Cochlear Implants Treatment Cost In IsraelChat
What is Cochlear Implants?
A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted neuroprosthetic device that helps in hearing an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing.
One part of the implant sits behind the ear, and the other is surgically fitted under the skin.
How is the Procedure Performed?
Implantation of cochlear implants is performed under general anaesthesia.
The surgeon makes an incision behind the ear to access the cochlea to place the electrodes and the receiver under the skin behind the ear. The surgeon then sutures the wound.
Who is the Right Doctor for Cochlear Implants Treatment?
An ENT surgeon should be consulted for implanting Cochlear Implants.
What is the Usual Success Rate for this Procedure?
Cochlear Implants, being successful prostheses, have an exceptionally high success rate with less than 1% rejection.
It takes around four to six weeks to recover following Cochlear Implant Surgery.
The cost of Cochlear Implant includes:
Preoperative diagnostic tests cost (Hearing test, MRI or CT imaging tests, etc.)
Surgery cost (depends on the type of implant)
Type of implant
Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)
Medicine (Pain Killers, Antibiotics, etc.)
Note: Cochlear Implantation is an outpatient procedure. However, the doctor may advise an overnight stay for observation.
The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:
Any additional tests, if required
If any Post-surgical complication happens (such as swelling or bleeding, Infection around the implant, numbness of ears)
Blood products (if required)
An extended stay at the Hospital due to any health reason apart from the package stay period
Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident
Cost related to Cochlear Implants Treatment in Israel
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|Cochlear Implantation||USD 45000 to USD 55000|
Cochlear Implants Treatment in Israel
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Top hospitals and doctors for Cochlear Implants Treatment in IsraelFilter
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- Established in 1918, Hadassah University Medical Center is a tertiary care medical organization with all medical expertise and sub-specialties.
- The center also annually provides various fellowships and training programs to dozens of medical experts.
- For approximately 100 years, Hadassah Medical Center has been leading in providing world-class medical facilities in Israel and pioneered the development of healthcare standards in Israel.
- Hadassah focuses on translational medicine, combining state-of-the-art medical and surgical care with high-level interdisciplinary research.
- After the establishment of its first hospital on Jerusalem’s Street of the Prophets in 1918, the medical organization expanded its medical facilities by constructing two University hospitals in Jerusalem – located on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Karem.
- The centers perform more than 45,000 surgical procedures annually.
- Hadassah Medical Organization was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005, has won 12 Israel Prizes, over 2,000 scientific publications in the past 5 years, 150 clinical trials, and 15 start-ups.
- Not only this but around 40-50% of bio-medical research in Israel is conducted here, at Hadassah Medical Center.
Doctors for Cochlear Implants Treatment in Israel
ENT SurgeonDirector, 51 years of experience
- Prof. Roland Chisin is one of the leading and renowned ENT Specialists in Israel.
- He has over 51 years of medical experience and has developed a special interest in ENT, Head & Neck Imaging, Nuclear Psychiatry, and Nuclear Oncology.
- He is Israel Board Certified ENT and Nuclear Medicine Specialist.
- He completed his medical education and internship at a prestigious university in France.
- He is an active member of the Israeli Society of Nuclear Medicine.
- He has worked across various medical centers in Israel and the USA.
- He is proficient in various dialects mainly English, French, and Hebrew.
ENT SurgeonHead of Department, 43 years of experience
- Dr. Alla Leshinski is one of the top ENT/Head & Neck Surgeons in Israel.
- She has over 43 years of medical experience and has been associated with top hospitals in Israel and Russia.
- Dr. Alla has completed her MD degree from the well-known Saratov State Medical Institute in Russia after which she did Continuing Education Program No' 1 in the field of ENT Diseases in City Hospital No' 3 from the same university in Russia.
- Afterward, she worked at various hospitals across Israel and Russia.
- Her specialties are diagnosing and treating several ENT disorders and Head & Neck Surgery.
- She is fluent in various dialects mainly English, Russian, and Hebrew.
ENT SurgeonDirector, 42 years of experience
- Dr. Jeffrey M. Weinberger is one of the renowned ENT Specialists in Israel and specializes in treating several ENT disorders.
- He holds 42 years of experience in performing ENT surgeries.
- His special interests are eardrum repair (tympanoplasty), stapedectomy, and ear tube placement, nose or nasal surgery.
- In 1995, he became an Israeli board-certified ENT Specialist.
- In 1980, he achieved Canadian certification (LMCC) and became a member of the National Board of Medical examiners, USA.
- In 1980, he attained Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification.
- In 2007, he achieved Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification.
Cochlear Implants Treatment Cost - Frequently Asked Questions
Before Cochlear Implants Treatment - Most Frequently Asked Questions
The warranty of the product is for 10 years, but the electrode which is fitted inside is practically once in a lifetime.
