The membrane surrounding the brain and the spinal cord is called Meninges. The brain tumour arising from this membrance is called Meningioma. As per Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa, Senior Neurosurgeon at Ivy Hospital, Mohali in Punjab, this is the most common type of brain tumour which grows slowly in the head and therefore may not cause any symptoms for many years. Once it grows big in size then it starts compressing the brain, nerves and vessels and the symptoms appear. The symptoms appear very gradually and increase with the passage of time as the brain tumour grows bigger.
The symptoms of meningioma may include blurred or double vision, morning headache, ringing sound in the ears, memory and smell loss, seizures, weakness in limbs and speaking problems. Meningioma is mostly a benign brain tumour and does not spread to other parts of the body. Since the symptoms appear gradually, they may be mistaken as normal aging process.
Our neurosurgeon Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa at Ivy Hospital, Mohali in Punjab will do a thorough physical and neurological examination followed by Contrast enhanced studies of the brain on CT Scan and MRI. Since meningiomas could be very small they may get missed on plain imaging. If the meningioma is small and the symptoms are not severe then a wait and watch approach may be adopted by Dr Randhawa. You will have to remain in followup with the neurosurgeon at Ivy Hospital, Mohali so that periodic assessment of the growth of meningioma can be made.
If the symptoms are moderate or severe then surgical removal of the tumour is the best option as per Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa. Our neurosurgeon at Ivy Hospital, Mohali in Punjab will remove most of the brain tumour without damaging the nearby healthy tissue. The tissue which has been removed is sent for biopsy and if the brain tumour turns out to be malignant then radiation is given to destroy the residual tumour. However if the tumour is benign then no further treatment after surgery is needed. You will still have to be under the observation of Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa our neurosurgeon at Ivy Hospital in Mohali, Punjab for periodic assessment at 6 months interval.
Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa is one of the best trained and highly qualified neurosurgeon for doing Meningioma Brain Tumour Surgery at Ivy Hospital in Mohali, Punjab. The cost of Brain Tumour Surgery at Ivy Hospital, Mohali, India is Rs. 1.5 - 2.5 lacs depending upon the type and the location of the brain tumour. Ivy hospital at Mohali in Punjab 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 or Medisyn Clinic by Dr Jaspreet Singh 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.
Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa has excellent academic qualifications and extensive experience in the field of brain and spine surgery.
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