Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital

The Pediatric Surgery Department treats infants, children and adolescents from 0 to 16 years of age suffering from a wide variety of difficulties requiring surgical intervention. It specializes in the following areas:

  • General pediatric surgery: inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, undescended testis, hydrocele, problems of the trachea, problems of the stomach, chest and more.
  • Oncological surgery: The department treats children suffering from tumors in the neck, chest, kidneys and digestive system.
  • Birth defects assessed during pregnancy in cooperation with the Obstetric and High-Risk Pregnancy Ultrasound Unit: hiatal hernia, congenital esophageal atresia (obstruction), congenital obstruction of the duodenum, malformations of the lung and others.
  • Chronic diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, gall stones, and children with severe problems such as bowel obstruction, peritonitis, inflammation of the peritoneal cavity and testicular torsion.
  • Other surgeries such as circumcision, insertion of a Port-A-Cath, Hickman catheter, bronchoscopies, tissue biopsies, and more.

The Pediatric Surgery Department performs over 1000 surgeries annually. The multi-disciplinary staff includes a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dietician, social worker, speech therapist and psychologist.

All operations are performed in modern operating rooms with a specialist pediatric anesthetist. To avoid major invasive surgery as much as possible, and to facilitate faster healing and recovery, surgeons often use laparoscopic techniques.

Innovative methods

The department has expertise in many of the modern techniques of laparoscopic surgeries in treating different diseases. The department has extensive experience in treating infections of the chest cavity using video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), which shortens the period of patient hospitalization.


The department is situated on two floors of the Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital. Children are admitted to semi-private or private rooms depending on their medical condition. Each room includes a bathroom and shower and has a sofa bed for a parent's use should the child be hospitalized in the department overnight.

Visiting Hours

One visitor per child is allowed in the room between 09:00-20:00.

Recreation and play area

The fifth floor of the Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital has two classrooms for hospitalized children under the supervision of the Department of Education, including computers for advanced learning. There are a variety of toys and games for the children's enjoyment.

Department details

Arison Medical Tower
Floor 12
Visiting hours: 08:00-20:00

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