Israeli rheumatologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system and systemic autoimmune diseases, commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. These diseases can affect the joints, muscles and bones, as well as cause pain, swelling, stiffness and joint deformation.
Diseases that rheumatologists specialize in include osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic back pain, tendonitis, lupus, and others. Israeli rheumatologists also conduct research to determine the cause and find the best treatments for rheumatic diseases.
When should you contact a rheumatologist?
– if you experience pain in the muscles and joints from time to time;
– if the pain in the muscles and joints doesn’t stop;
– if you have relatives suffering from an autoimmune or rheumatic disease (as these diseases spread within the family);
– if symptoms worsen significantly over a short period of time.
Rheumatic diseases are sometimes complex and difficult to diagnose. Our rheumatologists collect a complete medical history and conduct a medical examination to identify signs and symptoms of inflammation throughout the body and the musculoskeletal system. According to the results of testing that has been carried out in your country, if necessary, our physician will refer you to additional laboratory tests to assess inflammation, as well as to visual diagnostics (X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography or MRI) to evaluate musculoskeletal pathology.
All these results will be combined to determine the source of symptoms and develop an individual treatment plan. Recommendations for treatment may include medication, physiotherapy, other specialists visit, or injections to the joint / tendon.
If you want to be consulted by one of our leading rheumatologists, you should come to Israel for a physical examination. Please bring all available images and blood tests with you.
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Leading Israeli rheumatologists:
Prof. Ori Elkayam – Head of Rheumatology Department, “Sourasky” Medical Center (Ichilov), Tel Aviv.
Prof. Liora Harel – Head the Pediatric Rheumatology Unit at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center. Chairperson of the Israeli Department of Pediatric Rheumatology.
Prof. Liora Harel
Head the Pediatric Rheumatology Unit at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center. Chairperson of the Israeli Department of Pediatric Rheumatology.
Professor Ori Elkayam
Head of Rheumatology Department at “Sourasky” Medical Center (Ichilov), Tel Aviv. Israeli leading specialist in rheumatology.
Education: School of Medicine Sackler, Tel Aviv University
Professor Pnina Langevitz
Head of the Israeli National Center for Rheumatology and Autoimmune diseases at Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Ha Hashomer. Israeli leading specialist in rheumatology and autoimmune diseases.