As part of their work, the employees of the DoktorIsrael portal are constantly faced with different opinions, as well as unsupported prejudices related both to the treatment of citizens of Russia and the CIS countries in Israel, and to the general perception of Israel and Israelis. In this article, we want to highlight several major misconceptions about medical tourism in Israel, as well as some of the specifics of this industry in general.
Such statements can be made either by agents posing as hospital employees (and therefore starting to communicate with you with outright lies), or by people who naively believe that they went directly to the hospital. In fact, this is almost impossible. Treatment of foreign patients requires separate resources and a special approach from the state hospital. To do this, clinics tend to outsource - a common phenomenon in the modern economy - and turn to freelance agencies to deal with overseas patients in their place. In Israel, the only exception is the Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center, which has its own department of medical tourism, which belongs to the hospital itself.
The State Clinic is a huge and complex organization, whose goal is, first of all, to treat Israeli citizens. Therefore, medical tourism for these clinics is an exclusively additional field of activity and a source of income. A similar picture is in private clinics - they provide a slightly more personal approach, but also external agents work. Even those organizations that have the name of the clinic in their name tend to be agencies with established partnerships.
The slogan "Treatment without intermediaries!" used in the most cynical way to lure patients to these particular healthcare providers. Very often people, tempted by the opportunity to save money on intermediary services, remain disappointed, because the price is the same, and the attitude does not correspond to what they expected: they have to queue up like any other patient, which significantly increases the length of stay in the country and associated these are living expenses.
Independent agencies cooperating with different hospitals always start communicating with you with the truth: they ask for a medical history and, based on their knowledge of the market and the capabilities of different clinics and doctors, select the most suitable option for you in terms of method of treatment, clinic, attending physician, etc. Such agencies have established links with several clinics, which allows them to act based on the interests of a particular patient and his individual medical case, rather than relying solely on the capabilities of one single clinic. Read more about treatment without intermediaries in this article.
This is one of the most problematic statements, since the opposite is so obvious that it is not clear how a person who is so deeply rooted in his delusion can be persuaded. Don't get us wrong, we are not at all against patriotism, but not when health or even life is at stake.
The fact remains that the rating of Russian healthcare in relation to other countries is very low. One explanation for this is the relatively new infrastructure that emerged only after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Even taking into account that Israel is a young country, which is a little less than 70 years old, 70 and 25 - the difference is huge, a whole generation. And sometimes this is exactly what is needed for successful development - a generation change. It is quite possible that this will happen in Russia and in the CIS countries (this is already happening successfully in Belarus), but if help is needed now and there is an opportunity to receive it immediately, any doctor will agree that there is no need to wait.
In fact, diagnostics in Israel is at the highest level. They come here more than once for this. And the opportunity to double-check the diagnosis is always desirable, because worse than the absence of treatment is only treatment with an incorrect diagnosis. Ultimately, it is everyone's choice - where to get treatment. Good doctors are everywhere, but the better a country's healthcare system, the better the chances of a successful outcome.
The Dead Sea, known all over the world for the uniqueness of its natural and climatic characteristics, through the efforts of Israeli doctors has become one of the most effective resort and sanatorium centers on the planet.
Treatment in Israel at the Dead Sea - Services
IsraMedic is pleased to provide a range of treatment services at the Dead Sea:
The program of stay and treatment at the Dead Sea in Israel for 21 days, includes a minimum of 25 procedures for the patient, namely:
In the presence of orthopedic pathology, it is strongly recommended to have the results of an X-ray or computed tomography examination with you. The program is designed for a 21-day stay in Israel and assumes that the patient receives at least 30 procedures:
The program is designed for 14 days of stay and treatment at the Dead Sea in Israel and assumes that the patient receives at least 22 procedures, including:
Israel's healthcare system is one of the most developed and advanced in the world. Compliance with the highest international standards allows Israeli clinics to carry out comprehensive treatment, diagnosis and prevention of diseases.
