Fontan Procedure cost in Israel

The heart is one of the most complex organs of the body. To have it function properly turns out to be quite a task if there happens to be any defect in it whatsoever. Sometimes, in some cases, the heart does not pump the blood quite right. This is a congenital defect and is usually observed in newborn babies. To rectify this defect so that blood flows through the circulatory system just the way it is used to, the Fontan Procedure is conducted.

How is the Fontan Procedure conducted?

A Fontan Procedure in Israel is needed when there is blue blood in the circulatory system. This means that the heart has not been functioning the way it should. To fix it, a wall is built between the right upper chambers of the heart. This wall guides the blue blood coming from the lower body into the blood vessels. Then, a small hole, called the Fenestration, is made in the baffle (the wall). Due to this hole, a small amount of blue blood is allowed into the right upper chambers.

In most cases, the size of the fenestration varies depending upon the condition. Usually, a very small hole is made, which heals all by itself over time. However, if the condition is severe, the size of the hole is bigger, which is later closed shut using heart catheterization.

Fontan Procedure in Israel

The Fontan Procedure in Israel is done under the supervision of world renowned doctors and surgeons and in the presence of world class equipments. With the best in class facilities available, the chance of success in pulling off Fontan Procedures is higher. In the last couple of decades, Israel has grown exponentially when it comes to offering brilliant cardiology solutions. One could attribute it to the innovative treatment methods and the flexibility of healthcare prevalent there. In Israel, the medication suggested is also reasonable therefore making it a really affordable treatment solution. Fontan Procedures elsewhere end up being really expensive.

The cost of the room, the quality of the facility and the service offered by doctors, nurses and staff is not compromised even a bit, which is why a lot of parents trust their child’s Fontan Procedure to be conducted here.

Cost Comparison

The cost of getting a Fontan Procedure in Israel largely depends upon the doctors you consult, the facilities you admit your child in, and the medications you opt for. While it costs around $225,000 for a Fontan procedure in the USA, in Israel, you can get the same state of the art hospital care and capable physicians for far less. Even after considering the cost of flights and accommodation for foreign patients, the overall cost remains far less than most Western nations.

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Rabin Medical Center located in Petah Tikva, Israel is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • There are as many as 6 intensive care departments at the center.
  • The hospital has been able to treat and manage complex heart conditions by exceptional cardiologists.
  • The Emergency care services of the hospital have also helped a large number of patients.
  • The Cardiothoracic Center is also worth mentioning for the care it has provided to patients.
  • The hospital is also recognised for its organ transplantation facilities with 70% of organ transplants in Israel done in Beilinson Hospital.
  • Bone Marrow transplants performed at the Davidoff Cancer Research and Treatment Center have been a boon for many patients.

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Kaplan Medical Centre located in Rehovot, Israel is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Located in an area of 240 dunams of lawns, trees and lovely corners that provides the medical center pastoralism and tranquility, and soak up a relaxed atmosphere among our patients
  • Hearing and Speech Institute
  • Childrens Auditorium
  • Hybrid Catheterization Room
  • purchase of a new CT (256 slices)
  • In the coming years, it is planned to develop: a rehabilitative geriatric medical center, a maternity club, an eye clinic and a heart center - the largest in the Middle East
  • Blood Bank
  • Pharmacy services
  • Accommodation in Hospital Campus
  • Maternity club

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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center -Ichilov Hospital located in Tel-Aviv, Israel is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The center possesses high end infratsructure with latest technologies which are upbgraded on a regular basis.
  • There are 60 departments in Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  • The center has as many as 6 institutions:
  • Ichilov General Hospital
  • Ted Arison Medical Tower
  • Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital
  • Sammy Ofer Heart & Brain Building
  • Adams Health Science & Rehabilitation Building (in the planning stage)
  • Lis Maternity and Women's Hospital
  • Patient Care Numbers (annual) are as follows:
    • 400,000 patients
    • 36,000 surgeries
    • 220,000 ER visits
    • 12,000 births
  • The bed capacity of the center is 1300.
  • Good success rates during treatment for the majority of conditions.

