Vaginal trachelectomy: effective treatment of cervical cancer in Israel
Vaginal trachelectomy is an innovative method of surgical intervention, which is used in Israel for cervical cancer detected in the early stages. During the operation, surgeons excised the cervix and the upper part of the vagina, but at the same time the integrity of the uterus itself, tubes and ovaries is preserved. Vaginal trachelectomy, practiced by Israeli doctors, excludes rough incisions in the abdominal cavity and, most importantly, leaves every chance for a woman to become pregnant and give birth to a healthy baby.
The cost of the operation in Israel is relatively affordable, as are the prices of previous diagnostic procedures. At the same time, services are provided by highly qualified medical specialists at a high level. In most other developed countries, where vaginal trachelectomy is also practiced, prices for services are 40-50% higher, which partly explains the annual flow of patients from the countries of the former CIS and European countries to Israeli clinics.
Vaginal trachelectomy in Israel: preoperative diagnosis
Israeli doctors are often faced with a situation when patients come to them with incomplete, insufficient research results for a clear diagnosis. But in order for such a therapy as vaginal trachelectomy to be prescribed, a clear assessment of the localization, stage of the disease, the spread of the process to neighboring tissues and organs is necessary. In this regard, before deciding that a vaginal trachelectomy is required, Israeli specialists prescribe additional diagnostic tests, the cost of which the patient can find out even before undergoing them.
- blood test, including the presence of tumor markers;
- histological, cytological studies
- hormonal profile ;
- examination of vaginal microflora;
- ultrasound, MRI, PET-CT.
As a rule, diagnosis in Israeli clinics takes no more than a few days. Based on the results obtained, a consultation of doctors makes a diagnosis and decides how effective a vaginal trachelectomy will be in this or that case. The patient finds out the prices of diagnostic services immediately, and pays - as they go through. After developing a treatment plan, she can familiarize herself with the full cost of the operation and postoperative rehabilitation if a vaginal trachelectomy was performed.
How is vaginal trachelectomy performed in Israeli clinics?
One of the significant advantages, which is characterized by vaginal trachelectomy in comparison with other methods of surgical intervention, is a low trauma, since the intervention is performed through the genital tract without incisions in the abdominal cavity. This, in turn, also contributes to a significant reduction in the rehabilitation period and minimizes the risk of complications.
Vaginal trachelectomy involves removal of the affected cervix, dissection of the vagina to gain access to the pelvic cavity and excision of lymph nodes with tumor metastases. After that, the vagina is sutured to the isthmus of the uterus.
Vaginal trachelectomy is a merit of Israeli gynecology. This is a relatively new technique of surgical intervention, which has already proved its high efficiency and the absence of serious side effects. At the same time, the affordable cost of the services of Israeli medical institutions makes it possible for thousands of women to get rid of a serious illness and in the future to know the happiness of motherhood.