Duration of Treatmentusually takes 4 to 6 hours depending on size.

Days of Stayusually 5 to 10 days at the hospital and 2 months outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Brain Tumour Surgery?

The brain is the control centre of whole the body and brain tumour is a mass of abnormal cells grow within the brain.

Two main types of tumours are:

  1. Benign tumours (Noncancerous)- it’s noncancerous tumours grow slowly, stay in one place, don't spread to other organ and safely to remove by surgery.
  2. Malignant (Cancerous)- it's fast-growing cancer that has spreads to other parts of the brain and spine, known as brain metastasis tumours.

 

Brain Tumor surgery signs include:

  • Headaches more frequent
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Vision problems
  • Loss of sensation
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Speech difficulties
  • Behaviour changes
  • Seizures,
  • Hearing problems

Brain Tumor surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia 
  • Bleeding and blood clots
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Nerve paralysis
  • Brain stroke
  • Risk of vision loss
  • Loss of memory
  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

The treatment options for your Brain Tumor surgery are based on the types and stage of cancer.  Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia doctors will guide you about benefits and risk factor of Brain Tumor surgery.

1) Surgery for Brain Tumor - The surgeon treats the patient depends on brain tumour type, size and location as well.  The surgeon makes an incision in your scalp and a small hole into skull bone to treat blood vessel or to remove a tumour.

2) Radiation therapy for Brain Tumour - Radiation therapy for a brain tumour uses high-radiation to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumours. Radiation therapy will be given after surgery. Radiation therapy helps to treat cancer that has spread from brain to other parts of the body.

 

3) Radiosurgery for Brain Tumour - Radiosurgery is multiple beams of radiation to give highly-focused gamma rays to treat very small size lesions, it’s a daycare procedure.

There are different types of procedures used in radiosurgery to treat brain tumours:

  1. Gamma Knife Targeting
  2. Stereotactic Radiosurgery

4) Chemotherapy for Brain Tumour- Chemotherapy helps to surgery and radiation therapy to control and shrink a tumour. And also helps the patients to stop the recurrence of a brain tumour.

5) Targeted drug therapy for Brain Tumour- Targeted drug therapy help to prevent abnormalities present within brain cancer cells by using bevacizumab (Avastin) and everolimus (Afinitor). These drugs don’t play a big role in treating brain but sometimes its help.

 

 

 

The surgeon will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing. Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery.  The surgeon will advise going to Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, Speech therapy.

The success rate depends on the type of a tumour and stage. Surgery is usually the best option for a brain tumour and success rate is very high at an early stage.

 

 

 

  • Are you board-certified neurosurgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day for Brain Tumour Surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to  Brain Tumour Surgery?
  • What type of a brain tumour do I have?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of brain tumour surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in a hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are the risk factors for this type of  Brain Tumour Surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I need to go to another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my  Brain Tumour Surgery?

 

 

 

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BRAIN TUMOUR SURGERY

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 4 to 6 hours depending on size.

Days of Stayusually 5 to 10 days at the hospital and 2 months outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Brain Tumour Surgery?

The brain is the control centre of whole the body and brain tumour is a mass of abnormal cells grow within the brain.

Two main types of tumours are:

  1. Benign tumours (Noncancerous)- it’s noncancerous tumours grow slowly, stay in one place, don't spread to other organ and safely to remove by surgery.
  2. Malignant (Cancerous)- it's fast-growing cancer that has spreads to other parts of the brain and spine, known as brain metastasis tumours.

 

symptoms

Brain Tumor surgery signs include:

  • Headaches more frequent
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Vision problems
  • Loss of sensation
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Speech difficulties
  • Behaviour changes
  • Seizures,
  • Hearing problems

risk factors

Brain Tumor surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia 
  • Bleeding and blood clots
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Nerve paralysis
  • Brain stroke
  • Risk of vision loss
  • Loss of memory

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

procedure

The treatment options for your Brain Tumor surgery are based on the types and stage of cancer.  Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia doctors will guide you about benefits and risk factor of Brain Tumor surgery.

1) Surgery for Brain Tumor - The surgeon treats the patient depends on brain tumour type, size and location as well.  The surgeon makes an incision in your scalp and a small hole into skull bone to treat blood vessel or to remove a tumour.

2) Radiation therapy for Brain Tumour - Radiation therapy for a brain tumour uses high-radiation to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumours. Radiation therapy will be given after surgery. Radiation therapy helps to treat cancer that has spread from brain to other parts of the body.

 

3) Radiosurgery for Brain Tumour - Radiosurgery is multiple beams of radiation to give highly-focused gamma rays to treat very small size lesions, it’s a daycare procedure.

There are different types of procedures used in radiosurgery to treat brain tumours:

  1. Gamma Knife Targeting
  2. Stereotactic Radiosurgery

4) Chemotherapy for Brain Tumour- Chemotherapy helps to surgery and radiation therapy to control and shrink a tumour. And also helps the patients to stop the recurrence of a brain tumour.

5) Targeted drug therapy for Brain Tumour- Targeted drug therapy help to prevent abnormalities present within brain cancer cells by using bevacizumab (Avastin) and everolimus (Afinitor). These drugs don’t play a big role in treating brain but sometimes its help.

 

 

 

post procedure

The surgeon will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing. Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery.  The surgeon will advise going to Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, Speech therapy.

success rate

The success rate depends on the type of a tumour and stage. Surgery is usually the best option for a brain tumour and success rate is very high at an early stage.

 

 

 

faqs from doctor

  • Are you board-certified neurosurgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day for Brain Tumour Surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to  Brain Tumour Surgery?
  • What type of a brain tumour do I have?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of brain tumour surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in a hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are the risk factors for this type of  Brain Tumour Surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I need to go to another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my  Brain Tumour Surgery?

 

 

 

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