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At King David Medicine we focus on your needs Ė as a patient and as a person. We believe that the medical needs, for which you came to Israel, must be met in the most professional and effective manner.
We remember that what brought you to Israel is your concern for your health. We will do everything to provide you with the most suitable solutions for your needs. We will help you choose the right medical center and the right physicians to make sure you receive the best treatment, whether you need interventional treatments or rehabilitation.
During your stay in Israel we will do our best to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We will tailor your visit to fit both your medical needs and you non-medical activities Ė from accommodations to touristic opportunities in the holy land.
We will offer you the most appropriate traveling options to Israel and back, based on your personal preferences and on medical condition. We will take care of all aspects of your journey, so you can focus your energy on healing.
WE are here for you.
WE give you the best of ISRAELís world-class medical services.
At King David Medicine we understand that medical tourism is a unique form of medicine and a unique kind of tourism. We appreciate the physical and emotional challenges associated with traveling long distances to undergo medical treatments. We are committed to helping you benefit from the high standards of Israeli medicine by giving our careful attention to the finest of details of your journey.
King David Medicine is a young and dynamic company, led by a management team experienced in the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals and medical insurance.We invite you to get to know the dedicated team that will take care of your trip to and your stay in Israel:
  • Gantz Sigalit, CEO
    Sigalit has over 18 years of experience in international pharmaceutical companies (Ely Lilly, Sanofi-Aventis, and BMS) in the fields of oncology, cardiology, diabetes, and osteoporosis, 15 years of which as National Oncology Manager for Ely Lilly and Sanofi-Aventis Israel. Sigalit has extensive experience with Israelís health care system through strong relationships with medical, administrative & technical staff in hospitals throughout the country. Sigalit also has extensive experience meeting the special needs of patients and their families.
  • Dr. Gadi Segal, Medical Director
    Dr. Segal is a specialist in internal medicine, and Head of "internal medicine T", in The Chaim Sheba Medical Center Tel Hashomer. Dr. Segal has a long experience in the practice of case management, especially when complex, multi-disciplinary work up and treatment are needed. Dr. Segal is well acquainted with many leading physicians in Israel's biggest tertiary hospitals. Dr. Segal also serves as CEO and Medical Director of Medidactic Ltd., a company specializing in medical teaching and e-learning.
To ensure the best solutions to your medical needs we have teamed up with selected medical centers in Israel, As well as the best medical centers in the US, Canada and Europe, based on their professional level and distinct specialties. We believe that high quality medicine is not limited to a single location. Therefore we cooperate with a handful of carefully selected medical centers to provide the most suitable solutions to your individual needs.

In Israel our partners include both large tertiary centers, as well as selected private hospitals.

Large Tertiary centers:

Hadassah Medical Center

  • Location: Jerusalem
  • Hospital beds: 1,000
  • Staff: 5,000
  • Physicians: 850
  • Nurses: 2,000
  • Special wards: transplantations, bone marrow transplantation, orthopedics and hematology

Rabin Medical Center

  • Location: Petah-Tikva
  • Hospital beds: 1,300
  • Staff: 4,500
  • Physicians: 1,000
  • Nurses: 2,000
  • Special wards: transplantations, thoracic surgery, oncology, periodic check-ups, early detection, preventive medicine, invasive radiology, urology and gynecology (including IVF)

Rambam Health Care Campus

  • Location: Haifa
  • Hospital beds: 900
  • Staff: 4,444
  • Physicians: 1,000
  • Nurses: 1,500
  • Special wards: trauma, neurosurgery, oncology

Tel Aviv Souraski Medical Center

  • Location: Tel-Aviv
  • Hospital beds: 1,050
  • Staff: 6,000
  • Physicians: 1,300
  • Nurses: 2,500
  • Special wards: pediatrics, cardiology, ophthalmology

Carmel Medical Center

  • Location: Haifa
  • Hospital beds: 450
  • Staff: 1,800
  • Special wards: cardiology, general surgery, plastic and orthopedics

Selected private hospitals:

Assuta Medical Center

Assuta is Israelís largest & most advanced private medical services center:
  • Using cutting edge equipment & technologies to offer advanced medical treatments.
  • Assuta uses the services of 1,500 of the Israelís leading surgeons and specialists.
  • These professionals undergo additional selection processes to ensure & maintain consistently high professional standards.
  • Assuta hospitals & clinics treat patients from all over the world, including Europe and the USA.

