Organ transplantation at Israeli medical centers features 6 subspecialties
In Israel, transplant surgery is a number one medical specialty facilitated by surgeons, immunologists, biophysicists, and haematologists.
Here, the first successful kidney transplant was performed 60 years ago and since then has developed into unique operations with simultaneously transplanted pancreas and kidney in young patients with diabetes.
Lung and heart transplant surgery has become a routine operation for a number of Israeli centers including the department of transplant surgery at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Each year, around 250 transplanted organs at Israeli clinics save lives of adults and children. This way, recipients with live donor kidney receive 15 or more years while for those with deceased kidney donor the average limit is 10 years.
According to Israeli legislation, foreign patients can only receive a transplanted organ from a relative. Traditionally, prices on transplant surgery remain above average. In Israel, kidney or bone marrow transplant may cost $60,000 while partial liver transplant surgery reaches up to $230,000.
Israeli surgeons perform transplantation of:
- liver (partial)
- bone marrow