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Dr. Alon Friedlander, M.D.
Dr. Alon Friedlander, M.D.
Dr. Alon Friedlander, M.D.
Director of the Spine Deformity Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
Specialty: Spinal and back morbidities

Area of Expertise:

  • Spine surgery
  • Spinal degeneration
  • Benign and malignant tumors in the spine
  • Birth defects
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis


Languages:

Hebrew, English.


Education & Fellowships:

  • Graduate of the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 1994
  • Internship in Orthopedics, Tel Hashomer Hospital, 2002
  • Dr. Friendlander’s clinical internships in the field of spinal pathology between 2002-2003 include:
  1. Surgical removal of spinal tumors, Hopitaux Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France
  2. Spinal deformity corrective surgery, Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France
  3. Clinical internship in spinal surgery, Queen Mary Hospital and Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, Hong Kong
  • On returning to Israel, he began work as a senior physician in the Spinal Neurosurgical Unit at Tel Hashomer Hospital, and in the Tel Hashomer Hospital Orthopedic unit
  • He currently heads the Spinal Surgery Unit at Tel Hashomer Hospital


Activities of the Spinal Deformities Unit under Dr. Friedlander’s management:

A veteran unit with extensive experience in treating various comorbidities of the spine in children and adults. The unit advocates a multidisciplinary approach and addresses a variety of pathologies for all spinal pathologies, including inborn and developmental deformities or spinal malformations, diseases caused by spinal tumors, herniated disc, degenerative changes and narrowing of the spine.

As part of a comprehensive approach, the unit conducts cooperative activities in several areas:

  1. Spinal morbidity in children in close collaboration with orthopedic pediatricians, and pediatric rehabilitation.
  2. Spinal tumor diseases in collaboration with the Oncology Institute and the Hemato-oncology Institute
  3. Cooperation with the pain clinic and conservative rehabilitation center.


Treatments and surgical procedures performed by the unit:

  • Scoliosis surgery in children and adolescents
  • Operations on primary and secondary spinal tumors
  • Various degenerative spine surgeries
  • Frontal and rear splints
  • Surgeries for herniated disc, using minimally invasive and open techniques
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