Israel is at the forefront of the world in areas such as:
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recognized that Israel has created the most successful health care system among the OECD countries over the past 15 years, thus confirming Israel's success in the field of health.
According to statistics, Israel is in the 5th place in the world in terms of life expectancy, ahead of Australia, France, Great Britain and the United States. The death rate from myocardial infarction in Israel is one of the lowest in Europe. Israel is among the countries with the highest investment share of gross national income in the development of medical technologies and services.
Israeli medical centers and hospitals meet the most advanced international standards. At all stages - from diagnostics to postoperative care - treatment in Israel is carried out at a high level of professional service.
Medical Center. Haima Sheba, Tel Hashomer - the largest state medical center in Israel. Sheba Clinic, one of the leading hospitals not only in Israel, but also in the Middle East, providing a wide range of medical services to both the population and patients coming to Israel for treatment.
General Hospital is:
The Rehabilitation Center, the country's main rehabilitation hospital, includes:
Every year the number of foreign patients who come to Israel for treatment is increasing. The Promised Land is very popular as a country with a developed healthcare system, modern clinics and excellent doctors.
When in the 60s of the last century Israel was faced with the task of creating an effective medical school, the specialists actively adopted the experience of the leading countries - the USA and the USSR. In Israel, they thought for a long time about which tradition of providing medical care to introduce in themselves - American or Soviet. As a result, they created their own system, which incorporated all the best qualities of both the American and Soviet schools of medicine.
Thanks to this unique approach, the medical industry began to develop rapidly, and today Israel is a country where the level of medicine is one of the highest in the world. Local doctors conduct seminars around the world, develop unique copyright techniques, and also actively participate in medical research. Innovation is one of the most important components of Israeli medicine, thanks to which even seriously ill patients are helped on the Promised Land.
Foreign citizens are willing to choose Israeli clinics for the following reasons:
One of the most popular medical institutions in Israel among foreigners is Sheba Medical Center, which provides various types of medical services.
Today, Sheba Clinic in Israel is the largest public hospital in the country. It consists of 150 specialized departments. The hospital has about 2,000 beds, and about 7,000 specialists work here, 1,200 of whom are doctors.
Every year, over 110 thousand people are hospitalized at the Sheba clinic, and the total number of patients served by the center is more than one million two hundred thousand! More than two million patients are diagnosed here every year, including preventive and screening programs.
Sheba State Hospital in Israel is also a huge clinical base for key Israeli universities - the medical faculties of Tel Aviv and Bar Ilan universities, as well as Weizman University. The real pride of the clinic is the fact that Sheba is the only hospital in Israel to receive federal research grants from the United States. This indicates a very high level of development not only of applied medicine, but also of research work.
The highest level of safety and quality of treatment and diagnostics at Sheba Clinic is evidenced by the certificate of compliance with JCI academic standards.
Sheba Clinic in Tel Aviv is a medical institution where various types of diagnostic and therapeutic measures are carried out.
Department of Surgery
Surgical treatment has been the mainstay of treatment for hundreds of years. Although conservative therapies are also used wherever possible, surgery is often the best response to many health conditions. Surgical techniques and technologies have evolved and improved rapidly in recent decades. An important role in this process has been and continues to be played by the highly qualified specialists of the Department of Surgery at Sheba Medical Center.
Our surgeons not only perform the most complex operations, but also conduct active research activities, publishing the results of their research in a number of prestigious scientific journals.
In addition, our surgeons act as teachers and students. We work closely with the Medical School. Sackler University of Tel Aviv, annually accepting over 100 young surgeons for internships. Our goal is to continuously educate and improve the surgical art and excellence for the benefit of our patients.
We also pay great attention to integrated, all-round approaches, trying to provide our patients with personalized medical care of the highest quality. This means the coordinated collaboration of our surgical, medical, auxiliary and nursing teams to assess, diagnose and treat our patients throughout their stay in our department.
Here are some facts and figures about Sheba Medical Center's Department of Surgery:
Below is information about standard surgical procedures and what the patient will face.
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