Treatment at the Dead Sea in Israel

5 myths about treatment in Israel

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.

It is better to be treated without intermediaries, contacting clinics directly

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.

The level of medicine is "not worse with us"

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.

5 myths about treatment in Israel

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.

What Heals the Dead Sea - Dead Sea Treatment Programs in Israel

Treatment in Israel at the Dead Sea - Services

IsraMedic is pleased to provide a range of treatment services at the Dead Sea:

  • Consultations of specialist doctors, prescription of treatment, control over treatment;
  • Peeling - light massage using Dead Sea salts and aromatic oils. During the procedure, the top layer of the epithelium is removed. Contributes to the restoration of skin functions and a more effective impact on skin pathology;
  • Massage - depending on the type of pathology, the type of recommended massage is determined at an in-person consultation: general classic, massage of large paired joints, diaphragmatic, relaxation, cosmetic; <
  • Mud masks/wraps/applications - peloid therapy procedures (purified medical mud of the Dead Sea), carried out according to special methods with the addition of medicinal ointments, depending on the pathology;
  • Thalassotherapy - applications using deep-sea algae ;
  • Head treatment is a combined procedure that includes a special head massage with mineral/aromatic oils, rubbing (according to indications) of special natural creams/ointments, medicines and an ultra-tonic effect on lesions;
  • Physiotherapy - the type of physiotherapeutic effect is determined by the doctor;
  • ESWT during treatment in Israel on Mert vom sea - therapy of problems of the musculoskeletal system by the method of extracorporeal shock wave therapy;
  • Magnetotherapy - improves coronary blood supply, reduces myocardial oxygen demand, increases the body's resistance to physical exertion, reduces blood viscosity, produces a pronounced sedative effect ;
  • Laser therapy for treatment in Israel at the Dead Sea - increased vascular blood flow, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and regenerating effect;
  • Electrogalvanotherapy;
  • Ultrasound therapy - anti-inflammatory effect. Prevents the formation of adhesions and scars. It is used for inflammatory and senile diseases of the joints. In case of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, it improves digestion, reduces pain, accelerates the healing of ulcers;
  • Phototherapy;
  • Four-chamber (hydrogalvanic) bath during treatment at the Dead Sea in Israel - for people suffering from diseases immune system, diseases of the skin and musculoskeletal system;
  • Cosmetic cleaning - a procedure to cleanse the pores of the skin of the face/shoulder girdle, back from sebaceous pigment and pathological secretions;
  • "Antistress" - procedure using the thalassotherapy method (using preparations based on algae and other sea products). The gels used in wraps act directly at the cellular level and help relieve stress;
  • Acupuncture;
  • Su-Jok therapy;
  • Anti-cellulite procedures and weight correction ;
  • Thermal mud therapy is effective for diseases with a depleted immune system and for severe pain syndromes. The clinic has developed a special additive to the Dead Sea mud, preventing skin tightening and retaining moisture;
  • Galvanic mud - mud applications on the affected area;
  • Herbal medicine;
  • Relax capsule with Vichy shower - calming and relaxing effect. Helps patients to cope with the manifestations of withdrawal symptoms of any addiction;
  • Hydrogen sulfide baths - are prescribed according to indications, are carried out directly at the hotel according to the method determined by a doctor - balneologist;
  • Inhalations - are performed using natural oils or medicines (according to indications);
  • Dermalife SPA-JET capsule for SPA - a system of combined effects of various showers, steam, heat, vibrating massage, chromo and aromatherapy;
  • Final consultations of specialists from the Dead Sea Treatment Clinic in Israel with the issuance of recommendations (in Russian).

Treatment 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:

  • Consultation (primary) by a specialist doctor. Determination of the course of therapeutic action with recommendations for the correct use of sun and sea baths;
  • Monitoring the course of treatment throughout the entire period of the patient's stay in the clinic for treatment at the Dead Sea and adjusting it by the attending physician, if necessary;
  • Balneogeliotherapy in accordance with the doctor's recommendations;
  • Therapeutic mineral skin peeling;
  • Pelloidotherapy - special mud wraps-applications - at least 2 times a week
  • Kinesiotherapy on the recommendation of a doctor - the type and number of procedures is determined after consulting a doctor;
  • Special cream procedures - masks - at least 3 procedures per week;
  • Alpha TM - Skin Care program - minimum 2 procedures;
  • Phytotherapeutic complex during treatment in Israel at the Dead Sea is aimed at balancing the activity of body systems;
  • Final consultation of a specialist doctor with recommendations on the results of treatment and Iu purchase (for an additional fee) supporting medicinal products.

Dead Sea musculoskeletal system treatment program

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:

  • Consultation (primary) by a specialist doctor. Determination of the treatment and spa program in accordance with the characteristics of the patient's condition;
  • Monitoring the course of treatment throughout the patient's stay in the clinic and adjusting it by the attending physician, if necessary;
  • Balneogeliotherapy in accordance with doctor's recommendations;
  • Pelloidotherapy - special mud applications - 2-3 times a week;
  • Kinesiotherapy (the type of exposure and the number of procedures is determined by the doctor);
  • The program of various types of therapeutic (including reflexogenic) massage - 2-3 times a week;
  • ESWT - extracorporeal shock wave therapy;
  • Special therapeutic BAC-complex (thalassotherapy method) - at least 5 procedures;
  • Manual therapy/reflexology - at least 4 procedures (according to indications);
  • Hydrogen sulfide baths 3-4 times a week (according to indications). The procedure is carried out in a SPA hotel;
  • A special phytotherapeutic complex during treatment in Israel at the Dead Sea is aimed at balancing the activities of the musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory and immune systems of the body (for an additional fee);
  • Final consultation with a specialist doctor for treatment at the Dead Sea in Israel with recommendations.

