Abnormal growth of the brain cells results in a Brain Tumour. Brain Tumour can be benign or malignant. The best diagnosis for brain tumour is a Contrast CT Scan of the Brain or a Plain MRI of the Brain. The best test to find out whether a tumour is benign or malignant is a biopsy but getting tissue from the brain tumour to do biopsy is not always possible. In most of the cases of brain tumour surgical removal of the tumour is the best line of treatment. Once the tumour is removed from the brain, the tissue is sent for biopsy to confirm whether the tumour is benign or malignant. If the tumour is found to be malignant then further treatment might be required. Since brain is one of the most complex organ, any tumour in the brain is extremely difficult to operate and very high skills on the part of the neurosurgeon are required to successfully remove the tumour.
The Brain Tumours are classfied on the basis of their nature as well as their location in the brain. Brain tumours are also classified in grades from I to IV. In adults the common types of brain tumours found are astrocytoma, meningioma and oligodendroglioma. In children the common brain tumours are medulloblastoma, astrocytoma, ependymoma and brain stem glioma. Brain stem tumours are most difficult to operate and have the lowest success rate. The average success rate of brain stem tumours in India is close to 90%. Very highly advanced microscopes are used to operate the most complex of the brain tumours for good results.
Some of the brain tumours are best treated without surgery using Gamma Knife which is a non interventional procedure of burning the tumour using very sophisticated radiation. Mostly tumours measuring less than 1 cm in size can be treated through Gamma Knife.
Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa is one of the best trained and highly qualified neurosurgeon for doing Brain Tumour Surgery at Bahra Hospital. The cost of Brain Tumour Surgery at Bahra Hospital is Rs. 1.5 - 2.5 lacs depending upon the type and the location of the brain tumour. Bahra hospital has the latest microscopes and highly advanced surgical instruments to perform brain and spine surgeries with high level of precision. The hospital stay is 5-7 days and the patient is called to the hospital for removal of stitches 15 days after the surgery. If you have an individual health insurance policy then this surgery is covered after a period of 2 years from the date of inception of the policy. However if you are a beneficiary of company given policy then the surgery is covered from day one. Always go through the terms of your health insurance policy like room rent capping and co-payment to avoid any kind of financial shocks later on.
Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.
Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.
Our team of doctors include some of the best medical professionals in the field of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedics, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obgyn, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, ENT, Skin, Psychiatry, Dental and Physical Therapy.
Spread over 12 acres campus, this is the biggest hospital in the Tricity. The hospital which currently has 250 beds will be expanded to 1200 beds. Watch this Virtual Tour
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