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Herzliya Medical Center located in Herzliya, Israel has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 350+ leading doctors in senior positions working with the Hospital
  • Single & Double Standard Rooms
  • VIP Suites and Decor rooms
  • 20 Departments
  • 19 Outpatient Clinics
  • 12 Institutes
  • 4 hospitalization Offices
  • 7 Operating rooms
  • 2 Pharmacies
  • 12 VIP chambers
  • IVF Centre
  • Top specialties offered by the Hospital are- Hysterography, Eye Microsurgery, Ablation, Amniocentesis, Angiography, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Aorta Surgery, Arthroplasthy, Bone Marrow Biopsy, Brain Tumor Surgery, Breast Cancer, Breast Lift, etc.

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Sheba Medical Center located in Tel-Hashomer, Israel is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Sheba Medical Center has a 1900 bed capacity.
  • It also consists of as many as 120 departments and clinics.
  • Sheba treats a large number of national and international patients from many Asian and European countries among others.
  • International patient care services in Sheba are very strong, this also includes the travel, stay, transfer related coordination with translator services.
  • The healthcare personnel working in Sheba Medical Center are fluent in English, documents are also available in this common denominator language.
  • Rehabilitation services are available for long term recovery and return back to a normal life and activity. This could include conditions related to Orthopedics, Neurology, psychiatry, old age and injuries etc.

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Assuta Hospital located in Tel-Aviv, Israel is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Annual numbers for Assuta Hospital group
    • 92,000 surgeries
    • 683,000 healthcare examinations, ambulatory treatments
    • 440,000 imaging tests
    • 4,000 (approx.) cardiac catheterization diagnosis, treatments
    • 16,000 (approx.) IVF treatments
    • 500 (approx.) kinds of surgical procedures
  • Assuta Hospital, Tel Aviv, is an important healthcare facility which is recognised for being a surgical specialist.
  • Even in the surgical specialty, Assuta Hospital, Tel Aviv performs superlative Minimally Invasive Surgeries.
  • Impressive imaging technology is present in the hospital, such as CT (advanced), PET-CT, MRI and two-head nuclear imaging camera.
  • 15 Operating Theatres
  • 200 plus beds
  • Resuscitation units
  • 2 monitoring laboratories


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Zulekha Hospital Sharjah located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Zulekha Hospital Sharjah is present over a 290,000 square feet area.
  • The hospital stands today with a bed capacity of 185.
  • The hospital also has a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and radiology as well as laboratory services.
  • There is an ICU and Neonatal ICUs.
  • There are facilities for Dialysis and advanced technological applications such as Minimal Invasive surgeries.
  • In Zulekha Hospital Sharjah Bariatric procedures, Joint Replacement, Specialised Cancer Care, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Procedure, Plastic and Reconstructive Procedure are performed.
  • It also specialises in Pediatric Cardiology, Pulmonology and Chest Diseases, etc.
  • Teleconsultation services as well as an international patient care center with related assistance for medical travelers are functioning in Zulekha Sharjah.

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Prime Hospital located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity for 100 beds
  • 24-hour Emergency Service
  • Advanced Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Adult Intensive Care Unit
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Maternity & Child floor
  • Day Surgery Unit
  • Family Clinic
  • Deluxe rooms and Spacious Lounge

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Vejthani Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • It is among the topmost private hospitals functioning in Thailand.
  • The bed capacity of the hospital is 263.
  • There are more than three hundred thousand patients visiting the hospital every year.
  • Vejthani hospital has more than 40 outpatient clinics and centers.
  • International patient care center with all kinds of services: air ambulance, transfers, travel, stay, embassy liaison, patient coordinators, prayer rooms, visa coordination and translators for 20 languages.
  • The special facilities are:
  • International Certified Laboratory
  • 10 Operating Rooms
  • Radiology Section: Portable X-ray, CT-scan and C-ARM and MRI
  • Neonatal Critical Care Unit
  • Water-jet technique applied for liposuction
  • Computer navigation and mini-invasive technique for Joint Replacement surgery

