Brain and spine tumors information and locations in Mexico

Brain and spine tumors are an abnormal growth of cells in the brain or spinal cord. These growths can be non-cancerous and cancerous. Early detection of tumors can increase the chances for a successful treatment.
Surgery is the first treatment option for most brain and spine tumors. Neurosurgeons focus on removing as much as possible of the tumor without affecting the normal function of the neurological system. Some patients in addition to surgery might need chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Most common types of surgery for brain and spine tumors

During this type of surgery, neurosurgeons remove a section of the skull to access the tumor. Depending on the stage and location, the craniotomy can be done while the patient is awake to avoid damage to the brain.
Tumor removal and debulking
Consists on the surgical extraction of all the tumor. In cases where there is a chance of neurological damage, the neurosurgeon will do a partial removal to reduce the tumor’s size.
During this minimally invasive surgery, neurosurgeons introduce an endoscope (small camera) through a small incision made on the skull or through the mouth or nose.
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Procedure: 6 hrs.
Hospital stay: 4 - 6 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 7 - 10 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups can be scheduled with the neurosurgeon face-to-face or virtually. Patients are clear for flying after 7 - 10 days from the brain and spine tumors surgery.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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Brain and spine tumors frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the procedure.
Am I a candidate for brain or spine tumors surgery?
This procedure is recommended for patients diagnosed with brain or spine tumors. The neurosurgeon will determine if you’re candidate based on the type and location of the tumor. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
How do I prepare for brain and spine tumors surgery?
You will have some medical tests done days before your surgery. Surgeons recommend you to stop eating at least 12 hours before surgery and will discuss with you if you need to take medications to reduce swelling and pressure on the brain.
How will recovery be like?
Recovery tends to take longer when compared to other surgeries, as it can cause weakness, speech problems, loss of balance, and emotional changes. Various types of rehabilitation will be recommended, along with psychotherapy.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.