Treatment of gallbladder cancer in Turkey

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Symptoms of gallbladder cancer

  • Pain in the right hypochondrium;
  • Increased liver (the organ stands out the edge of the arch of the ribs);
  • Nausea, diarrhea, excessive gas, discoloration of feces;
  • The sharp decline in body weight;
  • Yellowness of the sclera, skin, mucous membranes.

The development of the disease is fast, so diagnostics and treatment should be provided by experienced doctors. Turkish oncological centers present excellent curability and survivability rates in patients with gallbladder cancer. This is explained by up-to-date diagnostic equipment, the level of fitting of surgical departments and highly qualified oncological surgeons.

Diagnostics of the disease in Turkey

  • Searching for tumor markers, specific for this type of tumors;
  • Genetic mapping if there is a burdened family history;
  • Complete blood count;
  • Abdominal ultrasound;
  • Laparoscopic examination (endoscopy with ultrasound sensor);
  • Cholangiography - endoscopic, transhepatic;
  • MRI, MSCT with contrast (angiography). Turkish clinics are fitted with advanced scanners, united into a single system. Advisory assistance is provided by leading experts in Turkey, Europe and the USA;
  • PET-CT to determine metastasis.

Peculiarities of treatment in Turkey

  • At the early stages (Tis-2a) of oncological disease, Turkish oncologists prefer endoscopic techniques to remove the tumor along with the gallbladder (with no direct access and wide sections);
  • Regional access is used at the stages 2B-3B. An omentum, part of the liver, affected lymph nodes and other organs can be removed with the affected organ;
  • At the stage 4 palliative surgeries are performed: bile outflow recovering, restoration of pancreatic duct patency (the stents are set up). The bladder itself is removed in any case;
  • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are used as an auxiliary method at all stages of treatment. In Turkey, the latest combinations of cytostatics and promising methods of chemotherapeutic agents administration are applied. This increases the survival rate of patients in severe condition and reduce the risk of recurrence after the surgery.

Cost of treatment in Turkey

  • Turkey JCI-certified clinics cost to the patient in 2 times cheaper than similar institutions in the USA, and by 30-60%, than in Western Europe or in Israel;
  • Accommodation and nutrition in Turkey are much more affordable;
  • The appropriate climate for rehabilitation after surgery and chemotherapy;
  • The personnel speaks English;
  • Visa-free or simplified regime for patients who want to be treated in Turkey;
  • The ability to get bladder cancer treatment in Turkey with the help of Bookimed company. Patients pay only medical services and to the clinics.
Using Bookimed, 55 patients received individual program for treatment of gallbladder cancer
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Timing of response 8
Doctor's qualification 9
Medical equipment 9
Service and comfort 10
Popularity of the clinic 8
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Using Bookimed, 1293 patients received individual treatment program in LIV Hospital

LIV Hospital Oncological Department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of all types of cancer. There is the whole range of modern equipment, including MRT, CT, PET-CT, TrueBeam ST and others in the department. It is through the use of a linear accelerator LIV Hospital TrueBeam ST cancer patients get the exact dose of radiation directed to the affected cells and tissues. TrueBeam ST visualization is very important in the treatment of lung cancer, breast cancer, spinal or prostate tumors. Software Acuros XB, for the first time in Turkey, was applied in LIV Hospital. It calculates more accurately and quickly the amount of radiation dose than other systems. All these factors extremely reduce the period of treatment and minimize the chance of spread of the tumor.

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Not so long ago, my parents came back from Turkey, where my mother was treated. She was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx. We were trying to find some treatment in Ukraine but it turned out that only the cyber knife system could help her. In Ukraine, there is only one place that has it, and it’s very expensive. We asked Liv Hospital for help... Read full review
Timing of response 8
Doctor's qualification 9
Medical equipment 10
Service and comfort 7
Popularity of the clinic 8
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Using Bookimed, 566 patients received individual treatment program in Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi

Why is it recommended to treat the gallbladder cancer at Medipol medical center?

Medipol private medical center was founded by virtue of the amalgamation of the university and the medical establishment. The famous oncologists, experts in radiological and chemotherapeutic treatment work here, such Dr. Med. Ahmet Bilici (oncology) and Dr. Med. Ayşe Yildirim Altinok (radiotherapy).

The state invests about 150 million USD into the medical center development annually nowadays. The newest surgical devices, including the assistant robots and diagnostic equipment, tool up the medical center.

Methods of the gallbladder cancer diagnostics at Medipol medical center

  • Examination of the patient by the gastroenterologist and the oncologist
  • Detailed blood testing. Tumor markers detection and genetic mapping is held during the early addressing to verify the disease
  • Ultrasound and Doppler scanning of the gallbladder
  • Endoscopic and transhepatic cholangiography
  • MRI (contrast-based if required), multi-slice CT and PET-CT to detect the tumor edges and the connection to the surrounding tissues, and to search for metastases
  • Biopsy followed by cytological examination

You can find out the prices of the various procedures and treatment methods of the gallbladder cancer at Medipol medical center by Bookimed company website. Order the individual treatment program now! We provide the worldwide patients assistance free-of-charge.

