Treatment in Israel

Every year close to a hundred thousand patients seek medical treatment in Israel. It is easy to see why: The IHRC (International Healthcare Research Center) has named Israel is the number 1 nation in the world in quality of care and medical technology advancement. This, coupled with affordable prices, which are noticeably lower than in the US and Western Europe, doctors and nurses who are fluent in English, and a pleasant Mediterranean climate, make Israel a popular destination.

Israeli specialists are famous for fertility treatments such as IVF, life-saving heart operations, plastic and cosmetic surgery and innovative cancer treatment protocols. Additionally, Israel boasts world-renowned orthopedic surgeons, who specialize in knee and hip joint replacements and spinal operations. Finally, it is a common destination for patients seeking LASIK procedures.

 

Scoliosis Treatment in Israel

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:59 Orthopedy
Scoliosis Treatment in Israel

Scoliosis is a medical condition where the spine has a sideways C- or S-shaped curved. It can be either congenital or result from tumors, conditions such as limb length inequality, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, or trauma.

Scoliosis Symptoms

Depending on the severity of the spinal curvature, the following symptoms may appear:

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Gallbladder Cancer Treatment in Israel

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:32 Oncology
Gallbladder cancer treatment in Israel

Gallbladder cancer is an extremely rare disease of the digestive tract, more common in women than in men. Its causes include age, family history, gallstones, porcelain gallbladder, choledochal cysts, gallbladder polyps and exposure to certain chemicals (such as nitrosamines). Common symptoms include abdominal pain and bloating, weight loss, jaundice, nausea and fever.

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Kidney and Ureteral Stones Treatment Israel

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:12 Urology
Kidney and ureteral Stones Treatment in Israel

Urinary tract stones form from mineral and salts. While small kidney or ureteral stones usually don’t cause any symptoms, larger ones may cause significant discomfort including urinary retention, excruciating pain, bleeding and frequent infections.

Small stones (up to about 6-7 mm in diameter) can be passed naturally. Larger ones, however, require treatment.

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Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Treatment in Israel

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 13:25 Cardiology
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Treatment

A thoracic aortic aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of the thoracic artery caused by its wall’s weakness. Thoracic aortic aneurysms are most often asymptomatic and are usually detected accidentally during tests performed for other reasons (i.e. chest CT or X-ray or an echocardiogram).

When symptoms do present, they include:

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Kidney Cancer Treatment in Israel

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 16:06 Oncology, Urology
Kidney Cancer in Israel

Kidney cancer (also called renal cancer) occurs due to kidney cells growing out of control. The two most common types of kidney cancer are renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC). Young children are more likely to develop Wilms’ tumors. Most renal cancers are diagnosed before they can metastasize, leading to excellent survival rates.

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Hip Replacement in Israel

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 15:45 Orthopedy
Hip replacement in Israel

A hip replacement surgery (also known hip endoprosthesis) is an effective way to restore lost lower limb function and relieve pain. Indications for the procedure include:

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment in Israel

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 15:35 Cardiology
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment

HCM, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, refers to an enlargement of a portion of the heart muscle, which leads to functional impairment. It is one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac death. While it can lead to shortness of breath, angina, palpitations and syncope, it is often asymptomatic until sudden cardiac death. That is why heart specialists recommend regular screenings for people at risk of developing the condition.

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