Surgery

Plastic surgeons wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Israel Cancer Association, about 4,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Israel each year and about 900 die of the disease.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz before entering surgery, August 12, 2020
Benny Gantz undergoes back surgery at Sheba Medical Center

Blue and White leader is expected to stay at the hospital for up to a week

12/08/2020
Doctors perform surgery [illustrative].
First face transplant patient in US, Connie Culp, dies aged 57

The cause of death is currently unknown, but Culp had been hospitalized for several days. She was the longest living face transplant survivor.

Ten-day-old Syrian baby arrives in Israel for surgery

The baby was born with a severe heart defect to Syrian refugee parents in Cyprus.

Illustration from Pernkopf Topographic Anatomy of Man
The lingering ghost of Nazi medical texts in modern Israeli medicine

The textbook is widely hailed as a masterpiece, and the accuracy and detail of its descriptions and illustrations stand out even today.

Image of rod through Kamel Abdel Rahman's head
Medical miracle in Jerusalem: Surgery saves man with rod through head

“I did not feel any pain at all. I do not know how to explain it," said Kamel Abdel Rahman. "The rod just went through, one side to the other," recalled one of the Hadassah doctors.

Plastic surgery (illustrative)
Plastic surgeons in Israel petition Health Ministry on work return

The Association for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, which represents plastic surgeons in Israel, petitioned the Health Ministry early Thursday.

North Korea media silent on Kim's whereabouts as speculation on health rages

North Korea marked the anniversary of the birthday of its founding father and Kim's grandfather, Kim Il Sung, as a national holiday on April 15, but Kim was not seen in attendance.

By REUTERS
22/04/2020
PATIENT DAGMAR TURNER, 53, plays violin while surgeons remove her brain tumor at King’s College Hosp
A violinist played Mahler and Gershwin as surgeons removed her brain tumor

Surgeons had Dagmar Turner play as they removed a tumor, so that they could preserve the movement in her left hand.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
Hadassah performs first endoscopic sleeve procedure in Jerusalem

The surgery can result in significant weight loss, but with a faster recovery times, fewer side effects and lower rate of complications.

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