At the Belinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, all neurooncological operations for the removal of brain and spinal medulla tumors are performed under the supervision of Professor Zvi Rappaport, the Head of the Neurosurgery Department. Professor Zvi Rappaport is an outstanding specialist in the field of neurosurgery, a diplom holder at the Medical Institute of New-York (USA) and a certified member of American Board of Neurological Surgery. Professor Zvi Rappoport is an ex-president of Israeli Neurosurgical Society and honorary vice-president of the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons. Zvi Rappoport is a Professor at Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, an active member of many international professional organizations and a reviewer in a number of neurological journals.
The Neurosurgery Department at Rabin Medical Center utilizes the most advanced technologies in the world and is equipped with the most innovative equipment for diagnostics and surgical treatment of brain and spinal medulla diseases. At the department, the following operations are widely performed: excision of brain tumors (craniotomy), endoscopic surgery of tumors, transsphenoidal surgery of pituitary tumors, removal of spinal medulla tumors, etc.
Under the direction of Professor Mikhovich, a leading pediatric neurosurgeon in Israel, the Department of Neurosurgery is specialized in microsurgical excisions of cerebral, cerebellar and brainstem tumors. At the Department, operations for correction and treatment of cranial pathologies, such as Cruzan, Apret and Shotchen syndromes and craniosynostosis are successfully performed. At the Department, operations widely performed include also microsurgical excision of spinal medulla tumors, surgical treatment of Arnold-Chiari syndrome, syringomyelia and hydrocephaly, and neurosurgical treatment of spasticity. At the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, more than 1,000 operations per year are performed.
Treatment of neurooncological diseases is performed in close cooperation with specialists of Davidoff Cancer Center , being a part of Rabin Medical Center.