Chondroma is a benign neoplasm, the structure of which consists of cartilage cells. The tumor develops slowly and does not manifest itself for a long time. In most cases, a favorable course is observed, but it cannot be ruled out that it will develop into a malignant form, therefore, diagnosis and treatment should be immediate.
Many patients who have a chondroma are found to justifiably give preference to therapy in Israeli clinics. This is due to the high professionalism of Israeli doctors, good technical base, high quality of services provided, and affordable cost. Prices in Israeli medical centers are much more favorable than in clinics in other developed countries.
Accurate, timely diagnosis is the first step towards the success of chondroma treatment
One of the principles of Israeli medicine is the prompt comprehensive diagnosis of chondroma. For this, various techniques are used. Initially, the patient is examined by the attending physician, he also studies the results of existing studies and prescribes additional ones. In the case of chondroma, the following studies may be prescribed:
- trephine biopsy;
- CT or MRI;
- Doppler sonography;
- laboratory tests, including the determination of tumor markers.
The patient can find out the cost of diagnostic procedures with prior consultation with the doctor online before arriving at the clinic Israel. Prices are fixed and do not change during the research process. The patient pays the cost of diagnostics at each stage. After receiving the results, the doctor collects a specialist advice, which develops an effective treatment plan. The patient is told in detail about the stages of therapy, their features and the cost of services.
Features of the treatment of chondroma in Israel
Due to the fact that a tumor such as a chondroma develops almost asymptomatically, it is often diagnosed at a stage when the tumor has already struck the joint capsule and gives to feel painful sensations, low joint mobility, swelling. Depending on the degree of damage, the following methods are used to treat chondroma:
- Radiofrequency ablation - used in the early stages, until the chondroma has managed to hit the lumen of the joint capsule. The procedure consists in the introduction of electrodes into the focus and destruction of cells of the affected tissues using electrical impulses. The rehabilitation period is minimal - about 3-4 hours;
- excision of the tumor is necessary if the growing tumor has managed to affect the body of the bone. In this case, the affected area is subject to resection with simultaneous reconstruction using bone cement;
- endoscopic removal - with insignificant chondroma invasion into the joint cavity, the surgeon makes small incisions through which a device with a video camera and micromanipulators is inserted to excise the tumor, while the joint's mobility is fully preserved.
The price of diagnostics and treatment of chondroma depends on several indicators: the price includes the price of each diagnostic procedure, the chosen treatment tactics, the need for rehabilitation, as well as the duration of the patient's stay in the clinic with the provision of all related services. But in any case, the cost of chondroma therapy in Israeli clinics is almost half the cost of services offered by medical institutions in the USA, Canada, Switzerland and many other countries. In addition, the citizens of Ukraine do not need a visa, which significantly accelerates the approach of the treatment of chondroma.