Health News from HMC

Causes of women infertility

A married couple is considered infertile if after a year of regular sexual intercourse (at least once a week) without using any contraceptive means the woman could not get pregnant. WHO statistics shows that 10-15% of couples of reproductive age cannot conceive a child because of infertility. In the incidence of infertility, in women this disease is diagnosed in 30-35% of cases, infertility in men - 35-40%, infertility due to both partners - 20%, infertility due to unexplained reasons - 10-15%.

The first symptoms of breast cancer. Who is at risk?

Breast cancer is one of the causes of high mortality in women. To date, the success of the treatment of most cancers types directly depends on timely diagnosis and, consequently, the later recourse to medical care leads to tragic consequences. Therefore, every woman needs to know by what early signs it is possible to suspect breast cancer and who gets into a group of high risk of this disease.

5 factors that affect the quality of sperm

The quality of male sperm directly affects the conception. Therefore, many men around the world are asking "how to improve the quality of sperm". Based on the accumulated experience, we identified 5 main factors that affect the quality of sperm.

The latest technologies in the treatment of an intervertebral hernia

The spine is one of the key elements of the human skeleton, it supports and protects the spinal cord from damage. It is composed of 33-34 vertebra, two anatomical curves (kyphosis and lordosis) and five divisions, from cervical to coccygeal. When walking, running and performing other types of activity, bends provide mobility to the spine; and in synergy with the intervertebral discs, various shocks and tremors are amortized, which prevents vertebrae from overextending and disintegrating.

Genetic analysis of sperm "halosperm"

If you have already made several unsuccessful IVF attempts, you should do a genetic analysis of sperm - halosperm.

Cardio-oncology – how to overcome the cancer and save your heart

About 20% of people, who experience cancer also suffer from heart diseases, which are side effects from cancer treatment.

Bad habits and their impact on a human’s health

Any person either has or had unpleasant habits. Some people try to get rid of them, others managed to accustom themselves to a full life without bad habits, while another group of people do not even think about getting rid of them and start living in a healthy manner. In this article, we will discuss bad habits and their negative impact on human's’ health.

Da Vinci Surgical System

One of the most important tasks for modern medicine is to improve the efficacy of surgical procedures while reducing pain and shortening recovery time. To this end, many methods have been developed in recent years. One of the most prominent is minimally invasive surgery: an operation performed via only a few tiny incisions in the skin, as opposed to the large and significant incision which characterizes the traditional approach - the open approach. Over the years, this has become a particularly common surgical approach in advanced medical centers throughout the world.

Breaking the new ground: World's best cardiac catheterization rooms

Herzliya Medical Center, Israel’s leading private hospital, proudly presents its new most advanced heart catheterization rooms in Israel and globally. The best medical personnel and specialists are readily available whenever you need them.

Doctor Ilya Pekarsky

Dr. Ilya Pekarsky is one of the leading specialists in spine surgery in Israel. He treats and operates both adults and children, and specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases and traumas such as osteochondrosis, fractures of the spine, herniated intravertebral discs, pinched nerves, spinal tumors and others.

Доктор Илья Пекарский

Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis

Neurologists of Israel's leading private clinic "Herzliya Medical Center" specialise in the treatment of myasthenia gravis in children and adults. Specialists of the Neurological Centre develop the protocols of accurate diagnosis of congenital and acquired forms of this disease. Highly effective methods of treatment and rehabilitation can guarantee a favourable prognosis.

Who is the most famous physician in Israel?

As of today, the health care in Israel holds one of the leading positions in the world. It has become possible, above all, due to the valuable contributions of the country’s physicians – highly-qualified specialists and true professionals in their respective fields. The educational system in Israel is such as to ensure that only the very best can become medical doctors: the typical competitive basis admission rate in the nation’s medical schools is about 500 applicants per place.

What you must know about spotting and bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy?

When you're expecting a baby, any kind of bleeding or spotting is ever significant disturbing. Therefore, it is very important to learn the causes of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, and what you should know and do if it happens to you.

Sugar: Not So Sweet - Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Recently revealed in a study, found that a Western diet high in sugar may increase one’s risk of developing breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs.

Although previous studies have focused on how sugar contributes in the development of cancer, this first and recent study used animal models, distinctly focusing on the role sugar plays in the very mechanisms of breast cancer. The National institutes of Health funded the research.

