Cerebral Aneurysm Treatment
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A cerebral aneurysm is an abnormal bulging or dilation of a blood vessel in the brain. This condition is serious and potentially life-threatening, as the weakened blood vessel could rupture and cause a hemorrhagic stroke, leading to brain damage or death. Treatment for cerebral aneurysms aims to prevent the aneurysm from rupturing and to address associated symptoms. There are two main types of procedures used to treat cerebral aneurysms: surgical clipping and endovascular coiling. Surgical clipping involves placing a metal clip around the base of the aneurysm to stop blood flow into it, while endovascular coiling uses a catheter to place a coil inside the aneurysm to encourage blood clotting and seal it off.
Patients with cerebral aneurysms may be asymptomatic or may experience symptoms like headaches, vision problems, or seizures. In some cases, aneurysms are discovered incidentally during imaging studies for other medical conditions. Depending on the size, location, and risk factors for rupture, physicians may recommend active surveillance or immediate intervention. The choice of treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on various factors, including the aneurysm's size, location, and the patient's overall health.
Treatment for cerebral aneurysms is often sought in a timely manner to prevent severe complications. Because it's a specialized procedure, not all healthcare systems or facilities are equipped to provide high-quality care for this condition. This is one of the reasons medical tourists seek this treatment abroad, where advanced healthcare technologies and experienced professionals may be more readily available.
The duration of the procedure varies depending on the chosen treatment approach. Surgical clipping generally requires a craniotomy, which is an opening made in the skull, and may take between 3 to 5 hours. Patients usually stay in the hospital for 4 to 6 days post-surgery for monitoring and recovery. Endovascular coiling, on the other hand, is less invasive and typically takes between 1 to 3 hours. Hospital stay for endovascular coiling is usually shorter, around 1 to 2 days for most patients.
Recovery time also varies. For surgical clipping, patients can expect a recovery period of several weeks to a few months. Physical and occupational therapy may be required to help with motor skills and cognitive functions. For endovascular coiling, the recovery time is generally shorter, often ranging from 1 to 2 weeks. However, follow-up imaging studies are usually required to ensure the aneurysm has been effectively sealed.
Both procedures come with their own set of complications and post-operative care requirements, making it essential for patients to understand what the post-treatment phase entails. This can include medication, lifestyle modifications, and regular follow-ups with healthcare providers.
- Cost Savings: Treatment abroad can be significantly cheaper than in some Western countries without compromising on quality.
- Expertise: Some countries specialize in neurosurgery and have medical professionals with years of experience in treating cerebral aneurysms.
- Advanced Technology: Medical facilities in popular destinations often use cutting-edge technology for diagnosis and treatment.
- India: Known for its advanced neurosurgery departments in cities like Bangalore and Mumbai.
- South Korea: Seoul is renowned for its high-tech medical facilities and specialized neurosurgical units.
- Germany: Cities like Berlin and Munich offer high-quality healthcare services with a focus on neurosurgery.
Risks & Considerations
- Travel Concerns: Long-haul flights may not be advised for certain patients.
- Postoperative Care: Quality of postoperative care varies from country to country.
- Language Barriers: Communication could be an issue if the medical staff isn't fluent in English.
How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital
- Certifications: Ensure that the neurosurgeon is board-certified and recognized by international neurosurgical associations.
- Hospital Accreditation: Choose a hospital that is accredited by a globally recognized healthcare standard organization.
- Reviews and Testimonials: Check patient reviews and testimonials for both the hospital and the surgeon.
- Initial Consultation: An initial consultation is advisable to understand the approach, treatment plan, and costs involved.
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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.
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