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Department of Urology at Sheba Medical Center

The Department of Urology is a global leader in the provision of medical services, the implementation of innovative treatment strategies, and the research of diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.

The physicians at the Department of Urology, together with colleagues specializing in other fields of medicine, treat a wide variety of diseases of the genitourinary system. We examine and treat patients who are suffering from cancer of the genitourinary system as well as benign tumors of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system.

In the Department of Urology at Sheba Medical Center successfully treats:

  • Bladder cancer;
  • Polycystic kidney disease;v
  • Urethritis;
  • Leukoplakia;
  • Urethral stricture, ureterocele;
  • Urolithiasis disease;
  • Prostatitis;
  • Bladder exstrophy;
  • BPH;
  • Prostate cancer;
  • Hypospadias;
  • Urinary incontinence;
  • Impotence;
  • Penile curvature;
  • Cryptorchidism;
The department focuses on a combined therapy, including complex surgical procedures while constantly focusing on improving the quality of life of the patient. Each treatment plan includes the maintenance or restoration of the normal bodily functions proceeding surgery; plastic surgery is performed, if necessary. The department utilizes the best surgeons who perform minimally invasive surgeries using cryosurgical, laparoscopic and robotic methods.

The Department of Urology at Sheba Medical Center is global leader in performing various types of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including:
  • Brachytherapy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Bladder resection
  • Open prostatectomy
  • TURP
  • Cystectomy
  • Urography
  • Screening for prostate cancer
Our patients receive the highest quality of care through innovative research and advanced medical care practices. Our physicians have developed and perfected many anti-cancer drugs and radiation therapy techniques. At the moment we are researching the use biological agents and molecular pathways inhibitors for the treatment of cancers of the genitourinary system. Brachytherapy, new surgical lasers and non-surgical techniques allow us to expand the availability of treatment options for a multitude of patients and, at the same time, to reduce the side effects the therapies produce on the body.
Our goal is to provide ongoing modern medical treatment while developing the newest and best medical treatments and technologies, leading to great innovation and achievements in the near future. 

Urology in Israel

Urology is one of the branches of medicine in which a multidisciplinary approach is of great importance to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases associated with dysfunction of the urogenital tract of men, women and children. In order to optimize the care offered to such patients, not only urologists, but andrology, endocrinologists, radiologists, oncologists, gynecologists and many other professionals combine their efforts to ensure the highest level of care.
Many urologic diseases occur in childhood and can lead to infertility and impotence in adulthood without adequate treatment. Therefore, Israel takes a very careful approach to the treatment of these pathologies:
  • Hypogonadism;
  • Varicocele;
  • Cryptorchidism;
  • Balanitis;
  • Hypospadias;
  • Orchitis;
  • Testicular torsion;
  • Hypo- and epispadias, etc.
 
Cost of Urological disease treatment in Israel

The cost of Urological disease treatment in Israel is much lower than in other developed countries. The exact price can be quantified after undergoing a thorough diagnosis. The cost is formulated based on standards enacted by the Israeli Ministry of Health, depending on the type of disease, its stage, and the selected treatment.

Why is it important to treat Urological problems?

No one is immune from the occurrence of urological problems. When a problem arises, it is important not to delay treatment, as treating a disease at an early stage is much easier than treating it when the disease becomes chronic. In many cases, Urological disease can lead to serious complications such as infertility, prostate cancer, and obstruction of the urethra.

Treatment of Impotence in Israel

Particularly noteworthy are advances in the treatment of impotence and male infertility, in which Israeli physicians have become famous all over the world. Microsurgical treatment of the varicocele and the restoration of the patency of the vas deferens, together with immunotherapy, hormone therapy, and antibiotic therapy give back the ability to become fathers to thousands of men. In some cases, TESE and MESA techniques for ICSI and IVF procedures are used.
The vast majority of diagnostic procedures and surgical interventions by Israeli urologists are conducted by using the endoscopic method, which is less traumatic and precludes the occurrence of complications.

Neuromuscular dysfunction of the bladder, urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a common problem that often occurs even in young women. Many women suffer from incontinence for years. This phenomenon is observed in 40% of women over the age of 65.
According to statistics, every third woman experiences involuntary urination as a result of sneezing, laughing, or light physical activities (such as jogging). There are several types of incontinence: stress, urge, and mixed.

For milder forms of incontinence, patients are prescribed exercise, hormone therapy, and magnetic effect therapy on the pelvic area. When incontinence occurs in its stressful form (stress incontinence), it is addressed through minimally invasive surgery.
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