Department of Neurosurgery

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Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at Rambam Health Care Campus provides treatment to patients requiring neurosurgery due to pathologies of the central nervous system. The department is nationally recognized as a leader in the treatment and management of all neurosurgical fields including benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spine, skull base surgery, vascular diseases and microsurgery, hydrocephalus pediatric neurosurgery, traumatic injuries, degenerative diseases and tumors of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and sacrum, and treatment of head injuries—utilizing modern surgery and a sophisticated neuro-intensive care unit.

The department has 32 beds, including 11 neuro-intensive care beds. Some 4,500 patients are treated annually, and approximately 1,200 surgical procedures are performed each year. Rambam is the primary medical provider to the Israel Defense Forces Northern Command; hence, the department has also acquired extensive experience in treating battle injuries.

The Department of Neurosurgery is equipped with state-of-th​e-art surgical and monitoring equipment and its medical team is experienced in the most advanced surgical techniques. The department is a pioneer in using FVIIa treatment to control bleeding in head injuries.

In addition to clinical work, the department is involved in several clinical studies in the field of brain tumors and head injury. The department's physicians are also involved in clinical and basic research in the fields of immunotherapy, the molecular basis of head injury, robotics, and evoked potentials and neurophysiology.