Programs

Stroke Treatment in Israel

Manor Medical Group offers a rehabilitation therapy, aimed at allowing post-stroke patients to regain as much quality of life and independence as possible. It should be noted, however, that, at present, it is not possible to reverse the brain damage caused by a CVA.

The first stage of our stroke treatment in Israel program involves a thorough workup – this is done to confirm the diagnosis, as well as assess the patient’s neurological status.

The treatment program includes the following:

  • Neuro rehabilitation specialist consultation
  • Rehabilitation procedures at Sheba Hospital (15 to 20 days, as an outpatient)
  • Optional: Brain MRI scan (with IV contrast)
  • Routine blood work up
  • Follow-up neuro rehabilitation specialist consultation

Stroke Rehabilitation

  • Robotic/computerized treadmills to increase muscle strength and develop neurological movement patterns (Locomat, ReoGo, Armeo, Ergys 2)
  • Treadmills with biofeedback
  • Physiotherapy & electric stimulation therapy
  • Massages, acupuncture
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy

We also offer a one-of-a-kind oxygen therapy treatments at Israel’s Institute of Hyperbaric Medicine, which houses the biggest low-pressure chamber in the world. This type of treatment has shown remarkable results.

The exact cost and duration of the stroke treatment in Israel program will be determined following the initial neurological rehabilitation consultation.

What is a Stroke?

A stroke (also known as a cerebrovascular accident / CVA) occurs when a cranial blood vessel gets either blocked (ischemic stroke) or ruptured (hemorrhagic stroke), resulting in interruption to the blood flow to the brain. Since prognosis largely depends on how quickly a CVA patient receives medical attention, you should seek stroke treatment immediately if you notice any of the common symptoms.

Signs

CVA symptoms tend to come on suddenly and vary depending on its location in the brain. The most common stroke signs are: Sudden throbbing headache that may be accompanied by dizziness and loss of balance and/or coordination, nausea/vomiting, difficulty walking, difficulty speaking or understanding others, blurred vision and numbness or paralysis of face or extremities.

Causes

Main causes of stroke are:

  • Hypertension
  • MI and heart valve disease
  • Atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries due to cholesterol deposits)
  • Congenital/acquired cranial blood vessel abnormalities (malformations or aneurysms)