Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
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Assaf Harofeh Medical Center is part of the Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine. The hospital has a number of specialized centers such as the Hyperbaric Medical Center, the Institute of Oncology, and the Breast Care Institute. The hospital's specialized Hyperbaric Medical Center is the largest center for hyperbaric medicine in both Europe and the Middle East.
The hospital is renowned both nationally and internationally, and has been accredited by the Academic Council of the Israeli Medical Association for its medical specialist training, in addition to receiving the JCI and ISO:9001 accreditation.
Services provided by the hospital include WiFi, airport and hotel pick-up and drop-off, and assistance with flight, hotel, and local activity booking. The hospital also offers assistance with organizing visas for international patients if required.
Assaf Harofeh Medical Center is located 14km away from Ben Gurion Airport and is accessible via bus or taxi. The Sadot Hotel, which is located within the same building complex as the hospital, is a popular hotel among international patients due to its proximity to the hospital.
The hospital is situated in the west of Israel, 15km east of Tel-Aviv. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is located 16km from the hospital and the Tel Aviv Zoo is located 15km away.
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897 procedures across 39 specialties
Anesthesia is administered to patients to numb a specific area or to make a patient unconscious while performing a procedure. The main types of anesthesia are local, regional, and general anesthetic. They are sometimes given in combination with one another, as well as in combination with oral or intravenous (IV) sedation.
Patients can travel immediately after local anesthetic. After a general anesthetic, patients can travel as soon as the effects have worn off and their condition is stable.
Gastric ballon treatment involves inserting a deflated ballon into the stomach and then inflating it, in order to help lose weight. The balloon serves the purpose of limiting food intake by taking up space in the stomach and thus creating a sense of fullness after eating small amounts of food.
Patients may experience some pain, nausea or discomfort in the first days after insertion, therefore may need to rest before traveling.
Gastric band surgery is a weight-loss surgery which uses an inflatable silicone band to create a small gastric pouch in the stomach, slowing down food consumption and limiting food intake. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.
The doctor should ensure that the patients condition is stable enough to travel.
The All-on-4 treatment was designed by Nobel Biocare, and is used to replace the entire upper or lower set of teeth. The procedure creates a permanent prosthesis by using 4 dental implants which act as an anchor for a bridge or overdenture of 12 to 14 teeth.
Acne scar treatment aims to eliminate or reduce the scars caused by acne. There are a number of available acne scar treatments including chemical peel, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and laser/light therapy.
Acne is caused by the oil glands in the skin becoming blocked by sebum, skin cells and hair. Most people will suffer with a degree of acne in their lives, but for some it can be severe and can cause low self-esteem. For patients with very severe or persistent acne, treatment can help alleviate symptoms and reduce scarring.
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is surgically implanted into the ear, in order to produce a sense of sound for patients who are deaf or have severe hearing problems.
Patients should get the surgeon's approval before flying, and inform their airline that they have a cochlear implant, as it will set off security alarms. If the implant is switched on, the volume may need adjusting during the flight.
A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.
Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.
A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.
Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.
Adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney and are part of the endocrine system, responsible for releasing hormones into the body, in order to regulate the immune system, metabolism, and blood sugar levels.
An appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix. The appendix is located where the small and large intestine meet and its function is not known. The appendix is usually removed as an emergency procedure when the patient has appendicitis, which is the inflammation of the appendix.
This procedure treats a Bartholin's cyst through incision and drainage. A Bartholin's cyst is a small fluid filled sac just inside the vagina. The cyst forms on the Bartholin's gland which is a gland that produces fluid that lubriates the vagina, when the glands become blocked. The cyst ranges in size and generally varies between the size of a pea, to the size of marble. If the Bartholin's cyst becomes infected, it is usually referred to as a Bartholin's abscess and generally requires drainage.
It is usually safe to fly afterwards, but depending on the type of procedure, there may be a follow up visit required - e.g. to remove a drainage catheter.
Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.
Time spent abroad depends on the type of brain aneurysm being treated. Unruptured aneurysms tend to have a quicker recovery process than ruptured aneurysms.
Brain tumor surgery is performed by a neurosurgeon to remove all or part of a tumor from the brain.
This depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient needs rehabilitation, and on how well the patient recovers.
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood cells in the body. It usually begins in the bone marrow where an abnormality occurs in the white blood cells. Normal blood cells form, divide, and die to make room for new cells. Leukemia disrupts this process and prevents the blood cells from functioning properly.
The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.
Wet macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that causes vision loss in the center of the field of vision. Treatment aims to correct this before permanent damage to the patient's vision occurs.