Herzelia Medical Center (HMC)

  • Approximately 500 of Israelís most experienced doctors from Israelís public hospitals and universities.
  • To provide the finest and most professional patient care HMC facilities includes state-of-the-art medical equipment, advanced technology of international standards, and a registered and professional nursing staff
  • HMC labs and institutes are equipped with the most advanced and modern medical equipment, and the center includes some 120 clinics, providing out-patient treatment in a variety of medical fields.
King David Medicine has an operating services agreement with Harel Insurance Company - which is the largest and the leading company in health insurance sector in Israel and has close ties with medical centers of excellence worldwide, We also offer the possibility of obtaining medical treatment in the leading medical centers in the U.S., Canada and Europe:

Top hospitals in USA , Canada, and Europe (Partial list):

USA

            Hospital - Country
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles
  • UCSD Medical Center - San Diego
  • UCSF Medi - San Francisco
  • Broward Gene - Fort Lauderdale
  • Cedar Medical Cen - Miami
  • Cleveland Clinic Flo - Fort Lauderdale
  • Florida Hospi - Orlando
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital/UM - Miami
  • Miami Children's Hospital - Miami
  • Ocshner Foundation Hospital - New Orleans
  • Boston Children's Hospital - Boston
  • Boston Children's Heart Foundation - Boston
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital - Boston
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear - Boston
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Phoenix
  • Barrow Neurosurgical Foundation - Phoenix
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore
  • Sunrise Hospital - Las Vegas
  • Cleveland Clinic Hospital - Cleveland
  • Jefferson University Hospital - Philadelphia
  • University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston
  • Memorial Herman Medical Center - Houston
  • Methodist Hospital - Houston
  • Mount Sinai New York - NY
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer - NY
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
  • Weill Cornell Medical
  • New York University Medical Center
  • St. Luke's Roosevelt
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester
  • Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville
  • Alleghany General Hospital - Pittsburgh
  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Boston
  • Children Hospital - Cincinnati
  • Children Memorial Hospital - Chicago
  • National Institute of Health - Bethesda
  • Stanford University Hospital - Palo Alto
  • House and Ear Clinic - Los Angeles
  • Hospital for Special Surgery - New York
  • University of Michigan Medical Center - Ann Arbor
  • Duke University Medical Center - Durham
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha
  • Pocure Proton Therapy Center - Oklahoma City
  • Pocure Proton Therapy Center - New Jersey
  • Pocure Proton Therapy Center - Chicago
  • Pocure Proton Therapy Center - Seattle

Canada

  • Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto
  • Mount Sinai - Toronto
  • Toronto General Hospital - Toronto

England

  • King's College Hospital - London
  • Harley Street Clinic - London
  • Cromwell Hospital - London
  • Brompton Hospital - London
  • The Royal Free - London
  • Hamersmith Hospital - London

France

  • Hopital Paul Brousse - Paris
  • Hopital Henri Mondor - Paris
  • Foundation de Rothschi - Paris
  • Hopital Bicetre - Paris
  • Hopital Necker - Paris
  • Hopital Beaujon - Paris
  • Hopital Broussais - Paris
  • Hopital Pitie Salpetriere - Paris

Germany

  • Hertz Centrum Berlin - Berlin
  • University of Essen Medical Center - Essen
  • University of Hanover Medical Center - Hanover
  • University of Munchen Medical Center - Munich
  • University of Homburg Medical Center - Homburg
  • University Eppendorf Medical Center - Hamburg
  • University of Bochum Medical Center - Bad Hoinhausen
  • Universitatklinikum Charite - Berlin
  • International Neuroscience Institute - Hanover

Italy

  • Ismett - Palermo

Belgium

  • Cliniques St. Luc - Brussels
  • Erasme - Brussels

Austria

  • Medicinische University - Innsbruck
  • Innsbruck Algemeines Krankhaus - Wien

Switzerland

  • University of Bern Medical Center - Bern
  • University of Zurich Medical Center - Zurich

On-line Consultation

We believe that meticulous preparations are the key to the success of your journey and treatment. Accordingly, we will do our best to learn about your medical and personal needs before you leave home. Please fill in the application form carefully so we can get back to you as soon as possible, and tailor the best treatment plan for your needs. If you are interested in consulting with a medical specialist before planning your journey to Israel, you can ask to do so by using the same form.

Personalized Treatment Planning

One of the hallmarks of our service is the creation of a personalized treatment plan before you leave home! We will carefully tailor your individual treatment plan to your particular medical needs. To assist your treatment we may obtain recommendations for suggested life-style changes you should take at home, to best prepare for your treatment. When relevant, we will also include recommended treatment and follow-up suggestions upon your return home.

Traveling Arrangements

Our staff can assist you with all your traveling arrangements, including ticket booking, application for visa and, if relevant, medical arrangement necessary for your flight.

Treatment Facilities

Elective Surgery

King David Medicine has partnered with the leading medical institutions in Israel, USA, Canada and Europe. Thus, we can offer you the widest range of elective surgical treatments, at the highest medical level.
The surgical treatments we enable range from minor plastic surgery (e.g. facelifts), through major plastic surgical procedures (e.g. breast augmentations), to major, more complex procedures, such as cardiac bypass surgery, cardiac valve replacements, orthopedic surgery and oncologic procedures.
For each surgery type, we will assist you in choosing the most suitable medical center and the best surgeons for the job.

