The Gynecology and Fertility Center
Women have unique health needs and Sheba Medical Center is dedicated to providing for them with our Department of Gynecology. In addition, we offer many fertility services for those who desire motherhood, geared towards the health of both mother and child. We retain experts from around the globe who take a holistic approach to women’s health. It is just another way we are proud to offer world-class medicine with a personal touch.
The Josef Buchmann Gynecology
and Maternity Center
For 40 years, the Buchmann Gynecology and Maternity Center has provided the best in women’s healthcare. The center is extremely comprehensive and serves a very large number of patients each year – over 17,500 inpatients and 56,000 outpatients.
The center is also associated with the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Both Israeli and American medical students are trained in the center, which is known as an academic center of excellence. In addition, there are over 60 residents in training and many senior physicians. Continual research, quality medical care, and commitment to our patients are our guiding principles.
Gynecologic services include regular screenings like Pap smears, pelvic examinations, and treatment and diagnosis of gynecologic cancers.
Maternal Fetal Medicine Service
This service provides complete and comprehensive care for expectant mothers and their babies. Highly trained perinatologists are on staff to offer prenatal care and advanced medicine for complicated pregnancies. Additionally, amniocentesis, advanced ultrasound and Doppler imaging, and umbilical cord blood sampling are all available.
The OB/GYN Ultrasonic Imaging Unit
This imaging unit is focused on obstetric and gynecological assessment. One of the primary procedures is ultrasonography of the fetus in utero. This is a very common procedure in pregnant women and is used to check for birth defects and fetal growth and development. Ultrasound is also employed in guiding fetal therapy for diseases such as fetal thrombocytopenia and intrauterine infections.
The gynecological uses of ultrasound imaging include assessment of tumors and diagnosis of other gynecologic problems in combination with pelvic examination. Finally, ultrasound can also be used in the evaluation of infertility, as it provides a detailed view of the reproductive structures.
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
This unit exists to provide services for couples having difficulty conceiving. There are a large variety of services available to both male and female patients, all provided under the care of fertility specialists. They include cutting edge techniques, such as:
Hormonal Profiles Micromanipulation Percutaneous Sperm Extraction Assisted Hatching Controlled Ovarian Stimulation Testicular Sperm Extraction Embryo Freezing Egg and Sperm Donation Microscopic Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
The IVF Fertility Clinic
In vitro fertilization (IVF) technology has a long history in Israel, with the first such baby being born in 1982 at our clinic. Since then, technology, research, and techniques have steadily advanced. Today, over 1,000 IVF procedures are performed each year at Sheba. Patient comfort, privacy, and quality control are of the utmost importance to us. That is why we care for our patients holistically, offering support groups for emotional issues.
- Some of the state-of-the-art fertility procedures we offer include:
- Treatment for some causes of female infertility, like cysts or fallopian tube obstruction.
- Treatment for sperm issues in males, including freezing sperm, sperm extraction, and sperm accumulation.
- Efforts to preserve fertility during and after cancer treatment.
- Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), a procedure similar to IVF that involves laparoscopic surgery to implant an embryo into a patient’s fallopian tubes.
- Traditional IVF procedures.
- Genetic counseling, including genetic embryo diagnosis.