Qualification and Experience

Dr. Firas Fahoum is a distinguished doctor with over 14 years of experience in his field of neurology. He is currently serving at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Medical Center), Tel-Aviv, Israel. He obtained his medical education from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. He then went on to specialize in MSc. in Neurobiology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Firas specializes in Epilepsy, Paroxysmal Neurological Disorders, Psychogenic Non-Epileptic seizures, EEG, Electrophysiology, Intracranial Electrophysiology, Single Neuron Recordings, Functional Neuroimaging, fMRI. 

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr. Firas has been a part of research papers in medical journals around the world. He has also been a part of over 15 Presentations in International Scientific Meetings. He has under his belt over 20 Scientific Publications as well. Recently he also did a Research fellowship in Epilepsy, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.


  • 1997-2004 The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2004-2006 MSc. in Neurobiology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2014- Israeli Medical Association
  • 2012- Israeli League against Epilepsy
  • 2010- American Epilepsy Society
  • 2010- Israeli Neurological Association
Brachial Plexus Injuries/Stereotactic Procedures

Brachial plexus injury is a medical emergency caused due to an injury to the brachial plexus group of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm, and hand. These nerves control and administer feelings in the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and arm. This damage is also known as brachial plexopathy. Brachial plexus injury appears when these nerves are compressed, stretched, or in the most serious case, ripped apart from the spinal cord. Some brachial plexus injuries known as stingers or burners are inconsequential and will completely recover in a few weeks. However, other brachial plexus injuries are severe enough and may cause some permanent impairment in the arm. In severe conditions, it can paralyze your arm, with a failure of function and sensation.

Brachial Plexus Injury Causes

Brachial plexus injury results when the brachial nerves are damaged by excessive stretching, pressure, or cutting. Stretching can occur when your shoulder is forced down while your neck stretches up and away from the injured shoulder such as during a motorcycle or a car accident. In case of a serious injury, the brachial nerve may rip off the spinal cord in the neck. This type of brachial plexus injury is classified as traumatic brachial plexus injuries. It may occur because of different reasons, including:

  • Contact sports: Contact sports players may experience burners or stingers, which can occur when the nerves in the brachial plexus get stretched above their limits during collisions with other players.
  • Trauma: Several types of trauma, including motorcycle and car accidents or bullet wounds, can result in a brachial plexus injury.
  • Inflammation: Inflammation may also cause damage to the brachial plexus. An uncommon condition known as Parsonage-Turner syndrome or brachial plexitis causes brachial plexus inflammation without any trauma.
  • Tumors: Noncancerous (benign) or cancerous tumors may damage the brachial plexus.
  • Childbirth: Injury during complication of childbirth.

Brachial plexopathy may also result from exposure to radiation at the time of stereotactic radiosurgery or specific procedures such as stereotactic breast biopsy.

Brachial Plexus Injury Symptoms

Symptoms of the brachial plexus injury depend on the seriousness of the injury. A minor injury can often occur during any contact sport and minor trauma when the brachial plexus nerves get stretched or compressed. Minor brachial plexus injury symptoms include the following:

  • Burning sensation and shocks shooting down your arm
  • Weakness and numbness in your arm

More serious brachial plexus injury symptoms result when nerves are torn or ruptured. Such injuries may produce the following symptoms:

  • Weakness or inability to use certain muscles of hand, arm or shoulder
  • Complete lack of movement and feelings (paralysis) in your arm, including your shoulder and hand
  • Severe pain

In case of childbirth brachial plexus injury, symptoms can be seen right after the birth of the child. These may include:

  • No movement in the upper or lower arm or hand of the baby
  • Arm flexed (bent) at the elbow and held against the body
  • Absence of Moro reflex on the affected side
  • Decreased grip on the affected side
Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr. Firas Fahoum have being a neurologist in Israel?

Dr. Firas has over 14 years of experience.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr. Firas Fahoum as a neurologist?

Dr. Firas specializes in Epilepsy, Paroxysmal Neurological Disorders, Psychogenic Non-Epileptic seizures, EEG, Electrophysiology, Intracranial Electrophysiology, Single Neuron Recordings, Functional Neuroimaging, and fMRI.

Does Dr. Firas Fahoum provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr. Firas Fahoum provides online consultation through MediGence.

What associations is Dr. Firas Fahoum part of?

Dr. Firas is a part of the Israeli Medical Association, Israeli League against Epilepsy, American Epilepsy Society, and Israeli Neurological Association.

When do you need to see a neurologist such as Dr. Firas Fahoum?

Whenever a patient is suffering from any nervous or brain disorder, then a neurologist needs to be visited to get properly diagnosed and treated. Neurologists are also certified to treat other nerve-related conditions as well.

How to connect with Dr. Firas Fahoum for Online Consultation through MediGence?

He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with medigence and writing down your inquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.

What area of specialization does Dr. Firas Fahoum have?
Dr. Firas Fahoum is specialized in Israel and of the most sought after doctors in Brain and Spine Specialist.
Does Dr. Firas Fahoum offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Firas Fahoum have?
Dr. Firas Fahoum is one of the most sought after specialists in Israel and has over 14 Years years of experience.
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