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Sheba Medical Center is located in Tel Hashomer, Israel. Sheba Medical Center has emerged as the foremost healthcare facility in the Middle East, gaining international recognition.

 In 2013, it received the Joint Commission International (JCI) Gold Seal. In 2019, Newsweek magazine honored Sheba by including it in their esteemed global top ten hospital list. Since then, Sheba has consistently maintained its position in the top ten rankings in all subsequent yearly lists.

Sheba Medical Center has seven major facilities: The Cancer Center, Medical education academic campus, Medical research complex, Acute care hospital, Children’s Hospital, Women’s Hospital and Rehabilitation hospital.

They see each year: 430,000 inpatients, 1,600,000 outpatients, 200,000 ER visits, 50,000 surgical procedures, 12,000 maternal deliveries and 4,000,000 medical tests.

Highly Specialized Centers

Jusidman Oncology Hospital

It is not only a part of the largest hospital in Israel but also holds a prominent position as the leading provider of cancer treatment in the country.

Their approach to fighting cancer is truly comprehensive, prioritizing the well-being of the patients. They not only address their medical needs but also cater to their psychological, social, and palliative requirements through a range of support services.

Their approach:

  • Multifaceted Therapy

Studies have demonstrated that combining multiple forms of therapy often yields better outcomes compared to a single treatment approach. They utilize combined therapeutic techniques to deliver excellent results with minimal side effects.

  • Personalized and Precise Therapy

They recognize that each patient is unique, with individual circumstances. They consider various factors such as age, genetic makeup, cancer type and location, disease progression, family history, current health status, and medical history when developing a personalized treatment plan.

  • Constant Research and Improvement

Sheba Medical Center is committed to ongoing research aimed at enhancing existing therapies and discovering new ones. They continuously strive for improvement and refuse to rest on achievements.

  • Compassion and Kindness

They understand that receiving a cancer diagnosis is an incredibly challenging experience, not only for patients but also for their loved ones. Their utmost priority is to provide the highest standard of care in a compassionate environment, catering to the needs of both patients and their families. The interactions with patients are always characterized by professionalism, politeness, and genuine care.

The Staff

The medical team consists of expert physicians with specialized training and experience in treating specific cancer types. They take a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, emphasizing teamwork and collaboration. Their personalized treatment plans may include immunotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy

Diagnosis

Sheba Medical Center is a leading research hospital that recruits top experts worldwide to engage in cutting-edge oncological research. Through collaboration with renowned cancer centers, they continuously expand their knowledge. Sheba offers advanced laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging, and examination techniques to ensure accurate cancer diagnoses, working alongside highly skilled professionals.

Cancer Types Treated

  • Cancer of the adrenal glands
  • All types of blood cancer, including bone marrow transplants
  • Brain Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer 
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Cancer of the jaw
  • Cancer of the larynx (voice box)
  • Liver Cancer 
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer 
  • Breast Cancer 
  • Colon Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer 
  • Lingual (Tongue) Cancer
  • Lung Cancer 
  • Melanoma and other skin cancers 
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Spine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer 
  • Cancer of the vocal cords
  • Cancer of the lymph nodes
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer 
  • Sarcomas and bone tumors 
  • Stomach Cancer 
  • Throat Cancer

Features of the cancer center:

  • Overall treatment of 50,000 cancer patients every year.
  • Of those, 4,500 are new patients.
  • About 35,000 patients each year are treated on an outpatient basis.
  • About 37,000 patients are seen in our interdisciplinary oncology clinics every year.
  • The inpatient Oncology Department has 30 beds.
  • Each year 2,000 new patients are treated in the Radiation Therapy Department.
  • Provide brachytherapy, a form of internal radiation therapy, to 270 patients annually.
  • Offer compassionate and effective palliative treatment.
  • Possess the latest in modern research laboratories.

MD Anderson Cancer Center Partnership

Sheba Medical Center proudly became an MD Anderson Sister Institution in 2010, aligning with the renowned MD Anderson at the University of Texas. MD Anderson has consistently been recognized as the best cancer treatment center in the United States by US News & World Report.

As sister institutions, Sheba and MD Anderson collaborate closely in various aspects of oncological treatment, including education, training, development, quality assurance, nursing, research, technical support staff training, and faculty exchanges. This collaboration falls under the Global Academic Programs, an initiative of MD Anderson aimed at establishing a global network of leading cancer centers to address and combat the global challenge of cancer. The focus of Global Academic Programs is solely on cancer diagnosis, treatment, and research.

This partnership enables cancer patients to access treatment from top cancer institutions worldwide, ensuring they receive the best possible care.