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Apollo Hospitals Bannerghatta located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Bed Capacity is 250
  • Largest and most sophisticated sleep laboratory in the world
  • Technological powerhouse with latest equipments
  • 120 slice CT angiogram
  • 3 Tesla MRI
  • Low energy & High energy Linear Accelerators
  • Navigation System in surgical procedures
  • 4-D Ultrasound for 4 dimensional sonography
  • Digital Fluoroscopy
  • Gamma Camera
  • Stereotactic Robotic Radio- surgery
  • Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Robotic assisted surgeries
  • Thallium Laser-First in India
  • Holmium Laser-First in South India
  • Digital X-Ray-First in Karnataka
  • 100 plus consultants
  • Uses Y shaped stent for tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Four autologous chondrocyte implantations procedure is performed and several more like Spinal angiolipoma excision, Tibial tuberosity shift with MPSL reconstruction
  • Biggest series of airway stents in India
  • The Minimal Access Surgery Centre (MASC) centre of excellence

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Medipol Mega University Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The Hospital includes 4 centers i.e. general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, oncology, and dentistry
  • Medipol patients have access to over 60,000 m2 of the gardens, 26,000 m2 of the five-storied underground parking, 100,000 m2 covered premises and 1,500 members of the stuff
  • Capacity of 470 patient beds
  • Oncology Center
  • Emergency department that can admit up to 134 patients (including general, coronary, KVC and neonatal emergency department)
  • 25 Operating rooms
  • Medipol Mega University Hospital uses the following innovative technologies- Biplane digital flat-panel angiographic system, Digital flat-panel tomosynthetic mammography, Surgical O-ARM PEROP CT Imaging system, etc.
  • Helicopters enabling the transfer of the patient at the most emergency cases
  • The Hospital creates a friendly & comfortable ambience for the patients and their relatives with terrace garden suites, normal rooms. Each room is equipped with multimedia services like TV, DVD, Internet, online access from patients bedside, Unlimited Digital Archive pacs and high-quality meal service
  • Prayer Room
  • 5-starred cafeteria/restaurant

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Zulekha Hospital Dubai located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The bed capacity of Zulekha Hospital Dubai is 140.
  • Diagnostic centers, pharmacies, inpatient and outpatient care are provided at Zulekha Hospital Dubai.
  • This hospital provides the best of healthcare packages
  • Its surgical base is really strong with the hospital having successfully initiated and completed minimally invasive surgeries, joint replacement surgeries, bariatric surgeries, cardiac, and neonatal surgeries.
  • Radiology, laboratory, operating theatres, dialysis section and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory are all present in Zulekha Hospital Dubai, UAE.

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Ruby Hall Clinic located in Pune, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Ruby Hall Clinic brought in Intensive Care and Coronary care units as early as in 1969.
  • It was the pioneer in terms of having achieved the first successful Kidney Transplant and test tube baby in Pune and being the initiator for Cobalt Therapy to ensure Cancer treatment.
  • Imaging advancement is being used in the hospital which is highly advanced known as Positron Emission Tomography.
  • Ruby Hall Clinic is in the possession of two cardiac cath labs and Linear Accelerators.
  • There are as many as 550 in-patient beds which is inclusive of 130 ICU beds.
  • Air Ambulance services are provided by the hospital.
  • There is a multi-organ transplant centre which began operations in the year 1997 and a Neuro Trauma stroke centre.
  • There is also the presence of an independent Stroke Trauma Unit which is fully equipped and enabled with the right units and healthcare personnel.

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Thomson Medical Centre located in Thomson Road, Singapore has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The bed capacity of Thomson Medical Center (of Thomson Medical Group) is 190.
  • Thomson Medical Group has a prominent presence throughout Asia in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
  • There is a 24/7 Outpatient Family Clinic.
  • TMC also consists of various fertility clinics inclusive of an IVF clinic.
  • A cancer center for breast, gynecological as well as colorectal tumors of women.

