CategoriesDestination,  Partners,  Proton Therapy

New Proton Therapy Center in Madrid

Patrizia Barrueco is a Partner Success Manager at TaqTik and works with leading healthcare providers around the world to ensure TaqTik members receive top services, quality and pricing. Patrizia explores the anticancer benefits of proton therapy, with Quironsalud in Madrid, Spain.
What is proton therapy?
Proton therapy is an application of nuclear medicine, a type of external radio therapy that uses a proton beam to irradiate the tissue that has been affected by a tumor. Proton Therapy is the treatment of choice for many types of cancer, since its efficiency is equal to, or superior to conventional radiotherapy, and causes less side effects. As of today, over 130,000 patients have been treated with proton therapy at the 58 existing facilities throughout the world. It is expected that in 2020 there will be 125, over twice as many.
Benefits of proton therapy
The many benefits of proton-beam therapy include:
  • Minimal or no radiation delivered to the area surrounding a tumor
  • Lower total radiation dose per treatment
  • Substantially decreased risk of secondary tumors
  • Better quality of life
Madrid’s proton therapy center
QuironSalud Medical Care Group and leading Belgium proton therapy company IBA Iron Beam Applications, have built the first proton therapy center in Madrid, Spain. This center is at the disposal of patients from both public and private healthcare and it offers treatments for patients with cancer.  It also serves a space for innovation and research, with projects that will seek to improve the results of the oncology treatments and the quality of life of their patients.
The most advanced and safest technique
Due to the physical properties of protons, proton beam therapy is currently the world’s most advanced and safest radiation therapy technique for certain tumors. When applied at specific dose levels, protons can act with great precision in the interior of tissue, thus increasing anti tumor activity and limiting damage to healthy tissue. As a result, proton-beam therapy used to treat a variety of cancers in a close proximity to critical structures in the body including:
  • Eye and brain cancers
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Prostate cancers
  • Liver cancers
  • Lung cancers
  • Breast cancers
  • Pediatric cancers
Proteus One®
Proteus One® is a proton-beam therapy system that uses includes tumor-scanning technology enabling physicians to deliver the most appropriate radiation dose, and to target specific areas. The machine is equipped with highly sophisticated imaging equipment and can rotate 220° around the patient, allowing the beam to be aimed at a tumor from any angle. Learn more about the exclusive Proteus One® therapy system in this QuronSalud video. 
Why travel to Madrid?
Madrid is an amazing metropolis that offers a real taste of Spain.  Visit the world class Prado Museum- displaying an endless array of masterpieces created during the Golden Age of Spain! Or the 18th-century Royal Palace that rivals the magnificent Chateau de Versailles.
Take the next step
If you have any comments or questions about proton therapy with QuironSalud in Madrid, Spain please comment below or contact me directly at patrizia.barrueco@taqtik.com. You can also request a firmquote or book an appointment when you are on vacation!
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CategoriesOrthopedics

Knee Surgery in Alicante, Spain

QuironSalud Medical Care in Spain gives patients access to specialized services in Orthopedics Surgery and Traumatology and advanced techniques for minimally invasive surgery. The knee unit at  Hospital QuoronSalud Torrevieja is a leader in sports pathology treatment with comprehensive diagnostic and treatment techniques available.
Hospital Quoronsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Quoronsalud Torrevieja in Alicante Mexico has developed a reputation as a multidisciplinary center of the highest standard. The center is recognized throughout the health industry for it’s sophisticated diagnostic equipment and advanced treatments.

Almost half of the patients at the Torrevieja hospital are international, and qualified interpreters are available free of charge. The translator service covers 15 different languages including English, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian Russian, Italian and Arabic.

Orthopedic surgery techniques

The Hospital QuoronSalud Torrevieja specializes in both arthroscopic and open surgery.

Arthroscopic surgery includes:

  • Meniscectomy- arthroscopy and radiofrequency treatments (Arthrocare, Vulcan, Serfas) used for meniscal lesions.
  • Meniscal sutures.
  • Meniscal transplants.
  • Ligamentous plasty in fractures of anterior or posterior cruciate ligament associated or not to meniscal lesions
  • Treatment of cartilage pathology with radiofrequency (Arthrocare, Vulcan, Serfas)
  • Treatment of Rotulian Pathologies by arthroscopy
  • Treatments with PRP (Plasma Rich in Platelets). PRP is an autologous preparation, non-toxic, non-allergenic, obtained by the centrifugation of the patients blood. This treatment is aimed to accelerate bone repair by strengthening the quality of the bone formed (osteogenesis). PRP can also induce premature healing of the wounds, increasing the revascularization (angiogenesis) and stimulating the synthesis and differentiation of the precursor cells.

