What is pleurisy?
Outside, the lungs are covered with a membrane - the pleura, which protects the organ from adjacent tissues. Pulmonary disease accompanied by inflammation of the pleura is called pleurisy. There are two forms of pleurisy - dry and exudative. In the first case, a fibrous plaque forms on the surface of the membrane, which thickens the pleura and makes it rough. In the second, an excessive amount of fluid accumulates between the pleural layers - pleural effusion.
The disease is dangerous because it can cause sepsis, pneumosclerosis, respiratory failure, and the accumulated pus can penetrate into the lung tissue. However, pleurisy is rarely an independent disease, more often it occurs as a complication of another pulmonary pathology. Often, the disease appears against the background of a chest injury, as a result of an unsuccessful surgical operation, with cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary or myocardial infarction, bacterial infection.
If pleurisy is not recognized in time and therapy is not started, the disease turns into chronic form. In this case, the duration and cost of treatment increase significantly.
Diagnostics and treatment of pleurisy in Israel, prices of services
The chances of a complete cure of pleurisy are much higher if the diagnosis was carried out correctly and the disease was detected at an early stage. However, the capabilities of Ukrainian medical institutions do not always allow this to be done, and the price of the services of European clinics is not available to everyone. But there is an alternative - consultation and treatment in a clinic in Israel.
It is well known that medicine in Israel is at a very high level, and residents of any country in the world can use the services of Israeli specialists. And many Europeans use this opportunity, since the cost of treatment in the country is significantly lower than in the West.
An integrated approach is used to diagnose pleurisy in pulmonary clinics in Israel:
- taking anamnesis the best specialists;
- blood test;
- ultrasound of the pleural cavity;
- cytological and bacteriological examination of exudate;
- thoracoscopy with biopsy.
In Ukraine, the price for the listed manipulations is quite high, in Israel, the diagnosis is included in the cost of treatment. In addition, each specialized Israeli clinic is equipped with everything necessary for an immediate examination of a patient and a quick diagnosis.
For the treatment of pleurisy, Israeli pulmonologists use the following methods:
- drug therapy with drugs the latest generation, which are characterized by high efficiency and minimal side effects;
- surgical procedures - usually used if purulent pleurisy has been diagnosed, modern equipment allows you to remove damaged areas of the pleura in a minimally invasive way, without affecting healthy tissues;
- physiotherapy - an individual rehabilitation program is made for each patient, aimed at general strengthening of the body and restoration of respiratory function.
The cost of treating pleurisy in Israel
The cost of treating pleurisy in clinics in Israel depends on the type and stage of the disease. But in any case, the cost of the services of Israeli doctors is lower than the treatment in Europe. We cooperate with the best clinics in Israel, providing services for the treatment of pleurisy at different stages, so we can easily find for you the one whose prices will suit you. No way to go to Israel? We will organize for you a remote consultation with the best Israeli specialists.