Pelvic Exenteration refers to the radical surgical procedure which involves the removal of the pelvic organs and adjacent structures i.e. the urinary bladder, lower part of the ureters, rectum, anus and the internal reproductive organs (ovaries, fallopian tube, uterus and cervix in females or prostate, seminal vesicles, epididimis and other ducts and glands in males) along with the adjacent lymph nodes, muscles and supporting ligaments. It is also referred to as the Brunchwig’s operation. Total pelvic Exenteration is a complex and a major surgical procedure, which requires a highly trained and skilled medical team for best case management. India, South Korea, Jordan, Mexico and Turkey are the best medical destinations for undertaking the complex surgery.
The five year survival rate after a pelvic exenteration ranges from 25 % to 60% depending upon the type of procedure that is performed. About one third of the patients develop complications after the surgery with about 3-5% of deaths related to complications.
There are three major methods by which Exenteration of pelvic organs are done, which depend on the organs involved. The procedure is a major surgery and is conducted under general anesthesia.
Post operative Care after total pelvic Exenteration
Post operative complications of Total Pelvic Exenteration:
With well trained and specialized medical teams for the management of surgical oncology procedures, India leads the list of medical tourism destinations. The hospitals across the country provide good quality services and have a medical infrastructure that is comparable to international standards.
Mexico is preferred by most Americans, as it considerably reduces travel time for patients seeking complex medical and surgical treatment. There are several JCI accredited hospitals in the country which provide first-rate medical and surgical care.
A sound healthcare infrastructure and affordable prices for medical and surgical care gives Turkey an advantage over other countries. It commands a considerable respect in the Middle East for its medical care services and has a strong and proven track record in the domain of medical care travel.
Jordan attracts several medical tourists annually, due to its commitment to quality and low cost of medical care. It is one of the fastest growing medical travel destinations in the world. Complex oncological procedures are handled effectively, providing optimum care and support.
South Korean hospitals specifically focus on providing medical and surgical oncology services to medical tourists from around the world. Considering its experience in this domain, South Korea, is a better choice for medical tourists for the management of complex oncological surgeries.
Medical Tourism Corporation facilitates Affordable Total Pelvic Exenteration treatment in Europe (Turkey) and other overseas world-class oncology treatment destinations.