Relevant medical procedures and interventions include:
  • General checkups
  • Early cancer detection
  • Dermatological treatments at the dead sea
  • Cardiac-surgery
  • Oncologic treatments
  • Bone marrow transplants
  • Neurosurgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Rehabilitation
  • IVF
  • Orthopedic (e.g. Hip replacement)
  • Children Development
  • Pediatrics surgeries
  • Fertility treatments
  • Urology
  • Gynecology

Tertiary Medical Centers

Israelís leading tertiary medical centers offer a wide variety of high quality medical services at the same location (e.g. advanced chemotherapy and biological therapy options for cancer patients).
In some of these complicated cases, long-term hospitalization might be necessary, often including transferring the patient from the hospital ward to a rehabilitation center. In such cases the advantages of Israelís small geographical size are very apparent Ė even when you are hospitalized outside of your hospital, you are never more than a short ride away from your caregivers.

Hospitality & tourism

Israel is a popular touristic destination, with over 3 million tourists from all over the world visiting the country annually. Pilgrimage Tourism is very popular in Israel, with Jerusalem, Tiberius, Bethlehem as leading sites, in addition to countless other pilgrimage attractions. Other major attractions include Tel-Aviv, Acre, Eilat, Haifa and the Dead Sea, alongside many other attractions that include sunny beaches, impressive museums, colorful markets and countless shopping and dining alternatives. Israel features many touristic attractions, of diverse nature.
Some of the most popular attractions are:
  • Sea of galilee
  • Jerusalem
  • Tel Aviv
  • Eilat
  • The Dead Sea

King David Medicine partners with several leading hotel chains:

  • Crown Plaza
  • Holiday Inn
  • Dan Hotels
  • Fatal Hotels

Follow Up

As part of King David Medicineís commitment to our clients, we will stay in touch with you after your safe return home. Following you return, your attending physician back home may have questions or clarifications needed to optimize the next stages of your treatment or follow up. We will help make sure that such questions and clarifications are addressed rapidly and efficiently. We will stay in touch with you to make sure you can enjoy the fruits of your journey to Israel to the full.

Early detection for cancer diseases

In the year 2011, worldwide ~12,000,000 people are expected to be afflicted with cancer, and 7,600,000 died of the disease.

The sheer enormity of numbers and the devastation to the lives of cancer victims, as well as their loved ones, necessitates resolute action aimed at diminishing and eventually eradicating this disease. Furthermore, the burden to society; the high costs of treatment, particularly in the advanced stages of the disease, and the terrible suffering experienced by the patients, demands a solution that will both facilitate the earliest possible diagnosis and result in the most effective way to eradicate cancer.

There are currently 200,000 cancer patients in Israel and each year 23,500 men and women will join this circle of.

Cancer is preventableÖitís up to you!

Early detection for cancer diseases centers

The main objectives of the Early detection for cancer diseases

as well as other cancer prevention centers with which we are engaged, are to enhance the understanding of basic molecular and cellular mechanisms of tumor growth and metastasis, and develop novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of cancer. One major goal is to increase public awareness as to the importance of prevention and early detection.

The center addresses healthy populations at average or increase risk for harboring cancer, due to genetically or environmental factors as well as life style habits.

Thus, Early detection for cancer diseases center main goals include:

  • Providing cancer prevention and early cancer detection services to the residents of Israel.
  • Prolonging life through early detection: in early detectable cancers, the 5-year relative survival rate would increase to approximately 92%.
  • improving the quality of life by avoiding intensive therapies with high profile of toxicity (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, complicated surgeries).
  • Saving resources (money and time) for patients and third party providers.
  • Researching and developing new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities through the compilation of clinical data for future reference and research.

The Early detection for cancer diseases center is unique in that it combines basic and clinical research, together with the establishment of a prospective personal and molecular clinical profile while providing tailor-made cancer therapy.

The main focus of the center is to increase public awareness to cancer and its tragic consequences, by means of education and teaching for better life style modifications and providing the best service for prevention and early detection of cancer. Achieving these goals by translational medicine performing both basic sciences as well as advanced clinically oriented research.

The Early detection for cancer diseases policy is a "one stop shop". The center gathers under the same roof, screening programs for 12 common cancers. The evaluation is done by leading physicians in each discipline.

If cancer is found the Early detection for cancer diseases center shall provide a personal and close follow-up with the leading physicians for this kind of cancer in Israel.

If it is needed the center shall seek input and help from colleagues around the world.
At the center we screen for cancers of the kind, which it has clearly been shown with respect to them that they can be prevented or if diagnosed early can be cured.

These cancers include:

  • Skin
  • Oral cavity
  • Thyroid
  • Breast
  • Lung
  • Prostate
  • Testicular
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Ovarian
  • Cervical
  • Uterine
  • Colon and Rectum

On top of these screening modalities, that are evidence based medicine
(e.g. proven to prolong life) the Early detection for cancer diseases center is also performing the following research projects:

      1.   The association between mind, psychological aspects and cancer
      2.   The association between silent inflammation and cancer
      3.   Genetic testing and the risk of cancer

The results in the first 1,500 subjects are fascinating and very encouraging. In 9.3% of these healthy subjects a benign or malignant tumor was found. Cancer was prevented or diagnosed in an early stage that does not need any further therapy.

