The unit is a part of the surgical department and the staff handles the diverse areas of plastic surgeries all year long and is up to date in all the most innovative and advanced treatment methods.
The unit doctors treat elderly patients in the main hospitalization ward of the hospital (level 4). The children, however, are admitted to the innovative pediatric surgery ward, where the proper conditions for them exist.
Twice a week there are clinics managed by the unit’s doctors in the hospital’s outpatient clinic building. These clinics perform a follow up before and after surgeries, there are consults and discussions about complex cases. Some of the unit’s doctors also works in community clinics, within the HMOs.
The unit staff uses a variety of operating rooms in various levels of therapies: starting from minimally invasive activities under local anesthesia, through operations under regional or local anesthesia as outpatients, and up to complex surgeries under general anesthesia, with a hospitalization period.
The unit doctors hold weekly professional meetings and are meticulous about constant update in various medical developments. The unit staff participates and presents in conventions and is proficient in the relevant professional literature.
The unit for plastic surgery holds a constant and fertilizing relationship with the other units in the hospital and cooperates in the operation room and the clinics with other surgical units, internal units and institutions.
Here are some of the activities of the plastic surgery unit:
- Repairing cleft palate and lip
- Repairing minor to severe hypospadias (improper location of the urethra)
- Repairing multiplication or fusion of fingers in the hand or foot.
- Caring for congenital skin lesions.
Are done immediately during the amputation or in a later stage. There are various methods to reconstruct the breasts, and these are personally adapted to each patient after medical questioning and a physical examination, while considering the patient’s desires. Any dicision is accompanied with an extensive explanation by the staff.
- Using tissue flexors
- Reconstruction using silicone implants with or without aloderm films
- Micro surgical reconstruction using abdominal tissue
- Reconstruction using a muscle hang from the back
- Nipple reconstructions
- Aesthetic surgeries for correction of breast asymmetry after reconstruction
- Constant care of patients with burns in various degrees
- Skin transplants
- Relieving contracted scars after burns, that impair proper movement.
Post trauma reconstruction
Patients who underwent a trauma such as an accident or a terrorist attack are often left with aesthetic and functional disorders. The unit staff uses a wide variety of methods to improve the sight that was deformed, and reconstruct the function of the damaged organ:
- Using tissue flexors
- Caring for hypertropical and cloidian scars
- Micro surgical reconstruction using tissue from other places in the body.
- Correcting a deformation of the nose post trauma
Caring for a sternum infection
Sternotomies are commonly performed in many heart surgeries, and especially in bypasses and valve replacements. The bone is reconnected by the cardiac surgeons using a stainless-steel wire. Some of the patients develop an infection in the sternum and this is a life-threatening situation.
Our unit specializes in sternoplastic surgeries during which the stainless-steel wires are removed, a thorough cleaning of the infected and necrotic tissues is performed and there is a hang of the thoracic muscle to close the wound.
Malignant skin lesions
- Removing malignant skin lesions, including using mohs surgeries, that allows complete amputation of the tumor while using a microscope with maximal saving of the healthy tissue.
- Complex reconstructions of nose, ears, eyelids and lips after the amputation of malignant skin lesions.
- Amputation of a melanoma with a biopsy for the lymphatic system
The unit specializes in treating hard to heal wounds and uses many techniques:
- Advanced bandaging
- Closing using a vacuum
- Surgeries to close pressure wounds
- Correction of breast developmental asymmetry
- Breast reductions to avoid back problems
- Breast reductions for men
- Amputations of leftover skin after weight loss surgeries