A linear accelerator Novalis and its advanced modification LINAK are applied for stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of brain cancer at Teknon. These systems influence on malignant tumor without conducting open surgical intervention. Removal of brain cancer is performed with neuronavigation system. The cost of operation includes hospitalization and preoperative preparation.
A duration of standard diagnostic program takes from 5 to 14 days. During an examination the peculiarities of development of disease, its symptoms and spread are considered. Additional tests can be prescribed.
Treatment of brain cancer in Spain (Teknon Clinic) is conducted by specialists from Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Oncology and Neurology Departments. Such complex approach allows detecting a location of malignant tumor. During an operation a special navigation system Renishaw Neuromate is used. This robotic equipment is used for stereotactic surgery which detects and removes brain tumor. Because of high accuracy of method, healthy tissues and functional areas of brain are not damaged.
Also a treatment of brain cancer is conducted by radiotherapy applying a special advanced radiosurgical equipment Novalis.
A treatment of brain cancer begins after a complex diagnostics according to its results. The treatment methods depend on a size of tumor and its location. Little tumors can be removed with endoscopic method or stereotactic surgical ones. Craniotomy is used for removal of big malignant tumor. Cost of treatment of brain cancer at Ichilov also includes hospitalisation.
A diagnostic program is developed individually for each patient. Its duration is 5-7 days. Some examinations (as MRI) patients can undergo in their own country.
Treatment of brain cancer at Sourasky Medical Center is conducted by team of specialists in the field of oncology, neurosurgery, radiology and neurology. This approach provides a complex patient’s examination and an adjudgement of the most effective treatment method. Israeli doctors of Sourasky use special systems for neuronavigation and microsurgery to conduct operations on the brain. These systems detect a location of tumor and help to remove it without damaging healthy tissues. Little malignant formations can be removed endoscopically through small openings. During this process a patient stays bright-eyed.
Oncology Department of LIV Hospital is one of the largest oncology departments regarding treatment of brain cancer in Turkey. Oncologists of LIV Hospital actively collaborate with American and European clinics, that is why they use the most innovative methods for diagnostics and treatment of brain cancer.
Diagnostics of brain cancer at LIV includes a complex of such procedures:
|Consultation of a neurosurgeon||140 $|
|Brain MRI with contrast||720 $|
|Tumor Marker Blood Test|
|CT (computer tomography)||400 - 500 $|
|Consultation of a surgeon||170 - 200 $|
Unique system of neuronavigation is used to remove a brain cancer
Treatment of brain cancer is conducted using intraoperative MRI PoleStar N30 iMRI. This system is available only in 9 clinics of the world.
Treatment method for brain cancer is chosen depending on location of malignant tumor and its spread to neighboring tissues. For advanced cancer, doctors put on chemotherapy and radiosurgery on the Novalis system.
A diagnostic program of brain cancer is developed individually for each patient. Duration of examination is from 5 to 10 days.
In the Neurosurgery Department of clinic HM Hospitales a treatment of brain cancer is conducted in children and adults. For surgical intervention, doctors use cutting-edge medical technologies.
Scanner PET-MRI Siemens Healthcare (the only one in Spain), intraoperative MRI, apparatus for stereotactic radiosurgery Novalis. These methods allow influencing on malignant brain tumors, which are impossible to remove surgically. There is also a specialized program for treatment of brain cancer in the Clinic. Leading specialists in different fields (oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, neurosurgery) take part in this program. That is why a multidisciplinary approach in diagnostics and treatment of different kinds of malignant brain tumors is applied.
Operations regarding removal of brain cancer are conducted by one of the best neurosurgeons of Europe
Dr. Ralf Buhl has done over 1,000 successful surgical brain procedures using systems of neuronavigation.
The cost of operation includes staying in Solingen Hospital during 10-14 days and standard complex of preoperative diagnostics.
The main method for diagnostics of brain cancer is MRI. In some cases biopsy is appointed (open or endoscopic) and other additional checkups.
Treatment of brain cancer at Solingen Center is conducted by doctors of Neurosurgery, Oncology and Radiology Departments. The leading specialists from other German clinics are invited for development of complex treatment and consultations.
Special system of computerized navigation and intraoperative MRI are used for removal of brain tumors. During an operation endoscopic and microsurgical methods are applied for removal of malignant tumors with maximum success rate.
