spinal infections

Dr. Muhammed Chishti

Dr. Muhammed Chishti

Visiting Consultant, 35 years of experience

King's College Hospital, DubaiLocation

Brain tumors Aneurism and AVM Hydrocephalus Craniosynostosis with all type of cranial trauma Degenerative spinal disease Spinal tumors Infections and spinal dysraphism

Dr. Mounir Haider Haider

Dr. Mounir Haider Haider

Principal Consultant, 30 years of experience

Burjeel Hospital, Abu DhabiLocation

Aneurysms chronic low-back pain

Dr. Mohammed Al-jumaily

Dr. Mohammed Al-jumaily

Senior Consultant, 22 years of experience

Al Zahra Hospital, DubaiLocation

Neuro-endoscopy Stereotactic Radiosurgery Head Injury

Dr. Dilip Panekar

Dr. Dilip Panekar

Senior Consultant, 26 years of experience

Aster Hospital, Mankhool Location

Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology, Skull base surgery, Reconstructive surgery for craniofacial deformities, Functional neurosurgery, Neurovascular surgery

Dr. Al Mutasim Bellah Khamees Etaiwi

Dr. Al Mutasim Bellah Khamees Etaiwi

Senior Consultant, 19 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital AjmanLocation

Encephalocele, Myelomenengocele, Cranioplasty, Menengocele, Sacrococcegial teratoma.

Dr Shankar Ayyappan Kutty

Dr Shankar Ayyappan Kutty

Senior Consultant, 20 years of experience

NMC Speciality Hospital, Abu DhabiLocation

Brain surgery, Spine surgery, Aneurysm clipping, Excision of skull base tumours, and Craniofacial surgeries.

Dr Rahul Amunje Mally

Dr Rahul Amunje Mally

Consultant, 15 years of experience

NMC Speciality Hospital, Abu DhabiLocation

Traumatic Head Injury, Glioma, Vertebral Hemangioma, Tremors, Herniated Disc.

Dr. Sebouh Kassis

Dr. Sebouh Kassis

Consultant, 17 years of experience

Location

Conservative treatment of neck and back pain, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (microsurgery, endoscopy & spinal navigation), Minimally Invasive Spinal stabilisation for Traumatic and Degenerative Diseases, Spinal Arthroplasty with Total Disc Replacement, Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery, Spinal Percutaneous Infiltrations (epidural and facet blocks)

Dr. Tomasso Tufo

Dr. Tomasso Tufo

Senior Consultant, 17 years of experience

Fakeeh University Hospital, DubaiLocation

Treatment of cranial nerve tumors, Pituitary gland and pituitary tumors, Cushing's Disease, Spinal Tumour & Infection of the Spine, Lumbar Spine Surgery / Cervical Spine Surgery / Thoracic Spine Surgery, Revision surgery

Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi

Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi

Director, 36 years of experience

Neuro Spinal Hospital (NSH)Location

Brain Tumors, Back Pain from different causes, Neck Pain with or without arm & shoulder pain, Sciatica, leg pain due to disc herniation or other causes, Degenerative Disc diseases, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spina Bifida, Spinal and Spinal Cord Tumors and entrapment syndromes, Spinal Cord Injury/Spinal Fractures, Peripheral Nerve Injury & Tumors, Failed back surgery syndrome, Revision spine surgery, Intractable Cancer pain & Neuropathic pain, Hydrocephalus/ Trauma

Dr. Catalin Nicolae Majer

Dr. Catalin Nicolae Majer

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Neuro Spinal Hospital (NSH)Location

Microsurgery of the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Disc Herniation, Minimally Invasive Techniques for Canal Stenosis Decompression, Cervical Total Disc Replacement, Posterior Cervical Stabilization with pedicel and lateral mass screws, Minimally invasive percutaneous techniques for vertebral fractures including vertebroplasty kyphoplasty, spine stabilization

Dr. Gopalakrishnan C V

Dr. Gopalakrishnan C V

Head of Department, 23 years of experience

Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, DubaiLocation

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Spinal Tumors, Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus

Dr. Tinku Jose Kurisinkal

Dr. Tinku Jose Kurisinkal

Consultant, 15 years of experience

RAK Hospital, Ras Al KhaimahLocation

Spine Surgery, Spinal Tumors

Dr. Martin Liner

Dr. Martin Liner

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital, DubaiLocation

Neurosurgical trauma, Hydrocephalus, Peripheral nerve lesions

Dr. Muhammed Khalid Naseen Chishti

Dr. Muhammed Khalid Naseen Chishti

Consultant, 30 years of experience

King's College Hospital, DubaiLocation

Brain tumors, Aneurysm and AVM, Hydrocephalus, Craniosynostosis with all types of cranial trauma, Degenerative spinal disease, Spinal tumors, Infections and spinal dysraphism

Dr. Alireza Taghikhani

Dr. Alireza Taghikhani

Consultant, 24 years of experience

Iranian HospitalLocation

Neurocysticercosis Cranial 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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