VP Shunt Placement

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Procedure Description

1. What is VP Shunt Placement?

VP Shunt Placement, or Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement, is a surgical procedure in which a shunt system is implanted to redirect excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the brain's ventricles to another part of the body, typically the abdominal cavity. This helps in regulating the pressure within the brain.

2. Why would someone need it?

The primary reason for VP Shunt Placement is to treat conditions like hydrocephalus, where an accumulation of CSF occurs in the brain, leading to increased intracranial pressure. This accumulation could be due to various reasons such as congenital issues, brain injuries, tumors, or infections. If left untreated, hydrocephalus can result in brain damage, physical and cognitive impairments, and can even become life-threatening.

3. Importance of VP Shunt:

The VP Shunt Placement is a vital procedure as it offers relief from the harmful effects of increased intracranial pressure. Without the procedure, patients could face a decline in motor functions, cognitive abilities, and other neurological complications.

Procedure Duration

1. Surgery Time:The VP Shunt Placement procedure typically takes between 1 to 2 hours. The exact time can vary depending on the patient's individual needs and the surgeon's expertise.

2. Hospital Stay:Patients may expect to stay in the hospital for 2 to 7 days post-surgery, depending on their recovery speed and the absence of complications. During this period, the patient is closely monitored to ensure the shunt functions correctly.

3. Recovery Time:Most patients can resume their normal activities within 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure. However, it's essential to avoid strenuous activities or anything that might put pressure on the surgical area. Regular follow-up appointments will be necessary to ensure the shunt's ongoing functionality.


  • Cost-effective: Many destinations offer the procedure at a fraction of the cost without compromising the quality of care.
  • Advanced Technology: Some countries boast state-of-the-art medical facilities equipped with the latest technology for neurosurgical procedures.
  • Expertise: Certain destinations specialize in neurosurgery, ensuring a high standard of surgical proficiency.
  • Holistic Care: In addition to medical treatment, many destinations provide holistic recuperative therapies, aiding faster recovery.

Potential Destinations

  • India: Renowned for its advanced neurosurgical hospitals in cities like Bangalore and New Delhi.
  • Thailand: Bangkok and Chiang Mai offer renowned hospitals with state-of-the-art neurosurgical facilities.
  • Turkey: Istanbul and Ankara are known for their cutting-edge medical facilities specializing in neurosurgery.
  • Singapore: A hub for medical excellence, especially in specialized procedures like VP Shunt Placement.

Risks & Considerations

  • Travel Concerns: Post-operative travel can pose risks, especially on long flights due to potential pressure changes.
  • Cultural Differences: Be aware of cultural and language barriers and ensure proper communication with your medical team.
  • Post-operative Care: Ensure you have a comprehensive plan for post-operative care, especially if you're returning home shortly after the procedure.
  • Health Insurance: Not all insurance policies cover medical procedures done abroad, so it's essential to check in advance.

How to choose the right doctor and hospital

  • Accreditations: Ensure the hospital has international accreditations which signify standardized healthcare quality.
  • Doctor's Credentials: Check the surgeon's qualifications, years of experience, and specialization in neurosurgery.
  • Patient Reviews: Look for testimonials or reviews from previous international patients.
  • Facilities & Equipment: Ensure the hospital has up-to-date equipment and facilities for neurosurgical procedures.
  • Post-operative Support: Confirm that the hospital offers comprehensive post-operative care and support.

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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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