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Orthopedic Oncology Specialists in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America who have Orthopedic Oncologyspecialists.

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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Orthopedic Oncology 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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Orthopedic Oncology is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

Baja Orthopedics

A specialized orthopedic clinic from Tijuana with three orthopedic specialists, all of which speak English and regularly treat American patients. The clinic was established in 1990, is ISO certifiede, and all doctors speak English.

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Orthopedic Oncology is available at Baja Orthopedics

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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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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Orthopedic Oncology is available at Hospital Velmar

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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Orthopedic Oncology is available at San Javier Hospital

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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Orthopedic Oncology is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

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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Orthopedic Oncology is available at San Fernando 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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Orthopedic Oncology is available at Hospital Country 2000

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Dr. Rafael Ortega Orozco

Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Rafael A.Jiménez, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

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Orthopedic Oncology is available at Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

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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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Orthopedic Oncology is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

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About Orthopedic Oncology

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 Orthopedic Oncology?

This is a branch of medicine that is primarily focused on the musculoskeletal structures of the human body. The branch involves treating tumors that are present in these structures. This branch of medicine deals with tumors in both children and adults. The branch also deals with orthopedic problems that require a multidisciplinary corporation to treat. For instance fractures, arthritis and infections.

How Diagnosis Takes Place

The process of diagnosing bone cancer will entail imaging. Imaging may be done through the use of various means. The faster the cancer is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin. Any of these methods may be used to image the cancer growth:

  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • MRI scan

Imaging cancer in the musculoskeletal structure helps to establish the structures it has affected. It also helps the doctor determine the best type of treatment. Needle biopsy is also performed in some instances. The needle biopsy eliminates the need for an invasive incision. This used to be the standard procedure bore advances in medicine.

Treatment

A number of treatment options are available for patients with tumors in the musculoskeletal structures. The most common type of procedure is chemotherapy. This is only used if the diagnosis determines the tumor to be cancerous. More than a hundred drugs are used for treating cancer. Sometimes chemotherapy can be quite effective; however, at times, it does not work.

In some instances, a patient may be asked to participate in a clinical trial. This is because researchers are constantly working on new drugs to deal with cancer. These clinical trials are important in making advances in the treatment of cancer. Patients who participate in them are making an important contribution to medicine.

Other types of treatment are surgery. The common type of surgery will usually involve removing the cancerous section and replacing it with an artificial substitute. This is known as bone sparing. The procedure has gained prominence in recent years. It is quite effective and prevents the cancerous cells from spreading to other parts.

If the tumors are not in the bones, the surgery may be performed to remove infected parts. In most cases, surgery usually means that there are some scars left. At times, these scars can be quite prominent. However, the surgery can be quite effective in stopping the spread of cancer.

Duration of procedure/surgery : The length of treatment usually varies from individual to individual. Some people respond quite effectively to treatment. However, others do not respond at all to the chemotherapy or surgery. The trea

Recovery : Recovery from the cancer treatment can be quite challenging, especially the chemotherapy. In addition, one has to go for regular checkups to ensure it does not reemerge. The best thing a patient can do is to ensure that they exercise on a regular basis and take healthy foods. In addition, patients who are recovering need to go for canceling. Due to the scars left behind, some people may develop a low self-esteem. Most importantly, they need the love and support of family and friends to get through it.

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