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Treatment of herniated disk in Israel

We`ve found 8 specialized hospitals for treatment of herniated disk

Advantages of herniated disc treatment in Israel

Spinal disc herniation is one of the most common diseases in international patients treated by Israeli doctors. Medical system in Israel focuses on less traumatic surgeries and cares of patient’s condition during late postoperative period. High demand for herinated disc treatment in Israel is provided by the following factors:

  • Application of less traumatic approaches;
  • Leading neurosurgeons of Israel practiced in European and American clinics;
  • Hernia treatment success rate in Israel is over 90%.
With the Bookimed support, 749 patients received individual program for treatment of herniated disk
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With the Bookimed support, 2227 patients received individual treatment program in Sourasky Medical Center
9.2 average rate of the hospital
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Peculiarities of herniated disc treatment in Sourasky Hospital:

  • preoperative preparation and operation are provided by multi-specialized team: radiologist, neurosurgeon, anesthesiologist;
  • herniated disc surgery success rate at Sourasky — 85%;
  • over 2,000 herniated disc surgeries per year.


Preoperative diagnostics lasts from 2 to 5 days. Each patient has individual diagnostic program. A program depends on injured region of spine and general health condition of a patient.

Lab tests 910 $
Consultation of a neurosurgeon 650 - 750 $
MRI 1350 $
Consultation with multispecialized team 500 - 600 $

Herniated disc treatment period is 2-3 weeks. It comprises medical examination, surgery and rehabilitation.

Treatment cost depends on surgery type (standard discectomy, discectomy with fixation, discectomy surgery with artificial disc replacement).

Discectomy (Removal of lumbar disc) 25000 - 28000 $
Laminectomy 14000 - 16000 $
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With the Bookimed support, 594 patients received individual treatment program in Assuta Medical Center
7 average rate of the hospital

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Why is Assuta one of the best medical center to treat herniated disc?

  • Assuta Medical Center doctors use expendables produced by leading international companies — Baricard, KL, Johnson's and Johnson's;
  • Patients are treated by top neurosurgeon of Israel — Dr. Zvi Ram;
  • the best success rate in Israel — 90% patients have improvement of health condition and feel no pain after the treatment.


Standard diagnostic set of procedures for herniated disc includes consultation with neurosurgeon, magnetic-resonance tomography, X-rays and blood tests. Computed tomography can be indicated additionally.

MRI 900 - 1000 $
Lab tests 320 $
Consultation with multispecialized team 550 - 650 $
Consultation of a neurosurgeon 660 - 880 $

Assuta team applies the following treatment methods:

  • hydrodiscectomy — minimally invasive surgery for herniated disc that uses a stream of water. The surgery lasts up to an hour. Success rate of this procedure is over 95%;
  • Titanium Chip vertebral fixation — installation of a self-expanding implant between cerebral vertebras. It is carried out through small incisions (up to 5 cm). Rehabilitation period is up to 12 days;
  • cold plasma nucleoplasty — removal of a part of a substance of intervertebral disc with a use of special guide-needle.
Laminectomy 16000 - 18000 $
Discectomy (Removal of lumbar disc) 28000 - 31000 $
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With the Bookimed support, 443 patients received individual treatment program in Rambam Medical Center
7.2 average rate of the hospital

Rambam has the largest rehabilitation department in Israel

Timely rehabilitation has key importance for the treatment of herniated disc. Further condition of a patient depends on rehabilitation quality.


Rambam offers the best prices for diagnostics of spinal disc herniation. Standard diagnostic package includes 2 stages. At the first, a patient consults with neurosurgeon and allied specialists (anesthesiologist, physician, dentist). At the second stage, X-ray and MRI examinations, laboratory tests are carried out. If a patient has images of good quality made at his/her place of residence, no additional examinations can be needed.