Absolutely, Cochlear implant was made for patients who are born deaf.
Ideally, cochlear should be done within first year of the birth to best results. The results are still very good if surgery is done less than 7 years of age. As the age grows, it will be very difficult for patient to be fully absorbed in mainstream.
If patient is deaf from both ear, opting for cochlear implant in both ears is highly recommended. It helps patient in sound localisation, speech discrimination much better
Hospital stay would be for 1-2 days.
Cochlear implants may be placed in one ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral). Cochlear implants in both ears have started to be used more often to treat bilateral severe hearing loss particularly for infants and children who are learning to speak and process language. There has to be a time gap between the two implants and generally doctor advice of about 6 months of gap between two procedures.
Cochlear implants do not play a sound to the wearer, and so they can be useful even if that person has little or no ability to hear sound. A microphone that is worn on the back of the ear detects sounds in the surrounding environment and converts them into electrical signals.
Cochlear Implant has two parts Internal device (e): The internal portion of the implant consists of two parts: the receiver/stimulator and the intracochlear electrode array. External hardware (a-d): The external portion consists of three parts: a microphone, a speech processor, and a transmitting coil. The external devise can get damaged if they get wet so you need to take off before you bathe.
Cochlear Implant has two parts Internal device (e): The internal portion of the implant consists of two parts: the receiver/stimulator and the intracochlear electrode array. External hardware (a-d): The external portion consists of three parts: a microphone, a speech processor, and a transmitting coil. The external devise has to be removed prior to going to bed.
The internal device doesnt need any battery. The external device's battery can easily be changed.
Cochlear Implants works lifetime and NO future surgery may be required.
The risk is about 0.1%
No major precautions other than to avoid head trauma.
No, cochlear implant is not a major surgery it is a minor surgery. This device partially restores hearing ability.
Patient should undergo cochlear implantation who have severe hearing loss or hearing loss due to damage of the inner ear and they are not using hearing aids. Other than hearing aids which amplifies sound cochlear implant bypasses the damaged portion of the ear for delivering the sound signals to the auditory nerve.
Some of the disadvantage of cochlear implants includes nerve damage, dizziness problem, hearing loss, ringing in ears, leaking of fluid around brain and meningitis.
Usually cochlear implants lasts lifetime but there are some cases in which they are to be changed after certain time interval.
Cochlear implant is very safe surgery it has limited post operative pain and few complications only. Pain and stiffness seen at the surgical site is mainly temporary, it subsides with time. It is safe for you to sleep on the side being operated.
During the Cochlear Implants Treatment - Most Frequently Asked Questions
Cochlear Implant surgery usually takes from three to four hours.
Cochlear implant surgery is being done by general surgeons or ENT specialist.
Cochlear implantation surgery takes two to four hours to be complete under general anaesthesia.
In cochlear implantation the surgeon first identify the facial nerve and then creates an opening between them to access the cochlea. In the next step implant electrode is being inserted into the cochlea and the surgeon places an electronic device called receiver under the skin and behind the ear and then surgeon secures the skull in that area.
After Cochlear Implants Treatment - Most Frequently Asked Questions
It takes 2-3 weeks for device to be programmed perfectly before patient goes back to their country. After going back, patient is strongly recommended to undergo speech therapy for best results for about upto 1 year.
You can return to work 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.
This depends on your pre-operative hearing level. Certain hearing loss can be corrected in the same or second surgery whereas some kinds of hearing loss involving inner ear may not be reversible.
It will take around three to six weeks before you recover completely after the procedure, most people are able to return back to their work within one to two week after surgery.
You should avoid bending or lifting heavy objects for three weeks after surgery, you may experience some popping, clicking or other sounds in your ear.
About four to six weeks after the surgery, the external parts of the cochlear implant will be added. These include a microphone and speech processor. At that time, the speech processor is programmed and activated, which causes the internal device to stimulate the cochlear nerve in response to sounds.
Immediately after surgery you may feel some pressure or discomfort on the implanted ear, dizziness, disoriented or a sore throat for a while from the breathing tube used during general anesthesia.
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What is the price of Cochlear Implants in other countries, compared to Israel?
Approximate price of Cochlear Implants in other countries compared to Israel is:
- India, USD 12000 to USD 18000, approximately 70% lower than Israel
- Turkey, USD 20000 to USD 30000, approximately 50% lower than Israel
- Thailand, USD 32000 to USD 48000, approximately 20% lower than Israel
- Germany, USD 35200 to USD 52800, approximately 12% lower than Israel
- Singapore, USD 36000 to USD 54000, approximately 10% lower than Israel
- Malaysia, USD 24000 to USD 36000, approximately 40% lower than Israel