Neurosurgery in Israel is one of the most advanced branches of medicine. Thanks to impeccable professional training, the use of a wide range of techniques, including the newest innovations, Israeli doctors are able to manage and treat the most serious illnesses.
In treatment of such diseases as pituitary tumors, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease or even erectile dysfunction, Israeli neurosurgeons use the most effective and less invasive treatments.
The Hydro-Discectomy method is successfully used to treat severe back pain. This method consists of removing the affected tissues by a high-velocity fluid jet. Also, a high-precision and non-traumatic radiofrequency ablation of affected nerves is used to relieve pain symptoms.
When treating malignant brain tumors, depending on the stage of the disease, doctors in Israel may choose to treat the problems by surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Surgery is performed by endoscopic methods, to avoid making large skin incisions and to significantly reduce the postoperative recovery period. Israeli neurosurgeons prefer minimally invasive surgery.
Stereotactic and endovascular surgeries are performed to treat various brain diseases, including infections, brain hemorrhage, as well as different types of tumors.
Meningioma therapy involves a combination approach, including both surgery and medication. Astrocytoma, especially if accurately diagnosed can be treated by a less invasive methods. Treatment of pituitary adenomas is performed mainly by the removal of the pituitary gland tumor, and recently in addition to the microsurgical and transsphenoidal intervention, a new method for the removal of pituitary adenoma became available - endoscopic transnasal surgery.
Endoscopic ventriculocisternostomy, aqueductoplasty, septostomy, bypass and other types of surgeries are performed to treat hydrocephalus and similar diseases.
Israeli experts achieved professional heights in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Along with conservative therapy, surgical treatment of the disease is performed, involving the precise destruction of a very small area in a deep part of the brain that causes symptoms. These methods are cryo-thalamotomy and pallidotomy. Furthermore, in Israel, for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis a surgical method of less invasive deep brain stimulation or DBS is widely used. Moreover, for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (still at an experimental level) Israeli hospitals offer stem cell replacement therapy.