After several refusals for treatment in Turkey and Bulgaria, a 27-year-old woman named Evgenia was operated on successfully with the only gamma knife available in Bulgaria. The hospital reported that the unique equipment is part of the Complex Oncology and Radiosurgery Center at the high-tech Heart and Brain Hospital in Pleven.
Evgenia said, “I am grateful to the doctors from “Heart and Brain” – Pleven because they saved my life,” I’m feeling good now and enjoying the support of her husband and family and making plans for the future. “By telling my treatment story, I hope to help other patients get the help they need. The doctors and equipment in Pleven helped me for several months of wandering around clinics abroad”.
The story begins after a sequence of treatment rejections. In 2012, Evgenia was only 17 years old when she was diagnosed with multiple benign intracerebral tumours. Because of their presence, neurosurgical intervention is impossible. Then, she was referred for radiosurgery in Istanbul because there was no radiosurgery equipment in Bulgaria in 2012. Radiosurgery was done abroad; it sutumord the tumour process for eight years. But in 2020 – a new tumour was observed. This time Evgenia gets a complete loss of hearing. The family tried to get help from experts available in the country and abroad, but everywhere they refused both operative treatment and radiosurgery.
In the June of this year, Evgenia again went to Istanbul. She was recommended to get radiosurgical treatment in “Heart and Brain” – Pleven, where the most modern and the only Knife in Bulgaria is available. Turkish doctors send the documents with the suggested treatment. Dr Rumen. Lazarov, Dr Nikola Bildirev, neurosurgeon Prof. Dimitar Kharitonov and several other specialists did the treatment.
Evgenia feels well and has no complaints left. The team of doctors gained so much confidence in the capabilities of the modern equipment available in Pleven Hospital “Heart and Brain” after the successful treatment of Evgenia.