Brain Tumor Surgery
Steps Involved in IVF:
A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of cells within the brain or inside the skull. These tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Brain tumor surgery aims to remove these growths, or at least reduce their size, to alleviate symptoms and improve the patient's quality of life.
The necessity for brain tumor surgery varies based on the type, size, and location of the tumor, as well as the overall health of the patient. Some small tumors, especially benign ones, might be monitored rather than immediately removed. In cases where the tumor is pressing against vital structures of the brain or is malignant, surgery becomes a critical intervention. For many patients, surgery is the first step in a treatment plan that might also include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or other interventions.
Brain tumor surgery is intricate and requires a skilled neurosurgeon. The goal is to remove as much of the tumor as safely possible, without affecting critical areas of the brain responsible for vital functions like speech, movement, and cognition.
Brain tumor surgeries can vary significantly in duration, depending on the size, type, and location of the tumor. On average, the procedure can last anywhere from 3 to 8 hours.
After the surgery, patients are typically observed in a recovery room before being transferred to an intensive care unit (ICU) or a regular ward. The hospital stay can range from a few days to a week or more, depending on the complexity of the surgery and the patient's recovery rate.
Recovery from brain tumor surgery is a gradual process. Initially, patients might experience fatigue, difficulty in coordination, and other symptoms. The post-surgery recovery period, before a patient can resume their regular activities, can vary widely but typically lasts from a few weeks to several months. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other rehabilitative interventions might be necessary to aid in the recovery process.
- Cost Savings: Many countries offer high-quality brain tumor surgeries at a fraction of the cost in Western nations.
- Expertise: Some overseas hospitals specialize in neurosurgery and have highly skilled surgeons with vast experience.
- Advanced Technology: Medical tourism destinations often have state-of-the-art facilities and technologies, ensuring top-notch care.
- Shorter Wait Times: Medical tourists can often schedule surgeries faster than in their home countries.
- Recovery in a New Environment: Some patients appreciate recovering in a different, often tranquil, environment away from their daily routines.
- India: Renowned for its top-tier hospitals in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi.
- Thailand: Bangkok and Chiang Mai are popular destinations with advanced medical facilities.
- South Korea: Seoul is a hub for advanced medical technology and expertise.
- Turkey: Istanbul and Ankara house hospitals known for their neurosurgical departments.
Risks & Considerations:
- Travel: Long flights post-surgery can pose risks, such as blood clots.
- Communication: Potential language barriers can impact the clarity of medical information and guidance.
- Different Medical Standards: Not all countries adhere to the same medical guidelines and protocols.
- Post-Surgical Care: Ensuring appropriate follow-up care can be challenging when returning home.
How to choose the right doctor and hospital:
- Research: Look into the credentials, experience, and patient reviews of potential surgeons and hospitals.
- Accreditation: Ensure the hospital has international accreditations or certifications.
- Visit in Advance: If possible, tour the facility and meet the medical team before committing.
- Seek Recommendations: Personal stories from former patients can be invaluable.
- Post-Surgery Plans: Ensure you understand the post-operative care and support available, both in the destination country and back home.
To receive a free quote for this procedure please click on the link: https://www.medicaltourism.com/get-a-quote
Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation: https://www.globalhealthcareaccreditation.com
Frequently Asked Questions
What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?
The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.
What happens during egg retrieval?
When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.
What happens to the eggs?
In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle. Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.
How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?
The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.
Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.
Orthopedics Stem Cell
Research on mesenchymal stem cells regenerative properties in knee osteoarthritis. In these studies, researchers suggest that Stem Cell Therapy has the potential to regenerate lost cartilage, stop and reverse cartilage degeneration, provide pain relief, and improve patient mobility.
Stem Cell Therapy as an Alternative to Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Replacement Surgery. Stem cell therapy may offer an excellent alternative for patients looking to avoid shoulder joint replacement surgery, as well as many other surgical treatments for shoulder pain.
If you suffer from chronic or acute ankle pain or instability due to arthritis, cartilage loss, ligament strain or tear, or tendon damage, then you may benefit from non-surgical stem cell treatments or stem cell-enhanced surgery.
Patients now have a minimally invasive option. Stem cell therapy for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain.
Anti-Aging Stem Cell
Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy have been shown to be most effective for: Those in the early stages of hair loss, patients who are not viable candidates for surgery and women who prefer to avoid hair surgery.
Aesthetic Anti-Aging. The Aesthetic Stem Cell Localized Treatment is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of aging skin and hair restoration. This all-natural technique combines dermal injections of bone marrow or adipose tissue derived stem cells and growth factors.
Fertility Stem Cell
The stem cells used for treatment of a thin endometrium include mesenchymal stem cells. In addition, successful repair of the endometrium in pregnancy with stem cells has been reported previously.
Low Ovarian Reserve (PRP)
The treatment uses PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma), which with stem cell therapy is the novel therapeutic approach for restoring the quality of the ovarian reserve.Your PRP will contain a physiologic balance of platelets, growth factors and white blood cells tailored specifically for you.
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