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Removal of meningioma

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The overall rating of clinics where Removal of meningioma can be performed, based on Bookimed patients experience.

What is removal of meningioma

Removal of meningioma is the main method of treating benign or malignant meningiomas. Most of the experts use radical surgery or radiation therapy to remove meningiomas.

Meningioma resection is divided into:

  • total (whole tumor is removed);
  • subtotal or partial (only a part of tumor is removed).


Main options of meningioma treatment

The type of therapy depends on the size of the tumor, its location, the age of a patient and the presence of pathologies.

There are 2 main methods of meningioma treatment:

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery used for difficult access to the tumor and close connection of meningioma with vessels, nerve trunks, sinuses of the brain;
  • Surgical removal used in cases of the big size of meningioma (more than 3.5cm in diameter).


Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Radiosurgery is a medical procedure used for destroying of tumors or suspending their functioning by means of a single irradiation with a high dose of ionizing radiation.

Radiosurgery has two main advantages:

  1. Irradiation affects the meningioma from different directions (tumor receives the maximum possible dose of radiation)
  2. Radiosurgery is non-invasive (treatment of a tumor does not require breaking the integrity of the head tissue and opening the cranium).


The contraindication for radiosurgery is the inability to operate brain tumors over 3.5 cm in diameter.

The effectiveness of stereotactic radiosurgery is very high: about 95% of meningiomas stop their growth after a single procedure or a small course of treatment.

The main radiotherapeutic / radiosurgical units are:

  • GammaKnife;
  • CyberKnife;
  • TrueBeam.


Advantages and disadvantages of meningioma removal with the help of the GammaKnifeSurgery with GammaKnife

  • designed for non-invasive brain surgery (without the use of a scalpel);
  • has a frame based system for immobilization with radiation sources, which can causeside such effects of gamma knife surgery for meningioma as headache, nausea and a risk of infection;
  • one image of magnetic resonance imaging is used, in contrast to systems that do not use a frame for attaching the head and require constant imaging with CT during treatment, making an additional contribution to excess radiation doses;
  • small sizes of collimators protect the body tissues from the effects of radiation and excludes the possibility of treatment of metastases and tumors over 3 cm.


Features of meningioma resection with CyberKnife

  • universal method not only for treating the brain, but also for removing the tumor and metastasis throughout the body;
  • mega-voltage X-ray radiation from the CyberKnife is four times more powerful than the energy from cobalt used in the GammaKnife;
  • CyberKnife is a flexible, frameless system that allows a patient to conduct treatment in one or more sessions. This allows oncologists to choose the safest and most effective course of treatment;
  • does not require a frame screwing into the skull for immobilization, which helps to avoid headache, nausea and the risk of infection.


Peculiarities of stereotactic radiosurgery using the TrueBeam system

  • Focused radiation beams of the system destroy tumor cells without affecting the surrounding healthy tissues;
  • use of a metal frame that is bolted to the skull bones of a patient is unnecessary;
  • opportunity of fractional irradiation (treatment is divided into 2-5 small sessions, which makes possible to safely treat large meningiomas located near important structures, for example, the optic nerve);
  • TrueBeam system is equipped with modern medical imaging devices that allow a radiologist to monitor the tumor behavior in real time;
  • During visualization of pathological formations, the technology of cone-beam computed tomography (CT) is used. This method of visualization makes possible to reduce the radiation load on the patient's body by 25%.

Surgical treatment of meningiom

There are 2 indications for surgical removal of meningioma:

Endoscopic resection of meningioma

  • If the tumor is in the area of the brain that is available for surgery
  • If the tumor over 3.5 cm in diameter.


Endoscopic intervention is the minimally invasive method of meningioma removal, when the tumor is removed without opening the skull with endoscopic instruments. Removal of meningioma through transnasal access is most often used. The method is the most effective in combination with intraoperative MRI and nerve navigation systems.

Craniotomy or trepanation of the skull is carried out only if the tumor is located close to the surface. This method provides good visibility of the operating field and allows the removal of large tumors.

