Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa
Department of Pediatric Neurology (302901)
Specialized in: pediatric neurology
The Department of Pediatric Neurology at Rambam Health Care Campus specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system in children. The Department is headed by Dr. Sarit Ravid. This is the only medical institution of its kind in Northern Israel receiving young patients from other hospitals to treat severe and life-threatening neurological disorders. Medical care is provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
The medical team includes specialists in pediatric neurology and rehabilitation, neonatologists and pediatric psychiatrists. The multidisciplinary team consists of a coordinating nurse, psychologists, physical therapists, as well as occupational and speech therapists, social workers and teachers. All the medical staff of the Department of Pediatric Neurology at Rambam is highly experienced in treating children and always tries to establish friendly relationships with them.
The Department under the direction of Dr. Sarit Ravid offers a wide range of neurological tests:
- CT and MRI of the brain
- EEG (surface, sleep-deprived, ambulatory EEG, video-EEG)
- Functional MRI
- Nerve conduction studies
- Repetitive stimulation
- Muscle biopsy
- Neuropsychological testing for possible attention deficit disorder
The specialists of the Department of Pediatric Neurology at Rambam Health Care Campus manly focus on the treatment of complicated neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, headaches and migraine, attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities, severe head injuries, hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy, tumors of the brain and spinal cord, congenital and acquired neurological deformities of the spinal cord etc.
Apart from clinical activity, the Department, led by Dr. Sarit Ravid, is involved in research and participates in the teaching of medical students. The research focuses include epilepsy in children, cognitive defects in children with epilepsy, induction of epileptic seizures by means of artificial modelling and others.
- Haifa, Israel