Hydrocephalus Treatment Cost In Malaysia

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Hydrocephalus Treatment cost in Malaysia is between USD 6300 to USD 7700. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 7 days and outside the hospital for 5 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

A condition of the brain where the cerebrospinal fluid is being accumulated abnormally in the brain and ventricles is called hydrocephalus.

This extra fluid tends to put pressure on the brain and nervous system, causing a lot of trouble and symptoms like

  • Headache
  • Large head size
  • Seizures
  • Loss of speech and control

Large head size is seen in infants as their skull bone is not fused.

To treat hydrocephalus, immediate drainage of CSF fluid is arranged by surgically inserting a tube or shunt to drain out the excessive fluid.

This tube is monitored till the symptoms subside and the patient is kept on regular follow-up.

Medicines are given which are diuretic in nature and help in flushing out the excessive fluid.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Hydrocephalus Treatment includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost (X-ray or MRI may be done) 

  • Surgery cost 

  • Type of surgery (surgical shunt implantation or endoscopic third ventriculostomy)

  • Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)

  • Medicine cost (antibiotics, painkillers, etc.)

  • Patient's hospital stay (may need to stay for 2-4 days)

Factors affecting cost of Hydrocephalus 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 severity of the disease

  • Post-surgical complication, if it happens (such as Walking problems, mild dementia, and bladder control issues usually show some improvement within days after surgery)

  • Cost of Blood products (if required)

  • Age of the patient

  • An extended stay at the Hospital

  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident

Cost related to Hydrocephalus Treatment in Malaysia

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

Treatment name Cost range
Hydrocephalus Treatment USD 5600 to USD 8400

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

What is the cost of tests for hydrocephalus treatment?

MRI scans and CT scans are required to confirm a diagnosis of hydrocephalus present from birth, and that develops later in children and adults. 

Are the pharmacy and medicines cost included in the package?

All the medicines are included in the package during the time frame when the patient is in the hospital. The medicines that are consumed outside the hospital when the patient is discharged are not covered in the package.

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

Two surgical treatments are used to treat hydrocephalus: surgical shunt implantation and endoscopic third ventriculostomy. After the shunt implant, you will be observed for 24 hours and need to stay in the hospital for 2-4 days. You also need to stay in the hospital for 2-3 days after the endoscopic third ventriculostomy. The first follow-up after these surgeries is scheduled after 3 months, and a CT scan or MRI should be done at that time. If you have hydrocephalus, you need a shunt system for regular monitoring for the rest of your life.

How much does Hydrocephalus 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 Hydrocephalus in different countries is approximately:

  • India USD 2800 to USD 4200
  • Turkey USD 4800 to USD 7200
  • Thailand USD 4400 to USD 6600
  • Germany USD 15200 to USD 22800
  • Israel USD 22400 to USD 33600
  • Singapore USD 32000 to USD 48000

List of Centers for Hydrocephalus Treatment in Malaysia

Popular Cities in Malaysia for Hydrocephalus Treatment are:

Doctors for Hydrocephalus Treatment in Malaysia

The doctor for treating such conditions are Neurosurgeons, Head and Neck surgeons, and Pediatric Surgeons.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Chee Chee Pin

Dr. Chee Chee Pin

Consultant, 38 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala LumpurLocation

Brain surgery Clot removal Aneurysm repair Tumor removal.

Dr. Tan Wei Chean

Dr. Tan Wei Chean

Consultant, 19 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Kota KinabaluLocation

Spine surgery Pain management

 Mr. B. Gunasekaran

Mr. B. Gunasekaran

Consultant, 40 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, PenangLocation

Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Mr. K. Ravindran Katheerayson

Mr. K. Ravindran Katheerayson

Consultant, 30 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, PenangLocation

Brain & Spine surgery

Dr. Azmin Kass Bin Rosman

Dr. Azmin Kass Bin Rosman

Director, 34 years of experience

ParkCity Medical Centre, Kuala LumpurLocation

Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System, Functional Disorders, Epilepsy Surgery, Complex Cerebrovascular Surgery, Complex Spine Surgery

Mr. Yoong Meow Foong

Mr. Yoong Meow Foong

Consultant, 30 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, PenangLocation

Neurosurgery.

Dr. Devaraj a/l Pancharatnam

Dr. Devaraj a/l Pancharatnam

Consultant, 18 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Medini JohorLocation

Cervical and Lumbar Spine surgery Neuro –Oncology Traumatic brain Injury Complex Spine surgery

Dr. Benedict Marius Selladurai

Dr. Benedict Marius Selladurai

Consultant, 50 years of experience

Ara Damansara Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Brain Tumors, Epilepsy Skull Base Tumors Spinal Tumors Stroke Trigeminal Neuralgia

Dr. Halili Bin Rahmat

Dr. Halili Bin Rahmat

Consultant, 44 years of experience

Ara Damansara Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Brain Tumors Neurological Disorders Stroke

Dr. Ravindran A/L Vashu

Dr. Ravindran A/L Vashu

Consultant, 19 years of experience

Pantai Hospital, AmpangLocation

Peripheral Nerve Surgery Pituitary Surgery Brain Tumour Excision

Dr. Sukumar S.

Dr. Sukumar S.

Consultant, 38 years of experience

Pantai Hospital, AmpangLocation

Nervous system disorder Headache Brain tumor Brain surgery

Dr. Gunasegaran Thangaveloo

Dr. Gunasegaran Thangaveloo

Consultant, 24 years of experience

Pantai Hospital KlangLocation

Dementia Neurology Brain cancer Paralysis Brain tumor Nerve surgery

Dr. Lee Foo Chiang

Dr. Lee Foo Chiang

Consultant, 30 years of experience

Sunway Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery.

Dr. Ravi S Krishnapillai

Dr. Ravi S Krishnapillai

Consultant, 30 years of experience

Sunway Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery.

Dr. Wong Fung Chu

Dr. Wong Fung Chu

Consultant, 35 years of experience

Sunway Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery.

Dr. Muruga Kumar Rajoo

Dr. Muruga Kumar Rajoo

Consultant, 33 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Brain aneurysm surgery Gamma knife surgery Spine surgery Skull base surgery

Dr. Selvapragasam T.

Dr. Selvapragasam T.

Consultant, 48 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Cranio-Spinal Surgery Ablation Stereotactic therapy Spinal surgery Traumatic brain & spine surgery Neurosurgical disorders Cervical spondylosis Lumbar spondylosis Spinal tumours/ lesions

Dr Kamalanathan Palaniandy

Dr Kamalanathan Palaniandy

Senior Consultant, 20 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh, MalaccaLocation

Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Interventional Spine, Pain Management and Chronic Pain.

Dr Sani Bin Sayuthi

Dr Sani Bin Sayuthi

Senior Consultant, 20 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh, MalaccaLocation

Brain surgery, Epilepsy Surgery and Spine surgery.

Dr. Gurmit Singh

Dr. Gurmit Singh

Consultant, 28 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Micro neurosurgery, Neuroendoscopy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain and Spine trauma.

Success Rate

The success rate is highly variable, and it depends upon a lot of factors, like

  • The age of the patient
  • The reason for the condition
  • How long the state has been sustained.

In general, the survival percentage is 24-75%.

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