Successful AV Malformation Treatment in India: A Case Study (Monica From Ghana)

Successful AV Malformation Treatment in India: A Case Study (Monica From Ghana)
  • Patient Name : Monica
  • From Country : Ghana
  • Destination Country : India
  • Procedure : AV Malformation Treatment
  • Hospital : Artemis Hospital. New Delhi

Monica from Ghana suffered from AV malformation. She decided to look for options for medical treatment when she started experiencing episodes of unconsciousness. After a long struggle of arranging funds and seeking help from the insurance company, Monica decided to take her chances and travel to India for state-of-the-art medical treatment.

An arteriovenous malformation (AV) malformation is a congenital disorder characterized by an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins in the brain or spine. An AVM is capable of disrupting the flow of oxygen-depleted blood in the vein, which is supplied back into the lungs and heart.

blog-detail

Explore Top Destinations for Neurological Disorders

Explore

Monica from Ghana suffered from AV malformation. She decided to look for options for medical treatment when she started experiencing episodes of unconsciousness. After a long struggle of arranging funds and seeking help from the insurance company, Monica decided to take her chances and travel to India for state-of-the-art medical treatment.

Patient Introduction

Monica is a citizen of Ghana. She contacted her insurance agency for help with the medical treatment. The insurance agency happened to be Medigence’s strategic partner. They landed up referring this case to MediGence and shared Monica’s medical reports with them.

About Patient’s Medical Condition (Pre-treatment)

People with AV malformation may remain symptomless for years. However, dizziness, headache, and seizures are some of the symptoms that they may suffer from.

Monica did experience specific symptoms such as episodes of unconsciousness and seizures. She had three episodes of loss of consciousness. Fortunately, they all happened when she was home and therefore, there was no physical harm.

Travel Period

Quickly within two days, the team at MediGence analyzed the medical reports and shared it with the three best hospitals in the Delhi NCR region for an opinion. The team prepared a detailed treatment plan based on an opinion from the doctors.

Monica selected Artemis Hospital in Delhi NCR for her treatment as she and her family preferred CyberKnife treatment for her condition. Artemis Hospital is a globally renowned JCI-certified hospital and ranks among some of the best hospitals in the country. The hospital issued a visa invitation letter to her and she booked tickets to reach India on May 23, 2018.

As soon as she reached the county, the Patient Care team at MediGence went to the airport to pick her up and dropped her at the hotel, which was booked beforehand. Monica’s treatment got over on June 05, 2018. She had open tickets so her tickets were changed by MediGence team and she traveled back to Ghana on June 08, 2018.

blog-detail

Get a Quote from Artemis Hospital in India

Get Quotes

Treatment Details

Monica (center) underwent successful Cyberknife Surgery for her condition

The same day of her arrival, Monica had an appointment with a neurosurgeon at Artemis Hospital. Investigations were carried out at the hospital, following which she went back to her hotel. The next day she was admitted to the hospital so that angiography of the brain could be conducted to see the extent of her aneurysm. After angiography, it was noticed that she had developed a second aneurysm in this span. Also, she was diagnosed with hepatitis B. At the same time, her planning for CyberKnife was conducted in the hospital.

A single or a couple of sessions of CyberKnife radiation is enough to treat brain AV malformation and it was the same case with Monica. Since the blood test indicated that Monica was Hepatitis B positive, she was given some medications. She was also asked to wait a few days before the CyberKnife treatment is initiated.

She also had a swelling in the back of her skull. Therefore, she was advised to wait for the swelling to subside before the treatment can be initiated.

Monica stayed with her little sister in a hotel for a period of two weeks. She was admitted to the hospital on June 04, 2018 for her CyberKnife radiation therapy planning sessions. The actual therapy took place on June 05, 2018.

Contrary to what was anticipated earlier, Monica only required one session of CyberKnife radiation for the treatment of AV malformation. The doctors advised her to return back after 6 months for a second sitting and follow-up.

blog-detail

Check out Top Hospitals in India for Neuro Treatments

Check Out

Treatment Challenges

Since Monica was diagnosed to be hepatitis B positive, the doctors decided to wait for some time before the actual treatment was initiated. Therefore, Monica and her sister had to stay in the guest house for a couple of extra days.

