Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
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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873 procedures across 37 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.
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+ More
>Bariatric Surgery(7 procedures)
Bariatric Surgery Consultation+ More
Gastric Balloon Treatment+ More
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+ More
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.
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Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Treatment+ More
Angina Pectoris Treatment+ More
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure+ More
>Colorectal Medicine(20 procedures)
Anal Abscess Drainage+ More
Anal Cyst Removal+ More
Anal Fissure Treatment+ More
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.
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Acne Scar Treatment+ More
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.
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Acne Treatment+ More
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+ More
>Diagnostic Imaging(22 procedures)
Abdominal CT Scan+ More
Abdominal Ultrasound+ More
Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)+ More
>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)(39 procedures)
Cochlear Implant+ More
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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Diabetes Consultation+ More
Endocrinology Consultation+ More
Endocrinology Testing+ More
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(13 procedures)
Abdominal Examination+ More
Bone Marrow Transplant+ More
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(28 procedures)
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+ More
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)+ More
Bartholin's Cyst Treatment+ More
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+ More
Hepatitis Consultation+ More
HIV Consultation+ More
>Laboratory Medicine(6 procedures)
Blood Tests+ More
Genetic Testing+ More
Laboratory Tests+ More
>Maxillofacial Surgery(6 procedures)
Facial Paralysis Treatment+ More
Facial Tumor Removal+ More
Jaw Fracture Treatment+ More
Alzheimer's Disease Consultation+ More
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation+ More
Cauda Equina Syndrome Treatment+ More
Brain Aneurysm Repair+ More
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.
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Brain Tumor Surgery+ More
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+ More
Acute Leukemia Treatment+ More
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.
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Adrenal Cancer Treatment+ More
Astrocytoma Treatment+ More
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Treatment+ More
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.
2 - 3 days
Amniotic Membrane Transplant+ More
Anti-VEGF Therapy+ More
Abscess Debridement+ More
Achilles Tendon Rupture+ More
Acromioclavicular Joint Repair+ More
>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery(69 procedures)
Areola Reduction+ More
Arm Lift+ More
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.
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Belt Lipectomy+ More
Belt lipectomy is a circumferential removal of skin and fat that wraps around the whole body at the waist.
>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine(10 procedures)
Lung Biopsy+ More
Lung Fluid Drainage+ More
>Reproductive Medicine(34 procedures)
Anti-Sperm Antibodies Test+ More
Artificial Insemination+ More
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+ More
Fibromyalgia Treatment+ More
Lupus Erythematosus Treatment+ More
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment+ More
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.
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>Spinal Surgery(29 procedures)
Artificial Disc Replacement+ More
Cervical Disc Disease Treatment+ More
Cervical Spondylosis Treatment+ More
Bladder Neck Incision (BNI)+ More
Bladder Stone Removal+ More
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.
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>Vascular Medicine(13 procedures)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair+ More
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+ More
Allergy Testing+ More
Kidney Dialysis+ More
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+ More
Pediatric Surgery Consultation+ More
Pediatrics Consultation+ More
>Sleep Medicine(2 procedures)
Sleep Medicine Consultation+ More
Sleep Study+ More
Permanent Makeup+ More
>Drug Rehabilitation(1 procedure)
Smoking Cessation+ More
Bone Marrow Aspiration+ More
>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(1 procedure)
Stroke Rehabilitation+ More
>Thoracic Surgery(1 procedure)
Thoracic Surgery Consultation+ More
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
Dr. David Stav
- Specializes in Pulmonology
- Head of the Institute of Pulmonology at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Prof. Ariel Halevy
- Specializes in general surgery
- Head of the department of general surgery at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Dr. Yoram Anikstein
- Specializes in spinal surgery
- Head of the spinal surgery department at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Dr. Michael Peer
- Specializes in thorax surgery
- Head of the department of thorax surgery at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Prof. Lior Geller
- Specializes in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery
- Particluar expertise in performing reconstruction surgery after oncology treatments
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
The clinic was visited by a Medigo team member
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
YOSEF ASHER, August 2019
Well not all the patients are realized back to their families some are send of to a different journey with a one way ticket.
Weronika Abramowicz, May 2019
On our to a much awaited holiday on the dead sea, my mum fell and broke her hip at arrivals in Tel Aviv. She required emergency surgery. The level of care at this hospital was superb. The staff were kind, attentive and empathetic and made our week stuck in a hospital room as pleasant as it could possibly be. We want to extend another warm and heartfelt thank you to all the surgeons, doctors and especially nursing staff that took care of us a few weeks ago. You are all amazing - thank you.
Siemboi Singson, May 2019
Dov Abrams, November 2018
Roads are narrow yet one way. Some buildings are not numbered, like Building no. 235, pictured here.
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.