MRI 1140 $
Consultation of a neurosurgeon 450 - 600 $
Lab tests 580 $
Consultation with multispecialized team 430 - 590 $

Treatment period for spinal disc herniation normally lasts from 2 to 3 weeks.

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What is the treatment for herniated disc in Israel?

Treatment for spinal disc herniation in Israel is provided by internationally renowned specialists: Ilia Pikarsky MD, Zvi Lidar MD, Menashe Zaarour MD, Zvi Ram MD and others. Israeli neurosurgeons have unique experience including long-term internship practice in leading European and American clinics.

Hospitals in Israel apply advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques:

  • intraspinal injection of steroids;
  • orthokin therapy (treatment using patient’s own antibodies);
  • percutaneous nucleoplasty (cold destruction of hernia);
  • laser vaporization (evaporation of hernia);
  • endoscopic discectomy(removal of the defect thorough incisions up to 5 cm).

Treatment plan for herniated disc in Israel

Stage 1diagnostics. Prior to the treatment it is necessary to ensure that the diagnosis is correct. Final diagnosis is always based on X-rays and MRI images.

Stage 2preparation to the treatment. It includes: consultation with neurosurgeon and allied specialists, laboratory tests. At this stage doctors determine health condition of a patient and develop treatment approach. Most cases require non-surgical treatment. If surgery is demanded, Israeli doctors will apply less traumatic operations.

Herniated disc surgeries normally last not more than 2-3 hours. Total discectomy with prosthesis of removed disc takes maximum time — the surgery can last up to 4-5 hours.

Stage 3rehabilitation. Depending on the treatment method, rehabilitation period takes from 2 to 5 days. After surgeries like hydrodiscectomy (removal of hernia using normal saline under pressure) and vaporization (evaporation), a patient easily moves the next day after the surgery.

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Service and comfort 6
Popularity of the clinic 5
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With the Bookimed support, 517 patients received individual treatment program in Sheba Medical Center
The Chaim Sheba Medical Center is one of the leading public hospitals in Israel with department that operates Safra children's and the clinic for rehabilitation, where also concerned geriatrics and psychiatry. Every year in the hospital, is named after a military doctor Chaim Sheba, address more than a million patients.
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154 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 154 patients received individual treatment program in Herzliya Medical Center

In the Clinic Neurosurgery Center “Herzliya” are held all kinds of operations on the brain and spinal cord, and are treated all kinds of disorders of the central nervous system. Robotic and minimally invasive surgical procedures are widely used and bring maximum medical effect and fast rehabilitation process of the patient. Microsurgical and endovascular tools allow performing operations precisely and accurately. The risk to damage the important brain and spinal cord parts is reduced to zero.

516 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 516 patients received individual treatment program in Rabin Medical Center

Neurosurgery Department of Beilinson Hospital provides diagnostics and treatment of diseases, brain and spinal cord tumors, as well as cooperate closely with the Department of Neuro-oncology and Radiosurgery Rabin Medical Center. The head of the department is Professor Zvi Rappaport - Vice-President of the Neurological Surgeons World Federation. The medical staff specializes in the treatment of brain tumors, pituitary adenomas, hydrocephaly, spinal hernia, cerebral aneurysms.

Elisha Hospital in Israel (Haifa) is one of the best private multidisciplinary hospitals in Israel, which provides services in all medical fields at the highest level, both Israeli citizens and foreigners.Elisha Medical Center is located in a central area in the city of Haifa, located on the Mediterranean coast, was founded in 1935, and throughout its long history of existence enjoyed an impeccable reputation among patients.
Shaare Zedek Medical Center is number one hospital in Jerusalem. It was established more than a hundred years ago but is continuously evolving and expanding even now. The statistics says that the hospital takes over 250,000 patients annually. Everyone who refers to Shaare Zedek Medical Center will be surely treated by highly-qualified specialists and within comfortable and warm atmosphere. This Clinic works in numerous directions and has the most popular Maternity Department in the country.
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