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Neurosurgery in Israel

The Head of the Neurosurgery Department at Rabin Medical Centeris Professor Zvi Rappaport(Prof. Zvi H. Rappaport), an outstanding authority in this field (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. 

Neurosurgical treatment includes all types of operations; primary ones as follows:
  • Excision of brain tumors (benignant and malignant), using microsurgery (craniotomy).
  • Operations for excision of skull base tumors with specialists in allied fields engaged (oral surgeons, ENT surgeons, etc.).
  • Endoscopic surgery of tumors.
  • Transsphenoidal surgery of pituitary tumors.
  • Operations for reconstruction of cranial and facial bones after traumas using modern prosthetic materials.
The Division of Functional Neurosurgery is specialized in the following fields:
  • Surgical treatment of epilepsy. 
  • Microsurgeries for excision of tumors from portions of brain responsible for such functions as speech, memory, etc.  
  • Surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease.
The Neurosurgery Department at Rabin Medical Center provides surgical services for more than 1,000 patients per year.
Treatment of such diseases as arterivenous malformations, aneurysms in brain and и carotid-cavernous fistula using balloon angioplasty and stents is performed at the Department In cooperation with the Department of Neurovascular Surgery.      
The Department has five highly specialized divisions functioning under the direction of leading specialists in this field in Israel and not only in Israel:
  • Нейрохирургия спины - доктор Стивен Джексон (Dr. Steven Jackson)
  • Интенсивная терапия - доктор Джорджио Рубин (Dr. GiorgioRubin)
  • Нейроэндоскопия - доктор Шломо Давидович (Dr. ShlomoDavidovich)
  • Детская нейрохирургия – доктор Шалом Михович (Dr. ShalomMichowitz)
  • Эндоваскулярная нейрорадиология - доктор Элиягу Перлов (Dr. EliyahuPerlov)
  • Dorsal neurosurgery – Dr. Steven Jackson
  • Intensive care- Dr. Giorgio Rubin
  • Neuroendoscopy - Dr. Shlomo Davidovich
  • Pediatric neurosurgery– Dr. Shalom Michowitz
  • Endovascular neuroradiology- Dr. Eliyahu Perlov
The Neurosurgery Department at Rabin Medical Center has many years' experience of work and is well-known worldwide. Annually, dozens of patients from all over the world are urgently taken to our medical center by medical aviation. 

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