The Women's Hospital is directed by Prof. Arnon Wiznitzer, a distinguished expert in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a full Professor at Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine.
Professor Wiznitzer completed his fellowship in Maternal fetal Medicine in Philadelphia, USA. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers focusing on Risk Pregnancy. In addition, Prof Wiznitzer is a member of distinguished national and international committees including the National Committee of Obstetrics, Neonatology and Genetics,the Diabetes in Pregnancy study group of North America and the National Board Exams in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
UNITS OF EXPERTISE
• Labor Wards (Headed by Dr. Rony Chen):
The modern delivery wards handles over 9500 deliveries annually and offers optimal conditions in 13 fully equipped modern birth suites and operating theaters. Women are offered various therapeutic approaches, from traditional pain-killing using medications to more modern epidural anesthesia, through natural childbirth methods. In order to ensure maximum comfort and security for both the mother and baby in a compassionate environment, all delivery units are equipped with an infant treatment unit and PCA instruments (patient controlled analgesia), monitoring equipment, private bathrooms, personal TV and comfortable recliners for accompanying persons.
• Maternity Wards ( Headed by Dr. Dr. Rony Chen):
Four modern maternity wards with a total of 92 beds are available to our patients. The rooms were planned to enable rooming-in of the baby. Patients enjoy comfortable home-like surroundings and maximum privacy following childbirth, which derives from the belief that this supportive atmosphere enhances the initial mother-baby bonding.
• Maternal Fetal Medicine Division (Headed by Prof. Moshe Hod):
This 25-bed inpatient facility and specialty outpatient clinic handles all aspects of fetal and maternal medicine including diabetes, hypertension, kidney diseases, thrombophilia, and infectious diseases including close supervision of pregnant women who underwent organ transplantation. Tertiary care on all aspects of fetal and maternal diseases is provided by a fully integrated team of subspecialty trained perinatologists, a diabetologist, a social worker, dieticians, registered nurses with perinatalogy training and ancillary staff. The unit offers advanced prenatal diagnostic techniques with expertise in invasive and medical therapy of treatable fetal diseases.
• Gynecology Unit (Headed by Dr. Haim Krissi):
As an in-patient ward with 28 beds and out-patient facilities, this unit offers the entire spectrum of surgical interventions including extensive gynecological surgery, uro-gynecological surgery, operative hysteroscopy and extensive laparoscopic procedures. Pelvic floor pathology, including uro-gynecological procedures, is managed by a trained uro-gynecologist. Extensive endoscopic surgery is performed by a trained gyne-endoscopist. The unit handles also various sub-specialty clinics.
• Gynecologic Oncology Division (Headed by Dr. Ram Eitan):
This unit provides comprehensive services in diagnosis, management and follow-up of gynecological cancer patients. A team of gyne-oncologists perform the entire spectrum of gyne-oncology surgery including robotic surgery. The division also includes the Cytogenics Unit, a service dedicated to the early detection of cancer of the cervix providing diagnosis and treatment of pre-malignant conditions of the cervix utilizing state-of the-art laser technology. Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy services are provided at the Davidoff Center which ispart of Rabin Medical Center.
• Gyne-Urology Service (Headed by Dr. Haim Krissi):
This service specializes in all diagnostic and management aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction.
• Emergency and Day Care Units (Headed by Dr. Hen Goldchmit):
The units have over 8000 patient visits annually, with the emergency room open 24 hours a day and the day care center handling more than 1400 interventions. Dr. Goldchmit is also in charge of the gyne-endoscopic service . This service specializes in operative hysteroscopy and extensive laparoscopic procedures.
• Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization Division (Headed by Prof. Benny Fisch):
This is the largest and busiest public IVF center in Israel offering state of the art technologies in ultra-modern surroundings. The center handles close to 1200 annual treatment cycles while providing the full range of assisted reproductive technologies services, many of them unique in Israel. The staff includes 13 senior physicians, a psychologist, a social worker, 2 PhD's and 3 technicians. The modern service and research lab are headed by an experienced embryologist. The unit includes highly unique services such as fertility preservation in cancer patients, ovarian tissue preservation, pregestational diagnosis and more. The andrology laboratory, headed by Dr. Haim Pinkas provides complete sperm analysis. In addition the laboratory prepares sperm specimens for intra-uterine insemination. The sperm cryobank provides the following services: cryostorage of donor sperm for singles and couples; cryo preservation of sperm and testicular tissue.
• Diagnostic and Invasive Ultrasound Unit (Headed by Prof. I. Meizner):
This luxurious facility which includes state of the art equipment and technologies performs over 23,000 examinations annually and provides the full range of diagnostic and invasive antenatal procedures. The services are provided by 6 experienced ultrasonographists, 3 technicians, nurse and 2 secretaries. The unit also includes a multidisciplinary prenatal diagnosis service designed to provide expert counsel for pregnant women in whom fetal malformations have been diagnosed.
• Hasharon Hospital Gynecology Department (Headed by Dr. Hen Goldchmit):
The Gynecology Unit at Hasharon Hospital is an integral part of the Helen Schneider Hospital for Women and consists of a day unit and an emergency unit which is active 24 hours a day.
Chairman: Prof. Arnon Wiznitzer
Deputy Chairman: Dr. Gad Sabah
Deputy Chairman for Medical Education: Dr. Oz Gavish
Nursing Services Director: Bracha Gal
Administrative Assistant to the Chairman: Yael Russo