Tumor of the biliary tract: the cost of treatment in Israel
Tumors of the biliary tract in most cases are represented by malignant tumors. Benign tumors in the form of various kinds of polyps, cysts, papillomas, according to statistics, are about 5-10 times less common.
Malignant tumors of the biliary tract are observed in about 1-2 patients out of every 100 thousand of the population. They require a serious approach to treatment, the cost of which largely depends on the pricing policy of a medical institution.
Today, doctors from Israeli clinics have unique experience in treating malignant and benign tumors of the biliary tract. They provide high-quality services, institutions are equipped with modern operating systems, the latest systems, chemotherapy drugs of the latest generation are used in therapy, and at the same time the prices remain the most affordable compared to the cost of similar treatment in clinics around the world.
How is a biliary tract tumor diagnosed?
To make a decision about which treatment method to choose, Israeli clinics diagnose patients with benign and malignant biliary tract tumors. At the same time, innovative equipment is used, which makes it possible to make a diagnosis with absolute accuracy in a short time. There are also medical centers in Ukraine, where detailed studies are carried out at affordable prices, but in Israel the possibilities are much wider.
On the first day, the patient undergoes a consultation with a leading specialist who prescribes a number of examinations:
- blood test for biomarkers;
- ultrasound of the abdominal cavity;
- cholangiopancreatography with introduction into the abdominal the cavity of the video camera;
- magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography.
The next day, the doctors of the Israeli clinic hold a consultation to make an accurate diagnosis and draw up a treatment plan for a tumor of the biliary tract.
Methods and cost of treatment of biliary tract tumors in Israeli clinics
Benign neoplasms are removed surgically, and for the treatment of malignant tumors, among which the most severe is cholangiocarcioma, surgical, radiological and chemotherapeutic methods are used.
Removing spiteful things High-quality tumors are performed by open surgery. Israeli doctors successfully carry out such operations even in cases where European surgeons consider the tumor inoperable. Adjuvant radio- and chemotherapy, as well as their combination, can significantly increase the efficiency of surgical intervention.
During chemotherapy, the patient is injected with intravenous infusions of cytotoxic drugs that cause apoptosis of pathological cells. Antimetabolites, topoisomerase inhibitors, cytotoxic antibiotics are often administered in a complex, which gives the best effect.
Radiotherapy is irradiation of a tumor of the biliary tract using special equipment. In Israeli clinics, modern linear accelerators are installed, capable of forming an ionizing beam of the required power and shape and directing it precisely to the affected area. Also, such devices as Cyberknife are used, which have an even higher radiation accuracy. In some cases, contact radiotherapy may take place with the introduction of implants with a radioactive substance into the affected area.
One of the key points why patients with biliary tract tumors turn to the services of Israeli clinics is the cost of treatment. Compared to the cost of services provided by medical institutions in the USA, Great Britain, Germany, the cost of services for diagnostics and therapy is much less here, at least by 40%.