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Best hospitals and doctors for glioblastoma treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Glioblastoma diagnosis
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Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
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Glioblastoma treatment with MRI-guided laser ablation
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis. Highly profession
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1347
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
10397
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
25195

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe. With more than 100 c
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2485
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
17235
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
25680

Beta Klinik Bonn

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology

Beta Klinik is a modern hospital which consists of 30 specialized departments. The hospital is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment of the university level. The operating rooms, an intensive care unit and the rehabilitation center correspond to the highest standards. It also concerns highly qualified physicians of the ho
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1158
Glioblastoma treatment with MRI-guided laser ablation
52485 help42985
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
18948

University Hospital HM Monteprincipe Madrid

9/10
location_onSpain, Madrid

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital HM Montepríncipe ranks among the best hospitals in Madrid and is part of a leading network HM Hospitales consisting of 6 general hospitals and 3 Comprehensive Medical Centers with a focus on oncology, cardiology and neurology.  The Hospital HM Montepríncipe was founded in 1989. Due to
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1147.2 help956
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
8467.2 help7056
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
12679.2 help10566

University Hospital for Neurosurgery Salzburg

9.6/10
location_onAustria, Salzburg

Department of Neurosurgery

University Clinic of Neurology specializes in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, its blood supply, and nerve sheaths, as well as in preoperative and postoperative care for patients. Tumor formation of the brain and spinal cord, vascular diseases of the central nervo
Glioblastoma diagnosis
2002
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
14878
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
22585

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1696
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
11846
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
35406

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Neurosurgery

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.  Today the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is a huge multid
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1502
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
10990
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
17417

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
Glioblastoma diagnosis
868.8 help724
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
6090 help5075
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
9519.6 help7933

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden provides top-class medical care. As the Hospital of maximum care, it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. The University Hospital includes departments and polyclinics, interdisiciplinary centers and institutes, which maintain tight cooperation with clinical and theoreti
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1947
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
14656
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
25177

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Neurosurgery

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The research results in Erlangen set new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and tre
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1450
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
10608
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
25146

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf annually treats about 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatien
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1984
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
14784
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
25412

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people. The patients from far more distant regions and from
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1454
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
10067
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
25252

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1779
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
12093
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
25581

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Glioblastoma diagnosis
970
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
11364
Surgical removal of glioblastoma
17450

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Neurosurgery

The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this techni
Glioblastoma diagnosis
0
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
0
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year. The main objective of 32 specia
Glioblastoma diagnosis
1511
Stereotaxic biopsy for glioblastoma
10216
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for glioblastoma
25213

About the disease

Neoplastic cells usually develop inside the skull. Glioblastoma may arise at any age. Even children can have it, although most occurrences are common in people aged 50-60 years. Brain tumor of this kind can have a giant size and turn into multiple forms. If not treated, it can result in development of gliosarcoma. According to data obtained by National Cancer Institute there are 24000 people registered with brain cancer annually. Glioblastoma usually develops either in brain stem or in its hemispheres. Glioblastoma in the stem of the brain can not be surgically removed, because brainstem regulates all vital mental and body functions. It also connects head and spinal cord. Basically, brainstem is responsible for respiratory and vasomotor centers, that`s why the initial symptoms of brain stem glioblastoma are heart and respiratory disorders. Disease may begin spreading from the stem and reach other parts of the brain in the changed form of metastasis. Glioblastoma usually develops very rapidly.

Glioblastoma of cerebral hemispheres affects brain hemispheres. This subtype of brain cancer is often diagnosed during cytological research. Tumor of cerebral hemispheres may have an oval or round form and have the size dimension of the beans. Very rarely shape is irregular. This type of glioblastoma can be surgically removed.

There are primary and secondary glioblastomas, that`s why it`s so important to differentiate its type during the diagnosis. The primary glioblastoma has much worse prognosis and is more difficult to treat. Secondary glioblastoma appeared as a result of other diseases and it is more susceptible to chemotherapy and radioactive intervention. Moreover, primary and secondary glioblastomas require different types of surgery, as they can differ in location and can have slightly varying brain cancer symptoms, which may appear at different time.

Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Weakness
  • Disturbed gait
  • Dizziness
  • Speech disorders
  • Inability to conduct complex actions

Other brain cancer signs are hemorrhage and the hemorrhagic stroke, which may be a result of extensive bleeding in tumor tissue. Brain cancer signs rarely appear before tumor is progressed. The most painful glioblastoma symptom is headache.

Diagnosis

  • For the diagnosis of brain cancer doctors usually use MRI and biopsy. Biopsy can show size of malformation. The most modern diagnostic method is stereotactic biopsy which uses three-dimensional computer technology to localize and determine malignant lesion. MRI is considered to be the most accurate diagnostic method, as it produces informative images of brain glioblastoma.
  • Doctors also use MRC scan of brain and magnetic resonance imaging, when the special marker is injected into the patient head. The marker is connected to the computer and shows the inner side of the brain. The marker helps to determine the location of the brain glioblastoma and create its three-dimensional reconstruction.
  • According to Science Daily, doctors can also use new type of a biomarker to estimate current progression of tumor and predict speed of its development in future. Such marker was invented and implemented in use by researchers from Southwestern Medical Center.  

Treatment

  • Chemotherapy. When prescribing drugs for the glioblastoma, doctors determine stage, patient's age and his overall health condition. Chemotherapy drugs are aimed to destroy the neoplastic cells. Chemotherapy is usually carried out in conjunction with radiation therapy. Typically, patient needs to undergo 5-7 cycles of chemotherapy. They rarely last longer than 5 days. Unfortunately, the chemotherapy helps only in 25 cases out of 100. Chemotherapy is also prescribed for children, because radioactive therapy can not be used on their brain as it has too negative impact. In fact, radioactive treatment should be used only after careful weighing of pros and cons, taking into account the state of health of a person's age and malignancy of his tumor.
  • Surgical removal. Many doctors believe that glioblastoma is not amenable to surgery. But if its location is favorable, it can be removed by surgery. 4 hours before the operation, patient is given a special drug, which makes tumor cells accumulate protoporphyrin. This drug is used to make contours of glioblastoma more pronounced under special blue lighting. Such blue light makes the neoplastic cells glow, which gives the neurosurgeon an opportunity to operate.
  • Radiation therapy. Surgery not always gives 100% removal of the tumor, because cancer cells can continue to proliferate. In that case, they need to be destroyed by radioactive exposure. Radiation therapy can replace surgery if tumor is inoperable. You must also know that radiation therapy has side effects, which include fatigue, nausea, hair loss and constant weakness. Brain tissue may swell after the radioactive intervention, which means that the headaches may become even more severe for a while. Proton therapy is the new type of radiation therapy.



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