Shoulder Treatment in Israel
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Shoulder Treatment in Israel

The shoulder joint, which connects the shoulder bone to the scapula, is the body’s most mobile joint. When adhesions form in the articular capsule folds they decrease the joint's range of motion. This, in turn, necessitates surgical intervention. There are three highly-effective types of surgery available: Balloon insertion, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. The decision about which procedure will be performed will be made by your treating orthopedist based on MRI and exam results.

Balloon Insertion

This is a cutting-edge technology used exclusively in Israel with impressive success rates. The procedure is minimally invasive. You will be able to lift your arm up to a 90° angle immediately following the surgery and should be able to carry to up to 5 kg pain-free within 3 to 6 months.

The cost of this program includes:

  • Orthopedist exam
  • Routine preoperative preparation including an ECG, chest X-ray, blood workup and a spinal anesthesiologist consultation
  • Operative procedure and 7 days of hospitalization at a semi-private room at Assuta Medical Center
  • Disposable materials and balloon implant

Expected stay in Israel: 10 days.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Shoulder replacement surgeries also have a high success rate in Israel. During the procedure your entire shoulder joint is replaced with an endoprosthesis. While you will require extensive physiotherapy, you can realistically look forward to enjoying a full range of motion at the end of treatment.

The cost of this program includes:

  • Orthopedist exam
  • Routine preoperative preparation including an ECG, chest X-ray, blood workup and a spinal anesthesiologist consultation
  • Operative procedure and 7 days of hospitalization at a semi-private room at Assuta Medical Center
  • Disposable materials and shoulder joint endoprosthesis

Expected stay in Israel: 20 days.

Arthroscopy

This is an endoscopic shoulder joint correction. If indicated, ligament reconstruction is also performed during the procedure. Rehabilitation period lasts for approximately 11 to 14 days, and you can expect to regain a full range of motion in your arm.

The cost of this program includes:

  • Orthopedist exam
  • Routine preoperative preparation including an ECG, chest X-ray, blood workup and a spinal anesthesiologist’s consultation
  • Operative procedure and 7 days of hospitalization at a semi-private room at Assuta Medical Center
  • Disposable materials

Expected stay in Israel: 18-20 days.

Please Note

The suggested treatment (by a specialist recommended by us) will take place at Assuta Medical Center, which is the best hospital in Israel. If you would like, we can instead arrange treatment for you at one of Israel’s public hospitals. In such case, the cost of the surgery (not including the logistics package) will be lower by 20 to 30 per cent. However, while we can guarantee that the surgery will be performed by one of that hospital’s top experts, the decision regarding which physician will depend on the hospitals’ schedule.