205 patients have already received the treatment plan
Gleneagles Global Health City (Global Hospital) — one of the biggest world class hospitals in India. It has got National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Health care Providers Certification that proves quality parameters in healthcare sector. Global Hospital cooperates with King’s College Hospital in London. Also it was the first medical center where the first organ transplantation was performed.
92 patients have already received the treatment plan
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (Barcelona, Spain) accepts children for treatment from the infant age to 21. The Hospital belongs to Top-5 medical institutions in Europe and is recognized as the most authoritative one in the field of pediatric onco...
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Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (Barcelona, Spain) accepts children for treatment from the infant age to 21. The Hospital belongs to Top-5 medical institutions in Europe and is recognized as the most authoritative one in the field of pediatric oncology treatment. The Center has its own Laboratory for Molecular Medicine where innovative therapeutic methods are developed.
Melanoma is a malignant disease that develops from melanocytes (pigment cells) and can occur in every part of the body. Particular danger of melanoma consists in quick metastasizing.
Melanoma development process is still unclear but specialists underline such risk factors as inherited predisposition, UV radiation and nevus injury.
Types of melanoma
Oncologists classify melanoma according to the level of its invasion (Clark’s scale), thickness (Breslow’s scale), appearance and development scheme.
According to cell types melanoma is divided into:
acral lentiginous melanoma;
spindle cell melanoma.
Symptoms of melanoma
Early stages of melanoma are often asymptomatic. A patient can notice development of a new nevus or change of existing nevus (redness, increase). Later stages comprise weight loss, weakness, increase of lymph nodes, etc.
Complex diagnostics of melanoma includes investigation of the patient’s past medical history, examination of suspicious nevus with dermatoscope and of adjusting lymph nodes. Cancer-specific markers blood test and biopsy can be provided for specification of malignant nature of the disease. If a patient refers to a doctor at later stages comprising metastases, CT, PET-CT or MRI are provided to determine the scope and location of metastases.
Treatment of melanoma at each stage
Medical specialists develop individual program for each case considering general health condition of a patient and specifics of the disease.
Stage 0 involves surgical removal of a tumor. If surgery cannot be performed, topical therapy is applied.
Stage 1 melanoma treatment includes surgical excision of affected nevus with surrounding skin tissues.
For stage 2 melanoma treatment doctors provide expanded tumor excision with biopsy of signal lymph node. Some patients receive interferon alpha as adjuvant drug.
Stage 3 melanoma treatment comprises removal of both tumor and signal lymph node and tumor masses combined with chemo-, beam or combined therapy.
For stage 4 melanoma treatment doctors apply immune, targeted and chemotherapy. Metastases are removed surgically or by using radiotherapy or medication.
Melanoma treatment cost
Melanoma treatment cost depends on many factors:
size of tumor;
metastases in organism;
necessary diagnostic procedures;
price policy of the hospital in the particular country.
Each melanoma patient receives individual diagnostic and treatment program comprising all these factors.
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1784 patients have already received the treatment plan
Helios Сlinics in Germany belong to Freseinus Medical Group and present high-quality healthcare services in all medical fields. High healthcare quality of the hospitals is proven by International Quality Management Certificate ISO 9001 and IQM reports (Initiative Quality Medicine - German au...
Mar 20, 2017
I would definitely recommend bookimed service to my friends and relatives. Especially, in case of some urgent medical need. Indeed, the diagnostics was organized promptly and thoroughly. The doctors ...
Helios Сlinics in Germany belong to Freseinus Medical Group and present high-quality healthcare services in all medical fields. High healthcare quality of the hospitals is proven by International Quality Management Certificate ISO 9001 and IQM reports (Initiative Quality Medicine - German authority for university clinics certification). The use of state-of-the-art technologies such as CyberKnife, NanoKnife ensures high success rate of the treatment for oncology, gastroenterology, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and orthopedics.
I would definitely recommend bookimed service to my friends and relatives. Especially, in case of some urgent medical need. Indeed, the diagnostics was organized promptly and thoroughly. The doctors appear to be top-notch. Thank you, guys!
