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.


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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LASIK Surgery in Israel

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 15:13 Ophthalmology

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis), also known as the “glasses removal surgery”, is the most common eyesight correction surgery for patients suffering from myopia (up to -15 diopters), farsightedness (up to +4) and astigmatism (up to ±3).

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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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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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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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Atrial Fibrillation (Cardiac Arrhythmia) Treatment in Israel

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 15:27 Cardiology
Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation, also called AF or A-Fib, is a condition that is characterized by the atria (upper chambers) beating rapidly and irregularly. Risk factors for its development involve hypertension, valvular or coronary artery disease, obesity, sleep apnea and COPD. Episodes tend to be mild in the early stages but tend to progress over time. They include shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pains, lightheadedness and syncope.

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Spinal Disc Herniation Treatment in Israel

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 15:41 Orthopedy
Herniated spinal disc

Spinal disc herniation (AKA slipped disc) is a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc that results in the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond. Most often slipped discs are the result of age-related degeneration, however, they can also result from trauma.

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