Israeli Hospitals Break Down Borders – Bridges For Peace

November 22, 2017 - 1 minute read

by: Annelize Williams, BFP Staff Writer

Israeli hospitals far surpass the norm of simply a place where sick people go to get better. They are those rare places on earth where miracles seem to abound; not only medical miracles but relational ones as well. Many people of different religious affiliations and all walks of life come together under one roof for one cause—to seek healing. Here one can witness countless creative miracles, as medical professionals employ all their knowledge to mend the fragile human body.

Groundbreaking Medical Techniques

Remarkable, world-renowned medical procedures take place within the walls of these facilities. Israeli doctors discover groundbreaking techniques to some of the most complex medical conditions. Take epilepsy, for example. In 2012, Israeli doctors discovered that by implanting electrodes into an epilepsy patient’s brain and stimulating the neurons, further severe epilepsy attacks were halted. This technique was especially valuable to patients who were not responding to epilepsy medication. The technique, although not new, had never been attempted on an epilepsy patient before, until Israel set the standard. More recently in April 2017, at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem, Israeli doctors performed the world’s first dual robotic surgery—nothing short of a modern-day technological marvel. The surgery was performed on a local factory worker who suffered severe damage to his spine when he fractured six of his spinal vertebrae during a work accident.

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