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Brain Tumor Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Brain Tumor Surgery.

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Brain Tumor is treated at Galenia Hospital

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Hospital Universitario Austral

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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Brain Tumor is treated at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

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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Brain Tumor is treated at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

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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Brain Tumor is treated at Centros Especializados

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Hospital Punta Pacifica

Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.

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Brain Tumor is treated at Hospital Country 2000

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Francisco Gerardo López-Espinoza

Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

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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Brain Tumor is treated at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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Brain Tumor is treated at San Fernando Hospital

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Brain Tumor is treated at San Angel Hospital

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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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