Brain Tumor Surgery Cost In India

Includes

  • Surgery
  • Stay at the Hospital
  • Pre-operative Investigations
  • Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
  • Food at the hospital
  • Airport transfers
  • IndiCure assistance

Does Not Include

  • Accommodation outside the hospital
  • Air tickets
  • Visa

Stay Required

  • Stay at the Hospital - 5 to 7 days
  • Stay in India - 2 to 3 weeks
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.

Brain Tumor Surgery Cost in India starts from US $4900 and varies depending on your medical condition, type of treatment required, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.

Factors that affect Brain Tumor Surgery Cost in India

  • Neurosurgeon's Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your brain tumor surgery is going to be your neurosurgeon's fees. IndiCure recommends highly experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful surgeries. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be assured that you are in safe and skilled hands when you choose brain tumor surgery in India with IndiCure.

  • Type of Treatment Required

    There are various types of treatments available for brain tumor surgery. One patient may need a craniotomy for a brain tumor while the other may do well with a gamma knife or proton therapy. The cost of treatment thus varies with the procedure, your medical condition and various other factors.

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your brain tumor surgery in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.

  • Surgery-Related Expenses

    The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.

We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.

Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.

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Best Neurosurgeons in India

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya

MBBS, MS, MCh, Fellowship

22+ Years of Experience

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya is one of India's most skilled and well-known neurosurgeons. He has been connected with some of India's leading hospitals for over 22 years and has a flourishing practice. He is a world-renowned surgeon treating brachial plexus injuries and a pioneer in Gamma Knife surgery in South Asia. Dr. Sandeep Vaishya is regarded as one of India's top brain and spine surgeons.

Dr. Mohit Bhatt

MBBS, MD, DM

32+ Years of Experience

Dr. Mohit Bhatt has 32 years of expertise as a Neurologist. Deep Brain Stimulation, Movement Disorders, Wilson's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Brain Iron Disorders, Neurogenetic illnesses, dystonia, tics, tremor, and myoclonus are among his areas of expertise. Numerous national and international papers are to his credit, and he is frequently called to lecture on deep brain stimulation at scientific meetings, CMEs, and international conferences.

Dr. (Prof) Deepu Banerjee

MBBS, MS, MCh

34+ Years of Experience

Dr. (Prof) Deepu Banerji is a renowned neurosurgeon with over 34 years of expertise. He is a member of the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Indian Society of Skull Base Surgery, the Indian Society of Neuro-oncology, the International Society for Pituitary Surgeons, and the American Association of Neurological Surgery. He has numerous papers in international and national magazines, as well as numerous chapters in medical books.

Best Neurology Hospitals in India

Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Gurgaon

Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), the flagship hospital of Fortis Healthcare, is a multi-specialty, quaternary care hospital and is counted among the best hospitals in India and the world. The hospital is considered as "Mecca of Healthcare" and a referral hospital, not only in the entire Asia Pacific but much beyond.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

Mumbai

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is one of the most advanced and modern hospitals in India. It is a state-of-the-art tertiary care multi-specialty hospital located in the biggest suburb of Mumbai- Andheri. The hospital was launched by Reliance Group in 2008.

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Brain Tumor Surgery in India

Brain tumor is referred to as the abnormal mass of cells in the brain that have no purpose. In general, tumors occur when cells divide and grow excessively in the body.

There are basically two types of brain tumors:

Primary tumors- primary tumor is the tumor that begins in the brain itself. It can be either benign (that does not contain cancer cells) or malignant (contain cancer cells)

Secondary or Metastatic tumors- When a cancerous tumor starts elsewhere in the body and sends cells which end up growing in the brain, such tumors are called secondary or metastatic brain tumors.

Brain tumors can occur at any age and the exact cause of having a brain tumor is not clear, but there are certain risk factors that may predispose you to risk of developing primary brain tumor. These include;

Family history: Genetic inheritance of the brain tumor increases the risk of brain tumor.

Exposure to radiation: exposure to ionizing radiation like X-ray, radiation therapy increases the risk of brain tumor.

The symptoms of brain tumors depend on their size, type and location. The most common symptoms of brain tumor are severe and frequent headaches, nausea, vomiting, blurring of vision, loss of peripheral vision or double vision, gradual sensory and motor loss of arm or legs, difficulty in maintaining balance, speech, confusions, seizures, hearing problems and many more.

