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.

 

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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Vocal Cords Cancer Treatment in Israel

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 13:48 Oncology
Cancer vocal cords

Tumors developing in the larynx are mostly malignant and have a significant effect the quality of life. Common symptoms of the disease are hoarseness, painful swallowing, earache and the development of a mass in the neck. When diagnosed at an early stage, the disease is treatable.

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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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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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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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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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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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