Spine tumors information and locations in Mexico

Spine tumors are the growth of abnormal cells that can form on any tissue of the spine; bone that forms the spinal vertebrae, spinal discs, cartilage, and the spinal cord. These growths can be non-cancerous and cancerous.
Treatment for spine tumors begins with surgery, seeking to remove as much possible of the tumor without affecting the neurological function. After surgery, some patients might need to start chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Location of spine tumors

Extramedullary tumors
Extramedullary tumors usually appear on the neck; inside the dura, and outside the spinal cord. This tumor affects neurological function and can cause vertebrae fractures and spinal instability.
Intramedullary tumors
These tumors grow inside the spinal cord and tend to cause neurological problems such as difficulty walking, muscle weakness, and loss of bowel function.
Get surgery to remove spine tumors with the best neurosurgeons in Mexico!
Benefits
Save up to 80%
Can relieve pain
Lower risk of side effects
Improves the quality of life
Reduces the risk of recurrence
Spine tumors
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 surgery for spine tumors.
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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Locations
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Cancún, Q. Roo.
Dra. Luz M. Almaguer
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Spine tumors frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the procedure.
Am I a candidate for spine tumors surgery?
Not all cases of spine tumors are viable for surgery, an evaluation is necessary to determine the type of tumor, its stage, and location. We recommend that you consult with one of our neurosurgeons for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate.
How do I prepare for spine tumors surgery?
You will have some medical tests done days before your surgery. Neurosurgeons 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 spine.
What will recovery be like?
After surgery, you will be referred to a physical therapist to regain your strength and cognitive ability.

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.