Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

Tzrifin, Israel

Tzrifin, Israel

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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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Languages spoken



Online doctor consultation
Medical records transfer
Translation services
Interpreter services
Local transportation booking
Hotel booking
Flight booking
Local tourism options
Special offer for group stays
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Parking available
Nursery / Nanny services
Visa / Travel office
Business centre services
Dry cleaning
Mobility accessible rooms
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876 procedures across 37 specialties


(3 procedures)


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  • 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.

  • 1 - 2 days

    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.

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Epidural Pain Relief

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>Bariatric Surgery

(7 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Gastric Balloon Treatment

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  • 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.

  • 1 - 5 days

    Patients may experience some pain, nausea or discomfort in the first days after insertion, therefore may need to rest before traveling.

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Gastric Band Surgery

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  • 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.

  • 2 weeks

    The doctor should ensure that the patients condition is stable enough to travel.

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(55 procedures)

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Treatment

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Angina Pectoris Treatment

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Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

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>Colorectal Medicine

(20 procedures)

Anal Abscess Drainage

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Anal Cyst Removal

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Anal Fissure Treatment

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(55 procedures)


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  • The All-on-4 dental implant treatment was designed by Nobel Biocare, and is used to replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth. The procedure creates a permanent prosthesis by using four dental implants that act as an anchor for a bridge or overdenture of 12-to-14 teeth.

    The dentist performs or examines diagnostic tests (such as panoramic X-rays and a CT scan) to assess the patient's jaw bone density. These scans are then often followed up by computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (known as CAD/CAM) processes that plan the All-on-4 procedure and allow the dentist to precisely insert the dental implants into the jaw.

  • 1 weeks
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(25 procedures)

Acne Scar Treatment

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  • 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.

  • 3 days
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Acne Treatment

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  • 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.

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Actinic Keratoses Treatment

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>Diagnostic Imaging

(22 procedures)

Abdominal CT Scan

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Abdominal Ultrasound

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Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(39 procedures)


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Cochlear Implant

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  • 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.

  • 3 - 6 weeks

    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.

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(5 procedures)

Diabetes Consultation

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Endocrinology Consultation

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Endocrinology Testing

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(29 procedures)


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  • 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.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    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.

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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    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.

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>General Medicine

(14 procedures)

Abdominal Examination

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Bone Marrow Transplant

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  • A bone marrow transplant is performed to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow. Bone marrow may stop functioning as a result of diseases such as aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia, or from being destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy used to treat cancer or other diseases.

  • 4 - 8 weeks

    The length of hospital stay required varies with each type of transplant performed and with each patient.

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>General Surgery

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  • 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.

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After Surgery Care

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  • 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.

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Antenatal Care (ANC)

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Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

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  • 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.

  • 2 - 3 days

    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.

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>Infectious Diseases

(4 procedures)

Hepatitis C Treatment

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Hepatitis Consultation

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HIV Consultation

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>Laboratory Medicine

(6 procedures)

Blood Tests

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Genetic Testing

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Laboratory Tests

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>Maxillofacial Surgery

(6 procedures)

Facial Paralysis Treatment

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Facial Tumor Removal

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Jaw Fracture Treatment

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(17 procedures)

Alzheimer's Disease Consultation

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation

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Cauda Equina Syndrome Treatment

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(19 procedures)

Brain Aneurysm Repair

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  • Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.

  • weeks

    Time spent abroad depends on the type of brain aneurysm being treated. Unruptured aneurysms tend to have a quicker recovery process than ruptured aneurysms.

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Brain Tumor Surgery

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  • Brain tumor surgery is performed by a neurosurgeon to remove all or part of a tumor from the brain.

  • 6 - 8 weeks

    This depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient needs rehabilitation, and on how well the patient recovers.

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Chiari Malformation Treatment

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(87 procedures)

Acute Leukemia Treatment

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  • 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.

  • weeks

    The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.

