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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

location_on Haifa, Israel
9.8/10 from 16 Votes

Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery (302904)

Joseph Guilburd

Prof. Dr. med.

Joseph Guilburd

Specialized in: pediatric neurosurgery

The Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Rambam Health Care Campus treats children with diseases or injuries of the central nervous system. The Department is headed by Prof. Joseph Guilburd, who has developed special techniques to treat brain and spinal tumors in children. One of the most important is a surgical technique to reduce intracranial pressure. Nowadays it is used not only in Israel, but also abroad. The physicians of the medical institution annually perform about 250 surgical interventions and receive about 1,000 patients. 

To ensure an optimal medical care, the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Rambam has an Intensive Care Unit equipped with the state-of-the-art medical equipment. The operating rooms also have the most advanced technologies, including the latest technologies in microsurgery, the Cavitron Ultrasonic Aspirator for tumor excision, special surgical tools for the treatment of congenital deformities of the cranial vault and a neuronavigation system with ultrasound monitoring.

The Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Rambam Health Care Campus under the direction of Prof. Joseph Guilburd is especially focused on the treatment of brain cancer. The most common tumors treated here include:

  • Medulloblastoma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Ependymoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Neurinoma

The Department also has a unique experience and profound knowledge in the treatment of increased intracranial pressure, hydrocephalus and arteriovenous malformations. The physicians of the Department perform a variety of surgical interventions, but the most notable are craniotomy and V-P SHUNT.

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