Open surgery includes:

  • Total knee arthroplasty in patients with severe osteoarthritis with the implantation of a fixed-plate prosthesis as a mobile plate.
  • Revision arthroplasties in patients with failure of a primary prosthesis.
  • Partial partial or bi-compartment arthroplasties.
  • Femoropatellar arthroplasties.
  • Realignments of extensor patella apparatus both proximally and distally.
  • Varieting and / or valgizing osteotomies.
  • Fracture Treatment.

knee surgery

Torn meniscus treatment

A torn meniscus is a common sports injury because it is caused by the forceful twisting of knee joint. When the knee cartilage (meniscus) is torn and the body provides an inflammatory response. Swelling and fluid accumulation makes day to day movements more difficult. It may be painful to fully extend or straighten the knee. As an essential cushion to your thighbone and shin bone, it is important that it is repaired to reduce the possibility of pain and discomfort. The treatment for a torn meniscuc is dependent on the severing of the tear.

  • Partial meniscectomy- trims away the torn area and smooths the injury site
  • Total meniscectomy- removes the whole meniscus

To find out more information about Orthopedics with Hospital QuoronSalud Torrevieja and for the best quality and pricing please contact me directly at patrizia.barrueco@taqtik.com


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CategoriesOncology,  Partners,  Urology

Advantages of Radical Robotic Prostatectomy

QuironSalud is the largest hospital Group in Spain and following a merger with a German company, Fresnius Helios, it is the largest group in Europe with network of over 125 centers, including 50 general hospitals and 7 university hospitals. With additional locations in Dubai, Lisbon, Peru and Medellin. Urology and Oncology are among their main specialties, and today we bring you one of their successful procedures such as the Radical Robotic Prostatectomy.

The prostate is a gland of the male reproductive system located under the bladder and above the anus. It is the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the channel through which urine flows from the bladder). The prostate gland produces a secretion that is part of the semen. Prostate cancer appears due to the formation of malignant cells in the tissues of the prostate. Treatment options and prognosis depend on the stage of the cancer and many other variables, but it is clear that the implementation of Screening Programs have helped to raise the rate of early detection and, therefore, , to increase the survival rate. In addition, new advances in medical technology have caused a leap in quality in the approach to this pathology.

Radical prostatectomy

It is one of the most common treatments for prostate cancer that involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Traditional radical prostatectomy requires the surgeon to make an incision of 8 to 12 centimeters in the abdomen of the patient. This usually causes a significant loss of blood, a prolonged and uncomfortable recovery and the risk of suffering from impotence and incontinence.

Radical robotic prostatectomy

The approach to prostate cancer is minimally invasive and incorporates a state-of-the-art surgical system whereby the surgeon will be able to see more clearly the vital anatomical structures and carry out the surgical procedure to remove the prostate. The most recent studies suggest that robotic prostatectomy reduces the risk of urinary incontinence and impotence after the intervention. The advantages of this system, compared to open prostatectomy, are multiple, a shorter stay in in hospital, less pain, faster recovery, and fewer scars.

The team of specialists in Urology of the Robotic Surgery Program at QuironSalud have years of experience and is specifically trained in robotic technology.

 

 
fertility
CategoriesIVF/Fertility,  Partners

In Vitro Fertilization with Quironsalud Medical Network in Spain

Quironsalud health care network is Spain’s leading provider of health care services. Many couples seeking assistance through IVF will travel to countries like Spain, where  the most advanced technology and comprehensive care is more readily available.
What is IVF treatment?
IVF is a treatment that seeks to bring eggs and sperm together in a laboratory setting to form embryos that can be transferred to the mother’s uterus. Eggs can be fertilized by conventional IVF, or through a process known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection.
When is it recommended?
  •  With your partner’s sperm -for women with moderate or severe endometriosis -failure of artificial insemination -for women with blocked fallopian tubes or adhesions -moderate-to-severe abnormalities in male partner
  • With sperm from a donor -single mother-to-be or two same-sex parents -repeated failure of insemination with sperm from a male partner -severe abnormalities in a male partner -repeated implantation failure
How effective is it?
  • ICSI fertilization has a similar effectiveness to IVF.
  • The rate of pregnancy obtained, which on average is over 50% per cycle, is largely dependent on the women’s age and the number of embryos transferred.
What does it involve?
  • Ovarian stimulation
  • Egg retrieval
  • Fertilization
  • Embryo transfer
  • Embryo vitrification
  • Fertility preservation
  • Egg and embryo vitrification
  • MACS-magnetic activated cell sorting)
  • PGD-re implantation genetic diagnosis)
  • Time lapse system for embryo incubation
QuironSalud in beautiful Spain can offer you all these treatments and techniques, to make your dreams come true. Happiness is just one step away.
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