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Brain Tumor Surgery in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia performing Brain Tumor Surgery.

Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Assuta Hospital

10 listed neurosurgeons:

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Prof. Moshe Hadani

Neurosurgery

Prof. Zvi Ram

Neurosurgery

Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

5 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. Chee Chee Pin

Neurosurgery

Dr. Selvapragasam

Neurosurgery

Fortis Vasant Kunj

Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital is a Centre of Excellence for Cardiac Sciences, Renal Sciences, Diabetology, Pulmonology and Thoracic Sciences and a specialty center for Joint Replacement, Genito-urinary, Cosmetic Surgery and Dental care.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Fortis Vasant Kunj

Sunway Medical Centre

A world class medical institution offering tertiary healthcare services that cover a wide range of specialties.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Sunway Medical Centre

3 listed neurosurgeons:

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Rambam Medical Center

A large teaching hospital staffed by over 4,000 physicians, nurses, researchers, and allied caregivers, Rambam is Northern Israel’s largest hospital, a tertiary referral center for a population of over 2 million people.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Rambam Medical Center

4 listed neurosurgeons:

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Ms. Limor Chen Hanuca

Deputy Head Nurse, Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Leon Levi, MD

Director, Office of the Comptroller & Assistant to the Director General

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Mount Elizabeth Hospital

8 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. Alvin Hong

Neurosurgery

Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City

A conglomeration of hospitals in one campus, including: the Sparsh Hospital for Orthopedics & Trauma, the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, the Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Hospital, the Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, as well as a full fledged multi specialty hospital.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City

3 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. Thimappa Hegde

Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon & Director

Dr. Komal Prasad

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon

National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

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Brain Tumor is treated at National University Hospital

3 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. Lim Yu Tang Aymeric

Nerve and brachial plexus surgery as well as tendon transfers.

Dr. Yeo Tseng Tsai

Neurosurgeon

Rabin Medical Center

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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Brain Tumor is treated at Rabin Medical Center

7 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. Steven Jackson

Spinal Neurosurgery

KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital

Part of the KPJ Healthcare Group, which owns 19 hospitals in Malaysia, the hospital has more than 50 resident physicians specializing in orthopedics, dermatology, hematology, neurology, pediatric surgery, radiology, physiotherapy, urology, ob-gyn, ENT and more.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Tawakkal Hospital

Listed neurosurgeons:

Dr. Abdul Muin Ishak

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Halili Rahmat

Neurosurgeon

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About Brain Tumor Surgery

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.

Brain tumor surgery is performed to remove a brain tumor.

Craniotomy is the most common method used to remove a brain tumor.

During surgery, the maximum number of tumors are removed. Most primary brain tumors are surgically removed, however there are some tumors that may not be removed completely. In these cases, the tumor may only be debulked in which the tumor’s size is reduced. This is helpful in relieving some symptoms.

The patient may need to undergo chemotherapy along with surgery.

How is a Brain Tumor Surgery Performed?
The patient is given anesthesia. The patient’s scalp is shaved. Then an incision is made in the scalp, after which a piece of the skull is cut out with a special saw. The whole tumor or part of it is removed. After the tumor is removed, the piece of bone is put back in the skull and the incision is closed with clips or staples and covered with dressing and bandage.

How to Prepare for the Surgery?

  • The patient is examined by the doctor and the overall health of the patient is reviewed.
  • The patient should inform the doctor about any allergies to medication.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped some days before the surgery.
  • The patient should avoid eating solid or liquid food about 8 hours prior to the surgery.
  • The patient should avoid smoking some weeks before the surgery.
  • The patient’s colon may be required to be cleansed and emptied.

Duration of procedure/surgery : The surgery will take several hours depending on the size and position of the tumors that need to be removed. Certain technical factors may also affect the duration of the surgery.

Days admitted : Approximately 2 weeks

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : - After the surgery the patient is taken to the recovery room. - The patient is shifted to the neurosurgery ward once the patient regains consciousness. - The patient is then closely monitored in the ICU. The patient’s pupil reactions are tested and limb movements are evaluated. - The patient may experience nausea and headache. - The eyes may also swell and be bruised due to the surgery. - The wound will feel uncomfortable for many weeks. - Pain medication may be prescribed by the doctor. - The scar will heal slowly and become less noticeable in 6 to 12 months. - Partial recovery is possible in 1 to 4 weeks. The patient may be able to fully recover in 8 weeks after the surgery.

Risks : The risks associated with a brain tumor surgery may include the following: - Bleeding - Blood clots - Swelling - Injury to normal nerve tissues - Infections - Damage to a normal brain tissue leading to loss of specific brain functions and impairments - Paralysis - Sensory impairments

After care : - The bandages on the surgical wounds need to be removed and replaced regularly. - The scalp should be kept dry when the staples are not removed. - The patient may be required to take up certain therapies to improve strength and coordination. - Scalp hair may be washed in about 2 weeks after surgery. - Hair dyes and any hair cosmetics should be avoided. - The patient may be advised to avoid taking flights for about a month after the surgery as the cabin pressure may cause some problems to the patient’s brain. - The doctor should be consulted about the nature of the work if the patient is resuming job. - Sports such as boxing and rugby should be avoided for a minimum of 12 months after the surgery. - The patient should avoid drinking alcohol in large amounts as this may lead to seizures.

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