Dead Sea Rehabilitation Therapy Program

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:

  • general surgery
  • breast cancer treatment
  • cardiac surgery
  • pharmacology
  • development of innovative technologies
  • endoprosthetics and many others

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

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:

  • Department of Therapy,
  • Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology,
  • Children's General Hospital,
  • Institute of Radiology <
  • and labs.

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:

  • Highly qualified doctors work in Israeli public and private centers.
  • The clinics are equipped with the latest generation equipment.
  • Israel has a fairly loyal pricing policy. Prices are 20-30% lower compared to European countries.
  • Many Russian-speaking doctors work in the country's clinics, which greatly facilitates communication.

One of the most popular medical institutions in Israel among foreigners is Sheba Medical Center, which provides various types of medical services.

General information about the clinic

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.

Main medical directions

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:

  • We carry out about 23,500 surgeries every year.
  • Every year we admit 23,000 inpatients.
  • We see 350,000 outpatients every year.
  • The Department of Surgery has 33 operating tables.
  • The department employs over 250 surgeons and 500 nurses.

Below is information about standard surgical procedures and what the patient will face.

  • Hernia - The three most common types of hernia are hiatal, inguinal, and umbilical. A hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach begins to protrude through the hiatal opening of the diaphragm. Inguinal hernias occur in the groin area and are manifested by the bulging of soft tissue through weakened muscles. Umbilical hernias are caused by the protrusion of internal organs through the muscles of the abdominal cavity. They are localized around the navel. This type of hernia is more common in children, but it can also occur in adults. Hernia repair requires surgery by a general surgeon. In the past, this operation often required opening the abdomen. Today, laparoscopic surgery is used to remove the vast majority of hernias, a minimally invasive surgical technique in which cameras and instruments are inserted through tiny incisions. This significantly shortens the recovery period, prevents infection and reduces pain.
  • Hemorrhoids - Hemorrhoids are very common diseases. It is characterized by inflammation of the veins in the rectum, which are often swollen and painful. They can bleed. Distinguish between internal and external hemorrhoids. The treatment of hemorrhoids, along with cracks in the anus and prolapse of the rectum, are performed by surgeons-proctologists. If conservative treatment does not lead to the desired results, a proctologist surgeon can remove hemorrhoids surgically on an outpatient or inpatient basis, depending on the severity of the disease. The length of hospital stay is usually limited to one day, but full recovery can take several weeks. The patient is usually prescribed a variety of medications, including anti-inflammatory and pain relievers, as well as topical agents.
  • HIPEC - Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is used to treat certain types of abdominal cancers. After consulting an oncologist, the surgeon removes any existing tumors and then injects heated chemotherapy drugs directly into the abdominal cavity. This process allows for a one-time chemotherapy treatment, using a large dose of drugs to kill the cancer cells left behind after the tumor has been removed. This reduces the risk of both recurrence and spread of cancer.
  • Appendectomy - An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix, a small organ attached to the intestine. An appendectomy is performed by a general surgeon in cases of appendicitis, that is, inflammation of the appendix caused by an infection. Appendicitis is more common in young adults. If left untreated, the appendix may rupture, leading to sepsis. Today, appendectomy is usually performed laparoscopically, which shortens the patient's recovery time.
  • Cholecystectomy is another type of surgery, often performed laparoscopically by a general surgeon. This is an operation to remove the gallbladder, a small digestive organ that helps break down fats. The formation of stones in the gallbladder is called cholelithiasis, and its inflammation is called cholecystitis. The gastroenterologist will be able to confirm the diagnosis based on a HIDA scan that measures gallbladder activity. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is often performed on an outpatient basis, eliminating the need for a patient to be hospitalized. Full recovery usually occurs within about two weeks.
  • Bowel obstruction - Bowel obstruction or intestinal obstruction is characterized by complete or partial disruption of the passage of food through the intestines. It can be caused by scar tissue, swelling, or a number of other reasons. If conservative treatments, such as dietary modifications, have failed, it is necessary to consult a proctologist surgeon. After localization of the obstruction and its visual confirmation, you can proceed to the operation. Complete bowel obstruction can be life-threatening and requires surgery to partially remove and reconstruct the bowel. The recovery period can be quite long and, in most cases, patients will require lifelong care.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - IBD is an autoimmune disorder. The main inflammatory bowel diseases are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Before deciding on surgery, a number of conservative treatments are used, including drug therapy. After consulting a gastroenterologist, a proctologist surgeon removes the affected area of ​​the intestine. After that, new connections or anastomoses are formed in the intestine. IBD is often painful and uncomfortable, and only surgery can reduce the severity of symptoms and bring relief to the patient.

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