Sheba Pancreatic Cancer Center

Sheba Medical Center’s Pancreatic Cancer Center is the largest of its kind in Israel, offering cutting-edge treatments tailored to each patient’s unique clinical background and requirements.

Operating within Sheba’s Jusidman Oncology Hospital, the Pancreatic Cancer Center benefits from advanced imaging facilities such as MRI, CT scans, ultrasound, and other state-of-the-art diagnostics. The center’s medical staff comprises top-tier oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, and highly skilled nurses who are specially trained to deliver exceptional medical care and support to our patients.

Treatments available:

  • Surgical interventions:
  • The Whipple Procedure
  • Total Pancreatectomy
  • Palliative Surgeries
  • Advanced Surgical Techniques: NanoKnife IRE (Irreversible Electroporation)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted Chemotherapy
  • Pharmaceutical Innovation
  • Radiation Therapy

THE SHEBA CANCER RESEARCH CENTER (SCRC)

The SCRC’s primary purpose is to engage in continuous research on cancer and explore potential treatments. This involves the development of new drugs and the investigation of innovative treatment approaches. As the largest cancer research center in Israel, the SCRC plays a significant role in advancing our understanding of cancer and improving treatment options.

Programs at the Cancer Research Center include:

  • Molecular Cytogenetics
  • A-I RNA Editing in Health and Disease
  • Bioinformatics
  • Zebrafish – Genetic, Environmental, and Behavioral Model
  • Molecular Neuroscience
  • Tumor Stem Cell Biology
  • The Research Center of Leukemia and Childhood Malignancies
  • Research Laboratory – Pediatric Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Molecular Diagnostic Center
  • Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting
  • The Ella Lemelbaum Institute for Immuno-Oncology
  • Cancer Epigenetics Laboratory
  • Laboratory of Genomic Applications in Surgical Oncology
  • Lung Cancer Research Laboratory
  • Laboratory of Endocrine Oncology
  • Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

 

Ella Lemelbaum Institute for Immuno-Oncology

A renowned medical facility globally recognized for its expertise in treating melanoma and skin cancer. By utilizing the latest technologies and research-driven techniques, the institute offers some of the most innovative therapies available, including TIL immunotherapy. The comprehensive services provided by the Ella Institute cover all aspects of patient care, from diagnosis to monitoring and follow-up.

Situated within the expansive Sheba Medical Center campus, the Ella Institute collaborates with exceptional cancer centers worldwide, including the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States. 

The Ella Institute, part of Sheba’s Cancer Research Center, is dedicated to improving diagnostic and treatment methods for melanoma and skin cancer. Through continuous clinical and pre-clinical research, collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and research groups, and the use of progressive technologies, the institute strives to develop new anti-cancer drugs and advance patient care.

Treatments available:

  • TIL (Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes) immunotherapy
  • Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
  • Surgical removal of the cancerous tissue 
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Fecal microbiota transplant
  • Immunophoresis

Safra Children’s Hospital

The Safra Children’s Hospital at Sheba Medical Center is a dedicated facility providing specialized and compassionate care for children. With a focus on creating a child-friendly environment, the hospital ensures that procedures are performed with appropriate anesthesia and sedation to minimize discomfort. The hospital’s departments are designed to deliver world-class medical treatment while prioritizing the comfort and well-being of young patients and their families.

Department:

  • The Claudio Cohen Department of Pediatric Intensive Care

Provides critical care for pediatric patients. This facility was the first of its kind in Israel and includes a sleeping area for parents.

  • The Raphael Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department

Responsible for urgent medical care and trauma treatment of patients under 18 years of age.

  • The Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department

Provides care for childhood cancer patients, including a pediatric hospice. This department sees both outpatients and inpatients and offers a variety of advanced treatments.

  • The Pediatric Psychosomatic Department

Provides treatment, including psychotherapy, for eating disorders in pediatric patients.

  • The Albert Katz Department of Neonatology

Provides care to premature babies as well as infants with major congenital disorders. The department includes an intensive care unit for newborns.

  • The Weinberg Child Development Center

Responsible for the care and therapy of children with developmental disabilities. The center accepts children of all ages, from infants to adolescents.

  • The Pediatric Pulmonary Unit

Provides a full range of pulmonary diagnoses and treatments to both inpatients and outpatients. These include bronchoscopy, respiratory therapy, lung function tests, and pulmonary surgery.

  • The Pediatric Metabolic Disease Unit

Provides a full laboratory and outpatient clinic for the treatment of patients with metabolic disorders, including amino acid and carbohydrate processing problems. This unit works with several rare diseases and genetic disorders.

