Regardless of the medical care required, whether it is assessment, treatment or preventive measures, the medical process always starts with a preliminary meeting.
All types of medical care processes are complex, and involve problem identification, finding possible solutions and taking the necessary measures to eliminate the problem. We assume full responsibility for the entire process, accompanying and supporting the patient on both physical and emotional levels at all times. Patients are typically in a state of stress or anxiety during the preliminary meeting, due to the uncertainty of further proceeding, and prior to making an important decision. Preparation for this meeting is an integral part of the treatment, as it allows us to establish contact with the patients and to learn more about them and about the specifics of their illness. This stage essentially brings us closer to achieving our common goal: a successful and beneficial treatment process.
Our job is to support, advise, guide and accompany patients, taking into account not only their illness or clinical condition, but also various psychological factors. The ability to help patients and to give them the hope they need and deserve are core values that are always positioned at the base of any treatment.
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The success of Israeli medicine, including in the field of surgery, is recognized worldwide. High-tech equipment allows minimally invasive diagnostic procedures and makes the medical surgical process very effective. The widely used laparoscopic method of surgical intervention significantly reduces side effects, complications and the need for extensive and complex surgeries. Achieving optimal results with minimal negative effects is an approach that stands at the core of Israeli medicine.
Specializes in complex surgeries of the abdominal cavity, such as: correction of hernias, gallbladder removal, digestive tract surgeries, and oncology surgeries. Unique surgeries are also performed, such as closing the colostomy and restoring self-defecation. High qualification levels and extensive experience of both senior and regular medical staff is the key to success when performing complex medical tasks.
Plastic surgery specializes in the aesthetic correction of body defects and to change the appearance of various areas in order to improve patients’ quality of life. This includes face and neck lift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, liposuction, lipofilling, abdominal plastic surgery, breast plastic surgery, ear shape correction, chin correction, and correction of various facial areas. This also includes reconstruction of congenital defects, removal of skin tumors, revision of burn scars with skin grafts or flaps, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, facial nerve reconstruction, reconstruction of the upper and lower jaw, tongue reconstruction, laryngeal reconstruction, scalp and skull reconstruction, reconstruction of the orbits, reconstruction of the nose, and reconstruction of the auricles.
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery from a Functional and Aesthetic Perspective
Reconstructive surgery is often a complicated surgical task. The head and neck area is highly compacted with functionally important anatomical structures, some of which are highly aesthetically related. Hence, every reconstructive procedure in this area, and especially in the face, requires specific consideration in order to restore functionality and to achieve a pleasing appearance. Reconstructive breast surgery also requires diverse techniques to meet optimal patient requirement and esthetic result.
This leading principle is similarly applied in the treatment of tumors or trauma . Often, in order to achieve perfection, multiple operations are required following the first operation which establishes the foundation for a complete reconstruction.
In cases where the use of local tissues is not possible, distally located sources should be used. Such tissues can be transferred as grafts, as in the case of ear cartilage used to form the cartilaginous framework of the nose. In complex reconstructive cases, the surgeon uses the microsurgical technique to transfer missing tissues along with their supplying blood vessels connected to blood vessels near the defect, reconstituting its blood supply. The microsurgical technique has become a standard of care, used to successfully reconstruct large and complex defects.
Various surgical methods designed to treat obesity. These surgical treatments are aimed at reducing the volume of the stomach in order to decrease the patient’s appetite, and facilitate an ongoing weight loss process. These include several types of surgeries, while the majority are performed using a laparoscopic method.
Gastric Banding – With this treatment, the stomach is divided into two parts with the help of a silicone ring, and the upper part of the stomach takes the basic functional part. When the upper part of the stomach is filled with a small amount of food, the patient feels saturated, resulting in the loss of about 50% of excess weight.Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery – With this treatment, the stomach is divided into two parts and the small intestine is attached to the upper part of the stomach (bypassing most of the duodenum and most of the stomach). The patient’s appetite is decreased, resulting in 60-70% weight reduction. After significant weight loss occurs, it is possible to conduct plastic surgery, in order to correct excess skin tissues. Biliopancreatic Diversion – Includes a bypass of the duodenum. This is a more complex surgery designed to create a sleeve from the stomach and to bypass most of the intestine. In this case less food is delivered and, consequently, a lower amount of food is digested, and most importantly the level of food fats absorbed is reduced. The most significant intervention leads to a weight reduction of 80-90%.
