Stereotactic Radiosurgery Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Stereotactic Radiosurgery to foreign patients.
Bumrungrad Hospital Contact Bumrungrad Hospital
Private Hospital, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
25 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. Dhanit Dheandhanoo
Dr. Dhanit Dheandhanoo
Spine Surgery
Neurosurgery
Dr. Narong Dusitanond
Dr. Narong Dusitanond
Neurosurgery
Barcelona Spine Center Contact Barcelona Spine Center
Private Hospital, Spain
A neurosurgery center within Quiron Hospital Barcelona, specializing in minimally invasive surgeries on the spine. The Barcelona Spine Centre team of three neurosurgeons have over 15 years of experience in the field of neurosurgery.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
3 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. Pablo Clavel
Dr. Pablo Clavel
Chief Neurosurgeon
Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey Contact Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey
Private Hospital, Mexico
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital Contact Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Private Hospital, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital is a JCI accredited facility that provides the highest quality of care for all its patients. The hospital is one of Turkey’s largest private hospitals and utilizes the best and most up-to-date technologies in its 170 bed facility.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
Listed neurosurgeon:
Prof. Mustafa Bozbuğa
Prof. Mustafa Bozbuğa
Neurosurgery
Clinica La Luz Contact Clinica La Luz
Private Hospital, Spain
The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
IDCSalud Hospital General de Catalunya Contact IDCSalud Hospital General de Catalunya
Hospital, Spain
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A large private hospital, part of the IDCSalud group of hospitals, with over 300 physicians. This is a general tertiary hospital that provides medical services in virtually all medical specialties.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
Mission Hospital Contact Mission Hospital
Private Hospital, Thailand
Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
This general hospital in Bangkok offers a full range of services including Cosmetic Surgery. It has been accredited by the Hospital Accreditation Thailand and has been serving patients for more than 70 years.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
Rabin Medical Center Contact Rabin Medical Center
Public Hospital, Israel
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
The Rabin Neurosurgery department has an outpatient clinic and 5 specialized units: Spinal Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Intensive Care, Neuroendoscopy, Pediatric Neurosurgery and Endovascular Neuroradiology.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
7 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
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Prof. Zvi H.Rappaport
Neurosurgery
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Dr. Steven Jackson
Spinal Neurosurgery
HM Hospitales Contact HM Hospitales
Hospital Group, Spain
HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación Contact Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación
Private Hospital, Colombia
A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
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About Stereotactic Radiosurgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Stereotactic Radiosurgery?
Stereotactic radiosurgery is a type of radiation treatment that uses high-powered x-rays focused on a specific part of the head.

Stereotactic radiosurgery does not involve surgery but it is a form of radiation therapy used as a treatment for brain tumors, eye tumors, and various malformations and disorders in the brain. A three-dimensional system is used to target the beams to the specific location that needs radiation therapy. It is mostly done on the head and neck. The extreme energy of the radiation kills the targeted cells. Since it focuses only on the target location, the surrounding tissues are not harmed by the radiation. Stereotactic radiosurgery can access tumors and malformations that cannot be accessed by open-skull surgery.

Stereotactic radiosurgery are mostly done using the Gamma Knife machine and by using a linear accelerator machine. Gamma Knife is a static machine used mostly on tumors and blood vessels. It can deliver a very accurate radiation to the target. Stereotactic radiosurgery using a movable linear accelerator machine is used in the case of large tumors. In this type of procedure, several doses of radiation may need to be delivered to the patient over many weeks.

How is Stereotactic Radiosurgery Performed?
During stereotactic radiosurgery, the patient needs to lie down on a table. The table glides into a machine that gives out radiation beams. The patient usually has a head frame attached to the scalp to keep the patient still through out the procedure. The frame may be fixed with pins or anchors that are attached to the skin but not to the skull bone. A particular plastic mask may also be fitted to the patient’s face.

An MRI or CT scan is first done to determine the particular area for treatment.

During the radiation treatment, the patient will be visible to the doctors and other medical staff. The patient will also be able to talk with the doctors with the aid of microphones.

Once the procedure ends, the head frame is removed.

How to Prepare for Stereotactic Radiosurgery?
  • The patient will have MRI or CT scan.
  • The patient should not use hair creams or sprays.
  • Jewelry and other accessories worn by the patient needs to be removed before the procedure.
  • An intravenous tube may be fitted to the patient’s arm to provide contrast material during the procedure.
  • The patient may be given a sedative or anti-nausea agent before the procedure.


Duration of procedure/surgery:
Approximately 1 to 2 hours

Days admitted:
Stereotactic radiosurgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure and may require a total stay in the hospital for approximately 12 hours. Some patients may need to be monitored and may have to stay overnight in the hospital.

Anesthesia:
Local anesthesia is used to attach the frame on the patient’s head. Sedatives may be provided to some patients during the procedure.

Recovery:
- The head frame is removed after the procedure. During the removal, the patient may have some bleeding from the pinned site.
- The patient may be able to return home around an hour after the treatment.
- Some patients may need to be monitored and may have to stay overnight in the hospital.
- Some patients may need up to five treatment sessions.

Risks:
- Damage to the surrounding tissue
- Brain swelling
- Headache
- Itchy and sensitive skin on the area of treatment
- Hair loss
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty in eating and swallowing
- Diarrhea
- Fatigue

After care:
- The patient should not drive home after the procedure. Arrangements should be made for someone to drive the patient home.
- The patient should consult the doctor about any side effects experienced after the procedure.