Craniotomy Cost In United Arab Emirates

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The process of removing a bony flap from the skull area to operate the brain area is known as craniotomy.

It is the surgery for making a brain accessible for operation. it is commonly used for the treatment of brain cancer, brain tumour, brain aneurysm and in cases of accidental brain injury.

It has minimum invasion and hence is widely used.

In this process of craniotomy, a bony flap from the skull is temporarily removed for clear access of the brain part which is to be operated on, post-surgery the flap is put back in its position.

This helps in minimal skull opening and has good healing afterward.

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Inclusions in the package

The Cost of Craniotomy Surgery Includes:

  • Preoperative Diagnostic Tests Cost May Include [CT Scan or MRI of the brain]
  • Surgery Cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumour and the extent to which the tumour has spread)
  • Type of Surgery [Craniotomy, Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery, Neuroendoscopic Surgery, or Spinal Surgery]
  • Post-Operative Cost [there might be a need for Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy before or post-surgery]
  • Medicines 
  • Patient's Hospital Stay [can range from a few days to a couple of weeks]

Factors affecting cost of Craniotomy

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 
  • 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 Craniotomy.

What are the tests included before Craniotomy and its cost?

Before a craniotomy, your doctor may request blood tests, an MRI, an ECG, an X-ray, or a Brain CT scan. The whole cost of craniotomy therapy generally includes diagnostic and surgical procedures.

Is the pharmacy and medicine cost included in the package?

When a patient is in the hospital, the pharmacy and prescription expenses are included in the package. However, if the patient purchases medications outside of the hospital, they are not covered by the package.

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after the Craniotomy?

The average hospital stay for individuals undergoing craniotomy for a brain tumor is three to four days. Patients who experience surgical complications may be asked to remain longer. They will also require follow-up testing, such as an MRI, CT scan, and blood tests, for the first year following the craniotomy, which won’t be a part of the package price.

Craniotomy - Frequently Asked Questions

List of Centers for Craniotomy in United Arab Emirates

Popular Cities in United Arab Emirates for Craniotomy are:

Doctors for Craniotomy in United Arab Emirates

The process of craniotomy is done by neurosurgeon.

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 mortality rate, zero death is reported in craniotomy procedures. However, it reduces the surgery time and postoperative hospital stay.

It has better outcomes and fewer side effects.

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Craniotomy

Before the Procedure (10 Questions):

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.

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.

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

 

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

It depends upon the osteopathy reports of the tumor sample.

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

Craniotomy is the surgery to remove the part of bone from skull for exposing the brain, the bone flap is being temporarily removed and then replaced after brain surgery.

Yes, Craniotomy is a serious surgery, it involves temporary removal of bone from the skull to repair in the brain. The procedure has various risks which makes it a serious surgery.

Craniotomy has got several risks such as bleeding and infection just like other type of brain cancer surgery.

Craniotomy is done to treat various conditions such as brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, hemorrahage, aneursysms. Damaged tissue, abscesses, epilepsy and facial pain.

During the Procedure (6 Questions):

5 days in the hospital.

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.

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.

It will take around three to five hours to do craniotomy, if you are undergoing regular craniotomy.

Your doctor will explain you about all these. You need to undergo blood test, diagnostic test and neurological examination before the surgery.

Skin incisions are usually made behind the hairline. A hair sparing technique is used, where only a 1/4-inch wide area along the proposed incision is shaved. The skin and muscles are lifted off the bone and folded back. Next, small burr holes are made in the skull with a drill. Similar to using a jigsaw, the surgeon cuts an outline of a bone window .The cut bone flap is lifted and removed to expose the protective covering of the brain and the bone flap is safely set aside and will be replaced at the end of the surgery. The dura is opened to expose the brain.  Varieties of  small instrument are used to work deep inside brain, after the problem has been removed or repaired, any retractors are removed, and the dura is closed with sutures. The bone flap is put back in its original position and secured to the skull with titanium plates and screws (Fig. 5). The plates and screws remain permanently to support the area. At last muscles and the skin are sutured back.

Post the Procedure (8 Questions):

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.

There is no such restriction on the neck movement.

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.

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.

It will take around 4 to 8 weeks to recover from surgery, you will feel tired for several weeks after surgery, you may also have some headache and problems in concentrating. The cuts will be sore for about five days after surgery.

Some of the side effects of  Craniotomy are scars, injury in head region, facial nerve damage, infection of the bone flap or skin, seizures and brain swelling.

Craniotomy requires hospital stay of about three to seven days.  The stay in hospital depends on your condition.

The risk of rare and it has the potential to interfere with memory, speech, vision, muscle control, coordination an balance. Other potential risks that are specifically associated with brain surgery include coma, blood clots, hemorrhaging or swelling of the brain, stroke and seizures.

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