Vu university medical center brain tumor center begins consultations for second opinions
Patients with a brain tumor may by February 1, please visit a surgery at the medical center brain tumor center in Amsterdam. They get here within a day, a full screening and advice about their treatment.
“The diagnosis of brain tumor raises a lot of uncertainty on both patients and their family members,” says Peter Vandertop, head of neurosurgery at VUmc in The Netherlands.
“They are looking for guidance and a second opinion can help there as well.” He tells that their way of working so is adapted in that patients can be efficiently helped by all the appointments on one day to schedule. “That is especially important as patients from other regions.”
A spokesman for the medical center late NU.nl know that all patients with a brain tumour, welcome the consultation, no matter what stage of the disease they are in.
“It could be that people have just been diagnosed have gotten a second opinion want. But also patients who, for example, the advice have got to be or not to undergo surgery can the surgery go for extra certainty about their treatment.”
Since 2015 is the centre recognised as a European centre of excellence. The second opinion-consultation will take place weekly on Friday. 1 February is the first consultation.