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Treatment of cervical spinal disc herniation (4 segments) with endoscopic or microscopic nucleotomy (program ID: 397502)

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

location_on Haifa, Israel
9.8/10 from 16 Votes
Specialized hospital
Doron Norman

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Doron Norman

Specialized in: orthopedic surgery

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • neurological examination
  • functionality x-ray of the spine
  • CT/MRI scan of the spine
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
  • preoperative care
  • endoscopic nucleotomy
  • postoperative control
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance 
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About the department

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of the full range of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, including rehabilitation measures. The specialists demonstrate excellent results in hand surgery, reconstruction and lengthening of the lower limbs, arthroscopy, treatment of cancers, sports injuries, shoulder and hip diseases, spinal diseases, etc. The department has the status of one of the leading Trauma Centers in the country. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Doron Norman.

The department has received international recognition for top-class medical services, patient care, as well as for the development of excellent rehabilitation programs, scientific and educational activities. The orthopedic surgeons of the medical facility prefer minimally invasive treatments, which can reduce pain and facilitate the recovery process.

In the field of clinical research, special attention is paid to monitoring during the operations, which helps the doctors to improve results and increase the effectiveness of surgical interventions. The department has an extensive training program, which is implemented in collaboration with the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and aimed at the improvement of the quality of education in orthopedics.

The surgical spectrum of the department includes:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Tissue sampling (biopsy) in suspected musculoskeletal cancers
  • Injection therapy for joint and tendon pain syndromes
  • Intramuscular and subcutaneous injections
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Minimally invasive knee surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery to correct congenital malformations of the upper limbs
  • Hallux valgus correction 
  • Surgical treatment of tennis elbow
  • Surgical treatment of acromioclavicular joint lesions
  • Surgical treatment of curved limbs
  • Surgical treatment of shoulder fractures
  • Treatment by means of external fixation systems
  • Surgery for intervertebral disc diseases (discectomy/laminectomy)
  • Lower limb amputations (above and below the knee)
  • Nerve ending decompression 
  • Surgical treatment of dislocations
  • Surgical treatment of ligament ruptures
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Nucleoplasty
  • Surgical correction of scoliosis
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery (posterior lumbar fusion, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Other therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Doron Norman is the Chief Physician of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa. He is also a Clinical Lecturer at the Technion (Rut and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Israel Institute of Technology).

Dr. Norman’s main interest is orthopedic trauma surgery, including complex fractures of the lower (hip, knee, tibia, foot and ankle) and upper (shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist) limbs, complicated elbow injury and elbow arthroplasty.

Dr. Norman received his doctorate from the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, and was trained in Orthopedic Surgery at Rambam. He completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in Stanmore, UK, and in Bochum, Germany.

Dr. Norman is one of the founders of Voyant Health, where, as the company’s VP of clinical applications, he is responsible for guiding the development of Voyant Health products and their clinical applications. Recognized as a leader in his field, he teaches courses internationally on treating complex fractures.

From 2008 till 2014, Dr. Norman served as Chairman of the Israel Orthopedic Trauma Society.


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