Replacement of the hip, shoulder, elbow, ankle joints, individual replacement of the knee joint, Signature Knee technology, treatment of sports injuries, spinal surgery, foot and ankle surgeries, palmar and elbow surgery, shoulder rotator cuff surgery, and treatment of bursitis, tendinitis, instability of the shoulder joint, osteomyelitis, diagnostic and reconstructive joint arthroscopy, internal and external fixation, installation of internal and external fixation devices.
Pediatric Orthopedics – Surgical treatment of scoliosis, treatment of fractures, birth defects of the skeleton, correction of congenital dislocation in the hip joint with ultrasound control, correction of foot deformities in children, lengthening of the limbs with Ilizarov apparatus, Ponseti method that reduces the need for complex surgical interventions for congenital club foot correction.
All types of treatment of simple and complex spinal cord disorders, including hydrodiscectomy (removal of herniated discs), implantation of the artificial disc, hernia of vertebral discs (TLIF, ACDF), micro endoscopic spine surgery, correction of scoliosis, correction of lordosis, correction of injuries, laminectomy, surgery of tumors of the spinal column and spinal canal, spinal stenosis.
Applied to patients with spinal cord and chest wall injuries, patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis); stimulation of the diaphragm and its reduction to enable breathing and improve patients’ quality of life.
All types of diagnostic and surgical procedures and treatments, from minimally invasive to extremely complex, such as open heart surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, correction and replacement of heart valves, surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation by MAZE system, stenting and stenting with drug coating, balloon catheterization of PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty), electrophysiology and catheter ablation (with navigation “CARTO”) in the treatment of arrhythmias, correction of birth defects of the heart septa (ASD, VSD).
Treatment of a wide range of pathologies associated with the defects of arteries and veins, including vascular catheterization, correction of malformations of the arteries, stenting, aortic aneurysm, endovascular method of treatment of the abdominal aorta (through the catheterization implant transplant – Stent-Graft, which corrects the defects and strengthens the aortic wall without skin incisions). Treatment of varicose veins with endovenous laser treatment (EVLA) and Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), injectable foam sclerotherapy with ultrasound control, stripping of varicose veins, treatment with water vapor.
Lampectomy, mastectomy, biopsy of the signaling (sentinel) lymph node (using the Geiger counter), reconstruction of the breast simultaneously in the operation to remove the tumor, and/or late reconstruction following removal.
Complete spectrum of hepatobiliary procedures (cholecystectomy), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Whipple procedure – surgery that removes the head of the pancreas.
All types of surgeries of the gastrointestinal tract: open surgical intervention, laparoscopic surgery, robotic laparoscopic surgery, TEM-transanal endoscopic microsurgery – removal of polyps and tumors of the rectum in the early stages.
Minimally invasive method of treatment of cranial lesions.
A wide range of advanced techniques and technologies for head and neck surgery, minimally invasive treatment techniques including radiosurgery (brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia). Full range of medical services for patients suffering from neurological diseases, peripheral nervous system and spinal cord diseases, cerebral vessels, aneurysms, dysfunction of the spine, spinal tract, including surgery of the base of the skull (tumors at the base of the skull, eye sockets, inner ear) if required, endoscopic surgeries at the base area of the skull and pituitary gland, assistance with subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral bleeding and acute stroke. Includes research of epilepsy and treatment, vascular neurostimulation implantation (VNS), pediatric neurosurgery conducted by experienced pediatric neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, pediatric anesthesiologists, neurologists and plastic surgeons.
All types of urological procedures for men, women and children, including reconstruction of the bladder, varicocele, genitourinary reconstruction, radical prostatectomy (using the Da Vinci system), radical nephrectomy (usually with laparoscopic and robotic laparoscopic surgery), partial resection of the kidney with laparoscopic or robotic laparoscopic surgery (RALPN) that helps to preserve most of the kidney, surgery of the urinary tract to remove stones (ultrasound removal) before the resection of the bladder and more complex reconstruction surgeries, and prosthetics of the penis.