Multiple IVF Cycles Boosts Success Rates

This month (December 2015), the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published results of the latest study in the field of IVF, which indicated that approximately 65% of patients who underwent IVF gave birth after six cycles of treatment. These findings support the efficacy that after 3-4 IVF cycles, boost success rates for infertile women up to 42 years of age.

7 Diseases in Women Doctors Miss

Many diseases have similar symptoms; the task of the physician is to conduct a thorough differential diagnosis in order to accurately diagnosis a patient. Some symptoms are more common in women and include increased fatigue, a significant weight gain in the short term, and excessive hair on the body. Experts at Herzliya Medical Center (HMC) feature the seven common diseases in women, which are often not diagnosed in a timely manner due to subtle or confusing symptoms.

Top Health Tips for 2016

Merry Christmas! The best holiday health tips to optimize your health for the New Year.

Keytruda cures Jimmy Carter’s metastatic melanoma

Jimmy Carter, America’s 39th president, announced in the summer of 2015 that he had been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. At the time of his diagnosis, the disease had already spread to his liver and brain. Incredibly, a new immunotherapy drug saved his life.

Medical Treatment Abroad

The high cost of medical treatment has fueled the development of the medical tourism industry: On a global scale, over 37 million health-related trips exist and a forecast of around 32.5 Billion USD will be generated by 2019.

The Case of Misdiagnosis

Herzliya Medical Center avoids any risk of misdiagnosis, ensuring patients receive optimum treatment and the best outcome. 

How to Do a Breast Self-Exam Correctly

How to perform a breast self-exam (BSE), a useful tool for early detection of breast cancer.

Cataract Treatment: See Clearly Again

A simple cataract surgery to remove cloudy lens in order to prevent blindness, can restore vision. Early intervention is critical.


Lung Cancer: Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month - Latest news in advanced and improved surgical treatment of lung cancer and immunotherapy. 

Implant for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Revolutionary Israeli device - minimally invasive, maximize patient prognosis and correct the curvature of the spine (scoliosis) in children

Israel: The Healthiest Country in the Middle East

According to Bloomberg rankings, using data compiled from the United Nations, the World Bank and World Health Organization, Israel was placed in the top 10 as one of the world’s healthiest country’s, ranking sixth place.

Cancer: From a Meat Lover to a Fiend

There mat be an increase in demand for colon cancer screenings in meat eaters following the WHO's latest report linking  meat and cancer. 

Sizzling Sausages Cause Colon Cancer?

Making headlines, a study published in the Lancet Oncology journal indicates that red meat (and processed meats) increases the risk of colon cancer by 18%. 

The Best Specialists – Exclusive to HMC

Herzliya Medical Center offers the services of distinguished specialists in Israel.

A Test for Viable IVF Embryos

A new test to determine which embryos are viable in IVF infertility treatment - potentially boosting success rates up to 80%. 

Early Screening and Intervention in Lung Cancer

Lung cancer expert, Professor Nir Peled recently attended an international lung cancer conference, highlights the importance of CT-screening for lung cancer.

Checkup on Israeli Doctors

Find out why Israeli doctors are ahead in healthcare, and why its high quality healthcare is competitively priced. 

Treatment Abroad: Beat the NHS Waiting Lists

UK patients looking to avoid NHS (National Health Service) waiting lists should consider treatment abroad; find out why healthcare in Israel is gaining huge popularity.

What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month – every woman should know the risks and symptoms regarding breast cancer. Find out how you can take control of your health!

Halosperm: Genetic Analysis of Sperm

Conventional sperm analysis excludes genetic testing of sperm, new techniques like IMSI selects healthiest sperm based on DNA. 

Laser Surgery for Laryngeal Cancer

Laser surgery is an advanced technique used in numerous medical procedures, including laryngeal cancer. 

Vitamin D Deficiency and Alzheimer’s

Research indicates that low vitamin D levels may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older patients.

Short-Duration Radiation for Early Breast Cancer

Early breast cancer patients shown to benefit from short-duration radiation therapy, with fewer side effects.


Laser to Diagnose Melanoma?

A potential non-invasive diagnostic tool for melanoma that is highly accurate, could reduce the number of biopsies. 

Target Back Pain

Prof. S. Shabat, a spinal surgeon at HMC discusses treatment options for back pain...

Heart Health: Avoid Fried Food

Fried foods and sugary drinks cause heart disease...

