Search Medical Centers

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia performing Photodynamic Therapy for cancer patients.

Rambam Medical Center

The Oncology Institute at Rambam Health Care Campus is a multi-disciplinary center for cancer treatment. It is certified by the European Society for Clinical Oncology (ESMO) as an integrated center for cancer treatment and support services, and is the only institute of its kind in Northern Israel.

11 listed oncologists:

view all >

Dr. David Kakiashvili

Urologic Oncologist

Prices

Procedure Prices

Photodynamic Therapy

upon request

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

The Department of Medical Oncology at Gleneagles Global Hospitals is known for its superior patient care and clinical outcomes. Medical oncologists work together with the surgeons and radiotherapists in deciding the treatment and delivering it.

Listed oncologist:

Prices

Procedure Prices

Photodynamic Therapy

upon request

Apollo Hospital Chennai

Apollo Specialty Cancer Hospital is an exclusive and well established hospital for Cancer care with an Oncology team that consists of the most renowned specialists and a well trained team of medical and paramedical professionals who are exclusively trained in cancer care.

19 listed oncologists:

view all >

Prices

Procedure Prices

Photodynamic Therapy

upon request

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

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.

9 listed oncologists:

view all >

Dr. Napaporn Ketvatanawes

Gynecological - Oncology

Prices

Procedure Prices

Photodynamic Therapy

upon request

Rabin Medical Center

The Davidoff Center for the research and treatment of cancer is one of the most advanced facilities in the Middle East for the treatment of malignant diseases, delivering medical treatment to approximately 15% of Israel's cancer patients.

6 listed oncologists:

view all >

Prof. Jack Baniel

Deputy Head of the Davidoff Cancer Center's Department of Urology

Prof. M.Shohat

Genetics

Prices

Procedure Prices

Photodynamic Therapy

upon request

Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.

40 listed oncologists:

view all >

Dr. Ayala Hubert

Medical Oncology & Radiotherapy

Prices

Procedure Prices

Photodynamic Therapy

upon request

Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

Apollo Oncology Team brings together the brightest minds in surgical, medical & radiation oncology, along with a complete range of high-end ancillary experts.

Prices

Procedure Prices

Photodynamic Therapy

upon request

Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

To the thousands of patients who visit for cancer treatment in India, the Apollo Hospitals Cancer Institute symbolizes hope that Cancer is Conquerable. The Cancer care system at Apollo Hospitals involves over 125 surgical and radiation Oncology specialists.

Prices

Procedure Prices

Photodynamic Therapy

upon request

Herzliya Medical Center

A private hospital located on the shorelines of Herzliya, just off Tel Aviv, offering healthcare services to both local and foreign patients. The hospital is affiliated with over 500 Israeli physicians, many of whom hold high level positions at public hospitals.

5 listed oncologists:

view all >

Dr. Guttman Live

General Surgery, Oncological Surgery

Prices

Procedure Prices

Photodynamic Therapy

upon request

Moolchand Medcity

Trust based hospital that treats around 7,000 international patients a year. India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH accredited hospital.

3 listed oncologists:

view all >

Dr. Krishan Saxena

Medical Oncology

Prices

Procedure Prices

Photodynamic Therapy

upon request

Oncology centers in Asia (Page 1 of 2)

About Photodynamic Therapy

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 Photodynamic Therapy?
Photodynamic therapy is a treatment method that uses a drug known as a photosensitizing agent and a special kind of light to treat skin cancer, acne and sun damage.
During photodynamic therapy the photosensitizing drug is exposed to a particular wavelength of light. This activates the photosensitizing agent and oxygen is produced during this process, which helps in eliminating the cancer cells. The distance that the light can travel in the body is determined by the wavelength. Therefore, different parts of the body are treated with particular wavelengths of lights during photodynamic therapy.

How to Prepare for Photodynamic Therapy?

  • The patient’s skin will be cleansed using an acetone scrub and mild chemical peel before the drug is applied, for better penetration.
  • Aminolevulinic acid is applied on the skin surface that needs to be treated. This will be absorbed in 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the patient’s condition and the kind of light that is used.
  • The patient may feel a burning discomfort during the photodynamic therapy. Fans may be used to provide some relief.

How is Photodynamic Therapy Performed?
  • A photosensitizing drug is injected into the patient’s bloodstream.
  • The photosensitizing drug is taken in by the cells in the body and the cancer cells absorb the photosensitizing drug for a longer duration.
  • After the injection is in the patient’s body for 24 to 72 hours, the photosensitizing drug leaves the normal cells, but stays in the cancer cells.
  • Then light is directed on the tumor.
  • The photosensitizing drug in the cancer cells absorbs the light and an active type of oxygen is formed that destroys the cancer cells.
  • Photodynamic therapy helps in destroying the cancer cells in two other ways.
  • Blood vessels in the tumor are damaged by the photosensitizing drug; therefore nutrients cannot reach the cancer cells.
  • Photodynamic therapy may also stimulate the immune system to act against the cancer cells.
  • For the treatment of lung or esophagus cancer, the light is directed through optic fibers using an endoscope.

Days admitted : Photodynamic therapy is mostly performed as an outpatient procedure. This therapy may be repeated and used along with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Recovery : - The skin is very sensitive to light for about 48 hours after the therapy. - The patient may feel a burning discomfort for 24 hours after the therapy. - Skin redness and peeling may occur for two to three days. - The patient can resume regular indoor activities after the photodynamic therapy. - The patient may be able to return to work after 48 hours.

Risks : - Redness and peeling of skin - Eyes sensitivity to light - Scarring of healthy tissue - Skin swelling, scarring and pain - Coughing, - Swallowing problem - Abdominal pain - Breathing difficulty

After care : - Patients should stay away from direct sunlight and brightly lit indoors for about six weeks. - Hats and scarves may be used to protect the skin from being exposed to light.

Learn more about Photodynamic Therapy

Copyright © 2008 - 2017 Health-Tourism.com, All Rights Reserved