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Pediatric Neurosurgery in Israel

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Israel performing Pediatric Neurosurgery (neurosurgery of children).
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Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.


Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Hadassah Hospital

37 listed pediatricians:

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Prof. Dan Engelhard, MD

Head, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric AIDS center

Prof. Isaiah D.Wexler, MD, Ph.D.

Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Metabolism and Feeding Disorders

Rabin Medical Center

The second largest hospital in Israel, Rabin Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital that can handle the most complicated cases in all medical fields.


Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Rabin Medical Center

5 listed pediatricians:

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Prof. M.Shohat


Dr. Shalom Michowitz

Pediatric neurosurgery

Rambam Medical Center

A large teaching hospital staffed by over 4,000 physicians, nurses, researchers, and allied caregivers, Rambam is Northern Israel’s largest hospital, a tertiary referral center for a population of over 2 million people.


Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Rambam Medical Center

42 listed pediatricians:

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Prof. Riva Brik, MD

Director, Pediatrics B & Coordinator of Advanced Medical Education

Prof. Ruth Gershoni, MD

Director, Genetics

Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

One of the largest hospitals in Israel with 900 beds and 700 physicians. The hospital serves 1000 medical tourists annually, providing advanced medical care at the highest western standards.


Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

3 listed pediatricians:

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Prof. Eli Lahat, MD

Head, Pediatric Neurology Division

Dr. Nachum Gall, MD

Director, Institute of Hyperbaric Medicine

Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.


Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Sheba Medical Center

33 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Anikster Yair

General Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Avigad Itamar

General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

A major medical center in Tel Aviv operating three hospitals under its lead, and serves as a teaching and research center as well.


Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Herzliya Medical Center

A private hospital located on the shorelines of Herzliya, just off Tel Aviv, offering healthcare services to both local and foreign patients. The hospital is affiliated with over 500 Israeli physicians, many of whom hold high level positions at public hospitals.


Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Herzliya Medical Center

14 listed pediatricians:

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Prof. Avital Avraham

Pediatrics, Asthma

Dr. Bielik Ron

General Surgery, Pediatrics

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About Pediatric Neurosurgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is pediatric neurosurgery?

This is a subspecialty of that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of children with various neurosurgical disorders. These problems involve the head, spine, and nervous system.

Why see a pediatric neurosurgeon?

Pediatric neurosurgeons treat neurosurgical problems that are quite different from those generally seen by general neurosurgeons. Pediatric neurosurgeons have specialized in treating pediatric neurosurgical diseases.

Children with neurosurgical diseases often require frequent and regular follow-ups throughout their childhood. They forge a longstanding relationship with the child so that the child is comfortable and relaxed.

Children sometimes cannot say what is bothering them. Answering medical questions can be difficult and they may not be cooperative or patient while undergoing a medical examination. Pediatric neurosurgeons have the extra knowledge on how to interact with their patients. In addition, they decorate their offices and hospitals with bright colors and cartoons to make the environment-friendly to the child. They may also have toys, reading and writing materials, and videos for children. In addition, they use facilities and equipment that are specially designed for use by children.

Pediatric neurosurgeons work closely with another doctor to ensure that your child receives the best possible care. They make use of support services from nurses, pediatric physicians, nutritionists and others to ensure that your child has all the necessary care. This also ensures that the care provided is comprehensive and coordinated at the same time.

Conditions treated include:
  • Head deformities
  • Spinal deformities
  • Brain tumors
  • Head injuries
  • Problems and injuries of the brain, spine or nerves
  • Birth injuries (weakness of arms and legs)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Gait abnormalities (spasticity)
  • Arachnoid cysts
  • Spina bifida
  • Brachial plexus injury also is known as obstetric brachial plexus palsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Chiari malformation
  • Achondroplasia
  • Congenital malformations of the brain and spine
  • Vascular abnormalities
  • Skeletal dysplasia

Common procedures include:

  • Biopsy: This is the removal of tissues for further examination under a microscope by a pathologist. A biopsy can be further classified into incisional biopsy where only a sample of tissue is removed, excisional biopsy whereby an entire suspicious area or lump is removed and needle biopsy where a sample of fluid or tissue is removed suing a needle.
  • Stereotactical biopsy: This procedure maps the brain in a three-dimensional system. It is used together with CT and MRI scans to accurately target the area in question.
  • Debulking: This is the surgical removal of a part of the tumor. It aims at decreasing the tumor burden on the surrounding structures.
  • Gross total resection: This removes the entire tumor that is visible. This procedure is done when the pediatric neurosurgeon believes that the tumor can safely be removed without risk of unacceptable injury.
  • Endonasal endoscopy: This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows the neurosurgeon to remove lesions or brain tumors through the sinuses r nose.


Pediatric neurosurgeons have at least 4 years of medical school, 1 year of internship, at least 5 years of residency in neurological surgery. They also have additional training in pediatric neurosurgery. Pediatric neurosurgeons diagnose and treat children from infancy to their adolescence. Their unique and advanced training make them highly qualified for their chosen profession.

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