Moreover, the health of a significant number of subjects was improved following successful life style modifications (quitting smoking, engagement in regular physical activity and eating well).

Flow-chart while in the center


Prior to the visit:

Filling of questionnaires, that intends to identify possible risk factors, which are based on the general health, personal and familial background, as well as past and present exposure to carcinogens.

During the visit:

      1.    Registration
      2.    Routine laboratory tests and genetic testing
      3.    Open Breakfast
      4.    Interviewed for symptoms and risk factors by a well trained physician
      5.    Psychologist evaluation
      6.    Thorough evaluation by one of the senior physicians of the center
      7.    Evaluation by specific experts in each discipline
             (general surgeon, oral cavity surgeon, Gynecologist urologist, dermatologist/plastic              surgeon, and other experts when needed)
      8.    Specific tests (Low dose CT, vaginal US, mammography, breast US, pap smear as
             indicated)
      9.    Clinical Nutritionist's consultation and life style modifications
      10.   At the end of the day wrapping-up and recommendations for further testing and follow-up.

Please note that all the medical facilities with which we are engaged, and whom shall provide the package of services described above are well known and recognized medical institutions in the State of Israel and are certified by the Israeli Ministry of Health. As such they are fully and solely responsible for the services provided by them including with respect to the quality and manner in which all examinations and other services are conducted and the accuracy of their results. All test_ results are analyzed by a specialized physician, summarized in a detailed, coherent English report and available to your physicians back home. Additional tests and complementary investigations are also available whenever indicated by the above screening tests.

Comprehensive medical tests

Our modern way of life, in which we are demanded to compete with a loaded every day time-table, along with many pressures, effects our health; a fact that comes to practice in frequent absences from work.

These absences cause in many cases an economical damage and extra financial costs which could have been prevented by the help of a series of medical examinations once a year.

Indeed, according to a number of researches, it turns out that an early detection of risk factors might prevent a development of various kinds of diseases and sometimes even to save life.

It is the case for various kinds of cancer, heart and vascular diseases, as well as hypertension and diabetes.
A professional immediate treatment in the primary stages ensures in many cases a complete recovery and is a guarantee for a productive and more efficient life.

With experienced professional experts of the medical centers in Israel with whom we are engaged with, the comprehensive check-up in the medical centers operated by said hospitals provides you with: conduction of a survey, equipped with advanced equipment and a multi professional team, which is considered in Israel one of the leading in their field.

These institutes, with which we are engaged, perform comprehensive medical examinations in a homelike atmosphere giving a personal and warm care to all.

The package of services provided by these medical facilities includes the following examinations:

      1.   A complete physical examination by an Internal expert physician;
      2.   A complete package of laboratory tests, including urinalysis and a complete profile of
            blood tests, which include the following:

HS-CRP, (conditioned upon filling a relevant questionnaire), which is considered to be the best cardiac and vascular diseases predictor which enables to give warning with respect to a high risk level many years (up to 25 years) before the attacks occur. The results of this unique examination will be accompanied with recommendations for effective behavior habits, which will improve significantly the health condition.

PSA Ė for early detection of carcinoma (Cancer) of prostate (for males over 40 years old).
Occult Blood Stool for early detection of carcinoma (Cancer) of colon, blood count, fat levels in blood, HIV for those who are interested.

      3.   Evaluation of heart function with the means of ECG at rest and while doing exercise
            (Ergometry), by an expert cardiologist.
      4.   Ophthalmic examination including: Fundus, anterior parts, vision acuity and intra
            ocular pressure by an expert Ophthalmologist.
      5.   Breathing functions (Spirometry)
      6.   Hearing examination by a communication clinician.
      7.   Chest X-ray and interpretation by a radiologist.
      8.   Female examinations:

Gynecological examination including smear from the cervix (PAP SMEAR) for early detection of carcinoma (Cancer) of cervix.
Breast examination by a surgical expert.
All test_ results are analyzed by a specialized physician, summarized in a detailed, coherent English report and available to your physicians back home. Additional tests and complementary investigations are also available whenever indicated by the above screening tests.

To your attention Ė During the time of the review Ė a rich breakfast will be served. Please note that all the medical facilities with which we are engaged, and whom shall provide the package of services described above are well known and recognized medical institutions in the State of Israel and are certified by the Israeli Ministry of Health. As such they are fully and solely responsible for the services provided by them including with respect to the quality and manner in which all examinations and other services are conducted and the accuracy of their results.

Cardiology

We work with the leading cardiologic centers of Israel. Our doctors are highly trained to perform all diagnostic and cardiac procedures using the most modern and advanced technology and methods within the shortest time, we offering the appropriate treatments options, both invasive and non-invasive.
The cardiologic centers in Israel with whom we are engaged with are involved in international clinical trials, ascertaining a high quality of clinical and research performance.

