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Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia performing Stereotactic Radiosurgery.

Sunway Medical Centre

A world class medical institution offering tertiary healthcare services that cover a wide range of specialties.

3 listed neurosurgeons:

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Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

5 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. Chee Chee Pin

Neurosurgery

Dr. Selvapragasam

Neurosurgery

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Rabin Medical Center

The Rabin Neurosurgery department has an outpatient clinic and 5 specialized units: Spinal Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Intensive Care, Neuroendoscopy, Pediatric Neurosurgery and Endovascular Neuroradiology.

7 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. Steven Jackson

Spinal Neurosurgery

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Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

3 listed neurosurgeons:

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Dr. David Choy Kim Seng

Neurosurgery and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. Ng Puay Yong

Neurosurgery

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St. Luke's Medical Center

A JCI accredited multi-specialty medical institute which has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for over a century. It has over 600 inpatient beds and 1,700 affiliated medical consultants.

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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.

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Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar

A modern 100 bed hospital opened in 2008, located in Gurgaon, outside of New Delhi.The hospital is a part of the Columbia Asia Group, which has an international patients office able to assist foreign patients with all aspects of medical travel.

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Global Hospitals Chennai

The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.

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Sevenhills Hospital

SevenHills Group of Hospitals (SHHL) has been delivering Healthcare services at the highest level, since past 25 years. SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai, is a world class integrated Healthcare Delivery System, that provides comprehensive Healthcare...

Listed neurosurgeons:

Dr. Harleen Luther

Consultant in Brain, Spine & Peripheral Nerve Surgeon

Dr. Kishor Chaudhari

Consultant in Neurosurgery

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About Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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 Stereotactic Radiosurgery?

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a type of radiation treatment that uses high-powered x-rays focused on a specific part of the head.

Stereotactic radiosurgery does not involve surgery but it is a form of radiation therapy used as a treatment for brain tumors, eye tumors, and various malformations and disorders in the brain. A three-dimensional system is used to target the beams to the specific location that needs radiation therapy. It is mostly done on the head and neck. The extreme energy of the radiation kills the targeted cells. Since it focuses only on the target location, the surrounding tissues are not harmed by the radiation. Stereotactic radiosurgery can access tumors and malformations that cannot be accessed by open-skull surgery.

Stereotactic radiosurgery are mostly done using the Gamma Knife machine and by using a linear accelerator machine. Gamma Knife is a static machine used mostly on tumors and blood vessels. It can deliver a very accurate radiation to the target. Stereotactic radiosurgery using a movable linear accelerator machine is used in the case of large tumors. In this type of procedure, several doses of radiation may need to be delivered to the patient over many weeks.


How is Stereotactic Radiosurgery Performed?

During stereotactic radiosurgery, the patient needs to lie down on a table. The table glides into a machine that gives out radiation beams. The patient usually has a head frame attached to the scalp to keep the patient still through out the procedure. The frame may be fixed with pins or anchors that are attached to the skin but not to the skull bone. A particular plastic mask may also be fitted to the patient’s face.

An MRI or CT scan is first done to determine the particular area for treatment.

During the radiation treatment, the patient will be visible to the doctors and other medical staff. The patient will also be able to talk with the doctors with the aid of microphones.

Once the procedure ends, the head frame is removed.


How to Prepare for Stereotactic Radiosurgery?
  • The patient will have MRI or CT scan.
  • The patient should not use hair creams or sprays.
  • Jewelry and other accessories worn by the patient needs to be removed before the procedure.
  • An intravenous tube may be fitted to the patient’s arm to provide contrast material during the procedure.
  • The patient may be given a sedative or anti-nausea agent before the procedure.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Approximately 1 to 2 hours

Days admitted : Stereotactic radiosurgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure and may require a total stay in the hospital for approximately 12 hours. Some patients may need to be monitored and may have to stay overnight in the hospital.

Anesthesia : Local anesthesia is used to attach the frame on the patient’s head. Sedatives may be provided to some patients during the procedure.

Recovery : - The head frame is removed after the procedure. During the removal, the patient may have some bleeding from the pinned site. - The patient may be able to return home around an hour after the treatment. - Some patients may need to be monitored and may have to stay overnight in the hospital. - Some patients may need up to five treatment sessions.

Risks : - Damage to the surrounding tissue - Brain swelling - Headache - Itchy and sensitive skin on the area of treatment - Hair loss - Nausea and vomiting - Difficulty in eating and swallowing - Diarrhea - Fatigue

After care : - The patient should not drive home after the procedure. Arrangements should be made for someone to drive the patient home. - The patient should consult the doctor about any side effects experienced after the procedure.

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