Clinics specialized in surgeries to remove meningioma

There are many programs of the treatment and rehabilitation provided by the leading clinics, that specialize in the treatment of meningiomas. The difference of prices depends on method of diagnostics and operation.

Country

Clinic

Features

Operation

Israel

Sourasky Medical Center

  • the meningioma removal is conducted by an experienced doctor, Professor Zvi Ram. On his account more than 2,000 operations on the brain

Operation + diagnosis and hospital:

$ 35,000

Meningioma resection with TrueBeam costs

$ 20,000 - $ 23,000

Germany

Asklepios Сlinic

  • neurosurgeons conduct more than 2,000 operations per year;
  • complex operations to remove brain tumors account for about 20%;
  • GammaKnife as an effective method of meningioma removal is used.

Removal of a brain tumor using the GammaKnife:

€ 20, 000

Meningioma removal costs

€ 25, 000

Turkey

Anadolu Medical Center

  • the proportion of successful brain operations is above 50%;
  • the Clinic offers a wide range of analyzes and preparation for surgery;
  • radiotechnology TrueBeam for removal of meningioma is used

Operation:

about $ 12,000

Removal of meningioma with TrueBeam costs

about $ 15,000

India

Fortis Healthcare Clinic

  • one of the leading in the field of treatment of meningiomas in Asia;
  • Dr. Rana Patir performs operations. He has 23 years of experience in the removal of brain tumors

Craniotomy:

$ 10,000 - $ 11,000

Preparing for the operation

For the accurate determination of the type of meningioma and for prescribing the fastest and most effective treatment, a patient should go through the following procedures:

  • Blood test;
  • Electroencephalogram;
  • Angiography;
  • MRI - magnetic resonance imaging;
  • MRS - magnetic resonance spectroscopy;
  • CT - computed tomography;
  • biopsy.

Rehabilitation after removal of meningioma

The rehabilitation period can range from few weeks to a year. It depends on the method of treatment and the type of operation. The physical and psychological condition of a patient before surgery also affects the postoperative period. The recovery will occur quickly if a patient follows a doctor's prescribed rehabilitation program and takes the necessary medicines.

Consequences after meningioma removal

Consequences after the removal of meningioma depend on tumor localization, prevalence of pathological process and histologic type. Young people have none of consequences after meningioma resection in contrast to elderly patients, who face negative effects much more often.

Consequences after resection of meningioma can be various:

  • loss of sight;
  • hearing loss;
  • sensitivity depression;
  • paralysis of extremities;
  • lacks of coordination;
  • recurrence.

Recurrence of meningioma after removal

Meningioma recurrence rate after the operation:

  • 3% for benign tumors;
  • 38% for atypical tumors;
  • 78% for malignant tumors.


Also possibility of meningioma recurrence depends on location of a tumor.

  • at the cranial vault is 3%;
  • in the region of the Turkish saddle is 19%;
  • in the region of the body of the sphenoid bone 34% within five years;
  • in the cavernous sinus is 60-100%.

Sourasky Medical Center

Israel, Tel Aviv
4.7
3 reviews
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Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is a leading Israeli clinic located in the center of Tel-Aviv. It unites 5 hospitals, 180 polyclinics, and 60 departments are located. The Ichilov (Tel-Aviv) has got an accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI) global organization for quali...

Kenya
Jun 14, 2017

So far am very pleased and encouraged by the reception and the consultation so far done. All the way from communication back and forth to guidance for invitation, VISA and payments Arrangement for tra...

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Kenya
Jun 14, 2017
5
«Very good»
The patient was treated of sarcoma

So far am very pleased and encouraged by the reception and the consultation so far done. All the way from communication back and forth to guidance for invitation, VISA and payments Arrangement for travel was properly coordinated Arrival and hotel arrangement was properly coordinated . It was my first time in Israel but I felt welcomed and well Received. Hotel are good I have to see two more doctors and do other tests before Sunday and I can say they have treated me well, very friendly patient and understanding doctors nurses and support staff I thank God for them and for bookimed I will be able to give a detailed feedback after Sunday when I finish with the doctors and get my medication

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Jan 23, 2017
5
«Very good»

Hope and faith work miracles. If you have hope and opportunity, you have to use it undoubtedly. And the first decision that springs to mind is the sole right. Everything was performed qualitatively, people are responsive. I want to say thank you to Sofia (Coordinator of International Patients Support), who helped us to make a right and sole choice. She provided us with all pros and cons, helped to make a right decision.