Diagnostic cardiology:

  • Echocardiography - full range of Echocardiographic imaging modalities including 3D Cardiovascularhttp://imaging/CThttp://imaging/andhttp://imaging/magnetichttp://imaging/resonancehttp://imaging/imaging (CMR)

  • Myocardial perfusion scan

  • Cardiac

  • Holter monitor(portable 24 hours ECG and blood pressure recording)

  • Electrophysiologic cardiac studies


Invasive cardiology:
The cardiologic centers in Israel with whom we are engaged with offers a variety of invasive cardiologic procedures using the most advanced technology and up to date methods, including but not limited to:

  • Treatment of coronary artery disease including insertion a variety of coronary stents, balloon angioplasty etc.

  • Ultra-sound and virtual histologic tomography,

  • Repair and of valvular diseases and structural anomalies of the heart

  • Electrophysiologic studies and treatment of arrhythmias and other conduction disorders.


Heart failure and cardiomyopathy:
Diagnosis, treatment and follow up of patients suffering from conditions resulting in cardiac insufficiency and failure.

Congenital heart diseases:
Treatment of adults and children suffering from congenital heart conditions and structural abnormalities of the heart and the great vessels. ICCU:

Fully equipped modern suites and highly trained personnel providing intensive care and continuous monitoring for critical patients and patients who require 24-hour monitoring post-procedure.

Gastroenterology and hepatology

Gastroenterology:
Gastroenterology deals with abnormalities of the digestive system and the liver. This is one of the most advanced fields of medicine, due to high incidence of diseases of this type. This fact, along with the modern technology readily available in Israel has allowed Israeli specialists to gain enormous experience in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of gastrointestinal tract.

Screening and diagnostic procedures:
Allperformed by gastroenterologists (e.g. colonoscopy, gastroscopy, virtual colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), ERCP, manometry and PH monitoring, defecography etc, are recommended worldwide as a gold standard of care. All these and others are tools for diagnosis of readily treatable disorders as well as early diagnosis and treatment of otherwise potentially fatal diseases such as colon cancer and other malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, rectum, pancreas, liver, the biliary system).

Special care is given to patients suffering from chronic gastroenterological diseases such as maldigestion syndromes, celiac disease and inflammatory bowel diseases (crohn's, UC), including long-term care and adjustment of maintenance therapy.

In all the medical centers in Israel with whom we are engaged with, A team consisting of a gastroenterologist, a nutritionist and a complimentary team of radiologist, infectologist, oncologist and a surgeons all work together to provide individually tailored treatment for each patient.

Hepatology:
Hepatology deals with disorders of the liver and the biliary tract. These include all forms of hepatitis (viral, alcoholic, drug induced, toxin induced, autoimmune etc.), hepatosteatosis (fatty liver), hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, vascular disorders e.g Budd-Chiari syndrome, as well as malignancies of the biliary tract and the liver (HCC, cholangiocarcinoma).

A multidisciplinary approach is the basis for diagnosis and treatment of these patients. A wide range of most advanced investigations, including labs, imaging, biopsy and pathologic analysis are available to hepatologists in Israel and allows them to provide the state of the art work up and treatment.

Patients requiring liver surgery (hepatectomy) as well as those requiring liver transplantation and their donors are meticulously evaluated and followed through the pre-operative preparations, surgery and recovery period by this multidisciplinary team to assure the best outcome. In addition newest minimally invasive technologies are available for treatment of certain types of liver malignancies (radiofrequency, chemoembolization, Sirtex etc.).

General surgery

General surgery usually refers to surgery of abdominal organs and gastrointestinal tract.
Surgery in Israel is among the leading fields and is known worldwide for its level of advancement and modern technology, the excellent surgical techniques of Israeli doctors are widely recognized. Our surgeons master every modern operative technique, from open surgery to minimally invasive approach (laparoscopy) and robotics, and offer the most appropriate choice of treatment to meet the needs of every individual patient. Our laboratories and pathologists are always on call and are available for any analysis that may be required at any time during surgery (fast frozen biopsy etc.)

The medical centers in Israel with whom we are engaged with, have on board a multidisciplinary team with complex approach to the surgical patient includes diagnosis and treatment by specialists including a surgeon, a physiotherapist, a dietitian, a radiologist, a gastroenterologist and if needed an oncologist and a pathologist. This provides the most efficient and overall evaluation of the patient preoperatively and allows for prompt and comfortable recuperation post-operatively.

Laparoscopic and robotic surgery:
Surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive approach and perform a variety of operations such as resection of spleen, partial and major resection of liver, subtotal pancreatectomy, nephrectomy, colectomy, bariatric procedures and gall bladder removal, repair of all kinds of hernias, just to name a few with minimal blood loss, scarring and greatly reduced recovery time, hospital stay and pain level after the procedure.