Dec 21, 2016
The patient underwent hip replacement
Hello! My name is Tamara, I am from Tbilisi. I applied to Bookimed with such a complex disorder as coxarthrosis of the hip. I suffered from this disorder during long time. I was born with congenital dislocation of the hip which was cured during the first three years of my life. Then, my family and I were in a car accident and my right hip was broken. I was treated during long time, had skeletal extension, then plaster, the therapy lasted two years until Dr. Ilizarov G.A. installed me Ilizarov apparatus. It was 35 years ago, since that I have finished my studies, got married, born children and grown them up. And I did not feel any inconvenience. Three years ago I felt an acute pain which did not let me neither walk nor sleep and made obstructions to my ordinary life. When I underwent a complete examination and had all tests, I was told that a surgery is the only solution. As I wanted to walk during the rest of my life without any complications and infections and had a guarantee, which our surgeons could not provide me (I don’t want to offend them), I have chosen this particular hospital. I found many clinics in Internet. Several hospitals in Germany and Israel offered me their assistance but for some reason I decided in favour of Helios Hospital in Hamburg. Medical experience of Professor Thorsten Herke inspired me confidence: he has made surgeries to many Georgian patients who can normally walk, ride a bicycle, drive and move at the moment. My choice was also influenced by presence of physiotherapist Sergei Karsten who practices all types of rehabilitation. He uses his own technique of massage and physical therapy. He knows how to develop joints to avoid stiffness of the body and to provide a full range of movements.
Dec 21, 2016
I had severe pains while walking and having load on my hips which limited my movements and Kazakh therapists proposed me only administration of strong analgesics. I did not receive physiotherapy and almost could not move I heard about good quality of German clinics and first of all that patients make a good recovery. Kazakh doctors believe that after installation of hip prosthesis normal range of movements can be achieved only in 6 months, but here I could start walking in several weeks after the surgery. I considered a treatment in Israel. Price policy there is almost the same as in Germany but there is no system of rehabilitation centers and rehabilitation therapy similar to German. I found a private clinic HELIOS-Endo. I was convinced both by reputation of the hospital and good reviews of Kazakhs who were treated there. I expected that after my treatment in Helios I can walk without pain. And regardless that I had the surgery less than two weeks ago, my condition has greatly improved. I am very satisfied with the result. Professor Gerke made my surgery and I want to express my gratitude to him. Besides excellent surgery and regardless extreme occupation, he paid me a lot of attention. I felt safe in the hospital.
134 patients have already received the treatment plan
Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital Seoul is multidisciplinary hospital for examination and treatment of various diseases, founded in 1974 and located in Seoul. There are four hospitals in Soon Chun Hyang Universety Hospital, which located throughout South Korea.
213 patients have already received the treatment plan
Medicana is a modern health-care organization which follows world’s standards of treatment. Its physicians employ innovative techniques, explore the new ones and implement them into practical activity after a number of serious researches. Medicana Hospitals conduct more than 30,000 angiographies per year and show impressive results in cardiosurgery.
Why is Acibadem Medical Center сonsidered asthe leading center in melanoma treatment?
Acibadem Medical Center is a modern diversified hospital specializing in intensive care and surgery. It includes 17 diversified hospitals and 13 health centers.
The well-known oncologists in Europe and Asia, Prof. Dr. Gül Başaran and Prof. Dr. Özlem Er, are the supervisors of melanoma treatment in the Hospital. Thousands of patients, especially from the high-temperature regions of Europe and Asia, choose Acibadem Medical Center due to high-quality services and reasonable prices.
What are the methods of melanoma diagnostics at Acibadem Medical Center?
The following procedures are used for melanoma diagnostics in Acibadem Hospital:
A thorough physical examination;
Intraoperative MRI 3 Tesla, PET-CT;
Digital mammography with tomosynthesis;
Instant Flash CT;
Ultrasound examination of vessels;
Blood test for tumor markers (specific tests of cancer activity of the body in general as well as specific organs and systems in particular);
What is the cost of melanoma diagnostics at Acibadem Medical Center?
Total cost starts from USD 2,500. The examinations may be varied according to the disease stage and ways of cancer spread.Clarify the price for treatment and diagnostics on Bookimed website.
What are the melanoma treatment methods at Acibadem Medical Center?
While a patient has melanoma of the 1st stage, the doctors in Acibadem Hospital carry out the surgery and excision of the tissues surrounding the formation of a few centimeters away from the foci. This procedure is carried out by means of a special microscope that enables to control the condition of the tissues at different levels. While melanoma of the 1st stage the methods of laser destruction, cryo and photo therapy are used. At latter stages of the disease, when melanoma affects the deeper layers of the skin, there is a risk of metastases spread, in such cases, doctors are actively using immunotherapy, halting the growth of metastases with interferon-alpha and interleukin-2.
