Brain Tumor surgery cost in India

Brain Tumor Surgery :-Brain tumor is a mass of abnormal cells in your brain. They can be malignant or benign. When tumors grow in the brain it exerts pressure on the skull that causes significant brain damage.

Brain tumors can be categorized as primary and secondary. Primary brain tumors are benign and are not recurrent after treatment whereas secondary brain tumors occur when cancer cells from other parts of the body spread to your brain or when the tumor in your brain itself is cancerous and spreads to other parts of the central nervous system.

 

symptoms of a brain tumor Surgery are:

  • Seizures
  • Speech difficulties
  • Confusion
  • Personality and behaviour changes
  • Hearing problems
  • Unexplained nausea or vomiting
  • Loss of sensation or movement in the arm or a leg
  • Difficulty with balance
  • More frequent headache
  • Changes in memory or thinking
  • Clumsiness
  • Numbness
  • Vision changes
  • Recurrent sinus problems
  • Other symptoms are Sleep problems, Memory problems, Fatigue, Drowsiness, and changes in the ability to walk or perform everyday activities.

Risks Of Brain Tumor Surgery

The risks of brain tumor surgery are greater compared to other types of surgeries.

 

  • Problems with speech, memory, balance, vision, and coordination (temporary or permanent)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Stroke
  • Coma
  • Infection in the brain
  • Repeated seizures after the surgery
  • Swelling in the brain
  • Meningitis
  • In some rare cases, paralysis or memory loss

Wash hair at least one day before the surgery and ensure they are dry so that your head can be shaved properly

 

During procedure :-Brain Tumor Surgery

Surgery to remove brain tumor surgery is performed under general anesthesia by a reputed neurosurgeon and his competent team. Since this is an extensive surgery, it can take anywhere between 4 to 8 hours to finish the whole procedure. The following are the steps involved in the surgical technique:

 

  • In the first step the part of the head that needs to be operated will be shaved and the skin will be thoroughly cleansed.
  • Then a IV line is inserted in the arm and a urinary catheter is inserted to drain the urine during and post the procedure.
  • Based on the type of procedure, the surgeon will make an incision from behind the ear to the nape of the neck or in some other location as per the treatment plan. The incisions are relatively smaller in the case of endoscopic surgeries.

Discharge Instructions :- Brain Tumor Surgery

  • Patient may need to rest for an hour or two each day the first few weeks. Fatigue is normal depending on the nature of the procedure.
  • Walking is an excellent exercise and you may walk outside if weather permits. Increase the distance you walk every day if possible but listen to what your body is telling you.
  • You may resume sports in 2 to 3 months. Please check with your surgeon first. Start ALL activities slowly and begin with stretching or warm-up exercises.
  • You might be discharged with steroid medication to limit brain swelling. Follow the directions carefully for steroids and do not deviate from the prescribed course.
  • Resume your previous medications but check with your surgeon before resuming any blood thinners.
  • Please take your pain medicine only as prescribed
  • Patient have some headaches but they should not be severe.
  • For brain tumor patients, typically your pathology should be back at the time of your first visit although there are exceptions. We will help coordinate care with your oncologist, radiation oncologist, and family physician if need.

Frequently asked questions

1.How do you tell if you have a brain tumor Surgery ?

Some of the common signs and symptoms of a brain tumor may include frequent and severe headaches, vision-related problems such as blurred or double vision, unexplained vomiting or nausea, and seizures. Even though these are the common signs of brain tumor, a proper diagnosis is required to confirm the condition. These symptoms can be present because of some other medical condition as well.

2.Are brain tumors treatable ?

Whether brain tumors can be cured or not depends on the grade of the tumor. Grade I tumor cells are mostly treatable if they are removed completely during surgery. Grade II and Grade III cells may spread to nearby tissues and there are chances of them coming back despite treatment. Grade IV brain tumors are mostly not treatable.

3.What tests are conducted to diagnose brain tumor surgery ?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests are conducted to diagnose a brain tumor. These may include a functional MRI, MR spectroscopy, and perfusion MRI. A CT scan is also sometimes conducted at the time of diagnosis.

4.What can be done to prevent brain cancer ?

The occurrence of brain cancer has not been linked to a single cause. However, exposure to environmental toxins and radiation and HIV infection are known to increase the risk of brain tumor.

 

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