Cardiothoracic Surgery

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.


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Tel Aviv is centrally located, an easy plane flight from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the U.S. Convenient flights are available from major cities throughout the world from a broad spectrum of airlines. Just 20 minutes from Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport, the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is located in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel's most vibrant metropolis and the center of the country's finance, commerce, arts, culture, and entertainment activities. The Medical Center is just a several-minute drive from the beautiful, relaxing beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. Tel Aviv is blessed with a comfortable climate: short, mild winters with plenty of pleasant, sunny days, delightful spring and fall seasons, and a constantly sunny summer from June through October. Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan city that offers so much to tourists and residents alike. With a wide array of accommodation options—from luxurious to low-budget hotels—Tel Aviv is an extremely friendly city for visitors seeking medical treatment. This European-style city offers an excellent public transportation system. There are highly accessible convenience supermarkets and coffee shops—usually open 24 hours a day—within walking distance of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. There is an abundance of shopping, ranging from clothing boutiques and artisan crafts to art galleries and leading international brand shops.
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Given the outstanding level of quality care, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s fees are surprisingly reasonable. In most instances, treatment at the Medical Center, including medical fees and travel expenses, are considerably lower than comparable medical facilities in the US or Europe. The cost of treatment varies significantly, depending upon the type of treatment and its complexity. Please contact our Medical Tourism Center to provide the details of your required treatment and we will be happy to provide you a price quote
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