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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