New and Unique Procedure for Back Pain

Dr. Shlomo Davidovich, head of the Neuroendoscopy Service at Rabin Medical Center

Almost 1/3 of the overall world population will suffer from some type of back pain. Now for some there is an alternative to conventional surgery. Dr. Shlomo Davidovich, head of the Neuroendoscopy Service at Rabin Medical Center, now provides a new and unique spinal endoscopic procedure for people suffering from disc herniations or spinal stenosis, a common back condition that leads to irritation of spinal nerves, causing back and leg pain. He is one of the few doctors in the world performing this procedure.

Considered revolutionary, this spinal endoscopic procedure requires only a small incision. It significantly improves the quality of treatment by using short and effective procedures, leading to rapid physical and functional recovery and allowing most patients to be discharged the next day. The procedure allows for greater visualization of the spinal area, by using an endoscope and a camera.

The overall goal is to have minimal trauma to the surrounding tissues and to avoid impact on spine stability. In addition, no bone fusion is required and the success rate is extremely high.

Dr. Shlomo Davidovich specialized in this field when he was a staff member for three years at the Department of Neuroendoscopy in Pittsburgh, USA, where all brain and spine procedures were done endoscopically. During this time he operated on patients from all over the world, and acquired vast experience in endoscopic neurosurgery, which he now provides to his patients at Rabin Medical Center.

As Rabin Medical Center continues to offer advanced solutions for many medical problems, our patients are afforded the most novel and new medical techniques, many which once required complicated and difficult surgery.

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