Dea Nizharadze, MD
We are proud to be one of the world’s leading centers dedicated to phage therapy, at the forefront of groundbreaking medical advancements. As part of the renowned Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages, Microbiology, and Virology, our research facility has been actively involved in bacteriophage science and applications since its establishment in 1923. At the Eliava Phage Therapy Center, we have assembled a team of highly skilled specialists in various medical fields, including Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Urology, and Gynecology. We also provide comprehensive outpatient surgical consultations. Our primary focus is on delivering cutting-edge medical services that prioritize using bacteriophages, harnessing their potential to effectively fight against complex health conditions.
Bacteriophage therapy involves the utilization of beneficial (“good”) viruses known as bacteriophages to treat antibiotic-resistant or chronic bacterial infections. These bacterial viruses directly and exclusively target the specific bacteria, effectively destroying them through the process of “lysis”.
Patients from all over the world come to the Eliava Phage Therapy Center seeking treatment for antibiotic-resistant infections using our unique therapeutic bacteriophages. Our phage preparations for therapeutic and prophylactic use are carefully selected to have a broad spectrum of activity against the disease-causing bacteria. This selection is determined through bacteriological analysis of clinical samples.
Phage therapy offers a viable alternative for the treatment of infections, particularly in cases of chronic and antibiotic-resistant infections. Superbugs like MRSA, ESBL, CRE, and VRE have become a daunting reality in today’s world. Bacteriophages can effectively target multiple antibiotic-resistant infections and prove beneficial in treating infections that cannot be adequately addressed with antibiotics due to poor blood circulation or bacterial biofilms.
Furthermore, their ability to translocate within wounds and the body makes them advantageous. Phages also provide a solution for individuals with antibiotic allergies and help preserve the bacterial ecology in the gut due to their specificity. Since phages are naturally occurring organisms and bacteria’s natural predators, they possess the ability to adapt and modify in response to changing antibiotic resistance. This opens up tremendous opportunities for the discovery of “new” bacteriophages against these bacteria.
Located in Tbilisi, Georgia, the G. Eliava Institute of Bacteriophage, Microbiology, and Virology is a global leader in phage therapy research. The institute boasts an unprecedented collection of bacteriophages that can be harnessed to develop customized phage preparations.
Our primary goal is to achieve optimal health for our patients by combining the most effective treatment modalities. We firmly believe in a holistic approach to therapy, integrating phage therapy with other modalities to attain the best possible results. Every specialist on our team is actively involved in the care of each patient, with our patients being our utmost priority.
Our specialists bring together extensive medical knowledge and years of clinical experience in the field of phage therapy. We maintain a close collaboration with Eliava's diagnostic center to ensure accurate assessments of infections and provide the highest standard of care.
We provide hands-on treatment within our clinic and equip you with the knowledge to continue your recovery and take an active role in your future health. We prioritize comprehensive patient care to support your journey to future health.
As healthcare professionals, we are dedicated to helping our patients reclaim their pursuit of long-term health and well-being, with a particular focus on treating chronic and antibiotic-resistant infections through phage therapy.
We aspire to be a beacon of hope for patients in need, operating as a highly qualified team of professionals delivering phage therapy according to the best medical practices.
Our approach to healing is driven by a goal-oriented approach. We are committed to assisting you in achieving your personal health objectives, whatever they may be.