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Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery.

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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Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery is available 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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Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

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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Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery is available at Galenia Hospital

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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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Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery is available at San Angel Hospital

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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Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery is available at Hospital Country 2000

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Francisco Gerardo López-Espinoza

Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery is available at Hospital Velmar

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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Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

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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Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

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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Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery is available at San Javier Hospital

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About Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery

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 Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery?

This is the use of miniaturized equipment to operate on the human central nervous system. The operation involves making small incisions that help one to access the central nervous system. The doctor inserts a long narrow tube that has a camera attached at the end. This helps him/her to view any structures that may require repair or removal.

Types of Procedure Performed

The most common form of minimally invasive neurosurgery performed is the intracranial surgery. In this type of procedure, the surgeon makes a small opening on the skull and inserts the endoscope. This procedure helps to minimize the need for making a large incision in the skull that leaves a huge scar.

Endonasal surgery is also another one that uses this technique. The surgeon will insert an endoscope by drilling a hole into the brain through the nasal openings. As a result, there is visible scarring on the patient. This procedure allows the doctor to operate on different parts of the brain that would have required extensive incisions. For instance, the surgeon is able to operate on the base of the skull and the top of the spine without making visible scars.

Spinal surgery is also performed on a regular basis using this type of procedure. Cameras attached to the end of the endoscope help the surgeon to see what exactly needs to be cut or removed in the spinal column. A number of procedures have benefited from this type of equipment. For instance, lumber discectomy.

Major Benefits of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

One obvious benefit is that the operation leaves less scarring. In most cases, the surgeon requires making an incision that is less than one inch. Another benefit of this type of procedure is fewer complications. This is because the doctor can find better workarounds. Thus, he/she does not require cutting through a lot of tissue.

The other major benefit is the reduced risk of death. This type of procedure reduces the risk of death to almost zero. For one, the doctor does not have to cut through any major blood vessels. Bleeding out is a common cause of death in most operations.

Duration of procedure/surgery : In most cases, the patient only needs to stay in the hospital for a few hours. The treatment itself rarely takes more than four hours. In some cases, the procedure is over in just fifteen minutes. How

Recovery : Just like any other type of operation, the patient will need to take a lot of rest. With this type of procedure, the pain levels are usually quite low. Patients should be able to resume their normal routine in just a month. However, this period could be longer depending on how extensive the surgery was.

After care : In the case of operations to the spinal column, it would be advisable to avoid engaging in any intensive physical activity. A visit to the doctor after a month may be required. Any problems should be immediately reported for a checkup.

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