Clinical Services

The Institute of Allergy, Immunology, and Pediatric Pulmonology

The Institute of Allergy Immunology and Pediatric Pulmonology, headed by Professor Arnon Elizur is a unique center, combining joint expertise in the fields of allergy and immunology as well as in the field of pediatric pulmonology. It serves approximately 10,000 patients per year, catering to a local diverse cultural and ethnic constituency. The Institute is dedicated to providing state of the art treatment for allergic diseases in children and adults, and for lung diseases in children. The combination of experts from the fields of allergy and pediatric pulmonology enables the center to provide comprehensive care for patients with asthma, addressing all aspects of their disease.  The Institute also treats patients with a broad spectrum of allergic and immunologic diseases, including allergies to foods, drugs and insect stings, allergic rhinitis, atopic and contact dermatitis, chronic urticaria and angioedema, and primary immunodeficiency. Patients are referred for diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases, such as recurrent pneumonias, stridor, congenital thoracic malformations, and primary ciliary dyskinesia. A variety of tests and procedures are routinely performed at the center, including allergy skin prick tests, patch tests, intradermal tests, allergen immunotherapy, oral food challenges, drug provocation tests, IVIG administration, and lung function studies (including exercise and methacholine challenges).


The Gonchorovsky Family Microbiome Research Center

In recent years, we have come to understand the full meaning of the sentence "no man is an island" - a person is never alone, because billions of bacteria live inside him and their lives are intertwined. In effect, our body is a fertile habitat for countless microscopic creatures that together constitute a complex ecosystem that lives on and in it. This complex system is called the "human microbiota" and is an integral part of us. This system consists of billions of cells (about 100 billion!) These include bacteria, viruses and fungi, which populate all inner cavities of our bodies and which are exposed to the outer environment, including the airways, mouth, stomach, intestines, urinary system, reproductive systems and skin.


The Internal Medical Division

The Internal Medical Division has seven medical departments with 38 beds each.  The Division includes Geriatric Services and all the modern sub-specialties of internal medicine: Cardiology; Nephrology; Pulmonology; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Hematology; Oncology; Neurology; Rheumatology; Immunology and Allergy; a nine-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit; and a16-bed Intermediate Coronary Care Unit. This Division carries the heaviest load of the hospitalized patients and often works at 150% occupancy.​


The Surgical Division

​The Surgical Division is comprised of two general Surgery Departments, 2 Orthopedic Departments, Departments of Urology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Vascular Surgery, Lung Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Prosthetic Surgery, an 18-bed General Intensive Care Unit and 21 Operating Rooms with advanced post surgical care.  The Division performs the most up-to-date modern surgery in neonates, children and adults, and provides comprehensive surgical services to our population.


The Obstetric and Gynecology Division

​The Obstetric and Gynecology Division has 85 beds with extensive ambulatory services in all the gynecological, obstetric, fertility and IVF sub-specialties.  Our in-vitro fertilization service is one of the leaders in its field, and our obstetric services are famous for their outstanding quality of care


The Pediatric Division

The Pediatric Division, housed in a self-sufficient “Children’s Hospital” Building, is a comprehensive childcare facility comprising a 44-bed General Medical Department, all Pediatric Sub-Specialties, Pediatric General Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, a Day-Care Clinic and a General Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with 5 beds.  In addition, there is a 72-bed regular care Newborn Nursery, a 30-bed Newborn Special-Care Department [which includes a 10-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)], and a unique Pediatric Neurology and Rehabilitation Referral Center.

The Pediatric Division also serves as the National Referral Center for epilepsy and has modern video EEG technology. 

  • Assaf Harofeh boasts a state-of-the-art NICU caring for the premature 10% of the average 8,300 babies born at the Medical Center annually, in addition to newborns requiring special care.
  • Our Pediatric Neurology and Rehabilitation Center, unique in its treatment of child developmental disturbances and the rehabilitation of children with Cerebral Palsy and other chronic medical problems, provides an innovative integrated service of medicine, special education and rehabilitation.  The Center uses a portable EEG machine that enables diagnosis of complicated cases of epilepsy, at the child's bed side.   Comprehensive medical care, provided by a multidisciplinary team, reaches beyond the hospital. 

The Intensive Care Services

​The Intensive Care Services at the hospital are extensive and comprise General and Respiratory Intensive Care, Surgical Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Coronary Intensive Care Units.


The Emergency Services

​Emergency Services are on a year-round, 24-hour alert for medical emergencies, mass casualties and military requirements.  The casualty department treats over 142,000 acute medical and trauma problems per year.  In addition, the Medical Center boasts a new state-of the art special Orthopedic and Trauma Center to answer the urgent demand in the fields of trauma and multi-specialty orthopedic services.


The Diagnostic Imaging Division

​The Diagnostic Imaging Division provides the best of modern diagnostic services available in the fields of: general X-ray, CT scan, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), ultrasound, cardiac catheterization, peripheral angiography, invasive radiology, neuroradiology and nuclear medicine.


The Laboratory Division

​ The Laboratory Division boasts 13 laboratories in the fields of: allergy and immunology, biochemistry, genetics, gastroenterology, hematology, blood bank, in-vitro fertilization, microbiology, molecular biology, nephrology, pathology, cytology and male infertility.  The laboratories are located in a new modern facility and are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.  The laboratories provide services not only within the Medical Center, but also to various neighboring institutions such as the Mental Care Hospitals of Beer Yaakov and Nes-Ziona, Ramla Penitentiary Hospital, the Israel Defense Forces and others.