Menahem Neuman, M.D.
Prof. Menachem Neuman is President of ISPP, International Society for Pelviperineology, Specialist of gynecology, treating with Urogynecology and Pelviperineology, Medical Doctor from the Tel Aviv University and Professor of Medicine at Ben Gurion and Bar Ilan Universities.
Prof. Neuman is a senior surgeon in “Assuta Medical Centers” (in Ramat HaChayal in Tel Aviv and in Rishon LeZion); in “Raphael” Medical Center and in “Medica” Medical Center in Ramat HaChayal, Tel Aviv.
Reconstructive surgery of the pelvic floor and urinary incontinence since 1986. Performed thousands of surgeries, developed innovative surgical methods and advanced surgical auxiliaries.
Senior lecturer - The Technion and Bar Ilan University.
Professorship - The Bar Ilan and Ben Gurion Universities.
ISPP, IUGA and The Israeli Society for Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Medicine.
Tutoring and instruction:
Guidance of dozens of urogynecologists in various Israeli hospitals: Assuta, Raphael, Medica, Galilee Hospital, Shaare Zedek, Hadassah, Wolfson, Soroka, Kaplan, Beilinson, Safed, Ashdod, Barzilai, Poriya, Bnai Zion, Bikur Holim.
Worldwide activity in the US, The Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Malta, Spain, Greece, Slovenia, The Czech Republic, Cyprus, Turkey, Russia, Thailand, South Africa and Brazil.
Pelvic Organs Prolapse
To allow abdominal surgeries, abdominal incisions need to be performed in the abdomen (belly) wall. These cause injury to internal tissues, creation of hernias in the abdomen wall and cosmetic impairment. Existing laparoscopic and robotic surgeries allow performing intra-abdominal surgeries also require some incisions in the abdominal wall, which are small but which also have negative impacts. Moreover, the existing surgical robots are very limited in the complexity of actions they allow, being both single-jointed and physically very large. An Israeli start-up company called Memic, for which Prof. Neuman is the senior medical advisor, developed a very small advanced multi-jointed mini-robot which enables a hidden insertion into the abdomen, with no visible incisions, for the performance of complex surgical procedures. The sophisticated robot will soon be available for surgeons in the USA, Europe and Israel. Dozens of surgeries were already performed in Europe and in Israel, and very high safety and efficacy were demonstrated.
Prolapse of pelvic organs originates from tissues’ weakness, therefore a reconstruction surgery should include a strengthening sling to prevent recurrent prolapse. Mesh implants may cause complications, therefore Prof. Neuman developed with the team of an Israeli start-up company (FEMSelect)a medical device called EnPlace, which enables performing a surgical procedure for reconstruction of prolapse without the need for a mesh and without the need for a deep surgery. The procedure is performed under anesthesia, lasts about 20 minutes and the patient is discharged home within several hours. The device is available for surgeons in the USA, in Europe and in Israel. Experience of hundreds of surgeries in Israel, USA and Germany has proven very high safety and efficacy.
An additional way to treat the weakness of tissues of the pelvic floor is to strengthen them with an implant - to prevent a recurrent prolapse. Large mesh implants may cause complications, therefore Prof. Neuman developed a small and strong mini implant which prevents both recurrent prolapses and mesh complications. The implant (Seratom MN) is produced by Serag-Wiesneer and is available for surgeons in Europe and in Israel. Experience of thousands of surgeries has proven a very high level of safety and efficacy.
Effort urinary incontinence in women originates from weakness of a natural ligament that is meant to support the urinary tube. The way to treat such a problem is to implant a synthetic ligament under the urinary tube, but implantation of such synthetic ligaments is done in the surgery room under anesthesia and may have complications. Prof. Neuman established, with a professional team, a start up company (OORO), which designs a medical device simulating the procedure of the ligament implantation, without the need of deep surgery or a ligament, in a way that implements insights of thousands of surgeries to minimize the procedure, along with increasing its safety and improving its efficacy.