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History Made at Hadassah Hospital

Hadassah Hospital has performed Israel’s first-ever Spina Bifida fetal surgery.

On February 9th, a team of Israeli surgeons completed a successful operation on a 5-month old fetus in the efforts to lessen the infant’s spinal damage post-partum.

This particular technique is even more remarkable and historic, as only 3 doctors in the world can perform it. Dr. Yuval Gielchinsky of Hadassah Hospital is one of them!

For more information, watch the extraordinary video below: