Rheumatology Unit

Medical Specialist
Department Information
Useful Information

 Medical Specialist

Dr. Amital Anat

 Department Information

The field of Rheumatology contains a wide variety of diseases which appear in the skeleton, joints and muscles. Rheumatology is a specialization in Internal Medicine and Pediatric Medicine and works with diagnosis, treatment and research of diseases which involve the joints and the adjacent tissue, such as tendons, muscles and additional soft tissue.

The Rheumatology Unit at Ziv Medical Center treats over 200 different diseases, including:
1. Inflammatory diseases – especially those of the joints or diseases in which joint inflammation can be a part of a multi-system involvement, a large part of these diseases stem from disturbances in the immune system, which, in these cases, acts against the body's tissues, such as rheumatoid arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, etc.
2. Degenerative diseases which appear as a result of degeneration and erosion especially of the cartilage, one of the primary components of the joints such as Osteoarthritis and Spondylosis.
3. Autoimmune diseases: affect joints, skin and  muscles and involve internal organs such as SLE Scleroderma and Sjogren.
4. Vasculitides: diseases in which there is an inflammation  of the blood vessels such as Takayasu, Wegener, Kawasaki and Behcet.
5. Spondyloarthropathy:  inflammation of the axial body and sacroiliac joints.
6. Bone diseases such as Osteoporosis and Paget.
7. Other : A variety of diseases such as FMF and Fibromyalgia.

Diagnostic tools include, in addition to the clinical approach, complex laboratory tests, a variety of imaging methods, and if necessary, examination of the joint fluid.

Treatment of these diseases include different medicinal ingredients, injections to the joints and tendons, anti-inflammatory pain killers, steroids, chemotherapy treatment, biological treatment, physiological means as well as rehabilitation and orthopedic approaches in certain cases.

The Unit provides ambulatory services and also day hospitalization services. In the near future, the Unit will provide biological treatment and chemotherapy.


 Useful Information

Tel: 046828365 04-6828726/879
E-mail: mohammad.ad@ziv.health.gov.il

Consultation with a senior physician and nurse: 13:00 – 14:00 to be coordinated with the department secretary.
Visiting hours: Sun. – Thur. between 12:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 21:00

Academic and Research Activities

The Unit will take part in academic activities within the framework of the Bar- Ilan University's Faculty of Medicine in Zefat, teaching and training students and will also initiate and participate in medical research.