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Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet located in Hyderabad, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Multi-bed facility
  • High-tech labs, modular operation theaters
  • Advanced medical equipement
  • Dedicated rooms for patients with all facilities
  • State-of-art technology
  • 24/7 blood bank
  • State of the art Cardio-Thoracic Center with the latest CATH LAB Equipment & Modular steel operation theatre
  • Neurosurgery department equipped with an operating microscope, high-speed drill & stereotaxy
  • 24-hour Emergency services to take care of all kinds of trauma and other orthopedic emergencies
  • Pulmonology department equipped with modern gadgets.
  • One of the best PFT labs and bronchoscopy units
  • Nephrology services include Renal Biopsy, AV Fistulas, AV Grafts & Permanent Catheter Insertions, Hemodialysis; Temporary Access For Dialysis; Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Has a comprehensive cancer care unit following a trans-disciplinary & multi-modality approach
  • State-of-the-art services of Digital X rays, Flouroscopy, Ultrasonography, OPG, Mammography, CT 64 Slices, MRI, etc.
  • Airport Transfer Service
  • Scheduling Of All Medical Appointment
  • Processing Of Medical Second Opinion
  • Provide Language Interpreter
  • Special Dietary Needs / Religious Arrangement
  • Coordination Of Admissions Process
  • Cost Estimates For Anticipated Treatments
  • Foreign Exchange service
  • Billing and Finance Related Service
  • Providing Information Of Patient’s Relatives Back Home

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About the Fontan Procedure

The Fontan procedure is performed in children with a special type of congenital disorders that leaves them with a single functioning ventricle. There are two ventricles in the heart, one supplies blood to the lungs while the other pumps blood to the rest of the body parts.

Some children may be born with just one functional ventricle because of an absence of a heart valve or an abnormality in the ability of the ventricles to pump blood. As a result, a single ventricle has to work hard to supply blood to the lungs and the rest of the body at the same time. In such children, the Fontan procedure is performed.

The Fontan procedure is usually conducted when the child is between the age two and five. However, it can be conducted before two years of age. The Fontan procedure is contraindicated in children with high pulmonary vascular resistance. This is because as a part of this procedure, the blood must flow through the lungs without the pumping function of the heart. The Fontan procedure is also contraindicated in children with mitral insufficiency, left ventricular dysfunction, and pulmonary artery hypoplasia. The Fontan operation is also conducted in adults with this defect. The treatment is more complicated in such patients, as adults are more likely to develop Protein-Losing Enteropathy (PLE). It is a condition in which the protein is lost through the gut and it may lead to internal bleeding and fluid retention. But the complications resolve on its own when the surgery is performed. Such patients may sometimes even need a heart transplant.

How is Fontan Procedure performed?

The Fontan procedure is performed under the influence of general anesthesia. The patient is shifted to the surgical room an hour before the actual time of the surgery. General anesthesia is administered and once the patient is in deep sleep, a tube is inserted into the windpipe.

The body of the patient is connected to machines so that his or her vital parameters can be observed throughout the surgery and after that.The main purpose of the surgery is to optimize the Fontan circulation so that a single ventricle is able to effectively pump pure blood to the entire body and the impure blood to the lungs without any pumping mechanism. During the surgery, the surgeon opens the thoracic cavity by cutting through the sternum, which is a bone attached to the ribs. Doing so provides direct access to the heart.

Next, the surgeon uses either the extra-cardiac method or the lateral tunnel method to make the impure blood reach the lungs. The create a hole between the Fontan circuit and the right atrium to relieve the pressure. The hole, also known as “fenestration,” closes of its own later or can be closed off later with the help of cardiac catheterization.

Recovery from Fontan Procedure

The patient is transferred to the recovery room after the surgery and this is where all his or her vital signs are monitored for a couple of hours. Once the patient is stable, he or she is transferred to the cardiac ward.