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Russian Federation
Oct 27, 2017
4
«Good»
The patient was treated of larynx cancer

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Anadolu Medical Center

Turkey, Istanbul
5.0
2 reviews
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Anadolu Medical Center is a combination of Turkish affordability and geographical proximity with US quality of treatment due to affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine. This Clinic specializes in oncology treatment and bone marrow transplants using the most innovative equipment: DaVinci, Cyb...

Apr 21, 2017

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Apr 21, 2017
5
«Very good»

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Mar 6, 2017
5
«Very good»

I wanna say thank you to Ivan Koval for his amazing efforts in helping us with our situation. He was very fast in responding to us and for a few times, he responded even faster than I even imagined. He did a very good job in pressuring the hospitals. He should be an example for all employees how they should conduct themselves. And I want to show my gratitude for him and to tell you guys that this is how the customer service should be like.

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Städtisches Klinikum Solingen

Germany, Solingen
2.7
3 reviews
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The clinic has been working since the middle of the 19th century. Since that time it has managed to turn into one of the largest centers of general and surgical care. The complex consists of 7 centers which see nearly 60,000 patients annually. Solingen Municipal Hospital is a part of the so-distant ...
Russian Federation
Jun 15, 2017

Despite us thoroughly pre-screening several hospitals and all looking good on paper and the website of this one our experience locally was just terrible! Waiting in the queue with dozens of other cust...

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Russian Federation
Jun 15, 2017
2
«I didn't like it»
The patient was treated of parathyroid adenoma

Despite us thoroughly pre-screening several hospitals and all looking good on paper and the website of this one our experience locally was just terrible! Waiting in the queue with dozens of other customers for an hour just to be registered... Interpreter who we did not order but had to pay for her services. However, the climax of all the process was the diagnostics and consultation with the doctor for which we paid 550Euro and then had to wait for nearly 10 days for the official report when it was promised to be delivered to us next day! Local coordinator Alexandra Zinnemann despite being the focal point just moved away from solving any issues blaming her other colleagues! Stay away!!! Not going to recommend to any of my friends in the future this clinics!
Reply from Team of International Office at Clinics Solingen:
"Dear Airat,

first of all, allow us to thank you for this very detailed and emotional feedback. We always take criticism very serious, since this helps our clinic to develop. We are really sorry that you had to wait for Prof. Sesterhenn despite having an appointment for a fixed time. Unfortunately, sometimes the circumstances in a hospital lead to a situation, in which the doctor has to participate in urgent unexpected surgery.

Prof. Sesterhenn has performed a comprehensive analysis and has discussed the results with the patient in detail. He has also orally answered all your questions. A written conclusion, however, is usually prepared within several working days thereafter. This is a standardized process: professor records his conclusion on tape; after that, his secretary prepares the document, which is again reviewed and signed by the professor. Only after this, a written conclusion can be handed out to patient.

We wish you good health, and all the best for the future.

Sincerely yours,
Team of International Office at Clinics Solingen"

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Albania
Jun 15, 2017
2
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The patient was treated of infertility

I didn't get any solution I have traveled for 20 hours for nothing

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Saudi Arabia
Oct 5, 2017
4
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5.0
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5
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Dec 21, 2016
5
«Very good»
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My husband often has business trips in Spain, and knowing how I‘m nervous about giving birth, he decided to find the best Spanish clinic for me. I’m very grateful, he chose the Teknon as a place for labor. Everything went well and without complications. In addition, the husband was allowed to be present at the birth himself, which was very supportive. I was well cared at all times and had everything that I needed. Thank you so much!

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Dec 20, 2016
5
«Very good»

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India, Gurgaon
4.0
1 review
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Oct 6, 2016

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4
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