Israel is one of the strongest countries in terms of medical innovation. The country is famous for treating cardiac issues and sleep disorders, developing medicine, and its high level of surgery. Israel ranks first in the world for medical device patents per capita, and second in Europe for bio-pharma. More than 1,000 Israeli companies are working in the healthcare or life-science fields, with 700 of them in medical devices.
The Israeli medical field is arguably considered one of the world’s best. It has had noticeable progress in fighting the most serious diseases and in treatment of even the most difficult injuries. This high level of medicine is explained by several factors: full state support of healthcare, magnificent equipping of clinics, and a strong training school for doctors. Furthermore, the impact of Israeli medicine is made through technological innovations. Israel develops and successfully implements unique, effective remedies and techniques of prevention, diagnostics and treatment of diverse illnesses. Here is a list of the most amazing Israeli medical advances:
ApiFix is a system to correct adolescent Idiopathic (AIS). With a minor surgical procedure compared with traditional standard care, ApiFix is a short and comparatively simple procedure that takes about an hour. This procedure does not require fusion, and retains the flexibility of the spine.
Procedures using ultrasonic scalpel technology substantially decrease the injury rate of soft tissue. Bonescalpel in Israel is used for spinal procedures and it can cut a bone with sound waves, without touching the surrounding soft tissues.
Bonescalpel works in a way that allows it to differentiate tissue density and limit its impact on human bones and vertebrae, without injuring muscles, sinews, nerves and vessels.
The ultrasonic edge of Bonescalpel allows it to cut a bone precisely, effectively and quickly without injuring the spinal cord or nearby nerves and blood vessels.
3. Gamida Cell
Gamida Cell is a well-known stem-cell therapy product that cures blood cancers, solid tumors and non-malignant blood diseases. On Sept. 9, the first patient was successfully transplanted at Duke University Medical Center (North Carolina) in the second Phase I/II study of NiCord, Gamida’s experimental treatment for blood cancers.
The success of any surgical operation depends on its accuracy. Thanks to the O-ARM, a three-dimensional robotic x-ray system, it is possible to perform a high-precision x-ray that considerably reduces the risk of mistakes and the need for repeated surgical intervention.
The O-ARM transfers three-dimensional images of the operated area directly during the procedure, which allows doctors to control its course with high precision and to adjust in real time. An additional benefit of using this device is the considerable reduction of x-ray radiation (up to 65%).
5. IceCure Medical’s system
IceCure Medical’s system provides an office-based minimally invasive cryoablation treatment for breast disease in a non-surgical manner. It has been largely used by US doctors since 2011 to remove benign breast lumps in a 10-minute ultrasound-guided procedure that gets inside the tumor and absorbs it with ice. The procedure itself is minimally invasive and provides treatment for symptomatic breast fibroadenoma.