As she had come with her younger sister, her local guardian was the MediGence team which was present with her during all investigations and treatment. The team kept visiting them at the guest house and also arranged things to make her stay as comfortable as possible.

Monica and her sister were more keen to prepare their own food in the kitchen. Therefore, the Patient Care team made sure that their room in the guest house was just opposite to the kitchen so that they can comfortably prepare their meals.

The MediGence team ensured a smooth coordination with the hospital and that all of Monica’s local traveling needs are met.

blog-detail

Could Not Find What You are Looking for?

Get Help

Patient’s Medical Condition (Post-treatment)

Monica tolerated the CyberKnife well and was discharged from the hospital in a stable condition. She was advised to follow up after six months.

Leading Hospitals for AV Malformation Treatment in India

Max Smart is a 250 bedded multi-speciality tertiary care hospital owned and operated by the Max Healthcare Group. Offers services across multiple specialities like Cardiac, Orthopedics, Urology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Facilities:-

  • Comfortable rooms in all categories ranging from presidential suite, economy, d... Read More

112

PROCEDURES

24

DOCTORS in 12 Specialties

20+

Facilities & Amenities

2+

Reviews

Max Healthcare Hospital in Shalimar Bagh is one of India's most prestigious super-specialty hospitals, providing patients with specialized treatment services in almost all major medical disciplines. It is a member of one of the country's healthcare groups, MAX Healthcare, and takes pride in having successfully treated over 400,000 patients. Max Super Specialty Hospital's Shalimar Bagh branch was established in 2011 and is the first center in India to receive HIMSS stage '6' recognition. The ... Read More

138

PROCEDURES

19

DOCTORS in 16 Specialties

20+

Facilities & Amenities

Amrita Hospital

Faridabad,India

The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre was established in 1998 by Mata Amritababdamayi Devi. It has 7 branches all over India and is accredited by ISO, NABH, and NABL. The hospitals offer a wide range of specialty and primary healthcare and medical services. It has a team of 800 doctors along with 2600 plus beds including 534 critical care beds and 81 specialties. The hospitals offer advanced and cutting-edge medical treatments ranging from cardiac sciences to radi... Read More

149

PROCEDURES

13

DOCTORS in 14 Specialties

15+

Facilities & Amenities

Founded in the year 2014 New age Wockhardt Hospital, started its journey to touch the lives of thousands and millions of lives and bring about a healthy difference.  Constructed in the heart of the business district of Central Mumbai, Wockhardt Hospital Mumbai is a 21 storeyed facility built to be a Multispecialty tertiary care hospital. In its facility it includes a premier Heart Care Institute and Critical Care unit. In order to handle critical emergencies and mishaps of strokes, they... Read More

102

PROCEDURES

8

DOCTORS in 12 Specialties

6+

Facilities & Amenities

  • ISO 9001
  • National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)

There is no dearth of good hospitals in Mumbai, but when it comes to handling a wealth of knowledge with expertise Fortis Hiranandani hospital comes to mind in no time. Just established in the year 2007, they have acquired commendable reputation all over the city of Mumbai and over the country for the choice of technology they have used. A renowned team of Para -medical professionals oversee the operation of their Neuro Sciences department. In the medical fraternity their pathology lab has e... Read More

131

PROCEDURES

21

DOCTORS in 13 Specialties

6+

Facilities & Amenities

Get Video Consultation with India’s Best Neurosugeons

Puneet Girdhar

Neurosurgeon

Delhi, India


Book @ USD 50

Aditya Gupta

Neurosurgeon

Gurgaon, India


Book @ USD 50

S K Rajan

Neurosurgeon

Gurgaon, India


Book @ USD 50

Pritam Majumdar

Neurologist, Neurosurgeon

Delhi, India


Book @ USD 42

Komal Bohra

Neurologist

Hyderabad, India


Book @ USD 30

Amit Gupta

Neurosurgeon

Delhi, India


Book @ USD 60

Last modified on blank at May 16, 2022

blank

Guneet Bhatia

Guneet Bhatia is an avid reader, healthcare writer, and is currently Director of Patient Care Department, MediGence. She has also been featured on many prominent Healthcare portals such as IBTimes, HCIT Expert, Clinician Today.

blank

Recent Post

Our team of healthcare experts would be happy to assist you

Get In Touch
or call

(+1) 424 283 4838