Primary Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma) Treatment in Israel
Primary liver cancer, known as hepatocellular carcinoma, originates in the liver cells and develops within the liver. There are several types of primary liver cancer, and treatment must be personalized to achieve optimal results. At The Center for Liver Diseases at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, top-notch specialists provide cutting-edge care for every patient. Using a range of modern technologies, our multidisciplinary team evaluates each case to design customized, comprehensive therapies.
What Treatments Does Sheba Offer for Primary Liver Cancer?
a partial, selective resection is the main treatment for primary liver cancer.
this breakthrough treatment is performed by inserting a needle into the center of the tumor, which heats and destroys cancer cells. The process is local and direct, so damage to nearby tissue is minimized.
Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE):
chemotherapy drugs are administered via a catheter that is inserted into the artery of the liver, and then the artery is blocked – leading to necrosis of the cancer. Another version of TACE involves injecting beads that are filled with chemotherapy drugs into the liver artery.
Radioembolization – Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT):
small glass pellets coated with a radioactive substance are injected into the hepatic artery, enabling localized irradiation and necrosis of the tumor, while avoiding damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
growth inhibitors, administered as a one-time oral pill, affect the tumor’s ability to develop. This treatment is generally used for patients with advanced metastatic primary liver cancer.
Why Come to Sheba For Primary Liver Cancer Treatment in Israel?
we treat approximately 6,500 patients annually at our Center for Liver Diseases, which is one of the largest centers in Israel
our hospital has been awarded full accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the prestigious gold standard for healthcare
doctors from many departments collaborate to personalize and optimize your integrative care
we implement the latest research-based, advanced clinical procedures.
we offer all the diagnostics and treatments that you need conveniently on our comprehensive campus
we care about each individual’s experience, and a personal medical coordinator from Global patient services will help you with every detail
Sheba Medical Center A Recognized Leader in Global Healthcare
Meet the Department Manager and Our Doctors
Prof. Ziv Ben Ari
Director of the Center for Liver Diseases and of the Liver Research Laboratoryat the Sheba Medical Center
Prof. Ziv Ben Ari is an internationally renowned leader in the field of hepatology. She has received numerous grants for her ongoing liver research, she has published more than 170 articles.Read More
Einat Shacham-Shmueli, MD
Senior Oncologist, Gastrointestinal Clinic at the Cancer Center
Dr. Shacham-Shmueli is involved in specialized research in the fields of gastrointestinal malignancies, cancer, and genetics, and she has published 25 original scientific articles.Read More
Eylon Lahat, MD
Senior Physician, Department of Liver and Pancreas Surgery
He is also a member of the clinical staff at the Liver Transplant and Liver and Pancreas Surgery Department at Henri Mondor Hospital in France and has published widely in medical journals.
Daniel Azoulay, MD
Senior Surgeon, Center for Liver Diseases
Prof. Azoulay is one of the world’s leading surgeons in the field of complex liver surgeries and liver transplants, having performed more than 1,500 liver transplants to date. He is highly experienced in surgical shunts, liver ablation, in situ hypothermic perfusion of the liver, and split liver transplantation. Dr. Azoulay has published more than 400 articles in international medical literature.Read More
Gil Golan, MD
Senior Physician, Division of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Specializing in a range of medical conditions, Dr. Golan’s main interests and areas of research include invasive gynecologic and obstetric treatments (such as endovascular therapy of the placenta and the treatment of fibroids), endovascular treatment of varicose veins, and endovascular treatments in oncology patients.Read More
Holistic Healthcare We Care About Your Quality of Life
At Sheba, we understand that a diagnosis of primary liver cancer has ramifications that reach far beyond your liver. So when we custom tailor your treatment, we pay attention to much more than your disease. Our compassionate team is dedicated to practicing holistic medicine that considers your overall well-being, including the physical and emotional aspects. A premier team of on-site specialists – hepatologists, gastroenterologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, psychologists, and supportive social services staff – will work together to maximize your quality of life.
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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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