Gliomas Treatment Cost In United Arab Emirates

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The Type of Cancer Found in the Brain's Glial Cells is Called a Glioma.

Glial cells are also known as gluey cells. They are found around nerve cells and help function the nervous system.

The signs and symptoms of glioma are different for different types, which mainly include -

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Weakness
  • Numbness of extremities

The treatment of glioma depends upon the patient's type, location, and health.

The treatment comprises Surgical Extraction, Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy.

Molecular Drug Therapy is also being used nowadays.

Sometimes a combination of more than one is done.

Palliative care is required to subside the symptoms and maintenance of bodily functions.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Glioma includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, some of which may include [Neurological examination, imaging tests- X-ray, CT Scan, MRI, Biopsy, etc.]

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

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

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay 

Note - High-grade gliomas can are often resistant or can return after the treatment. Treatment for recurred gliomas is different from the treatments used for initial treatment. 

Factors affecting cost of Gliomas 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 2-5 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 Gliomas Treatment.

What is the cost of tests for Glioma treatment?

Before Glioma treatment, certain tests are done, including MRI, CT scans, and stereotactic biopsy. Usually, these test costs are covered in the package. 

Is the pharmacy and medicine cost included in the package?

All the medicines are included in the package when the patient is hospitalized. Any medicines bought outside the hospital will not be covered in the package. 

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after Glioma treatment?

A typical hospital stay after the surgery is two to five days. The stay can be longer depending on the condition of the patient. A day after the surgery, an MRI or CT scan is performed to identify the success. The patient should visit the surgeon every three to six months during the first two years after the treatment and then once a year after that.

List of Centers for Gliomas Treatment in United Arab Emirates

Popular Cities in United Arab Emirates for Gliomas Treatment are:

Doctors for Gliomas Treatment in United Arab Emirates

The doctor recommended for treating glioma are Neurosurgeons and Head and Neck Surgeons.

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

The survival rate of glioma cases is highly variable, depending upon many factors.

There are a few types of gliomas with a five-year survival rate of less than 10%, and some cases can survive for more than five years.

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