Monday, April 30, 2012

BWI: Now, Innovative Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Tumours – It’s Just a Four Minute Treatment

Press release from Business Wire India
Source: BGS Global Hospitals
Monday, April 30, 2012 04:49 PM IST (11:19 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest, People; Business: Business services, Healthcare, biotechnology & pharmaceutical; Technology; Healthcare
Now, Innovative Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Tumours - It's Just a Four Minute Treatment

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Monday, April 30, 2012 -- (Business Wire India) -- -- Non-invasive treatment of benign brain tumours

-- Stereotactic Radiosurgery achieves the same result as an open surgery

-- Patient benefits: A two day hospital stay, safe and painless

BGS Global Hospitals, part of the Global Hospitals Group announced the launch of an innovative Stereotactic Radiosurgery procedure which takes just four minutes to treat brain tumours.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a specialized technology of reaching the tumour (a focal point) in the brain through three dimensional measurements and calculations. This is done by a special instrument called Stereotactic Frame which will give the coordinates to reach the target tumour and radiation is delivered to the tumour without damaging the neighbouring structures. The procedure involves delivery of a single, high dose of radiation to a small and critically located brain tissue through the intact skull.

Dr. N. K. Venkataramana, Vice-Chairman and Chief Neurosurgeon, BGS Global Hospitals said, "Stereotactic Radiosurgery offers a great advantage in treating benign tumours as well as brain tumours located in critical areas without an open surgery. This method has become the standard of treatment all over the world for the Arteriovenous Malformations of the brain wherein surgery is of high risk. In addition, people with multiple medical problems who are otherwise not fit to undergo neurosurgery now have an option of Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Today's refined technology has made it acceptable to neurosurgeons worldwide by providing comparable and safe results. In addition, this technology has brought down the time of treatment to just four minutes by providing enormous amount of patient comfort. Safety, speed and accuracy are what neurosurgeons can achieve today in Stereotactic neurosurgery through this modern technology. Stereotactic Neurosurgery is a team work by Neurosurgeons, Physicists and Radiation Oncologists. BGS Global Hospitals hopes to make a real change in the field of Neuro-Oncology and serve the needy ones better in the future."

Professor John R. Adler, pioneer in stereotactic radiosurgery from California, US stated, "Varian TrueBeam STx is today the most powerful radio surgical technology in the world. By being the first in India to have this equipment the BGS Global Radiosurgery Program is better able to treat a wide range of brain & spine tumors and even non tumor conditions such as vascular malformations. In addition BGS Global Hospitals is well positioned to treat a number of exciting future clinical applications including epilepsy, depression & stroke."

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Chandra Sekhar, Executive Director, Global Hospitals Group said, "BGS Global Hospitals recently launched the BGS Global Cancer Institute offering organ-specific cancer treatments for a variety of cancers. At the Institute, the world's most advanced radio therapy machine and technology, the 'Truebeam STx' was commissioned for the first time in Asia-Pacific. The machine, further upgraded with advanced software and image fusion makes stereotactic radiosurgery possible with utmost patient safety and exceptional accuracy."

Patient benefits with Stereotactic Radiosuregry

-- Achieves the same result as an open surgery

-- Speed: Time of treatment, just 4 minutes

-- Safety

-- Non invasive, skull intact

-- Very short hospital stay of 2 days compared to 7-10 days stay in open surgery

-- Painless

Dr. N. K. Venkataramana further added, "The Neurosciences Institute of BGS Global Hospitals has been providing state-of-the art treatment facility of all diseases of the brain and spine. The Department has successfully completed over 4000 neurosurgical procedures. Complete range of services is offered like neurology, neurosurgery, spine surgery, neuro trauma, neurocritical care, neuro anaesthesia, neuro radiology, neuro pathology. Today this Department has acquired another notable feather in the cap by launching 'Stereotactic Radiosurgery'. It gives a fillip to the entire gamut of Neuro-Onco treatments."

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Sandhya Prasad, DGM - Corporate Communications, BGS Global Hospitals, +91 98866 56787,


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