Colorectal surgery:
Early diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer as well as treatment of benign diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract (Crohn disease, Ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, to just name a few). Open surgery and laparoscopic approach are both widely practiced

Breast surgery:
The surgical centers in Israel with whom we are engaged with have a practice a unique and complex approach to breast cancer. A team of radiologist, pathologist, oncologist, a general oncologic surgeon and a plastic surgeon work together to analyze the genetic and cellular type of the disease, its stage and extent to individually tailor the most appropriate treatment for each patient. Various reconstructive possibilities are also discussed, some immediate (during the same surgery) and some performed later along the course of treatment.

Upper gastrointestinal surgery:
Diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus (achalasia, diaphragmatic hernia, esophageal webs, esophageal cancer), the stomach and the doudenum (PUD, gastritis, gastric carcinoma, GIST etc.). Some operations are performed in cooperation with the cardio-thoracic surgery unit. The minimally invasive methods are widely used and are preferred when the disease allows so.

Hepato-biliary surgery:
Diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant diseases involving the liver (hemangiomas, hepatomas etc.), the biliary system (gall stones and cholecystitis, strictures of bile ducts and papilla, tumors of bile ducts and gall bladder etc.) and the pancreas (pancreatitis, pseudocysts, IPMN, carcinoma of pancreas, neuroendocrine tumors etc.). Treatment of secondary liver tumors (metastases) of various origins Ė excision with possible intraoperative therapy (radiofrequency, chemotherapy) and the appropriate post-operative treatment is known to prolong survival and improve quality of life for advanced cancer patients. Also in this complex major surgical field performing a minimally invasive approach is practiced widely.

Gynecology, obstetrics and infertility

GYNECOLOGY AND WOMEN HEALTH AND WELL BEING IS A COMPLEX FIELD THAT DEALS WITH A WIDE SPECTRUM OF PROCESSES THAT INFLUENCE THE FEMALE BODY, FROM PHYSIOLOGICAL, SUCH AS PREGNANCY Or MENOPAUSE, THROUGH BENIGN CONDITIONS SUCH AS ENDOMETRIOSIS OR MYOMAS, TILL MALIGNANT DISEASES SUCH AS CANCER OF FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS.

In Israel highly trained specialists in all fields of gynecology are known worldwide for their experience and medical and surgical abilities. Our doctors use this experience, along with the most innovate technologies and facilities in order to provide the optimal diagnosis and tailor treatment for each woman individually. Multidisciplinary approach of specialists of all medical fields allows a whole view of the patient and optimizes care.

Gynecology:
General check up and screening including pap smearand further hormonal, genetic and endoscopic investigations (colposcopy, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy etc.) diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of conditions involving the female reproductive organs. Benign conditions such as uterine myomas are treated with minimally invasiveand noninvasive techniques (embolization, high frequency ultrasound etc.). invasive and medical treatment of all benign gynecologic conditions, such as endometriosis, infectious diseases, PCOS etc.
Multidisciplinary approach to malignant diseases of the female reproductive organs - diagnosis and treatment by a team involving a gynecologist, surgeon ,oncologist, radiologist, geneticist and a psychologist. Cooperation with specialists in the field of fertility allows preservation of fertility or extraction of eggs from healthy ovaries before oncologic treatment for possible IVF in the future.

Uro-gynecology:
Diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the female genitourinary system and the pelvic floor (rectal, uterine and urinary bladder prolapse, urinary incontinence, reconstruction etc.)

Obstetrics:
Prenatal care and follow up, including a complete prenatal check up (blood tests, genetic tests, 3D ultrasound and a complete review of fetal systems, amniocentesis, fetal protein test, fetal and maternal well being).
The medical centers in Israel with whom we are engaged with have a great experience treating and seeing through high risk pregnancies (diabetes, epilepsy and other diseases of the mother, IUGR, placental insufficiency etc).
Highly experienced team of midwives, obstetricians and neonatologists accompany delivery in fully equipped private delivery rooms to guarantee the wellbeing of the mother and the baby. Elective and emergency C-sections are done if so indicated by highly trained specialists. A modern and well equipped neonatal departments are located near every obstetric department and provide with state of the art care for the newborn, including counseling for the new mother in every aspect of the baby's care (breastfeeding, care).

Infertility and IVF:
Israel is the world capital of in vitro fetilization
Israeli fertility specialists have reached extraordinary results in this field, treating thousands of couples every year. Initial diagnosis of both partners for possible reasons of infertility dictates further treatment. Many conditions leading to infertility, such as hormonal imbalance or unovulatory cycles may be treated medically. Others, distorting the anatomy of the vagina, cervix, ovaries or fallopian tubes may require surgical intervention. A wide range of readily treatable conditions of the male partner may also lead to difficulty in conceiving and are readily treated medically or with minimally invasive methods. This is why it is crucial to start with a complete diagnosis, which will allow to pinpoint the problem and tailor the most effective and prompt treatment while minimizing the discomfort of both partners.