The doctors may administer painkillers to control pain after the surgery. Expect the patient to be kept in the hospital for a few days. Additionally, eating and drinking are restricted for a few days after the surgery. Once the bowel movement resumes normally, the patient is given a light diet and fluids. This may take anywhere from two to three days. The medications and fluids are administered through an IV line until the patient starts taking normal diet. The dressing is changed every day during the hospital stay. A majority of patients are able to return to their normal routine within the first three months of the surgery. They are advised to increase their activities gradually and not to exert themselves too much.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the factors affecting the cost of Fontan Procedure in Israel?
Fontan Procedure package cost in Israel has different inclusions and exclusions. Some of the best hospitals for Fontan Procedure offer a comprehensive package that covers the end-to-end expenses related to investigations and treatment of the patient. The Fontan Procedure package in Israel includes the fees of the surgeon, hospitalization and anesthesia as well. Post-surgical complications, new findings and delayed recovery may have an impact on the total Fontan Procedure cost in Israel.
Which are some of the best hospitals in Israel for Fontan Procedure?
Fontan Procedure in Israel is offered by multiple hospitals across the country. Some of the best hospitals for Fontan Procedure in Israel include the following:
  1. Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center -Ichilov Hospital
  2. Rabin Medical Center
  3. Herzliya Medical Center
  4. Kaplan Medical Centre
  5. Sheba Medical Center
  6. Assuta Hospital
How many days does it take to recover post Fontan Procedure in Israel?
The recovery of the patient many vary, depending on several factors. However, on an average, patient is supposed to stay for about 30 days in the country after discharge. This is important to ensure that the surgery was successful. During this time, control and follow-up tests take place to check for medical fitness.
Which are some of the other popular destinations for Fontan Procedure?
One of the topmost destinations for Fontan Procedure is Israel. It has a variety of accredited hospital, affordable cost of treatment and some of the best medical fraternity. Some of the other destinations that are popular for Fontan Procedure include the following:
  1. Spain
  2. Morocco
  3. Hungary
  4. Malaysia
  5. Tunisia
  6. Thailand
  7. the United Kingdom
  8. Singapore
  9. Lithuania
  10. South Africa
How much are the other expenses in Israel apart from the cost of Fontan Procedure?
There are certain expenses additional to the Fontan Procedure cost that the patient may have to pay for. These are the charges for daily meals and hotel stay outside the hospital. The extra charges may vary average around USD$ 75.
Which are the best cities in Israel for Fontan Procedure Procedure?
Fontan Procedure in Israel is offered in almost all metropolitan cities, including the following:
  • Petah Tikva
  • Tel-Aviv
  • Rehovot
  • Tel-Aviv
  • Herzliya
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for Fontan Procedure in Israel?
After Fontan Procedure, the patient is supposed to stay for about 7 days in the hospital for recovery and monitoring. During the recovery, the patient is carefully monitored and control tests are performed to see that everything is okay. If required, physiotherapy sessions are also planned during recovery in hospital.
How many hospitals offer Fontan Procedure in Israel?
There are more than 6 hospitals that offer Fontan Procedure in Israel. These hospitals are approved to perform the surgery and have proper infrastructure to handle Fontan Procedure patients.
Why do people prefer Fontan Procedure in Israel?
Apart from the best facilities worldwide and an elite team of doctors and surgeons always at your side, Fontan procedures in Israel are also affordable and the payment method here stands flexible too. This skill and experience of surgeons and the access to technology lead to a higher success rate when it comes to Fontan Procedures.
What is the average cost of Fontan Procedure in Israel?
The average cost of Fontan Procedure in Israel is hard to estimate considering the varied range of treatment available here. Doctors and surgeons here have such varied experiences that their pricings vary too. Based on the facility you choose the reputation of the doctor you consult and the final medication you opt for would ultimately determine the cost of Fontan Procedure in Israel.
Which are the best hospitals for Fontan Procedure in Israel?
Some of the best hospitals for Fontan Procedure in Israel are Rabin Medical Center based in Petah Tikva, The Kaplan Medical Center based in Rehovot, The Herzliya Medical Center located in Herzliya, The Assuta Hospital based in Tel-Aviv and also the Sheba Medical Center located in Tel Hashomer.
Who are the best cardiac surgeons for Fontan Procedure in Israel?
Some of the best cardiac surgeons to opt for in Israel are Daniel Bitran, Gady Keren, Yehuda Wolf, David Luria, Gideon Uretzky, Gil Bolotin and Amir Kremer. These surgeons will offer you the best in class advice, considering the immense experience they hold. They have been in the business for far too long, and there hardly happens to be a situation that they have not experienced throughout their career.
How successful is Fontan Procedure in Israel?
The success rate of the Fontan Procedure in Israel is pretty high. Considering the access to technology and elite team of experts they have, Israel is well equipped to tackle the most complex cases of heart conditions. They have a neat track record of one of the most Fontan Procedures, and that has earned them the stature they now hold in the world of medicine.

FAQ's Related to Israel

What healthcare accreditation standards are followed in Israel?

