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
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
Apollo Hospital Chennai Contact Apollo Hospital Chennai
Private Hospital, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
10 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. Prithika Chary
Dr. Prithika Chary
Epilepsy, Neuro Diabetology, Speech and Language Disorders, Cognitive Neurology
Dr. L Murugan
Dr. L Murugan
Neurosurgery
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
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
British Hospital Lisbon XXI Contact British Hospital Lisbon XXI
British Hospital, Portugal
An ISO certified private hospital with in and out patient facilities providing medical services that include urology, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ob-gyn, neurology, general surgery, bariatrics, neurology, gastroenterology and more.
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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
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
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Contact Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
Private Hospital, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.
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Stereotactic Radiosurgeryupon request
3 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. Alongkorn Chutinan
Dr. Alongkorn Chutinan
Neurosurgeon
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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.