Providing Expert Care

by BTM

Wed, 05 September 2018

Providing Expert Care

Advanced technology at Middle East Hospital (MEH) makes brain tumour surgery affordable for patients.

An MEH patient’s symptoms started off as a splitting headache, followed by blurred vision in the left eye, resulting in a strong attack of convulsion. This patient had a brain tumour, 4cm in diameter, and the removal surgery lasted eight hours. It was not too demanding a task for Dr Samy Gouda and his medical staff at Middle East Hospital, Segaya, as the doctor and the hospital are well-versed in advanced surgeries.

The patient was suffering from severe fatigue and weakness in her limbs. She could not walk without support and her condition was worsening over the days. Her family rushed her to Middle East Hospital after she had a strong convulsion, which made her weaker and her speech slurred. Prompt action from Dr Gouda got the patient an MRI scan at MEH. The scan showed a tumour on the left hemisphere of the brain, which was blocking the main arteries, veins of the motor area of the leg, and speech.

Brain and other nervous system cancer is the 10th leading cause of death in women. The five-year survival rate for people with cancerous brain or CNS tumours is 34 per cent for men and 36 per cent for women. However, the survival rates vary widely and depend on several factors, including the type of brain or spinal cord cancer.

Family members extended their gratitude, given that this patient could move her limbs and even talk just after an hour of the surgery. The hospital’s advanced equipment and excellent service was appreciated by the patient and her family, and she was discharged within five days of hospitalisation.
Tumours that originate in the brain itself or in the tissue close to it are called primary brain tumours. Brain tumours account for 85 to 90 per cent of all primary CNS tumours. Secondary brain tumours occur when the cancer begins elsewhere and spreads to the brain.

A brain tumour is a collection, or mass of abnormal cells in your brain. They can be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign). Normally, cells grow and multiply in an orderly way. Occasionally, however, some cells behave abnormally. They multiply in an uncontrolled way and these abnormal cells may grow into a lump, which is called a tumour. 

Symptoms of brain tumours include new onset or change in pattern of headaches; headaches that gradually become more frequent and more severe; unexplained nausea or vomiting; vision problems – blurred or double vision, or loss of peripheral vision; gradual loss of sensation or movement in an arm or leg; difficulty with balance; speech difficulties; seizures; and hearing problems. 

Middle East Hospital in Segaya is a multi-speciality, 85-bed, state-of-the-art facility. The Middle East Hospital Group is expanding, with the recent opening of a new medical centre at BIW (Bahrain Investment Wharf) in the Hidd Industrial Area, in addition to Middle East Medical Centers in Hidd and Salmabad.  

MEH has various departments, including advanced surgical, maternity (OB/Gyn), dental and maxillofacial, cosmetology, dermatology, gastroenterology and paediatric.  

The hospital caters to all sorts of ailments and the doctors are well experienced in surgeries and management of brain tumour, hysterectomy, polypectomy, skin grafting, maternity (CS/N), haemorrhoids and diabetology.

Middle East Group of Hospitals and Medical Centers are located strategically in Manama (MEH-Segaya, 17 362-233); Salmabad (MEM-Salmabad, 17 216-056); Hidd (MEM-Hidd, 17 464-848); and Bahrain Investment Wharf (MEM-BIW Hidd Industrial area, 77 464-848). The locations, facilities and the dedicated, highly qualified team of doctors make the Middle East Hospital Group an ideal choice for comprehensive medical care of families, nationals and expatriates, as well as employees of corporate houses and companies.

 Call 17 362-233 or follow on Facebook: Middle East Hospital for more information.