Pituitary Tumor Treatment Cost In United Arab Emirates

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abnormal cell growth arising in the pituitary gland is termed as a pituitary tumor. these tumorous growths result in excessive secretion of hormones in the body. in some cases, it may obstruct hormone secretion leading to less hormone in the body. most of them are benign and non-cancerous in nature, they remain in the pituitary gland and nearby organs throughout. sign and symptoms of such tumors are headaches, vision issues, weakness, loss of appetite, irregular periods, and sexual dysfunction. the treatment comprises of surgical removal of tumor by either endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal approach or by craniotomy. radiation therapy is given by stereotactic radiosurgery, external beam radiation, or proton beam therapy. certain medications are given to control the hormonal imbalance in cases of prolactin-secreting tumors, growth hormone-secreting tumors, and Cushing syndrome.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Pituitary Tumor includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, some of which may include blood tests, vision tests, MRI scans, PET scans, etc.

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

  • Type of surgery (Endonasal endoscopic surgery, Neuro-endoscopic surgery, Craniotomy)

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

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay 

Factors affecting cost of Pituitary 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 to know the status of the disease during the course of treatment.  

  • 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 Pituitary Tumor Treatment.

What is the cost of tests for pituitary tumor treatment?

Before a pituitary tumor treatment, your doctor will do some tests: blood tests, vision tests, MRI scans, PET scans, and venous blood sampling. These tests are generally included in the package.

Are the pharmacy and medicines cost included in the package?

The medication costs are covered in the package when the patient is hospitalized. After the patient gets discharged, any medicines consumed from outside the hospital are not included in the package. 

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

After the treatment, the patient needs to stay 2-3 days in the hospital, overnight in the ICU, and 1 or 2 days on the nursing floor. The patient has to go to a laboratory for a blood draw between 4-7 days after the discharge. Follow-up appointments typically occur between 7-14 days after the discharge, which involve gentle cleansing of the nasal cavity and removal of nasal packing. MRI is necessary every 6 months for the first 2 years and then once a year post-surgery. 

List of Centers for Pituitary Tumor Treatment in United Arab Emirates

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

Doctors for Pituitary Tumor Treatment in United Arab Emirates

the right doctor for pituitary tumor patients is a neurologist, neurosurgeon, and endocrinologist.

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 five-year survival rate for people with the pituitary tumor is around 82%.it largely depends on the type of pituitary tumor and person's age and overall health.

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