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Treatment of a whole spectrum of diseases of the ear, nose, larynx, oral cavity (mucous membrane, tongue, palate), sinuses, vocal cords, skull base, head and neck – in both adults and children. Microsurgery achievements, new endoscopic methods (FESS) of diagnostics and treatments allow the otolaryngologists to work in close cooperation with specialists in neurosurgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmologists, maxillofacial surgeons, depending on the patient’s problem.
Performing complex operations in the middle ear – endoscopic removal of cholesteatoma – mastoidectomy – removal of the skin cyst in the middle ear, which can affect the balance and lead to hearing loss, dizziness and paralysis of the facial nerve. The procedure prevents damage to the facial nerve, large blood vessels and meninges. Operations on the inner ear – tympanoplasty, stapedectomy, laser stapedetomy. Setting up a suitable hearing aid, installing cochlear implants. Endoscopic removal of stones in the salivary glands is done by inserting a tube with an optical fiber and a camera through the oral cavity into the opening of the ducts of the salivary glands. Blocks and stones are detected and removed through the gland duct.
Oncology of the Head and Neck – Using advanced techniques and technologies for head, face and neck surgery including radiosurgery and visualization technologies (computer navigation technology that uses MRI or CT). Complex medical solutions for patients with all types of malignant tumors of the head and neck as well as all kinds of benign tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Operations at the base of the skull to remove head-face-neck tumors. Plastic surgery for the reconstruction of defects after the removal of tumors (tongue, palate, nose, auricles, oral mucosa, face area, etc.).
Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest using new and innovative high-tech methods. Minimally invasive techniques are used for rapid postoperative recovery. Use of endoscopic imaging with a micro-camera and micro-tools. Treatment of neoplasms of the pleural cavity, lungs, chest bones, heart and mediastinum, infectious purulent diseases, pneumothorax, narrowing of the larynx and obstruction of the bronchi, esophageal diverticulum, pathology of the heart and large blood vessels.
Over the past decade, Israel has gained an international reputation as a global leader in infertility treatment through IVF (in-vitro fertilization). Diagnosis and treatment of male and female infertility using the most progressive methods of treatment available today. The female examination includes: consultation with a gynecologist, blood tests with a hormonal profile study – FSH, LH, Prolactine, TSH, Progesteron (3-5 days before the menstrual cycle), gynecological ultrasound, hysterography. The male examination includes: consultation with a urologist, spermatogram, hormonal profile analysis – Testosteron, TSH. What does the IVF procedure include?
Drug stimulation of ovulation and the monitoring of the development of the ovum (egg cell) by a gynecologist with the use of ultrasound (for 8 days) on an ambulatory basis.
Quality ovum retrieval
Sperm donation and isolation of quality spermatozoa
Fertilization of the ovum in a special laboratory
Transfer of embryos (from 2-3x) to the uterus and the subsequent 2-week ambulatory observation of the development of pregnancy
Vitrification of the ovum – The technology of vitrification and cryopreservation of ova includes the extraction, freezing and storage of the ova for future use. This allows patients to maintain the childbearing function and extend it. This is suitable both for patients before treatment, which can affect their genital function (for example, cancer patients), and for any woman who would like to keep her ova for future use. The analysis of DNA sequencing is an expanded screening for possible pathologies in the fetus and is the most advanced technology in the field of perinatal diagnostics. This analysis enables the evaluation of the fetal DNA at a resolution that is 50 times greater than in other existing tests in order to identify various genetic syndromes and anomalies.
Laparoscopic hysteroscopy (using the Da Vinci system), diagnostic hysteroscopy (when an intrauterine pathology is suspected: irregular bleeding, infertility, uterine polyps, fibroids, or internal adhesions).
Urogynecology – hysterectomy (indications – tumors, fibroids. Treatment of urinary incontinence in women – a free synthetic loop called Tension Free Vaginal Tape.
Oncogenics – early diagnosis, treatment, and removal of tumors.