  • The Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit

Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of child inpatients and outpatients with gastrointestinal and liver issues. This unit also handles problems with nutrient absorption.

  • The Pediatric Nephrology Unit

Provides diagnosis and treatment for problems with the kidneys and urinary system. This includes urinary tract infections, kidney biopsies, genetic abnormalities, and stones in the urinary system.

  • The Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit

This unit consults with other departments and divisions throughout the hospital to offer expertise on viral, bacterial, parasite, and fungal infections. The unit also conducts ongoing research on the nature and treatment of pathogenic organisms.

  • The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit

Responsible for mental health care for pediatric patients, and includes a multidisciplinary approach with pediatricians, psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, and therapists.

  • The Institute for Rare Diseases

The institute aids in the diagnosis and treatment of rare genetic diseases affecting children. 

  • The Pediatric Neurology Unit

Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood neurological conditions and neurodevelopmental issues.

  • The Pediatric Stem Cell Research Institute

The institute aims to make a connection between basic stem cell research and the application of effective therapies to pediatric patients.


  • The Institute of Pediatric Cardiology

This institute handles all pediatric cardiology needs, including diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular problems. It is composed of the cardiac catheterization unit, the outpatient clinic, and the echocardiography unit and features advanced diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

  • The Pediatric Community Medicine Unit

This unit is responsible for coordinating pediatric care within the community and also handles the education of pediatric medical and surgical residents. Additionally, this unit offers continuing education for pediatricians.

Highly specialized departments:

  • Edmond J. Safra International Congenital Heart Center

This specialized facility is committed to diagnosing and treating a diverse array of cardiac, valvular, and vascular conditions. It features multiple fully equipped catheter laboratories, a team of experts spanning various medical specialties, and comprehensive psychological support. As the largest and most comprehensive institution of its kind in the country, it offers unparalleled care for patients with cardiovascular issues.

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Department

This department oversees the holistic rehabilitation of pediatric patients, addressing both their physical and mental well-being. It provides a range of services such as physiotherapy, speech therapy, psychological therapy, hydrotherapy, and neuropsychological assessments, ensuring comprehensive care for children in need of rehabilitation.

  • Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic

This clinic specializes in diagnosing and treating childhood diabetes, obesity, and various hormonal disorders. Alongside diabetes and obesity, the clinic also focuses on addressing other endocrine conditions such as thyroid disorders, growth delay and restriction, and sexual differentiation disorders. 

  • Department of Pediatric Surgery

This department encompasses various surgical subspecialties and provides surgical treatment for a diverse range of injuries, diseases, and disorders. With a multidisciplinary team, they deliver world-class care to young patients. One area of expertise is esophageal atresia, a congenital defect where the esophagus and stomach do not connect correctly. Skilled surgeons use a technique to replace the esophagus with the stomach, restoring proper food movement and improving the condition.

  • Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department

Their Hemato-Oncology Division offers cutting-edge technologies and progressive treatments, led by world-leading physicians in cancer therapy. With a highly experienced team of specialists, including pediatric oncologists, orthopedic surgeons, and radiation oncologists, they provide exceptional care for children with hematologic diseases.

The Olga and Lev Leviev Heart Center

This advanced facility brings together all aspects of cardiac medicine in one modern setting. Patients benefit from the convenience and easy access to a wide range of cardiac resources available nearby.

The divisions of the Leviev Heart Center include:

  • The Department of Cardiology 
  • The Intensive Cardiac Care Unit
  • The Invasive Cardiology Unit
  • Noninvasive Cardiology
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • The Heart Failure Institute
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Research
  • Catheterization Laboratories
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery


  • Intensive Cardiac Care Unit

It provides 24-hour care for critically ill or complex patients with various cardiac conditions. The unit utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and procedures, including therapeutic hypothermia, a cutting-edge technique used to lower body temperature and prevent brain damage. The ICCU is dedicated to delivering advanced care and has shown promising results in treating patients with cardiac emergencies.

  • Invasive Cardiology Unit

This dedicated unit specializes in angiography, cardiac catheterization, and percutaneous interventions to relieve blockages in blood flow to the heart, which are the leading cause of heart attacks. They also treat septal wall defects and insert cardiac stents to prevent future heart attacks. The unit actively conducts research on new cardiac devices and novel treatments for myocardial infarctions.

