Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh)

Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • 1948 – foundation year
  • 1000 beds
  • 3 400 medical personnel
  • 460 specialists

Clinic Overview

The history of the medical institution dates back more than six decades. Since then, it has become one of the leading hospitals in Israel, helping patients with oncological diseases of the urinary system, reproductive organs, breast, brain, spinal cord, gastrointestinal tract, and skin. The management pays much attention to medical developments and technical modernization of the hospital, regularly updating equipment and allocating funds to create new technologies to fight all types of cancer. Of course, the range of diseases treated at the clinic is much more comprehensive.

The hospital is designed for about 848 inpatients. Here, patients receive qualified 24/7 care and services, from preventive examinations to surgeries and chemotherapy. For an extended period, the clinic has been cooperating with Tel Aviv University and has the status of a training and research center.

Clinic specializations:

  • early and advanced cancer diagnostics;
  • oncology treatment – doctors at the Yitzhak Shamir Center find ways to help patients with tumors of various structures, sizes, and localizations (including cancer with metastatic spread);
  • pediatric and adult neurology;
  • allergology and hygiene;
  • genetics, IVF, obstetrics, and gynecology;
  • mammalogy;
  • gastroenterology and endocrinology;
  • cardiological resuscitation, treatment of chronic pathologies of the cardiac system, heart and blood vessels surgeries;
  • orthopedics and dentistry;
  • gynecology;
  • nephrology;
  • urology;
  • general and neurosurgery;
  • cosmetic surgeries.

Achievements of the clinic:

  • JCI accreditation certificate;
  • 21 operating rooms with high-quality equipment;
  • more than 9 thousand deliveries per year;
  • more than 60 thousand emergency visits per year;
  • 50 thousand inpatient admissions per year;
  • more than 320 thousand outpatient visits.

The hospital staff is focused on therapeutic care and involved in large-scale projects to create innovative treatment tactics and medicines. Research results are regularly published in authoritative Israeli and international editions.

Advantages of treatment in the clinic

The hospital is chosen by patients suffering from various pathologies and health problems. Excellent conditions have been created for patients at the Yitzhak Shamir Medical Center: first-class specialists with a worldwide reputation, the latest treatment tactics (surgical and conservative), their own research base, and much more.

Other advantages of visiting the clinic are:

  • spacious and bright rooms;
  • individual approach to therapy planning;
  • high efficiency of treatment – according to the latest data, survival in children is approaching 80 percent. In adults, it is about 60 percent;
  • minimal risk of postoperative complications thanks to progressive methods of influencing cancer cells, such as immunotherapy, intrathecal chemotherapy, intraperitoneal medication administration, and IMRT.

Clinic doctors

The total number of employees reaches 3.4 thousand, including practitioners, administrators, technicians, nurses and orderlies, and management of the clinic. The leading doctors are Avni Yitzhak, Yaron Bar-Ziv, Ilan Wasserman, Vered Zvi, Oleg Gorelik, etc.

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