A Growing Number of North Americans and other Foreign Patients are Seeking Medical Treatment in Israel
The medical tourism industry has seen a major increase in the past decade and Israel has become one of the most popular destinations.   read more


Most Medical Tourism Companies in Israel, "attach" their patients to a public hospital, where he receives no preferential treatment. This significantly extends the duration of his stay at the hospital and limits the choice of doctors that treat him.    read more


Patients, undergoing surgery or other procedures in Israel, can enjoy their recovery by staying in a relaxing vacation environment in beautiful surroundings. Patients accompanied by a family member or friend can enjoy some quality time, relaxing on the beach or going shopping     read more

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.

 

Lower Limb Varicose Veins Treatment in Israel

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 15:17 Cardiology
Varicose veins treatment

The term varicosis or varicose veins describes enlarged and twisted veins. The condition most commonly affects lower extremities (though can occur in other areas as well) and is more prevalent among women than men.

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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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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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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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Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in Israel

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 14:42 Neurosurgery
Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease, which results in loss of ability of the nervous system to communicate due to damage to brain and spinal cord nerve cells. It can either take the form of individual attacks with the patient appearing asymptomatic between them, or take chronic form.

MS Symptoms and Causes

Multiple sclerosis can affect a large number of systems in the body, resulting in a variety of symptoms such as:

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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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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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