The Shaare Zedek Medical Center is a private non-profit organization operating thanks to charitable donations and not receiving funding from the state budget.
Practical and scientific research activities of the clinic occur through funds from patients care and voluntary contributions from different people around the world. Conduction of research, improving equipment and increasing the range of services are also through the expenses of volunteers.
Today the clinic is accredited by JCI. This certificate is available at just 200 institutions around the world.
The diversified clinical center of Shaare Zedek is distinguished by the work of the emergency department and resuscitation, which was fully manifested during the attacks in Jerusalem.
Shaare Zedek is positioned as a research center for the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Collaboration with the medical faculty stimulates scientific research, promotes the creation of new and improved existing methods of training future doctors, as well as improving the treatment quality of patients.
ADVANTAGES OF THE SHAARE ZEDEK MEDICAL CENTER:
The hospital is considered to be one of the oldest in Israel (opened in 1902). The name is literally translated from Hebrew as "The Gate of Justice" - in a way this is the motto of the clinic - helping every person regardless of nationality, race or religious affiliation.
A couple who have difficulty conceiving a child are provided with leading infertility treatments created in collaboration with the Institute of Medical Genetics. These methods involve the latest technologies of fetal diagnostics and pregnancy testing is carried out with the help of a gene chip.
The main building of the medical complex is a 10-storey. The three lower floors occupied the most necessary services, the emergency medicine department, the operating rooms, the medical supply, sterilization department and the pharmacy. These services are underground, in order to ensure non-stop work to save lives, even during disasters, terrorist attacks and hostilities.
Features of the Clinic
CARDIOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF SHAARE ZEDEK HOSPITAL
Thanks to the cardiosurgical department, the hospital is considered one of the leading institutions in Israel for the surgical treatment of coronary heart disease by coronary artery bypass grafting, and valvular heart disease in adults of all ages. The specialists there perform more than 2,000 coronarographies yearly.
Since 2008, they have been performing non-surgical implantation of an aortic valve by introducing an artificial valve through the femoral artery or usinh a transapical method. This technique saves lives of people suffering from severe aortic valve contraction, for whom open-heart surgery is unavaliable due to high risk. According to the statistics, the department has performed more than 6,000 successful operations:
Valve implantation by conventional cardiosurgical method and through femoral artery catheterization (without the need for surgical opening of the chest);
Aorto-coronary bypass surgery;
Coronary artery stenting.
Following diagnostic procedures are available:
Computer tomography of the heart (virtual angiography);
Electrophysiological study (EPS);
Coronary angiography (annually conducted for 2 000 patients);
Implantation of cardiac stimulants and defibrillators;
Cardiac catheterization for closing atrial and interventricular septal defects;
Interstitial closure of the left atrial appendage by catheterization of the femoral artery. This procedure prevents the formation of blood clots in the left atrium and is indicated to those suffering from atrial fibrillation and those who can not receive anticoagulation therapy.
THROAT AND NECK SURGERY AT THE SHAARE ZEDEK HOSPITAL
The ear-nose-throat department (ENT) of Shaare Zedek Medical Center started small, but grew to be a leader in advanced ear surgery, including complex cochlear implant surgery. The number of inpatients and outpatients has increased significantly over the years.
Doctors of Shaarei Tzedek have extensive experience in diagnostics and treatment of ENT pathologies. They strive to provide high quality medical care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. There is a pediatric department for treatment of nasopharyngeal diseases equipped with the latest technology.
NEUROSURGERY AT SHAARE ZEDEK
The Department of Neurosurgery at the Shaare Tzedek Medical Center diagnoses and treats diseases related to the nervous system. They use advanced techniques to maintain and restore brain and spinal cord functions.
Treatment is carried out by a team of neurosurgeons who have been trained in world's leading institutions to work with innovative technologies. The department is prepared to treat severe head injuries, complex brain tumors, degenerative diseases of the central nervous system such as normal pressure hydrocephaly, and other disorders.
The department's operating room is equipped with the latest model of visualisation technology, ultrasound and a surgical robot that allows performing procedures such as tumor tissue biopsy with extreme accuracy.
The surgeons of Shaare Zedek perform complex skull base operations. These operations are performed using a variety of surgical approaches and methods. Some of these interventions are done endoscopically - through the nose. This method has improved considerably over the last decade, and in many cases replaces the traditional skull dissection surgery.
The Department of Neurosurgery is part of the Brain Treatment Center, which also includes the Department of Brain Stroke and the Department of Invasive Neurodegeneration (Brain Catheterization), which deals with cerebrovascular diseases such as aneurysms and AVM (arteriovenous malformations).
GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE AT SHAARE MEDICAL CENTER
In the OB-GYN department at the Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center more than 20,000 births are conducted annually. The Center is also one of the main facilities for the surgical treatment of female genital oncology and in vitro fertilization. Every year more than 2,800 surgeries and about 1,500 IVF procedures are performed here.
The Center operates a unique clinic for women's and foetus' health, which focuses on providing interdisciplinary, in-depth and professional information to patients, as well as support and counseling for couples.
The In Vitro Fertilization Center is the pride of the hospital with the highest success rate in Israel.
PRICES FOR TREATMENT AT SHAARE ZEDEK
|Consultation with a specialist
|Heart valve replacement
|Coronary artery bypass surgery
|Colon cancer surgery
|Ovarian cancer surgery
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Since 2004, under the guidance of the doctor, all the treatments of neurological diseases has been carried out in the medical center of Shaare Zedek. To date, the professor has more than 80 publications of scientific articles.
Specialty of the doctor: general neurology, cerebrovascular diseases, dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit disorders, autoimmune diseases.
In 1992 he completed his specialization in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of San Antonio, Texas. In 1995 he was appointed director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center. In addition to managing this department, Professor Samueloff also leads other departments both inside and outside the medical center, being a specialist in gestational diabetes.
Between 1998 and 2001, he served as chairman of the Israeli Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine. He won national and international recognition for outstanding research work and is the author of more than 200 articles.
The professor acted as the head of more than ten doctoral dissertations for medical students. Teaches at the University. Ben-Gurion in the Negev and in 2004 received the title of professor.
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Specialty of the doctor: obstetrics and gynecology.
From 1973 to 1978, Professor Bitran conducted medical research at the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). In 1977 he underwent a two-month course of advanced elective cardiology in Tennessee, USA. Two years later he became a specialist in medicine and surgery, he also underwent a 3-year internship in radiology. Since 1989, he was a radiologist at the Hadassah Medical Center, Ein Karem.
In 1993, he conducted a radiology department at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center. In 1996 he received a Albert Einstein scholarship in interventional radiology. To date, he is the director of a cardiosurgery unit in the center of Shaare Zedek.
Membership in international communities:
Specialty of the doctor: cardiac surgery, venous obstruction, radiology.
The clinic is located in the heart of Jerusalem. On the territory of the complex (which consists of 10 buildings interconnected by junctions), there are schools for nurses and children (who need to be constantly in the hospital), cafeterias, souvenir shops, a hotel, a bank, and a patient care organization. The hospital is designed for 500 patient beds. In order to provide the better care for all who are there to help, only one person is allowed to accompany the patient. In the inpatient unit, the patient will be given: bed linen, towels and pajamas. It is recommended to have personal hygiene items. The clinic is not liable for the loss, damage or theft of personal belongings.