Hepatitis B – Treatment in Israel
Hepatitis B (HBV) is an infectious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) that attacks the liver, and this inflammatory disease can be either acute or chronic. HBV is a serious health problem worldwide, with the WHO estimating that it leads to one million deaths each year. At The Center for Liver Diseases at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, we offer advanced, tailored treatments in our state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient clinics. Specialists from a variety of medical disciplines will work together to design your integrative treatment plan.
Treatments at Sheba
Treating acute hepatitis B:
If you are diagnosed with acute HBV, it is possible that adequate rest, drinking plenty of fluids and electrolytes, and eating nutritiously are sufficient treatments to enable your immune system to fight the infection.
Treating chronic hepatitis B:
If you are diagnosed with chronic HBV, you might require lifelong monitoring and antiviral treatment. At our Center for Liver Diseases, we provide consultation regarding the need for antiviral medication, customize the treatment individually and offer various critical procedures for patients with cirrhosis and its complications, including draining ascitic fluid, administering IV medications, and placing a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) for selected patients. We also provide consultation regarding the available options to treat hepatic encephalopathy and upper GI bleeding. We also evaluate and advise patients who require a liver transplantation due to hepatitis B.
Our treatments for chronic HBV include
Specialized antiviral medications
Our experts offer the most modern, cutting-edge antiviral medications. These drugs are taken orally and can help fight hepatitis B by suppressing the replication of the virus and weakening its ability to damage your liver and lead to cirrhosis, liver failure, or primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). Currently, there are three major antiviral drugs that are considered highly effective.
To match you with the most efficient and individualized antiviral drugs, Sheba specialists will perform diagnostic testing to determine the extent of your liver inflammation and scarring. These diagnostic tests include a non-invasive fibroscan test, elastography to measure the elasticity of your liver tissue, or an ultrasound-guided liver biopsy to obtain a definitive diagnosis.
Interferon is a substance that your body produces naturally to help fight infection. Interferon injections involve taking a synthetic version of this substance.
Why Come to Sheba for Treatment for Hepatitis B?
we offer the most advanced antiviral therapies available
we treat approximately 6,500 patients per year at The Center for Liver Diseases at Sheba
doctors from a range of departments collaborate to design your complete, personalized health care plan
we are the largest hospital in the Middle East and provide all medical services under one roof
to ensure as smooth an experience as possible, a personal coordinator from Global patient services will assist you with every detail of your time at Sheba
full accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the coveted gold standard for healthcare
Sheba Medical Center A Recognized Leader in Global Healthcare
Meet Our Doctors
Prof. Ziv Ben Ari,
Director of the Center for Liver Diseases and of the Liver Research Laboratory at the Sheba Medical Center
Prof. Ben Aril is an internationally renowned leader in the field of hepatology. She received advanced liver transplant and hepatology training at the Royal Free Hospital in London, and she is the current chair of the Israeli Association for the Study of the Liver. She is also a member of the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Prof. Ben Ari has received numerous grants for her ongoing liver research; she has published more than 170 articles.Read More
Yana Davidov-Darbianik, MD
Senior Physician at the Center for Liver Diseases
Dr. Davidov is a specialist in internal medicine, with a focus on the treatment of various liver diseases, including hepatitis B and C, fatty liver, viral liver diseases, autoimmune and cholestatic liver disease (PBC, PSC), and cirrhosis. She studied medicine at the National University, School of Fundamental Medicine, Kharkiv, Ukraine.Read More
Holistic Healthcare to Optimize Healing
While the hepatitis B infection attacks your liver in particular, Sheba’s physicians understand that this disease can also have serious effects on your overall well-being and quality of life. That’s why we consider more than just your HBV when we custom-design the most effective treatment for each patient. In line with Sheba’s holistic approach, your exceptional medical team comprises interdisciplinary specialists, including hepatologists, gastroenterologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, psychologists, and supportive social services staff. Working together, we will address your total health – physical and emotional.
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Sheba Medical Center provides innovative, personalized medical care to patients from around the world. We are the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East and dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate medicine for everyone.
We welcome all cases, including the rarest and the most challenging. Our medical teams collaborate to provide the best possible health outcomes. From your initial inquiry through the long-term follow-up care, we are here for you.
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