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.

 

Urinary Bladder Cancer Treatment in Israel

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:16 Oncology, Urology
Bladder Cancer

Most bladder cancers develop in the urothelium (the bladder’s innermost layer). Left untreated, the disease tends to metastasize into bones, lungs, and/or liver.

Bladder Cancer Causes & Symptoms

It's believed that the main cause of bladder cancer is exposure to carcinogenic substances (aromatic amines, certain industrial chemicals and diesel fumes), which reach the bladder mucosa via urine.

Additional risk factors for bladder cancer are:

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Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery in Israel

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 13:14 Cardiology
Mitral valve replacement surgery

A mitral valve replacement surgery may be in cases of mitral valve stenosis or regurgitation. The procedure is usually performed as an open heart surgery. During the operation the damaged valve is removed and a prosthesis is inserted in its place.

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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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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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Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG) in Israel

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 13:32 Cardiology
Coronary bypass

Coronary artery bypass surgery, also known as CABG (coronary artery bypass graft) is a surgical procedure that is performed in cases of severe coronary artery obstruction brought on by conditions such as atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis. As its name suggests, the goal of the intervention is to restore blood flow by bypassing the obstructed sections.

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Prostate Cancer Treatment in Israel

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:30 Oncology, Urology
Prostate Cancer

The vast majority of prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas, which develop from cells that make the prostate fluid. The disease tends to progress slowly. When it does metastasize, it most commonly spreads into the lymph nodes and bones.

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Heart Surgery in Israel

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 13:06 Cardiology
Heart surgery in Israel

Heart surgery is an umbrella term describing multiple types of interventions on the cardiac muscle. These include CABG, valve replacement, arrhythmia treatment, pacemaker implantation, and so on. Israeli medical centers Assuta and Sheba Tel HaShomer are considered world leaders in this field.

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