The Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Mayanei HaYeshua Medical Center amalgamates a number of departments:
Director of the Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit
Dr. Igor Vishnotzky
Physician in Charge: Dr. Mark Shusterman
Nurse in charge: Ms. Bella Lev
Department secretary: Ms. Mali Boyer
Senior Anesthetist staff
Dr. Michael Fishman
Dr. Mark Friedlind
Dr. Valery Zelkinder
Dr. Surina Nagmoriano
Dr. Paul Pulvermacher
Dr. Eran Herzog
Dr. Michael Hanimov
Dr. Laurence Kenish
Dr. Boris Friedland
Between 12.30 – 13.30
Between 18.30 – 19.30
*Owing to the special nature of the department, visiting hours are limited and no more than two visitors are allowed at a time, so as not to disturb patients, and prevent infection.
Information can be obtained from the treating nurse at any time of the day.
Nurse's station: 03-5771114
Social worker: 050-3665502
Dept. secretary: 03-5771278
The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, established in August 2007, is presently staffed by 11 experienced anesthesiology specialists, coming from various hospitals in Israel.
The department serves the operating rooms 24 hours a day.
It provides obstetric anesthesia (including epidural anesthesia) all hours of the day throughout the year, making Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center one of the few hospitals in Israel where there is immediate access to epidural anesthesia in the delivery room.
The department also provides a pre-anesthetic evaluation service to prepare the patient for surgery, and diagnosis of medical conditions requiring special treatment before surgery.
There is a postoperative recovery room for patients who have undergone surgery, and require treatment or observation to stabilize their condition before returning to the ward.
Every year the department treats over 4,000 patients undergoing operations in the areas of general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, orthopedics and others.
Main services provided by the Anesthesiology Department
The Department of Anesthesiology provides anesthesia for surgery performed in the operating room, and is involved in the postoperative pain treatment of some of the patients.
There is also an anesthetist on call 24 hours a day to administer epidural anesthetics to mothers in labor in the delivery room.
The department is actively involved in turning the hospital into a "pain free hospital", providing professional consultation to the various inpatient departments, and occasional interventions for pain treatment.
There is consultation and treatment for pain management in patients with severe illnesses bedridden at home.
Modern, reliable equipment
As befits a department which cannot afford to make mistakes, patients are treated with sophisticated respiratory ventilators, specially adapted to their requirements, which help minimize complications and shorten the weaning process.
Scope of activity
At Mayanei Hayeshua some 4,000 spinal anesthesias are administered in the delivery room every year, and about 1,000 caesarian sections (both planned and emergency) are performed. Some 1,800 other surgical procedures are performed every year.
Saving life is the cardinal value guiding the team at the Mayanei Hayeshua Intensive Care Unit, an organic part of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.
Every year some 150 patients in various emergency conditions are admitted for treatment in the unit, which is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation enabling multisystem support, follow up and monitoring at the highest level.
The unit has the means to treat any incidence of multiple organ failure, heart, lungs, kidneys, etc., by employing the most advanced treatment methods available.
The ICU lays special emphasis on close and constant contact with the patient's family, who receive daily reports on the patient's condition. The medical team always has a listening ear to requests from the family regarding the patient's treatment.
The ICU receives patients suffering from serious conditions such as:
• Septic shock in varying degrees of severity
• Haemostatic failure
• Active bleeding
• Respiratory weaning
• Severe arrhythmia
• Severe electrolyte abnormalities
The nursing team numbers 14 male and female nurses with academic degrees, specially trained in intensive care. The "nursing team" method is used, in which each nurse is responsible for two patients, supported by multi-professional and supplementary nursing teams. The unit's physicians invest great efforts and resources in patients - and never give up.