I don’t want another stroke
Agne (30), works in the financial sector in Lithuania.
“I was taken to hospital with a stroke and ahereditary pathologic blood vessel formation – arteriovenous malformation – was detected, which also served as the reason of stroke. Doctors said that, if I don’t want to suffer another stroke, only the radiosurgery method can save me. They told that such a procedure is available in the neighbouring country, Latvia, Sigulda, so I don’t have to travel anywhere far. Of course, I didn’t think long.
I came to a consultation on 27 April and already on 29 April the procedure was performed. It is amazing – I only had to lie down for 40 minutes and that’s all. There wasn’t any bad feeling, completely nothing. At Sigulda Hospital I experienced a professional, understanding and kind attitude; everything was clarified and explained to me. There works fantastic personnel. I went home and thought – did it really happen in reality? (laughs)”
Radiosurgery procedure completed in April 2016.
I could be saved only by a robot
Georgs (63), company director.
“Suddenly, I felt dizziness in mornings, everything turned black, everything like doubled a little. Medical examination was started and magnetic resonance results showed that there is a tumour in my head (meningioma – a benign tumour, which grows from the brain meninges cells). When I visited the professor neurosurgeon Igors Aksiks, I was mentally ready, that the tumour will be removed surgically. But the professor shook his head and told, that it is inoperable, because the risk is too high – the meningioma was located very close to the brain stem.
He told, that it is planned to open a radiosurgery centre in Sigulda, and that I should wait and receive treatment there. Another alternative was to perform the same procedure with cyberknife in Germany. I decided that I will better receive treatment at home. I had to wait two months and became one of the first patients of Sigulda Radiosurgery Centre.
The procedure was completely painless, I didn’t feel anything. The only thing I had to do – I had to lie still while the robot was working, because I was not allowed to move. In my case three such procedures had to be performed sequentially. I continued living my daily life as if nothing had happened. After six months, I went to the centre for examinations – the tumour had already changed its shape. After the New Year, I will visit the centre again and then the meningioma already should be smaller than it was during the procedure. Now, I have dizziness only when having larger physical load. I feel incomparably better.”
Radiosurgery procedure completed in December 2015
I wish such an opportunity for all who need it
Loreta (50), personnel department specialist in Vilnius.
“I was advised to go to Sigulda by my doctor in Vilnius. I had problems with auditory and vestibular apparatus, and, after making magnetic resonance, a tumour (vestibular schwannoma or auditory nerve neuroma) was detected in the middle ear. The doctor said that in my case it would be safer to choose radiation instead of surgical intervention. The doctor himself called Sigulda Centre and arranged, that I will go there, also writing a cover letter for me.
I went to Sigulda for the first time in March to make necessary examinations, and already one week later the procedure was performed. Everything was done very professionally – at each stage I was informed about the following step. Recently, in October, I had control examinations and everything is good. I wish such an opportunity for everyone who needs it. In addition, it is a completely different feeling than at a hospital – there is never the depressing feeling, that you are there because you have a tumour. And for me it was important, that doctors there are speaking also Russian – I can’t speak English so well.”
Radiosurgery procedure completed in March 2016.