Cardiothoracic Surgery in Israel | Ichilov Hospital

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The cardiothoracic surgeons at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery  at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), perform operations to treat  a variety of cardiovascular diseases.  Our surgeons excel in helping patients with coronary artery and thoracic aortic diseases, congestive cardiac failure, heart valve diseases, lung tumors, etc.

Our mission at the cardiovascular surgery unit at Ichilov Hospital is  to improve our patients health. Consequently, the department continually upgrades equipment, implement new technologies, and use the most innovative treatment methods.

Surgeries Performed

Surgeries performed by the department include coronary artery bypass and valve replacement surgeries, surgeries of the great vessels and pulmonary surgeries, radiofrequency ablation, coronary angioplasty, excimer laser angioplasty, percutaneous cardiac catheter intervention, stenting, and bypass surgery.

The department and its surgeons are recognized specialists, using state-of-the-art procedures to attain excellent results. The department is internationally  renowned for its enhanced surgical capabilities, including:

  • Total arterial coronary bypass surgery for coronary artery diseases
  • Coronary artery bypass and valve surgeries, using up-to-date conservative minimally invasive cardiothoracic procedures
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass (without the use of the heart-lung machine)  
  • Minimally invasive thoracic procedures (without opening the chest), for diseases such as lung cancer 

Atherosclerosis, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, cerebrovascular accidents, and heart attacks are successfully managed at Ichilov Hospital through stem cell therapy.
Aortal stenosis and other heart diseases are successfully treated at Ichilov Hospital via open-heart cardiovascular surgeries involving the use of the heart-lung machine or by sophisticated and minimally invasive roentgen-endovascular interventions, which do not require the use of a heart-lung machine and ensure no damage to nerves and muscles.
In order to restore normal blood flow in valve stenosis, the surgeons at Ichilov Hospital perform endovascular aortic valve replacements (balloon valvuloplasty). The worn-out valves are replaced with biological or mechanical prosthetic (artificial) valves.

Cardiothoracic Surgery  - Ichilov 

Global Leadership

Cardiothoracic surgery in our hospital enjoys global recognition not only because of the cutting-edge technologies used for the treatment of heart diseases, but first and foremost due to the outstanding skills, expertise, and professional commitment of our leading cardiothoracic surgeons who utilize sophisticated equipment and successfully apply both invasive and non-invasive methods of treatment. Our team is a highly dedicated team of medical professionals, saving people’s lives on a daily basis.
Cardiovascular surgery is one of the most advanced medical specialties in our hospital.  Due to the intensive development of cardiovascular surgery, our cardiac surgeons are able to bring our patients back to life 24 hours a day. The skill of our surgeons and the operating techniques used ensure our patients enjoy a shorter recovery period following the cardiovascular surgical procedure. Similarly, an individual rehabilitation program is developed for each patient. 

Our mission at the cardiovascular surgery unit  is to improve you're health. Here you’ll find exceptional quality medical care delivered by world-class specialists.

Sammy Ofer Heart Center; Cardiology

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