  • The Heart Failure Institute

It is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with various heart failure conditions. Their interdisciplinary team of specialists collaborates to provide comprehensive care, ranging from mild cardiomyopathy to heart transplant cases. The institute offers outpatient services, including injections and intravenous therapy, as well as inpatient care with specialized beds for critical patients. With a focus on personalized medicine, the institute is equipped to handle complex cases, including those with artificial hearts and transplant recipients.

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

It offers comprehensive programs to aid in the recovery and prevention of future cardiac issues. Patients can benefit from various therapies, including hydrotherapy and treadmill exercises. The center also provides Hotel Shilev, a comfortable facility for open-heart surgery and heart attack patients to rest and recover. Additionally, the unit offers non-invasive cardiac testing, allowing cardiologists to assess heart health without invasive procedures.

  • Cardiac Research

The Leviev Heart Center contains two cardiac research groups, the Tamman Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute. These institutes engage in ongoing research into the management of cardiac disease. Current projects include investigations into cardiac regeneration and cardiac imaging.

The Rehabilitation Hospital

It is a leading facility in Israel, dedicated to helping patients regain control over their lives through specialized rehabilitation services. With a focus on personalized care, the hospital offers treatment for various conditions, including orthopedic, psychiatric, neurologic, geriatric, respiratory, and post-trauma rehabilitation. As the national rehabilitation hospital, it provides world-class medicine and serves both IDF service members and victims of terrorism.

The hospital treats 190,000 outpatients every year. Over 6,200 inpatients are seen each year. The hospital has a total of 621 beds, 64 of which are devoted to inpatients.

Departments

  • Department of Orthopedic Rehabilitation

It provides comprehensive care to patients with various orthopedic conditions. With 36 patient beds and 550 same-day surgeries performed annually, the department offers a holistic approach to treatment. A multidisciplinary team of orthopedists, prosthetists, psychologists, therapists, and social workers work together to provide excellent medical care. The department’s modern facility is equipped with advanced equipment, including hydrotherapy facilities. It also has a strong commitment to serving military veterans with exceptional care.


  • Department of Neurological Rehabilitation

It specializes in treating patients with nervous system damage from injury or chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis. With a team of experts and 12 outpatient clinics, the department offers advanced and integrated services, involving neurologists, therapists, urologists, pulmonologists, social workers, and psychologists. The department provides 24-hour care for approximately 400 inpatients each year, with dedicated case managers ensuring coordinated care and regular communication with patients and their families.

  •  Day Rehabilitation Unit

The Day Rehabilitation Unit at Sheba Medical Center provides integrative care to patients who do not require overnight hospitalization. With a focus on treating various conditions, including burns, chronic severe pain, nerve injuries, and joint problems, the unit serves approximately 3,500 patients each year. The unit’s holistic approach involves a dedicated team of medical, nursing, social work, psychology, and therapy staff working together to provide comprehensive care.

  • Psychiatric Division

The division is committed to enhancing the quality of life for every patient and helping them regain joy in life. The division comprises various specialized subdivisions within the hospital, catering to specific needs and concerns. With its extensive size and well-equipped facilities, the Psychiatric Division offers comprehensive support to both patients and their families. Serving over 100,000 patients annually, including outpatients, the division strives to ensure a healthy and happy future for all.

  • Geriatric Division

The division attends to the medical and psychological needs of elderly patients. With a capacity of 216 beds, this department serves over 4,200 patients annually. The division adopts a comprehensive approach to disease treatment, specializing in crucial areas such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, speech impairments, and memory problems.

  • Department of Respiratory Care and Rehabilitation

The department understands the importance of a comprehensive approach to respiratory support. Led by Dr. Evgeni Gaidukov, the department consists of specialists in various disciplines including nursing, respiratory therapy, physical and occupational therapy, critical care, and pulmonology. They provide treatment for respiratory disorders such as COPD, sleep apnea, and adult respiratory distress syndrome, utilizing advanced techniques like computerized ventilation.

  • Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy

These treatments are conducted by a team of skilled physical therapists and occupational therapists, under the guidance of a physiatrist, to address musculoskeletal issues. Hydrotherapy, in particular, involves exercises in water, reducing joint impact and building strength through resistance.

  • Virtual Reality (VR) Training Facility

It demonstrates the Sheba Medical Center’s dedication to using technology for medical advancements. This unique center offers patients the opportunity to engage in virtual environments, guided by medical professionals, to improve strength, coordination, balance, and endurance in a safe environment.

  •  Speech Therapy

It specializes in assisting patients with speech and language issues. Skilled therapists work alongside surgeons, nurses, and ENT physicians to treat conditions like aphasia, ensuring patients receive the latest in advanced and integrative medicine regardless of the cause of their speech and language problems.