FDA Approve Skin Cancer Drug

Novel drug FDA approved for local basal cell carcinoma...

Targeting the Spread of Prostate Cancer

New study targets the mechanism of metastasis prostate cancer...

Urological Diseases and Their Treatment

HMC urological department offers effective solutions for various urological issues...

Everything You Need to Know About Colorectal Surgery

What are colorectal surgeries, when are they needed and who can perform this type of procedure? 

Cortisone Treatment: Pros and Cons

HMC’s specialists will explain how to use cortisone properly...

New hope for lung cancer patients – ZYKADIA

New drug for lung cancer treatment – ZYKADIA, is now available in Israel...

IVF - how is it done?

What is IVF and how is it done? Read here...

Targeted therapy - what is it?

Read a comprehensive explanation on targeted cancer therapy...

10 facts about lymphoma

10 facts about lymphoma that everyone should know...

October 2016 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2016 is international breast cancer awareness month. Read about breast cancer stats in Israel...

Interview With Leading Plastic Surgeon; Prof. Lior Heller

Reconstruction breast surgery after mastectomy consists of two to three operations and helps regain the patient's self-esteem for a quick recovery...

Interview with Dr. Dean Ad-El

An interview with one of the leading surgeons at HMC regarding plastic surgery; who is a candidate to undergo an operation...

Kidney Stones Treatment Center at HMC

Kidney stone surgery are treated at Herzliya Medical Center by three modern approaches; lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and PCNL. Patient's suffer pain inthe hip which radiates to the groin...


Gynecology and Robotic Technology -Robots for the Aid of Women

Robotic technology for gynecological surgeries shows a rapid recovery for hysterectomy, pelvic floor repair and

Breathalyzer with Nano-Chip Diagnose for Lung Cancer

Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel in cooperation with foreign partners, have developed an innovative device to detect lung cancer at its earliest stages.

Lung cancer is known for its high mortality percentage in relation to other types of cancer.

The reason for this is that when you feel pain you are most probably in the advanced stages, when it has spread to other organs. Lung cancer is a deadly cancer and leaves no fingerprints when attacking people.

Professor Ziv Ben-Ari -On Hepetitis C

Liver is one of the most important organs of our body, it has many essential functions and is involved in the purification of the body, in lipid metabolism and the storage of nutrients within the body.

These functions make the liver a vital organ without which the tissues of the body would quickly die from lack of energy and nutrients. Therefore, when the liver is sick - it affects the operation of all of our internal systems.

Inoperable Conditions, Difficult but Possible

Cancer Surgery is one of the main specialties at "Herzliya Medical Center," where hundreds of operations are carried out annually by the removal of various malignant tumors.
HMC boasts an impressive record of the number of successful outcomes, the lack of deaths and a very low percentage of postoperative complications. Using high-tech resources for operations, as well as unique skills allow doctors to perform surgery in the most severe conditions, which until recently were considered inoperable.

A Story of Survival

Personalized Medicine Lung Treatment

Personalized medicine will stop the epidemic of lung cancer.

Personalized Medicine at HMC

Patients suffering from lung cancer, receive personalized treatment under the guidance of Professor Peled, a leading specialist in the field of oncology and pulmonology.


Implantation of Artificial Sphincter

A unique surgery to implant an artificial sphincter rectum was conducted by the leading surgeon Dr. Ziv Yehiel at "Herzliya Medical Center" private hospital.


A fifty- eight- year -old female patient had suffered from fecal incontinence for four years. Conservative treatments did not have successful results.


Specialists at HMC diagnosed the patient with a severe impairment of innervation rectal sphincter - the muscle which controls allocation and prevents spontaneous defecation.


Spinal Discs – Innovative Techniques

Orthopedic surgeons at "Herzliya Medical Center" private hospital, have begun to use a new technique of minimally invasive surgical treatment of a herniated disc and narrowing of the spinal canal.

Endoscopic methodology provides an effective and safe intervention without the need of a broad section. The method has proven itself in the world of spinal surgery and is now available to patients at HMC.

X-ray Computed Tomography I Dose 4

The innovative technique of X-ray computed tomography with low dose I DOSE 4 is now available to patients at "Herzliya Medical Center" private hospital.

The Department of Medical Radiology and Imaging at HMC makes every effort to implement the most modern and safest methods. X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) is one of the most important methods of radiological diagnosis, which allows a three-dimensional image of organs and tissues in high resolution.

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