Brain tumors are named according to their site, type of tissue and the cell that generates the mass. These can be gliomas, meningioma and schwannomas which are most common. The other types of brain tumors are pituitary tumors, ependymomas and primary lymphoma of the brain.

With the advent of modern technology and advanced surgical modalities, brain tumors are no longer as scary as they used to be a few years ago. With modalities such as Gamma knife, Cyberknife, Novalis Tx radiosurgery, brain tumors are effectively treated at IndiCure associated hospitals for brain tumor treatment in India.

The success rate at these hospitals is at par with the best neurosurgery hospitals in the world. Not only the infrastructure is state of the art, neurosurgeons are highly trained and experienced, the cost of brain tumor surgery in India at our affiliate hospitals is much affordable.

Treatment Options

Treatment of the brain tumor depends upon the size, location and type of the tumor. Following are the most commonly used treatment for brain tumors:

Pen surgery (Craniotomy): Surgery aims at removing the brain tumors which shall help in decreasing the disabling signs and symptoms. Craniotomy is a common and traditional procedure to access the tumor and remove as much tumor as possible and safely. The open surgery carries the risk of infection, bleeding and other complications like injury to the nearby nerve that may lead to vision loss. But at the same time, removing a tumor through open surgery sometimes becomes essential due to the size and type of the tumor.

Minimally invasive surgery/ Micro craniotomy: Minimally invasive brain surgery or Micro craniotomy is done using highly advanced technology such as intraoperative MRI suite. This is done for certain brain tumors deep under the surface of the brain. A small opening, around half an inch of diameter is used to reach the tumor. Minimally invasive surgery minimizes damage to normal brain tissue overlying the tumor and is much safer than open surgery. However, not all tumors can be removed through this technique and it has its own limitations.

Neuroendoscopy: Neuro endoscopy is also a minimally invasive surgery technique which uses specialized endoscopes with high resolution video cameras to perform surgery of the brain. Tumors such as colloid cyst, pituitary tumors, meningiomas, Craniopharyngioma can be removed using the technique. Various approaches used are endonasal and transsphenoidal removal of the tumor. IndiCure associated best brain tumor hospitals in India have specially trained neurosurgeons who perform these procedures. The advantages of these procedures are smaller incisions and bony openings which result in less scarring, less pain, shorter hospital stay and quick recovery.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Stereotactic radiosurgery has offered a new ray of hope to the patients who cannot undergo traditional surgery either because of their frail health or because the tumor is located in an area which is too risky to access.

Gamma Knife: Gamma knife is the most used radiosurgery to treat brain tumors. Gamma knife uses multiple beams of radiation to create a highly focused target for delivering the radiation treatment that aims to kill the tumor cells of small areas. Every single beam is not that powerful, but the point where they converge at the site of the brain tumor, these emit large and powerful doses of radiation that kills the target cells. Gamma knife is the most advanced technology and is very precise in targeting tumor cells. The technology is now worldwide used as the choice of treatment for certain brain tumors, AVMs, and Trigeminal neuralgia.

CyberKnife: Cyberknife again is a non -invasive technique to treat complex brain tumors. Cyberknife uses high-energy radiation treatment that delivers very precise beams of radiation from many angles outside the body. The accuracy of Cyberknife is so precise that radiation can be ‘matched' to the shape of small complex tumors, even those located near critical organs. This ability allows Cyberknife to treat many lesions including many considered inoperable or untreatable with surgery.

Radiation therapy: Novalis Tx Radiosurgery offers new standards in radiosurgery treatment and gives new rays of hope to the patients with cancerous and non cancerous tumors who were otherwise considered inoperable. Novalis tx radiosurgery is non-invasive radiosurgery which offers the most precise delivery of radiation to the targeted area not only in the brain but in other parts of the body as well. It works by delivering a highly focused beam of radiation to the tumor without harming the healthy tissues surrounding the tumour. The technology works by rotating around the patient to deliver treatment beams from virtually any angle in a matter of seconds. Since the treatment time is very less, damage to surrounding tissue is minimal. The sophisticated image guidance and motion management tools provide treating surgeons detailed information about size, shape and position of the targeted lesion to guide patient set up and positioning and monitor motion during treatment.

Tumor Embolization: Neurointerventional Radiology is the amalgamation of the branches of neurology, neurosurgery and radiology. The neurologist, neurosurgeon and the radiologist work as a team to offer this minimally invasive treatment for the abnormalities of head, neck and spine. Neurointerventional radiology provides minimally invasive and effective treatment for problems such as stroke, brain tumors or aneurysms which otherwise may require a major surgery. The procedure works by cutting off the blood supply to the tumor which causes tumor cells to shrink and eventually die. This is particularly helpful in cases when tumor is accessible or risky to remove

When is Brain Tumor Surgery Required?