Treatment of brain cancer in children
Children’s Hospital San Joan de Deu has got a certificate from the Ministry of Health in Spain as a leading center of the country regarding complex neurosurgical operations.
Specialists of Hospital San Joan de Deu are the first ones who have started using endoscopy for treatment of brain cancer. Such operations allow removing tumors without damaging healthy tissues. Craniotomy is provided for children in case if tumor cannot be removed by alternative method. A regimen of chemotherapy and radiosurgery are also appointed.
Diagnostics of brain cancer in children is made by best specialists in the fields of neurosurgery, children’s neurology and pediatrics. It usually includes:
For surgical treatment of brain cancer in children, minimally invasive methods are used in San Joan Hospital. Endoscopic and microsurgical operations are conducted on brain under control of neuronavigation. During a removal of malignant tumor, magnetic resonance map of little patient’s brain is applied. This map allows neurosurgeons detecting a localization of tumor and tracking moving of instruments. With neuronavigation it is possible to completely remove a brain tumor.
Complex treatment of brain cancer in India
Center of Neurosciences at BKL is one of many hospitals in India, where complex diagnostics and treatment of brain cancer are conducted.
To treat a brain cancer the cutting-edge technologies are used in the Clinic. Endoscopic method is used for drawing a biopsy and removing of a tumor. This surgical method reduces period of postoperative rehabilitation and risks for patient’s health. Neurosurgeons use systems of computerized navigation and removal of tumor by ultrasound (CUSA method). For operations on brain Cyber Knife system is used.
Method of treatment is chosen only after a complex diagnostics. During an examination of a patient team of specialists estimates size of tumor, its location and tumor grade. At this stage doctors decide whether surgery is necessary to be applied.
Duration of treatment depends on the chosen method. After a surgical intervention (craniotomy) a patient should stay at the hospital for 15-20 days. The treatment period depends on chemotherapy regimen (if necessary) and general patient’s condition.
Neurosurgical Center of Excellence in Germany
European Society for Neurosurgery awarded Neurosurgery Department of Freiburg Clinic as Training Center of Excellence.
Removal of brain cancer in University Clinic of Freiburg is conducted by the endoscopic method or by craniotomy. In case of advanced cancer, doctors prescribe a radiotherapy. Chemotherapy is also necessary to be applied.
A program of examination is made depending on general patients’ condition and their symptoms. Diagnostics may take from 5 to 10 days.
Specialized Neurocenter was opened at the Medical Center of Freiburg for an accurate diagnostics and the most effective treatment of brain cancer. It includes such units:
- neurology and neurophysiology;
- general neurosurgery;
- stereotactic neurosurgery;
- neuroradiology (radiosurgery, radiotherapy);
- neuropathology (analysis of the nature and anatomy of tumors in nervous system).
Specialists’ team-work from these departments and using modern medical technologies enable to make an advanced diagnostics of brain cancer. Neurosurgeons and radiologists detect a location of tumor, its nature, size and shape. Applying of navigation systems allows avoiding damaging of health tissues, and stereotactic systems influence on tumor during a radiotherapy.
The most effective treatment program is developed after a complex diagnostics. Depending on location of malignant tumor a neurosurgeon chooses a surgical method for its removal (by endoscopic or open kind of access). If operation is impossible, radio- and chemotherapy are applied.
Brain cancer examination in Nord Klinik Allianz takes 5-10 days. Diagnostic program and its duration depend on a patient’s health condition.
Patients with brain cancer can get treatment in Bremen-Mitte Clinic which belongs to stretch of Nord Klinik Allianz. 2 special operating theatres are equipped with systems for precise microsurgical operations. A neurosurgeon can control all the movements with these systems during a removal of a tumor. It allows distinguishing on microscopic level healthy tissue from damaged one.
University Hospital Medipol successfully treats oncological diseases including brain cancer using advanced technologies. The best oncologists of Turkey conduct the complex surgical operations with high success rate.
The cutting-edge technologies are used for diagnosing of brain cancer and such methods can be applied:
At Medipol all innovative methods for treatment of brain cancer are available: surgical methods, radiosurgery (Gamma-Knife, Cyber-Knife), robotic system Da Vinci. Chemotherapy is also prescribed as additional method of treatment or the main one in case if tumor cannot be conducted.