Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery, in collaboration with the Radiation Oncology Service, perform stereotactic radiosurgery treatments for the treatment of brain tumours.

With this technique, a large quantity of therapeutic radiation is deposited in a small, well-defined volume of intracranial tissue, with a very low incidence of associated complications.

Its use in pathologies that have been confirmed to benefit from its use to date makes it a very valuable resource.

The pathologies that could be treated with this technique are: neuromas of the acoustic nerve, metastatic lesions, vascular malformations, arterio-venous fistulas, carotid-cavernous, meningiomas, and lesions of the base of the skull, among others.

The hospital has a Brain Tumour Committee made up by a multidisciplinary team of professionals (neurosurgery, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, radiation physicists, etc. ) that provide treatment, especially radiosurgery, for patients with very advanced brain and neurological tumours.

The IVO uses a particle (photon) accelerator as a source of radiant energy. These photons are deposited to cover all of the planned volume through a micromultileaf system that controls the passage of the radiation, so the treatment “fits” very closely with the three-dimensional limits of the lesion in question. This sophisticated mechanism requires a special computer programming system called IPLAN by BrainLab©, which gathers the information from the diagnostic images (MRI + CT + PET) and allows specialists to calculate the spatial co-ordinates and dose with the precision that defines this kind of therapy. In order to do so, a BrainLab radiosurgical framework is placed around the patient’s head, to ensure accurate administration of the dose.

 

Medical Staff

Medical Staff
Dra. Lorena Ramos Calvo

Valencia Hospital Complex
Edificio Antonio Llombart Rodríguez
Edificio José Simó
Edificio Consultas Externas
Nuevo edificio
Edificio Trade Center
Edificio Cruz
Other units
VALENCIA Early Diagnosis Unit
ALCOY Radiotherapy Unit
CUENCA Radiotherapy Unit
© 2015 IVO Fundación Instituto Valenciano de Oncología

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