In cases that require extracorporal fertilization (IVF) Israeli specialists are among world leaders in the number of IVF they preform yearly and their rate of success.
The newest methods are used, including IVM (IVF without need for prior hormonal stimulation, suitable for women suffering from PCOS or cancer), among other state of the art techniques, tailored individually for each woman. Further fetal diagnosis is possible by PGD (prenatal genetic diagnosis), the most advanced method of screening of the embryo for genetic anomalies before implantation. This method is based on the newest technology and decreases the need for further sampling of chorionic villi and amniocentesis, thus reducing the risk of harming the pregnancy.

Oncology and hematology

Israeli oncologic centers with whom Kind David Medicine engaged with are among the leading clinics worldwide. The highly experienced staff, the newest technologies and the most up to date innovative approach to cancer has put Israel allows our patients to receive the most advanced treatments. As part of the patient's support system and pain control our oncologists closely cooperate with surgeons, pathologists, social workers, nutritionists, pain doctors, and alternative medicine in order to facilitate the treatment and improve the patients quality of life.

Prompt diagnosis based on imaging (CT, PET, MRI) and molecular biology allows for the most precise prediction of tumor behavior and prognosis, selection of the most appropriate treatment. In Israel we use a wide range of treatments and combinations, such as radiotherapy (SBRT, IMRT, IGRT), chemotherapy, biologic and immunologic therapy, brachytherapy, radiofrequency and so forth.

The decision on the approach to each patient is made in cooperation with specialists of other related fields (pathologists, geneticists, surgeons, gastroenterologists etc.) for possibility of neo-adjuvant (preoperative) and adjuvant (post operative) treatment to maximize the possibility of cure.

Hemato-oncology:
Treatment of wide range of diseases of blood and bone marrow. These include leukemias, lymphomas, blood dyscrasias, malignant and benign diseases of bone marrow transplantation in children and adults, coagulopathies, hereditary anemias, multiple myeloma
to name only a few.

The cancer centers I Israel, which King David Medicine are engaged with aged with the newest most modern treatment modalities are routinely used by our specialists to optimize treatment. For conditions requiring bone marrow transplantation our clinics use the database of the international database, thus facilitating and prompting the search for the donor.

Breast cancer:
Precise diagnosis including the molecular diagnosis of the tumor accounts for remission and cure of this cancer. After a thorough imaging, genetic and pathologic analysis depending on the biological qualities of the tumor oncologists and surgeons cooperate to provide the optimal therapy combination.

Tumors of the head and neck:
Treatment of tumors of the thyroid gland and other cancers of head, neck and the oral cavity and the larynx.
Multidisciplinary approach in cooperation with interventional radiologists, maxillofacial surgeons, oncologists and plastic surgeons guarantees the best curative and cosmetic outcome.

Lung cancer:
Treatment of cancer of the lungs, bronchi and trachea. Several lines of treatment are available and chosen individually for each patient.

Gynecologic oncology:
Treatment of tumors of the cervix, uterus, vagina, ovaries and ovarian tubes. Treatment and follow up of pregnant women suffering from an underlying oncological disease. Treatment is delivers by highly specific methods to the diseased area, thus minimizing the damage to the surrounding tissues (for example brachytherapy, radiofrequency).

Oncology of the gastrointestinal tract: Oncologic treatment of cancer involving the esophagus, the stomach, the small and large intestine (colon),rectum, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and the bile ducts.

Neuro-oncology:
Treatment of cancer involving the brain and the peripheral nervous system. Diagnosis and treatment of glioblastoma with a prior simulation to assure maximal treatment is directed at the diseased cells, thus preserving the surrounding brain tissue.

Oncology of the genitourinary tract:
Treatment of cancer involving the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, male reproductive organs (prostate, testicular cancer). The oncologists cooperate closely with urologists to tailor the most appropriate therapeutic approach for each patient. Skin cancer:
Treatment of melanoma, squamous and basal cell carcinoma and other malignancies involving the skin. Work in cooperation with dermatologists and plastic surgeons for best curative and cosmetic resultsPalliative therapy:
Designed for incurable cancer patients. Prolongation of life and pain control with emphasis on preserving the quality of life the patient is used to.

Orthopedics

Orthopedics deals with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the musculo-skeletal system.
We offer medical, reconstructive and surgical treatment of trauma, fractures, replacement of joints, as well as reconstructive surgeries and rehabilitation.
The orthopedic medical centers with whom Kind David Medicine engaged with , works in close cooperation with radiologists, orthopedic oncologists and physical therapists in order to provide a complete and whole patient care, the state of the art treatment and fast and easy rehabilitation, while minimizing patient discomfort and morbidity during and after the treatment.
Our goal is to help the orthopedic patient to regain the highest possible life quality within the shortest time possible.

Our orthopedists are specializing in varied of areas:
Spine surgery, total joint replacement, hand & foot, Elbow & shoulder surgery.
The orthopedic surgeons in Israel have pioneered major advances in orthopedic surgery procedures including minimally invasive approaches as well as the use of the best quality of implants.