If you are suffering from symptoms such as frequent headaches, nausea, vomiting, blurring of vision, loss of peripheral vision or double vision, gradual sensory and motor loss of arm or legs, difficulty in maintaining balance, speech, confusions, seizures, hearing problems, you need to see a neurologist immediately. If you are diagnosed with a brain tumor, you need brain tumor surgery as soon as possible.

What is the Recovery after Brain Tumor like?

Recovery depends upon the type of surgery done and the medical condition of the patient. For procedures such as open surgery or Craniotomy, you would stay at the hospital for 8-10 days and recovery would take around 3-4 weeks, while with a non-invasive procedure such as gamma knife or cyberknife, recovery is much faster.

What Results can I Expect from Brain Tumor?

The result of brain tumor surgery depends upon the size, location and type of tumors. If the tumor has been completely removed, you can expect to lead a completely normal life, whereas in cases when it is secondary or cancerous, further treatment may be required and results depend upon the prognosis.

Questions to Ask

We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for brain tumor surgery in India.

  • Is it time for a brain tumor surgery?
  • Is the surgeon board certified?
  • How experienced is the Surgeon?
  • Which language does the surgeon speak?
  • Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
  • Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
  • How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
  • What about the risks involved?
  • Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
  • How long will the recovery period be?

Preparation for the Surgery

Prepare to answer questions about your:

  • Medical history and exams
  • Previous surgeries
  • Current medication review
  • History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol

Patient Testimonials

I am highly indebted to the whole IndiCure team and Dr Singh specifically for saving my life. The doctors in my home country Nigeria had clearly stated that if I do not get operated for a brain tumor at the earliest, I would not live more than a month. But the promptness with which IndiCure team arranged things for me was something extraordinary. I am extremely satisfied with the whole experience and completely relieved of all my symptoms.

Thanks a lot!

Michelle Ramos,Ghana

Treatment: Brain tumor surgery

Thank you so much IndiCure for helping my brother get rid of the seizures he frequently had. We are very hopeful that he will be able to lead a normal life from now onwards.

We shall be eternally grateful to the IndiCure doctors and their entire team. God bless them.

Blessing Mercy,Nigeria

Procedure: Epilepsy Surgery

Everyone said it is foolish to go all the way to India on a stretcher thinking that I can stand and walk after a stroke. Everyone recommended that I go either to the US or Germany for rehabilitation after a stroke, but somehow my inner voice pulled me to India.

The staff at IndiCure provided me with all the information I needed to make the decision. I spoke with Dr Bakshi and that was really reassuring. The treatment and the staff were fabulous. I can now walk independently without any support. My friends and relatives were awestruck when I reached back walking. I even wrote an article about my recovery and experience, so that the people waiting to get treatment should know there exists a ray of hope for them also.

Blossom,Tanzania

Procedure: Left hemiplegia treatment

My father had severe Parkinsonism and life was becoming more difficult with every passing day. Now that he has undergone DBS surgery, I feel this was the best decision of our life. IndiCure was greatly instrumental in helping us make the decision and India is probably the best place to undergo medical treatment- Excellent services and much affordable.

Omar Rashid,Dubai, UAE

Procedure: DBS Surgery for Parkinson's

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How should I care for myself following a brain tumor surgery?

Patients are typically advised to attend physiotherapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy sessions on a regular basis following surgery. The goal of these treatments is to hasten recovery and allow patients to resume their normal daily activities as soon as possible.

2. How likely are you to survive brain cancer?

The likelihood of survival is determined by the kind, stage, and grade of breast cancer. When compared to adults, children have a higher chance of surviving.

3. What are the dangers associated with brain surgery?

Speech impairments, muscle weakness, coordination issues, and balancing difficulties are all possible side effects of brain surgery.

4. How long does it take to get a brain tumor removed?

The excision of a tumor from the brain can take anywhere from four to six hours.

5. Is it safe to drive after brain surgery?

Depending on the type of surgery performed, you may or may not be able to drive a car. After a craniotomy, you cannot drive for at least six months.

6. Is it true that brain surgery has an impact on memory?

Memory loss can occur as a result of brain surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy, but only in rare situations. Swelling in the brain following brain surgery might impair its function. Memory issues are one example, but they are only transient.

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