Saving lives with diagnosis on time

by Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe
Saving lives with diagnosis on time
Saving lives with diagnosis on time
Saving lives with diagnosis on time
Saving lives with diagnosis on time
Saving lives with diagnosis on time
Saving lives with diagnosis on time
Saving lives with diagnosis on time
Saving lives with diagnosis on time

Project Report | Jun 16, 2020
Rosa, a Testimonial with Soul

By Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe | Rosa's Story

Rosa, a Testimonial with Soul
It was eventually determined that the patient’s dizziness was caused by a
severe hypoglycemia condition, commonly known as low glucose or sugar
levels, directly related to an insulin-producing tumor located in her pancreas,
which is called insulinoma.
Ms. Rosa came to Hospital Pablo
Tobón Uribe because she had been having
repetitive morning dizziness for three
months. Despite having consulted different
medical specialists and institutions on
several occasions, it had not been possible
to establish the actual cause for her body’s
imbalance.
After a hospitalization event and having ruled out suspicions of neurological
pathologies, Rosa was referred to the Hospital with Soul under the
supervision of our gastroenterology specialist, Doctor Gabriel, who made
available all his knowledge to her with the purpose of assisting her.
Rosa and her family accepted the alternative proposed by Doctor
Gabriel, an ethanolization- based ablation procedure that consists in using a
needle through an endoscopic technique to apply a substance that
subsequently enables the endosonography-guided ablation of the
neuroendocrine tumor. This procedure is performed using medical equipment
that combines endoscopy, which consists in using a camera-equipped device,
and ultrasonography to make the visualization of the tissues easier for the
specialist.
Thanks to this type of moderately invasive procedures based on the use of
state-of-the-art technology, it is possible to reach tumors such as the one Ms.
Rosa had, thus allowing to regulate her insulin levels and facilitating her
treatment without the need to resort to surgical interventions.
Since the patient underwent the mentioned procedure, her quality of life has
notably improved, enabling her to resume her day-to-day activities.

Rosa is now in good health conditions and she is deeply grateful to Hospital
Pablo Tobón Uribe for its care with soul and for having provided her with a
timely assistance and a solution for her needs. In her own words: “I am deeply
grateful to the Hospital; I feel completely satisfied with its healthcare service
and I’d like to thank everyone, from the clerical staff to the doctors and medical
team, who were considerate and helpful at all times.”
Rosa


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Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
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Twitter: @HPTU
Project Leader:
Diana Pavas
Medellin , Antioquia Colombia
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