The hospitals in Israel adhere to the healthcare standards framed by Joint Commission International (JCI). JCI is an independent organization that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations across the globe. Hospitals completely adhere to the policies set by accreditation bodies to cater to desired needs of patients and to set quality benchmarks in the healthcare industry. Healthcare standards help hospitals to evaluate, control, and improve the standards of quality healthcare.

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in Israel?

Israel is one of the top destinations for medical tourism and has the best multispecialty hospitals in the world, such as:

  • Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv;
  • Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, Jerusalem;
  • Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital, Jerusalem;
  • Meir Medical Center, Kfar Sava;
  • Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Ramla;
  • Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson and HaSharon Hospitals), Petah Tikva.

All kinds of surgeries are offered at these multispecialty hospitals and they follow strict medical protocols. Highly skilled and trained doctors at these hospitals are efficient to handle even the most complicated cases. The hospitals provide the best possible treatments at an affordable cost.

Why should I opt for healthcare in Israel?

Israel is a leading destination for medical tourism which attracts thousands of medical tourists every year. Israel has the best hospitals which provide world-class medicine with a personal touch to patients from across the globe. Patients from different parts of the world, such as the United States, and Nigeria, Russia, Ukraine, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, visit Israel every year. Factors such as best medical infrastructure, highly qualified doctors, cheap accommodation, transportation facilities, and a wide range of food choices contribute to Israel’s popularity in medical tourism.

What is the quality of doctors in Israel?

Board-certified doctors ensure top-quality care to patients and are capable of practicing at the top of their profession. Israel has world-class doctors that have in-depth subject knowledge, and their area of expertise is really vast. The highly professional doctors boast of having received education at premier educational institutions in the world. Israel boasts of having high-quality doctors of internal standards and many of them have experience of working in various countries.

When traveling to Israel for medical treatment, what essential documents do I need to carry along?

There are several documents that you need to carry while traveling to Israel for medical treatment and these are passport copies, residence/ driver’s license/ bank statement/ details of Health insurance, test reports, records, doctor referral notes. You are only a few steps away from receiving affordable medical treatment if you arrange this set of important documents. Packing is crucial when you are traveling to another country for seeking medical treatment since you may miss some important documents. The required documents might vary with your destination, so it is always suggested to check with the concerned authority.

What are the popular procedures available in Israel?

The popular procedures available in Israel are:

  1. IVF,
  2. Plastic surgery,
  3. Cancer treatment,
  4. Psoriasis treatment,
  5. Bone marrow transplant,
  6. Bariatric surgery,
  7. Liver transplant,
  8. Heart transplant,
  9. Heart bypass surgery,
  10. Brain tumor surgery,
  11. Kidney transplant.

Highly trained and well-qualified doctors perform these popular procedures with high precision and accuracy and ensure fast recovery, complication-free surgery, and complete patient safety. Besides introducing a unique technology for safe hernia surgery with minor complications and fast recovery, Israel has achieved a milestone in bone implants done through tissue engineering technology. A study revealed that the most common procedures in Israel are Botox injection and hair implantation and these two procedures have received global recognition for their huge success rate.

Which are the most popular cities in Israel for medical treatment?

A large number of international patients visit some selected cities in Israel like:

  1. Tel Aviv,
  2. Haifa,
  3. Ramat Gan,
  4. Beer Yaakov, and
  5. Petah Tikva.

These cities are bestowed with great cultural and natural beauty that is a plus for medical tourists who are looking for recreation after medical treatment. These cities are preferred by medical tourists as they have the best hospitals in the world which provide affordable treatment options and are supported by modern infrastructure, a wide range of facilities, and highly experienced doctors. Many other reasons that make these cities the most preferred destination for medical tourism are affordable accommodation, transportation facilities, a variety of food options, and scenic value.

What are the other facilities provided by hospitals in Israel?

To make patient’s hospital stay memorable, healthcare facilities in Israel offer all modern facilities, such as visa assistance, travel arrangements, airport transfers, coordination of all medical appointments, accommodations for patients and companions, international staff translators, shopping and recreational options, Internet with wi-fi, mobile sim cards, lockers, and a variety of food options. The hospitals provide all necessary facilities that are affordable and at par with international standards in order to provide a unique patient experience. The hospitals also help patients connect with their distinguished doctors, provide cost estimates, and schedule appointments and admissions as per the patient’s travel dates.