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Adrenal Cancer Treatment

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Astrocytoma Treatment

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(52 procedures)

Amniotic Membrane Transplant

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Anti-VEGF Therapy

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(102 procedures)

Abscess Debridement

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Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Acromioclavicular Joint Repair

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(70 procedures)

Areola Reduction

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Arm Lift

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  • 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.

  • 1 weeks

    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.

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Belt Lipectomy

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  • Belt lipectomy is a circumferential removal of skin and fat that wraps around the whole body at the waist.

  • 1 weeks

>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

(10 procedures)


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Lung Biopsy

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Lung Fluid Drainage

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>Reproductive Medicine

(34 procedures)

Anti-Sperm Antibodies Test

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Artificial Insemination

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  • 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.

  • 5 - 7 days
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Assisted Hatching

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(4 procedures)

Fibromyalgia Treatment

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Lupus Erythematosus Treatment

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

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  • 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.

  • weeks

    The amount of time spent abroad depends on the type of treatment the patient undergoes.

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>Spinal Surgery

(29 procedures)

Artificial Disc Replacement

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Cervical Disc Disease Treatment

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Cervical Spondylosis Treatment

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(44 procedures)

Bladder Neck Incision (BNI)

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Bladder Stone Removal

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  • 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.

  • 4 days

    Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.

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>Vascular Medicine

(13 procedures)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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  • 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.

  • 1 - 2 days
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Allergology Consultation

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Allergy Testing

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(2 procedures)

Kidney Dialysis

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  • 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.

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Nephrology Consultation

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(2 procedures)

Pediatric Surgery Consultation

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Pediatrics Consultation

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>Sleep Medicine

(2 procedures)

Sleep Medicine Consultation

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Sleep Study

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(1 procedure)

Permanent Makeup

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>Drug Rehabilitation

(1 procedure)

Smoking Cessation

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(1 procedure)

Bone Marrow Aspiration

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(1 procedure)

Stroke Rehabilitation

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>Thoracic Surgery

(1 procedure)

Thoracic Surgery Consultation

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More about available treatments at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

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.

Prof. Amnon Zisman

  • Renowned urology surgeon
  • Medical Director of Assaf Harofeh
  • Has published more than 100 urology research papers

Prof. Avishai Sela

  • Specializes in oncology
  • Head of the Institute of Oncology at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

Dr. Arnoldo Sikhorn

  • Specializes in Oncology

Dr. Itzhak Pappo

  • Specializes in oncology
  • Head of the Breast Care Institute at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Breast Cancer Treatment

Dr. David Stav

  • Specializes in Pulmonology
  • Head of the Institute of Pulmonology at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Pulmonology Consultation

Prof. Ariel Halevy

  • Specializes in general surgery
  • Head of the department of general surgery at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
General Surgery

Dr. Yoram Anikstein

  • Specializes in spinal surgery
  • Head of the spinal surgery department at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Spinal Surgery

Dr. Michael Peer

  • Specializes in thorax surgery
  • Head of the department of thorax surgery at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Thoracic Surgery

Prof. Lior Geller

  • Specializes in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery
  • Particluar expertise in performing reconstruction surgery after oncology treatments
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Prof. Haim Doron

  • Head of the department of stomatology at Assaf Harofeh
  • Specializes in dental implants
  • Professor of stomatology at the University of Yassi, Romania
Dentistry Dental Implant


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.

External Reviews from Google

  • alitihad company Asmar, November 2017


    help help where the center trearment with oxgen becuse my father have stroke no talk

  • OwnUrFridge, May 2017


    Staff ignores you, i had to ask about 10 different nurses for water... didn't receive proper treatment. Overall terrible DONT COME HERE!!!

  • Albert Alfred, March 2017


    The place had a recent face lift, new facilities were added, and the staff is mostly nice and caring.

  • Idan Haim, January 2017


    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.

  • Dima Gouralnik, August 2016


    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.