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Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in Middle East

Hospitals and medical centers in Middle East 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.

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Dr. David Kakiashvili

Urologic Oncologist

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Koc University Hospital

Koc University Hospital’s Health Sciences Campus spans over an area of 220.000 m2 and serves with 404 Rooms, 73 Intensive Care Units, 12 Operating Rooms and 14 Intervention Rooms to provide healthcare services with its innovative approach and dynamic team at North American standards.

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Neolife Oncology Center

A modern dedicated Oncology center equipped with advanced technologies and treatment modules such as the TrueBeam Radiotherapy device and PET-CT scanners. Neolife team consists of 20 Oncologists and a supporting staff of 40.

14 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Ufuk Abacıoğlu

Head of Oncology Department

Dr. Nesrin Aslan

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

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Medicana Healthcare Group

Cancer therapy is comprised of a group of therapies which necessitates operation of multiple medical branches in cooperation. Here, various surgical branches work in cooperation with Radiation Oncologists and Medical Oncologists.

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Dr. Mutlu Demiray

Oncologist

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital not only provides early diagnosis programs for cancer, but also offers a private treatment plan by combining the experience of the physicians and operation team with all the facilities of advanced technology.

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

14 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Faruk Köse

OB-GYN, Gynecologic Oncology Surgery Specialist

Prof. Dr. Seniye Sema Anak

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Specialist

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Acibadem University Atakent Hospital

Acıbadem Atakent University Hospital is designed as a comprehensive hospital that serves in all fields, and draws attention with its cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, nuclear medicine, and oncology branches.

5 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Ali Arican

Medical Oncology

Dr. Enis Özyar

Radiation Oncology

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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:

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Prof. Jack Baniel

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

Prof. M.Shohat

Genetics

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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:

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Dr. Ayala Hubert

Medical Oncology & Radiotherapy

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Acibadem Taksim Hospital

With a capacity of 99 beds and 6 operating rooms, Acıbadem Taksim Hospital is designed for all the different stages of diagnosis and treatment.

5 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Ali Arican

Medical Oncology

Dr. Enis Özyar

Radiation Oncology

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Photodynamic Therapy

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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.

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