Every year patients from over the world come to Israel for medical purposes. More than 30,000 patients chose Israeli hospitals annually.
The country ranks 1st in the quality of medical services according to the International Health Research Center (IHRC) rating. This organization evaluates equipment quality, the availability of new technologies and the level of service.
The country has private and public clinics. The level of medicine is the same, they differ only in terms of accommodation and the service provided.
Israeli doctors undergo thorough medical training. A doctor is trained for 13-15 years depending on the specialty. The training program necessarily includes internships in the US and European hospitals. After this, a doctor gets a license and can start his practice.
There are a lot of world-known medical centers in Israel but 3 of them are considered the best. These hospitals are:
Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital) is the largest state clinic. It is included in the TOP-10 of the best hospitals in the world. Annually 560,000 patients are treated here.
Sourasky is the best choice for the treatment of oncology, neurosurgical and orthopedic surgeries. On the premises of the hospital there is the largest cancer research institute where scientists perform the clinical trials of new drugs. These developments give hope for recovery to people with complex pathologies.
This multidisciplinary public health facility is considered as the main hospital in Tel Aviv. Sourasky consists of 5 main departments:
- The multi-specialized hospital “Ichilov”;
- Rehabilitation Center;
- Children’s Hospital “Dana-Duek”;
- Institute of Cardiology “Sami Ofer”;
- Center for Women’s Health “Fox”.
Surgeons provide robotic operations using the Da Vinci system. Modern technologies as radiotherapy (IMRT, IGRT, SBRT) are available for cancer patients.
Hadassah Medical Center
Hadassah is in the list of Top-5 clinics in Israel. The hospital was founded 90 years ago and since then has made a lot of major breakthroughs in medicine. To date, the medical center has more than 20 buildings and 1,100 hospital beds. In 2005, the Clinic was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for equality regarding treatment of patients, regardless of their race, nationality or religion. The Clinic has departments for all specialties. The main ones are orthopedics, oncology and neurosurgery.
Hadassah specialists are pioneers in the Israeli medical achievements. Among them:
- The first double coronary bypass operation (restoration of blood flow in the arteries);
- The first successful heart transplantation;
- The first IVF;
- The first successful bone marrow transplantation (BMT);
- The first successful kidney transplant.
Assuta Medical Center
Assuta is a network of private clinics. It specializes in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, gynecology, IVF. Assuta is one of the few clinics in the country where artificial insemination is performed on HIV-positive couples. The hospital annually conducts more than 7,000 IVF (in vitro fertilization) procedures, which is 25% of all IVF performed in Israel.
The network consists of 4 hospitals and 3 highly specialized medical centers. Assuta does not have a permanent staff of doctors – all specialists work under a contract. Thanks to this system, a patient has the right to choose a specialist he prefers.
The clinic offers accommodation in VIP-wards.
All above mentioned clinics work according to international treatment protocols. They are certified by independent quality control organisations, like JCI (Joint Commission International).