Abdominoplasty, also referred to as a "tummy tuck", is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess fat and skin that has lost its elasticity and to create a firmer and more defined abdomen. The procedure is most commonly performed on women who have excess skin from previous pregnancies, or on patients who have lost a lot of weight and want excess skin removed.
Many surgeons recommend waiting around 2 weeks before flying, and taking precautions against the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Patients will need approval from the surgeon before travelling.
An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it.
The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days.
Artificial insemination is the direct insertion of sperm into a woman's uterus, cervix, or fallopian tubes with the aim of achieving pregnancy. By directly inserting the sperm, it makes easier for the sperm to travel and fertilize the egg.
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment aims to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis through medication, therapy, or surgery. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder that is characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints in the body. It mainly affects the joints in the hands and feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. Areas of the body may become deformed as a result of the condition, and this is commonly seen in the hands and feet.
The amount of time spent abroad depends on the type of treatment the patient undergoes.
Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin which covers the glans penis (the tip of the penis). The procedure can be done by cutting around the foreskin with a scalpel, under either a local or general anesthetic. In young patients, there is also the option to use a compression ring, which is applied and causes the foreskin to fall off after several weeks.
Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.
Angiography, which may also be referred to as arteriography or angiogram, is a procedure performed to examine the inside of blood vessels, arteries, and veins through the use of images X-ray images.
Kidney dialysis is a treatment which usually involves using a machine to take over kidney function to filter toxins, waste, and excess fluid from the body. The treatment is required by patients whose kidneys are not functioning properly.
The most popular departments at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center are oncology, orthopedics, gynecology, and urology.
Procedures performed at the clinic include diabetic foot surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, hysterectomy, ovarian tumor removal, prostatectomy, thyroidectomy, bone marrow transplant, and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery,
The clinic uses modern technologies including CyberKnife technology, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), 4D ultrasound scanner, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine, CT (computerized tomography) machine, and a CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) machine.
The team at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center is comprised of 360 doctors, with various doctors who are renowned in their specialist fields.
The medical and surgical divisions are university affiliated teaching units, providing clinical teaching to Israeli and American students all year round.
Languages spoken at the clinic include Hebrew and English, with interpreter services available for those patients who require it.
The clinic was visited by a member of the MEDIGO Team
The clinic can be reached via the highway within 15 minutes from Tel Aviv. I got there by public transportation. The hospital is equipped with many modern facilities. The staff was very welcoming.
Maternity department was very good. Great midwifes during all the shifts. The food was tasty. The security checkups each time you get your child is a major pro. The Child doctors are sensitive and understanding.
We came here to make happy some people who are stuck here. מי כעמך ישראל
I am on vacation in Israel. Had a fall that resulted in an open wound on my forehead, and a fractured rib(very small crack). The doctors were very professional, thorough and knowledgable. We arrived at a quite time and we're done quickly with treatment that far exceeded expectations. Upon departure i saw how busy it had become and i can definitely see how this might have resulted in rather long periods for treatment. Overall great experience for a traveller.
It's a good hospital but the waiting is a pain.
I was taken by ambulance to this hospital when I became ill on my vacation there. I came with a Christian tour group and at the end of my trip, at the airport in Tel Aviv, I passed out.This was 2007... I was in a great deal of pain as well. However, the Emergency room nurse was so sweet, her name was Gali. After the tests done, I ended up with an abscessed tooth. At first I thought it was a sinus infection. The emergency room staff was incredible with kindness, caring, and such a sweetness, I'll never forget them. I was given a pain shot,(don't know what it was, but it did the trick!) And, being so close to Pass Over, the doctors didn't think I would get a flight back to the US. So, the ER Physician made sure that I had something to eat since the kitchen's were closed...After I felt much better, he, his name is Moshe, walked me to this little Israeli cafe and bought me dinner. He gave me his hospital card to get back through the guard shack, and then had a Rabbi come and they were going to put me up in the Doctors quarters there at the hospital. This was unbelievable to say the least. I then sinced the urgency to go ahead and get a cab to the airport since I didn't know anyone there, and I missed my flight. Gali, the ER nurse gave me her phone number to stay with her if I wasn't able to get the flight home because of Pass Over. Well, after a very long day, pain pills in hand and my luggage that they stored for me at the airport, gave me a flight home on El AL airlines without paying. I have never been treated so well in my life. Gali and Moshe were Angels in my eyes. Thank you for being the best hospital around. The hospitals here in the US are horrible...God bless all of you and especially Gali and Moshe..Thank you!
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