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
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Contact Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Private Hospital, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A modern, JCI accredited, full service hospital, established in 2009. Acibadem Maslak is part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group, so international patients are taken care of through the group's International Patient Center.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
6 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Prof. M. Necmettin Pamir, MD
Prof. M. Necmettin Pamir, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery
Prof. M. Memet Ozek
Prof. M. Memet Ozek
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Xanit Hospital Internacional Contact Xanit Hospital Internacional
Private Hospital, Spain
Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
Hygeia Hospital Contact Hygeia Hospital
Hygeia Hospital, Greece
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.
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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
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
Rudolfinerhaus Hospital Contact Rudolfinerhaus Hospital
Private Hospital, Austria
The largest private hospital in Vienna, offering quality medical services in an atmosphere of a luxury hotel. Rudolfinerhaus is affiliated with thousands of doctors, and patients can choose their doctors, or even bring their own physicians.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
Listed neurosurgeons:
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Dr. Hans P.Ammerer
Neurosurgery
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Dr. Gedeon Perneczky
Neurosurgery
Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación Contact Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación
Medical Center, Colombia
A modern, technologically advanced medical center, designed to handle complex procedures in a variety of medical specialties, with over 100 physicians. The staff can speak English and Spanish, and can asist with transporation and accommodations.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
Hospital Universitario Austral Contact Hospital Universitario Austral
Private Hospital, Argentina
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc
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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.