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Asija Pandzic , United States
star star Jan 2021

Made my trip overseas so much easier!

Yasmin was extremely helpful, friendly and made planning my trip so much easier. I don't know what I would have done without her! She told me how to get a travel visa and luckily warned me of any travel restrictions that were going on! I had to rebook my trip twice due to covid & restrictions and Yasmin handled everything on the hospitals end. One of the times I had to rebook it was because my layover was in london and Turkey banned all incoming travel from the UK. The airline never notified me so if it wasn't for Yasmin warning me I would have gotten on the plane and been stuck in london! Going overseas to a country you've never been to before to get plastic surgery can be scary, having Yasmin made it a lot less scary knowing you have somebody there that's on your team to help you.

Aylya Mustafova, Turkey
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I highly recommend the services of Flymedi

I highly recommend the services of Flymedi 🔝🔝🔝Professionalism, accuracy, friendliness and most of all quality work. Abud ✔️✔️✔️was our agent, we thank him for his accuracy and professionalism. I recommend !!!💯💯💯

Henry Mitchell, United Kingdom
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Long waiting times in UK…

Because of long waiting times in UK hospitals due to Covid19, I hit upon the idea of having my bilateral hernia surgery done while on a 2-week holiday in Antalya. After making inquiries through Yasmin, I had a short but comprehensive consultation with an eminent surgeon Prof Alihan Gürkan and my operation was scheduled for a day halfway through my stay in Antalya. It went well with keyhole surgery, I stayed in overnight and was discharged the next day, which gave me 6 days to recover before my flight home to Scotland. Yasmin kept in touch throughout, making sure I had transport to and from the hospital, and a special thanks to Fatma, my mentor and guide at the Memorial Hospital on my day of tests and examinations. I telephoned my surgeon a few days after the operation for advice on removing my plasters and he was most helpful and reassuring about my complete recovery. I was not too fond of the breakfast, but considered it as another form of medicine! My flight home was amazingly comfortable without painkillers, although they were definitely needed for a few days after my operation. In conclusion, I would be happy to have other treatment like this, though in a nice sort of way I hope never to set eyes on the Memorial Hospital again. 🙂

George Bileci Malta, Turkey
star star Nov 2020

A very positive outcome

A very positive outcome, following my decision to pursue in having dental cosmetic surgery/treatment carried out in Turkey. Excellent advisory skills by Flymedi rep Abud. He was professional, well informed, and followed me up with total attention throughout the whole process. Last but not least, I thank Dr Ahmed Kumsan and his team at Infinity Smiles Dental Clinic for their commitment and professionalism. Highly recommended.

Alexander Sullivan, United Kingdom
star star Nov 2020

Thank you Flymedi

I was considering several different options, however Abud was by far the most committed and helpful of all the agents I'd been in discussions with. Everything was organised for me and I was guided throughout and if I was feeling apprehensive about anything or had any questions Abud was always on hand to answer my questions and give reassurances. I'm so happy with the results of my operation and I was left overwhelmed by how friendly and supportive everyone was throughout. If you're considering using flymedi then I can honestly say you'll be delighted with the service both before during and after your surgery.

Recommended For Glial Tumor Removal

Patients who experienced brain tumor symptoms and those who were diagnosed with astrocytoma and oligodendroglioma or a different kind of glioma by an oncologist can be the candidates for this operation.

Not Recommended For Glial Tumor Removal

If you were diagnosed with any type of glioma, you could have a brain tumor surgery. Although you should complete several tests in order the understand such treatment’s possible advantages and disadvantages.

Number Of Trips Abroad

One or more, depending on brain cancer stage and its remission

Overview

Glioma tumor (glial tumor) is a broad category of several kinds of brain cancer and tumors with the most common ones being astrocytoma and oligodendroglioma.Glioma treatment is a complicated one and may never lead to total removal of cancer cells, especially if treatment of cancer begins in its 3rd or 4th stage. In a circumstance like this, with glioma treatments, it is intended to improve the patient's living standardsand prolonging this life through removing at least parts of cancer cells and stopping or slowing down the speed with which remaining glioma develops.

Preparation

Generally, glioma treatment involves the procedures of brain cancer operations, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy; therefore, there are some preparations you should consider. Before the brain tumor operation, you should inform our doctor about the medical conditions you have and the medications you have been taking. One week before brain surgery, you should stop taking any kind of blood-thinning medications such as aspirin. For the treatments of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, there is no need for a specific preparation to make.However, it is better to consult your specialist before glial tumor treatment begins.

How It Is Performed

Glial tumor treatment includes several treatment procedures, which are brain tumor surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Yet, there might be some conditions in which one of the procedures is not performed. There may be two different objectives for glioma treatment:

• At the early stages of glioma, glial tumor treatment’s main goal is to eliminate it totally.
• At the late stages of glioma generally, it is not possible to deem total extinction of tumor cells. Therefore, treatment mainly focuses on managing it on a low level. Glioma treatment starts usually with an attempt at glial tumor removal through brain surgery, followed by radiation therapy and chemotherapy treatment. In the cases which brain surgery and radiotherapy treatment’s effects are positive and enduring, there is no need for chemotherapy to be performed.

Recovery

The recovery period of glioma treatment may last for weeks, months, or even years. To be able to suppress glioma tumor cells, some medications are taken by the patient during the time between brain surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. There is a necessity for some of the medications to be used even after all of the three (or two) stages are administrated. Meanwhile, glioma treatment’s side effects would disappear. This period may last for a few months, which is around 3-6 months, but in the case of stage 3 glioma or stage 4 glioma, proper recovery may not happen.

Risks

Glioma treatment has several risks and complications; some of them are:

• Seizures 
• Internal or external bleeding 
• Neurological problems 
• Sometimes chemotherapy and radiotherapy may lead to infertility 

Yet, mentioned risks do not shade the potential benefits of intensive glioma treatment

Side Effects

Glioma treatment side effects are in interaction with another kind of treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy with addition to medications given to the patient so as to suppress glioma. Some of the side effects are double vision, problems with balance, problems with concentration, etc. The patient should reach a specialist if any of the side effects gets serious.

Success Rates

Most of the time, glioma causes a patient's death. In the early stages of glioma, there is a chance for removal of total glial tumors, but the possibility is very low. The success rate of glioma treatment depends on the patient’s life quality and its length.

Before And After

Treatment of glioma might be a tiring process for the patients, but it provides them a long time to spend with their family and more peaceful passing away. Patients who are suffering from early stages of glioma might benefit from the treatment with results like total eradication of cancer for years to come.

Faq

-Why Should One Decide for Glioma Treatment? 

With the help of glioma treatment patients can spend more time with their family with better life quality.More than that – glial tumor detected early may be eradicated or kept under control for years.


-Is Glioma a Type of Cancer? 
Glioma is a common name for brain tumors such as astrocytoma and oligodendroglioma. 

-What is the Standard Procedure for Glioma Treatment? 
Most of the time, doctors choose treatments such as brain surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.However, if tumor ceases to exist or at least stops growing back, chemotherapy can be postponed or canceled.

Extra Content

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.