Mexico achive to
reduce an 80 percent the recovery period of patients who have been put into
neurosurgery interventions, treat brain tumors, vascular malformations, hydrocephalus,
craniocerebral trauma and spinal tumors.
Ministry of Health hospitals is applied the neuronavigation system, which has
reduced or even avoided surgery sequels, because this technique acts like a GPS
that respects blood vessels, brain level eloquence zones and veins.
In the last two
years, the Medical Centre “Bachelor Adolfo Lopez Mateos”, located on the State
of Mexico has performed over more than 250 successfully neurosurgeries, and has
achieved increasing the number of patients. This is because the system allow to
do from 8 to 12 surgeries at a month, even two in the same day.
The doctor Carlos
Tevera Ovando, surgery deputy director of that hospital, explained that the
neuronavigation is a high specialty tool that allow to locate brain tumors and
evaluate cephalic structures, even before opening the skin.
With this method
the time of surgery interventions is reduced and the life quality of the
patients gets better, avoiding that up to the 90 per cent of them reach the intensive
He reminded that
previously, a patient with a brain tumor neurosurgery stayed at the hospital
from 15 to 20 days. Now, the patients can leave the hospital two or three days
after de surgery.
hospital network count with four neuronavigators, located in the Las Americas
Hospital, in the Zumpango´s High Specialized Hospital and in the Children´s
Hospital from the State of Mexico´s Maternal and Child Institute.
has allowed that people who has the financial framework to pay the attention
called “Seguro Popular” (People´s Health Insurance), can be attended at a very
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