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Maria del Mar Minguez – Meningioma patient story 

When Spain native Maria del Mar Minguez was diagnosed with a complex brain condition, her family and friends rallied to send her to the experts at UPMC.

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Acharya Yashovijaysuri – Meningioma, Optic Nerve Compression neurosurgery patient story 

When a Jain Guru with 1 million followers was losing his sight—and traditional surgery failed—his followers sought sight-saving endonasal brain surgery at UPMC in Pittsburgh.

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International Patients Traveling to UPMC

​Neurosurgical International Patients

UPMC provides world-class medical care for patients from across the United States and around the world. Patients from five continents have traveled to UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for world-class neurosurgical care.

UPMC’s surgeons have pioneered and refined techniques that allow them to care for patients with an array of tumors, lesions, and other neurological conditions of the brain and spine.

We have treated thousands of international patients from:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Bolivia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • France
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Trinidad
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • USA (virtually every state)
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen

Global Care Services

UPMC Global Care offers a wide range of free services to ensure that international patients and their families receive coordinated care throughout their stay. We are committed to making your experience at UPMC as comfortable as possible.

Prior to your journey to the United States, a Global Care representative will be assigned as your contact. Your Hospitality Care Manager will work closely with you to assist with any housing, transportation, administrative, translation, religious, or cultural concerns.

Global Care Services Include:

  • Hospitality Services
  • Visa Assistance
  • Transportation Coordination
  • High-Quality Care from Expert Clinicians
  • Discharge Planning and Follow-up

For information and assistance, please contact UPMC Global Care at:
Phone: 01-877-320-8762


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