Joint replacement surgery:
Our specialists have great experience with replacement surgery of hip, knee and shoulder joints. We use the best quality and innovative prosthetic implants. Our experience with a high variety of the newest technology and prosthesis guarantees the most appropriate
choice of implant for each patient

The spine:
Treatment of variety of conditions involving the vertebral column, including trauma, tumors, degenerative diseases, dislocations, scoliosis , problems of intervertebral disks (discopathy), plastics of vertebrae for patients suffering from compression of vertebrae (kyphoplasty).
Arthroscopy and sports medicine
This field deals with specific injuries resulting from sport and other trauma. Arthroscopic and combined surgeries are used to diagnose and treat a variety of joint injuries and is considered gold standard in diagnosis of trauma to meniscus, cartilages and ligaments.

Orthopedic oncology:
Diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from bone and soft tissue tumors (sarcomas, osteomas etc.), of both adults and children. Multidisciplinary approach with a team of orthopedic oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists tailor an individual treatment and rehabilitation plan for each patient.
Hand and wrist:
Medical and microsurgical treatment of arm, hand and wrist injuries including rehabilitation after spinal cord injuries and replantation. The most advanced and minimally invasive techniques are used where possible to achieve the best results while minimizing patient discomfort.
Leg and foot
Treatment of injuries of legs, feet and ankle joints by specialists of these organs along with a team of rehabilitation.

Orthopedic trauma and malformations:
Complex treatment of all acute trauma injuries as well as corrective and reconstructive surgery for elongation of bones and correction of post traumatic bone deformities.

Plastic surgery

Plastic surgery is one of the most forward fields of medicine, leading by far with its technology and innovations. It deals with corrective surgery, cosmetics and reconstruction (body distortions after traumas and accidents, burns etc.). Israeli specialists are well familiar and highly trained in all these innovative methods, which is seen in their great rate of success, and recognized in the medical society worldwide.

Reconstructive surgery:
Deals with reconstruction of birth and acquired defects of the body (cleft lip, cleft palate, burn victims, keloids, malformations after traumatic injuries and burns). Children are treated by specialists for hypospadias and other malformations of genitalia. Reconstructive breast surgery is offered to women who underwent mastectomy for breast cancer. Also, breast reconstruction can be done with mastectomy in one session in cooperation with general surgeons. Cooperation with dental, maxilo-facial and neurosurgeons allows for great results in reconstruction of face, head and neck region. Vascular anomalies e.g AVM and hemagiomas are readily treatable with the most up to date medical and minimally invasive approaches in both children and adults.

Cosmetic surgery:
Plastic surgery of nose, ears, lips, face and neck lift, eye lid correction, breast augmentation and reduction, male plastic surgery, liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), bottox and other fillers are only a few procedures preformed by our specialists. With the patientís comfort and well being always in mind our specialists use the most modern state of the art technologies and approaches to guarantee the best cosmetic result.

Urology

Urology in Israel is among the most developed fields of medicine and our specialists are by right considered among world leaders. Correct and precise diagnosis and highly advanced technology used in treatment both contribute to the high success rate of treating the urinary system while preserving the quality of life for the patient. Israeli specialists are trained in advanced urologic procedures such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery (Da Vinci), as well Sinergo (treatment for recurrent cancer of urinary bladder).

Diagnosis:
Most diagnostic procedures are preformed on an outpatient basis, including all types of imaging (CT, urography, and ultrasound), cystoscopy, biopsy of prostate and bladder polyps etc.

Onco-urology:
Treatment of cancer of the genitourinary system, including kidney, ureters, urinary bladder, prostate and testicles. Our specialists use the most up to date techniques including laparoscopy and robotic surgery. A complex multidisciplinary approach is used to achieve the best results for surgical and oncologic treatments. Procedures such as radical cystectomy with reconstruction of urinary bladder, total and partial nephrectomy, radical and non-radical prostatectomy, TURP and TUBT are only a few examples of procedures done our specialists. A full spectrum of therapeutic approaches is employed, from open surgery to laparoscopy, robotics and chemical treatment (e.g Sinergo, BCG), in order to fit the most appropriate treatment for each patient.

Endo-urology:
Treatment of kidney stones as well as part of kidney tumors and tumors of the ureters with minimally invasive technique, thus avoiding the need for open surgery, decreasing the need for hospitalization as well as the rate and the severity of post-surgical complications and the recovery time.

Sexology:
Treatment of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. surgical and minimally invasive treatment of varicocele as a cause of male infertility. Ranges of treatments including microsurgery are offered for treatment of male sexual dysfunction.

Reconstructive urology:
Correction of inborn and acquired deformities of the genitourinary system (hypospadias, penile correction etc.) in both adults and children. Urethral reconstruction is offered to patients suffering from strictures or other acquired deformities of urethra, provides reconstruction of continuity of the urinary tract and offered to patients after urethral trauma.