Moussa, a six-month-old Palestinian baby from Ramallah, became the first recipient of a Jewish heart at Sheba Medical Center’s Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery Unit. He arrived at Sheba in critical condition, and according to the doctors he would not have survived without the transplant. The parents of a one-year-old Jewish child who died from a chronic illness donated the heart.
Sensus Healthcare recently sent its SRT-100 Vision system to Sheba Medical Center. This advanced device uses Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy (IGSRT) to enable the non-invasive treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC). The new SRT-100 Vision system unit is the third of its kind in Israel, with the other two installed previously at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv and Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.
A team of doctors from Sheba Medical Center traveled recently to South Florida to lead an emergency management training program at Florida Atlantic University’s International Center for Emergency Management on its Boca Raton campus. The experts from Sheba provided first responders and medical teams with practical guidelines on how to save the most lives during mass casualty incidents, natural disasters, and CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) attacks. The week-long seminar was held in the destructive wake of Hurricane Michael.
“Even when you are a senior doctor, you need to continually learn. Every day I gain more experiences and more confidence, and my surgical abilities become sharper. And each and every day, I enjoy what I do.” – Jacob Zauberman, MD
Jacob Zauberman, MD, is a Senior Physician in the Department of Neurosurgery. This department at Sheba is the leader in its field in Israel, and Dr. Zauberman is a highly requested physician on staff. His superior and specialized skills are in constant demand by patients suffering from brain tumors, and he is always happy to help – particularly when the case is very complex.
In 2016, I was diagnosed with prostrate adenocarcinoma (prostate cancer) with a Gleason score of 6. This was the worst news I had received in a long time. It was frustrating and depressing. Many thoughts ran through my mind without any clear source of hope. I shared the news with my family, who were all horrified just pondering the ultimate implications. After overcoming the shock, I realized that I had to take action and sought advice from several sources.
For the second time in his young life, a 10-month-old baby who suffers from a serious heart defect arrived in Israel for advanced treatment at Sheba Medical Center. His first trip to Israel was last December, when he received life-saving surgery only days after being born.
Sheba Medical Center has recently introduced the innovative and unique alfapump® System for the treatment of patients with advanced liver disease. Consisting of a battery-operated pump implanted under the skin, this breakthrough technology automatically and continually removes fluid build-up in the abdominal cavity (ascites) to the bladder, where it is naturally excreted from the body. Patients receiving this treatment at Sheba have reported improved quality of life since they no longer need frequent invasive procedures.
It started quite simply in 2016, one day Aleksey find a lump on the right side of the neck. However, doctors suspected that something was wrong and sent him to a cervical lymph node biopsy. The diagnosis carcinoma shocked him. Trying to find out the way from this situation, Aleksey remembered that his friend had passed the successful treatment at Sheba clinic. That is why he decided to travel to Israel for medical treatment.
Lyudmila, a resident of the Ukraine, came to Sheba Medical Center to seek treatment for breast cancer. This is her story: “I have always tried to live a healthy lifestyle by being active in sports, maintaining a nutritious diet, and having annual health checkups that included required mammograms. After one of the mammograms, in April 2016, a tumor was found in my left breast. The tumor measured 5.5 to 9.0. After further testing, I received the life-altering diagnosis of breast cancer.
90.3% of the patients in Sheba are very satisfied with the medical staff, and 87.8% of the patients are very satisfied with the nursing staff. This is according to a telephone satisfaction survey conducted by Sheba Medical Center among 4,000 patients.
Established in 1948, Sheba Medical Center is now the leading medical center in the region.