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Helios Hospital Schwerin
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Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy
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Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)
VATS (Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery)
Chest tube insertion
Minimally invasive (thoracoscopic) esophagectomy
Laparoscopic upper GI surgery
Wismarsche Str. 393-397, 19055 Schwerin, Germany
It is challenging to see your loved one in pain and suffering; one wants nothing more but to get them out of it. When it comes to selecting a treatment facility, one wants the absolute best care. Helios Hospital Schwerin is a tertiary care hospital providing facilities with highly qualified doctors on board. Patients admitted here get closely monitored; everything gets done with utmost precision; from their vital hourly checks to disease management. Helios Hospital Schwerin, located in Germany, was built with excellent infrastructure. Their friendly staff and skilled doctors make the hospital stay very comfortable. TOP MEDICAL FACILITIES OFFERED AT THE HELIOS HOSPITAL SCHWERIN Numerous procedures happen daily at the Helios Hospital Schwerin. With over 34 specialties offered, all of them are equipped with the best pieces of technology. The doctors quickly reach a diagnosis due to the efficient lab testing system, saving time and effort. Following is a brief review of the top medical and surgical procedures at the Helios Hospital Schwerin. • LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY It is a surgical procedure that is performed to visualize the insides of the abdomen. This technique requires small incisions needed inside trocars, with powerful cameras to look inside. Several surgical procedures are carried through this one technique. Carbon monoxide gas is then pushed through the trocars into the abdomen, which helps visualize the inside organs. The video monitor is linked to the camera, which allows surgeons to analyze the abdominal contents. The most common procedure carried out through this approach is cholecystectomy, which removes the gallbladder. Scissors, clamps, and sutures are all inserted with the help of the long instruments to perform the procedure. Biopsy of tissues or the removal of any diseased organ can also be carried out through this technique. The experienced hands of the surgeons working at the Helios Hospital Schwerin make sure to analyze the abdomen carefully and then properly suture any open ends. Patients recover with minimal postoperative complications after their laparoscopic surgery at this hospital. • HERNIA REPAIR The protrusion of any organ due to the weakness of the abdominal wall is called a hernia. There are several types of hernias, such as; strangulated, direct, or indirect. It is also divided according to the site involved in the hernia, and these include: • Femoral hernia • Umbilical hernia • Inguinal hernia • Incisional hernia • Epigastric • Hiatal hernia. There are two ways through which a hernia outpouching can be repaired. These include; the open method and the laparoscopic procedure involving the hernia repair. The available method involves an incision to be made at the region of the protrusion. The hernial sac is then pushed back inside the abdomen, whereas meshes and stitches strengthen the weakened abdominal wall. The synthetic mesh must be appropriately placed, which supports the weakened abdominal wall in the longer run. Another technique, also called the laparoscopic procedure, can be used for the repair of hernias. This approach is also called the minimally invasive technique, which leaves the patient with just three small scars. It has a short recovery period, and the patients rarely ever come with postoperative complications at Helios Hospital Schwerin. • PERIODONTICS Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that majorly deals with diseased gums and other structures supporting the teeth. The inflammatory diseases can destroy the gums permanently if not taken care of at the beginning. Helios Hospital Schwerin has the best periodontists in the team, who have years and years of experience in the field. They are experts who can deal with mild to severe gingivitis. Dental implants are also placed with precision and root planning and surgery on patients with severe gum diseases. • SURGICAL TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY A disorder in the brain called epilepsy in which the neurons become overactive, resulting in episodes of seizures, loss of awareness, unusual sensations, and loss of consciousness, and has a lot of complications. Many different types of epileptic attacks can occur in a patient with epilepsy, which puts their life on a pedestal. However, there isn't any medical treatment that can rectify the problem in the brain causing such epileptic attacks. This complex disorder is, however, surgically treated at the Helios Hospital Schwerin. The best neurosurgeons work on such patients and perform those surgeries with minor risks for the patient. The different types of surgeries offered at Helios Hospital Schwerin for the treatment of epilepsy include; • Focal resection (temporal/extratemporal resection) • Laminectomy • Multiple subpial transactions • Laser interstitial thermal therapy • Corpus callosotomy • Neurostimulation device implantation. All of these surgeries are performed with skilled surgeons on board in a safe environment. This surgery involves removing specific areas of the brain, which can help prevent episodes of epilepsy and hence requires a lot of precision. • SPINAL TUMOR Patients present with many vague symptoms, such as pain in the back, muscle weakness, difficulty walking, or paralysis. The physicians working at the Helios Hospital Schwerin take all such signs very seriously. They can be due to a spinal tumor and are therefore properly investigated to rule it out. Several diagnostic tests are then carried out to rule out a spinal tumor. Once the diagnosis is established after MRI and CT scans, treatment is started without any delays. Treatment plans are offered according to the individual requirements of the patient. Supportive care therapies are often part of the regime, which helps manage side effects that come with the treatment. The extent of tumor growth is first assessed to devise a proper treatment plan. Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and surgery are ways through which the disease is managed. Surgery involves removing the tumor tissue from the spinal cord, which is carried out in patients on whom only a limited portion of the spinal column is affected by the tumor. Chemotherapy involves the administration of drugs into the system that destroys the cancer cells in the spinal cord. These drugs are given directly in the cerebrospinal fluid. Radiation therapy involves imparting radio waves at the cancer site, which is done after surgical resection. Therefore, the photons of the radio waves can destroy any metastatic cell that could be left behind after surgery. With some of the greatest oncologists working at the Helios Hospital Schwerin, patients are given the best care.