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.

 

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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Treatment of Brain Tumors in Israel

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 13:59 Neurosurgery
treatment of brain tumors in Israel

Brain tumors can be either malignant or benign. Cancerous tumors can be either primary (start within the brain) or secondary (mets of a cancer that has started somewhere else). The most common types of tumors in adults are meningiomas (which are usually benign) and astrocytomas; in children, malignant medulloblastomas are the most often seen.

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Ovarian Cancer

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 15:51 Urology
Ovarian Cancer

Cervical cancer occurs due to growth of abnormal cervical cells. When found early, it can often be successfully treated. The disease can be diagnosed by means of a PAP-smear.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors and Symptoms

Risks include age, overweight, family history of breast, colorectal or ovarian cancer, and smoking. The disease’s most common symptoms are pelvic/lower back pain, frequent urination, constipation, tiredness, and menstrual cycle changes.

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Thyroid Cancer Treatment in Israel

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 13:41 Oncology
Thyroid Cancer Treatment in Israel

Thyroid cancers are relatively uncommon. However, with timely treatment, both cure and 10-year survival rates are very high. While experts don’t yet have a definitive answer as to what causes the condition, exposure to radiation (including radiation treatment) is considered a major contributing factor.

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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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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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