Highly Specialized departments:

  • The National Institute for Spinal Cord Injuries
  • The National Multiple Sclerosis Center, provides diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitative services for patients suffering from multiple sclerosis and several immune-neurologic conditions.
  • The Head Trauma Rehabilitation Department
  • The Eating Disorders Department, providing care and rehabilitation to patients afflicted with bulimia and anorexia.
  • The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Department
  • The Step Institute offers care and rehabilitation for patients affected by movement disorders caused by neurologic damage resulting from trauma, stroke, or other causes. This institute also addresses movement limitations due to orthopedic issues.

Gynecology and Maternity Center

This state-of-the-art facility focuses on providing top-notch medical care to women. Its Gynecologic Oncology Department is globally recognized for its innovative approaches to treating female reproductive system cancers and actively pursues groundbreaking therapies.

 Additionally, the Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility Unit helps patients preserve their fertility through cutting-edge techniques like egg freezing and delicate surgery to restore damaged fallopian tubes.

International Patients:

At Sheba Medical Center, Every year, thousands of patients from across the globe choose Sheba for our quality, innovation, and personalized approach to medicine. They welcome patients from various countries in the Middle East, even those without diplomatic relations with Israel. They have expanded the medical services to many eastern European and Mediterranean nations and have a special agreement with the Republic of Cyprus. These commitments are driven by our hospital’s concern for those in need.

Additionally, Sheba is involved in supporting entrepreneurship and providing consultancy services for hospital construction and training medical teams in Africa and Eastern Europe.

360 Degrees Approach

They take pride in offering comprehensive and professional care to their medical tourists, starting from before their arrival and continuing with follow-up after they leave. This includes access to advanced global technology, such as experimental treatments like stem cell therapy and cell replacement therapy for diabetes. 

Each patient is assigned a personal coordinator and interpreter who will assist them in their native language throughout their time in Israel, translating medical information and providing any necessary communication support. They also take care of travel logistics, including visa arrangements and local accommodations for patients and their families.

Global Patient Services

Every year, Sheba Medical Center treats a large number of patients from Europe, South America, North America, and Africa at Sheba Medical Center.

 They welcome individuals from all backgrounds and are experienced in providing care to people with diverse cultural needs. 

The Global Patient Services team is multilingual, speaking English, Russian, and Arabic, and they provide translation services as required. 

International patients receive the same high-quality care and access to advanced therapies as domestic patients, benefiting from Sheba’s various clinics and acute care facilities. 

The Global Patient Services team assists in arranging personalized travel and healthcare packages for each patient, which may include clinical consultations, imaging and laboratory diagnostics, surgery, treatment plans, and rehabilitation. Throughout the entire treatment process, a dedicated coordinator ensures that each patient receives individualized attention and guidance at Sheba.

The Complete Continuum of Care services

  • Consultation prior to arrival:

A clinical consultation with one of Sheba’s expert medical case managers, who review their medical records.

  • Access to advanced technology:

Access to the latest medical care and technologies worldwide, with the medical center boasting groundbreaking advances in stem cell therapy, cell replacement therapy for diabetes, and pediatric solid brain tumor treatment.

  • Precise and personal care:

Personalized medicine tailored for the individual.

  • Patient centric:

A partnership cultivated among practitioners, patients, and their families ensures that all medical decisions take into account patient desires and needs.

  • Transparency:

All of the fees are transparent, and the professional and ethical conduct of Sheba’s staff is subject to the highest standards.

Qualities of Sheba Medical Center:

  • Sheba Medical Center has consistently ranked highest among Israeli healthcare facilities in terms of patient satisfaction, according to surveys conducted by the Israeli Ministry of Health.
  • International patients at Sheba Medical Center receive the advantage of the Israeli Ministry of Health’s forward-thinking approach to approving drugs. This allows them to access advanced medications that are often not accessible in other Western countries.

Personalized services to international patients:

  • An interpreter to translate information into your native language
  • Assistance with obtaining and consolidating your local medical records
  • Obtaining a visa and making travel arrangements
  • Taking care of transportation and accommodations, such as hotel bookings

Please submit a contact form if you would like to receive a free quote for any medical procedure or a free phone call so you can speak with a patient care coordinator who will plan, coordinate, and manage every step of your medical tourism trip from beginning to end. 

The services that we provide to facilitate your medical tourism process are free of charge. There are no additional fees added to the cost of your medical procedure for our services. Our main objectives are to make sure you receive the highest level of healthcare services at an affordable cost, and to ensure a successful outcome and a happy patient!

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