What are the treatment methods of the gallbladder cancer at Medipol medical center?

  • Gallbladder removal through small incisions by endoscopic method, providing the rapid rehabilitation and no traces after the surgery
  • Extended cholecystectomy, i.e. the doctor removes the gallbladder as well as the affected tissues by the process
  • Restoration of the patency of the gallbladder and liver ducts under the inoperable cancer
  • Chemotherapy of the tumor, i.e. application of the modern methods of medication administration (targeted therapy, combination with thermic affection etc.)
  • Radiotherapy.
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Using Bookimed, 588 patients received individual treatment program in Memorial Healthcare Group

Why is it recommended to treat the gallbladder cancer at Memorial medical center?

Memorial medical center is the system consisting of 8 hospitals, having become the first accredited medical institution by JCI standard. The state invests into the medical center development for over 14 years, where the famous oncologic surgeons, chemotherapists and gastroenterologists operate. The majority of the doctors had studied and worked in Europe and USA.

Powerful diagnostic devices tool up Memorial medical center, where 42 operational rooms are equipped by the high-end medical technologies.

What is included into the gallbladder cancer treatment at Memorial medical center?

  • Preliminary examination by gastroenterologist and oncologist
  • Endoscopic and transabdominal ultrasound, Doppler scanning of gallbladder blood vessels
  • Blood testing, including biochemical indicators, cytological examination, tumor markers detection
  • Cholangiography
  • MRI by high-field scanners (1.5-3.0 Tesla). The method is enhanced by the contrast if required
  • Multi-slice CT, PET-CT
  • Histological examination of the biopsy sample, i.e. puncture is held under ultrasound control

The doctors set up the list of the required examinations, considering the process stage and individual parameters of the patient. Bookimed Company provides the information on the cost and the estimated treatment plan of the gallbladder cancer at Memorial medical center. Order the individual treatment program now!

What are the treatment methods of the gallbladder cancer at Memorial medical center?

  • Endoscopic cholecystectomy, i.e. the affected organ is removed without the large-scale incisions
  • Standard gallbladder removal, i.e. the abdominal surgery of the gallbladder removal and the sites of the organs affected by the tumor
  • Chemotherapy, immune therapy and radioactive irradiation applied as the adjunctive methods to decrease the relapse disease risks
  • Palliative surgeries to restore the transfer of bile and correct the liver blood supply
Timing of response 4
Doctor's qualification 8
Medical equipment 10
Service and comfort 7
Popularity of the clinic 9

Why do the doctors recommend treating the gallbladder cancer at Acibadem medical center?

Acibadem medical center chain provides the medical care to the thousands of the foreign patients annually. The medical institutions accredited by JCI certification (USA) provide the modern medical care for the patients suffering the oncologic pathologies. Famous gastroenterologists, oncologic surgeons and chemotherapists work as Acibadem, such as Prof. Murat Saruç MD and Prof. Dr. Gül Başaran.

The newest MRI and CT scanners, as well as the endoscopic devices equip the Department for Diagnostics. The surgeons apply the assistance of Da Vinci Surgical System during the abdominal surgeries of the gallbladder cancer at 2B-3B stages.

What are the diagnostic methods of the gallbladder cancer at Acibadem medical center?

  • Examination of the patient by a qualified gastroenterologist and oncologist
  • Detailed blood testing, i.e. liver function tests, tumor markers detection etc.
  • Abdominal ultrasound, endoscopic ultrasound of the organ; Doppler scanning
  • MRI and multi-slice CT to find the metastases location and detect the disease stage
  • PET-CT to search for the small hearths
  • Cholangiography and cholangiopancreatography
  • Biopsy

You can find out the price for the various procedures and treatment methods of the gallbladder cancer at Acibadem medical center by international center for patients assistance Bookimed. Order the individual treatment program, including the exact pricing!

What are the treatment methods of the gallbladder cancer at Acibadem medical center?

The disease has a tendency to the rapid metastasizing, therefore the following surgical treatment is appointed just after the gallbladder cancer detection:

  • Endoscopic removal of the tumor at 1st and 2nd stages, providing the rapid recovery of the patient
  • Standard access as of 2nd cancer stage, i.e. removal of the gallbladder, the affected lymph nodes and a lobe of liver

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy to inhibit the activity of the rest of the cancer cells during the post-surgical period.

Timing of response 8
Doctor's qualification 10
Medical equipment 9
Service and comfort 10
Popularity of the clinic 9
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