505 patients have already received the treatment plan
Artemis Hospital is an award-winning medical institution of world class service at Gurgaon, India. The Hospital has 11 Centers of Excellence and numerous certifications including Accreditation by National Board for Hospitals & Healthcare and Joint Commission International ensuring the compliance with the best treating practises and guidelines. Team of 350+ doctors of 40 specialties treat patients from all over the world.
1798 patients have already received the treatment plan
Manipal Hospitals represent Clinical Unit of private Indian company Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG), one of the leading healthcare centers in India with more than fifty years of experience in the field of medical care. Today, Manipal Hospitals is the third largest health care pr...
Dec 21, 2016
I was diagnosed with hemophthalmos and urgently needed an operation vitrectomy. I could not find doctor who could make this operation. I turned to the internet for help and found Bookimed. They answer...
Manipal Hospitals represent Clinical Unit of private Indian company Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG), one of the leading healthcare centers in India with more than fifty years of experience in the field of medical care. Today, Manipal Hospitals is the third largest health care provider in India offering comprehensive medical care. Manipal Group includes 15 hospitals and 3 clinics, located in six states of the country, as well as in Nigeria and Malaysia. The network of Manipal Hospitals annually serves about 2,000,000 patients from India and abroad.
I was diagnosed with hemophthalmos and urgently needed an operation vitrectomy. I could not find doctor who could make this operation. I turned to the internet for help and found Bookimed. They answered me quickly, my doctor was coordinator Ivan Koval. After very short time I received all necessary information and program of treatment. I was very lucky with coordinator, he is a professional, friendly, diligent and responsible doctor. I came on tourist visa to Fortis clinic which is located in India, New Delhi. The Fortis clinic I immediately did not like.
Interpreters are not serious, medical personnel seemed to me not very responsible, laws changed, the coordination of the clinic was awful. After examination I was refused to do surgery on a tourist visa, it was necessary to get medical visa which needed additional 15 days and a lot of money as Fortis doctors told me, so I was very nervous. All the time my doctor was the coordinator for communication with clinic, he called me every 10 min to ask how are you, how are you feeling, talking to the medical staff the clinic, he was very worried too. At the same day Ivan Koval found another clinic in Bangalore and Dr. Priya who brought me from Delhi to Bangalore that night. And then I had two good responsible doctors, Dr. Priya and Dr. Koval, who found the best surgeons for me. Thanks a lot for that!!! In Bangalore I was very warmly welcomed by the staff of the hospital and taken to Manipal where I waited for good, responsive, cute and beautiful hospital personnel . They carefully examined me and my eyes, appointed the time of surgeryi. At day of operation I had no doubt that my operation will be great. Otherwise could not be. My surgical doctors were the most experienced, responsible, sensitive and highly qualified doctors in the world. Operation went very easily and well, I did not feel much pain after surgery.
I was happy when the next day doctors removed the blindfold, my eyes began to see as before)) This was my second birth.
even tears of joy rolled down my face.
My doctors were Dr. Ajanta Chakravarty and Dr. Nitin S. Shetty.
I express my heartfelt gratitude to my favorite doctors and the entire staff of Manipal for perfect and noble work that is so important to people. I was very pleased to feel a lot of attention, sympathy and understanding! A low bow to you for the tremendous, competent force in saving our lives!
Dec 21, 2016
The patient was treated of viral hepatitis c
After a blood transfusion in Kherson I was diagnosed with hepatitis C. Analysis showed a viral load of 88,000, there was a heaviness in the liver. When the doctor in infectious diseases hospital explained perspectives - I was horrified. Effective antiviral drugs are not registered, and the order in Europe need a long time to come and is expensive for hepatitis. Familiar doctor advised treatment in India, where these drugs are much cheaper, as well as comprehensive tests. I came to the Manipal clinic and paid less than $ 2,000 for all, bought there Hepcinat (Indian version of sofosbuvir). The liver does not hurt, now I wait for test results.
Dec 21, 2016
The patient underwent artificial insemination ivf
Me and my husband wanted to have a second child. We went through IVF in Russia, but there was no good results. Then we started to look for a profitable option abroad and decided to go to India, at the time of vacation. The Manipal doctors did their work for ridiculous money and a short time. Already a year has passed after my return from India, so I share impressions while the baby is sleeping.
I was afraid of the terrible service and living conditions, but staying at Manipal proved to be like real Europe.
The hospital was good , and I liked the how you feel like there is always support when you need specially when you are travelling to aplace where you know no one .
Diana was always in reach when I needed something during the prep phase , and Olena was very supportive during the stay .
however I think that its better to arrange appointments with...