The spinal center is serviced by a team – a neurologist, physiotherapist and possibly an orthopedist. The visit to the spinal center is twice as long as the visit to the neurology office. In addition to the neurological examination, an analysis of posture, feet, gait, visual field, balance is performed. The patient is given time to get acquainted with his health problem, and video and anatomical presentations are offered to help. After the implementation of the diagnostic plan, a plan for prevention and treatment is made. The patient is trained in ergonomics, aimed mainly at maintaining proper posture when sleeping, driving, working on a computer and physical work. The patient learns how to properly use orthopedic aids for spinal problems and foot problems. The patient’s treatment plan includes paravertebral administration of corticosteroids, mechanical massage, manual massage and therapy, chiropractic, spinal decompression, reflexology and physical procedures in addition to the usual drug treatment.
Dr. Greenberg Medical Center conducts specialized medical examinations under a program approved by the American and Canadian governments and using the on-line e-Medical application to record the results of the medical examination of visa applicants.
The team for conducting the specialized medical examination consists of two doctors who work simultaneously on conducting the medical examinations, working on-line with the e-Medical system and the medical questionnaire of the applicant. This allows to shorten the processing time of individual cases to 2.5 hours. This organization of work allows to process up to 5-6 cases (1-2 families) of visa applicants per day.
The medical examination consists of:
– Collection of data on identification of the applicant and his registration on-line in the e-Medical system (for collection and processing of personal and medical data) used by the authorities of the USA, Canada, Australia.
– Conducting a Medical Survey to establish the medical and immunization history of the applicant.
– Medical examination, chest radiography, laboratory tests and, if necessary, immunization. If necessary, additional specialized medical examinations are conducted at the Medical Center, and the results are translated into English and attached on-line to the applicant’s electronic file.
– The examination ends with the submission to the applicant an Information Sheet – a document certifying the passage of the examination and registration of the medical history in the electronic database e-Medical. All results of the conducted medical examinations are transmitted to the applicant who is also instructed for further actions.
An important feature is that conducting some laboratory tests such as T-spot (in children), genetic test for gonorrhea takes 2 working days and the results are supplemented to the electronic file of the applicant on the 3rd day of the medical examination, which formally completes the program. In this sense, it is necessary for the applicant to provide for the medical examination AT LEAST 3 WORKING DAYS BEFORE THE DATE OF THE INTERVIEW OR FLIGHT.
PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO CARRY ALL THE MEDICAL AND IMMUNIZATION DOCUMENTS YOU HAVE.
People decide to keep a sample of the UCB with a view to the future. At this stage, the technology allows UCB-stem cells to be used only for bone marrow transplants or to participate in clinical trials. We expect that with the advancement of technology, this stored UCB can be used for many other purposes. Saving the sample today will allow the family to benefit from future discoveries and possibly treatments.
The benefit of stem cells derived from UCB is obvious. It is important to know that umbilical cord blood contains enough stem cells to treat a child or smaller body sized adults. Until now, it was thought that middle-aged and older adults would not benefit from such treatment, but this has changed recently.
Scientists are developing methods to stimulate the stem cells in order to divide and increase in number, while maintaining their basic primordial state. The aim is to increase the scope of application and their capacity to transplant in adolescents and adults. This is an expansion of stem cells. It improves the outcome of transplantation and allows repeated use for healing purposes.
Evidence is the growing number of scientific institutions evaluating the idea and using new stem cell expansion technologies. This is optimistic news that proves the adaptability and importance of stem cells.
The use of UCB carries many risks for the patient. All samples were tested for viral or bacterial infections. Hazardous samples shall be removed immediately. Only clean and quality samples are frozen and stored. This guarantees almost zero risk to the recipient.
The Private UCB Stem Cells Bank only stores the sample for the personal needs of the child or his siblings. The public UCB stem cells preservation is anonymous and offers the services to everyone in need as well for scientific purposes.
It is a good idea to make a decision before the end of 30th week of pregnancy, so that you have time to arrange the procedures for negotiation and othorization by the MH. Even at the last moment we can send you a sampling kit, but we advise you not to leave the decision till than.