Chest Surgery Treatment In Israel

Heart diseases are a major cause of suffering, even life threatening, yet early diagnosis and timely treatment provide a positive prognosis for most patients. The Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery offer state-of-the-art treatment to patients needing surgical solutions.

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery is offered to those patients suffering from coronary artery occlusive disease when this approach is judged superior to catheter intervention. A significant portion of these operations is now performed on the beating heart, without the heart-lung machine, with much better results than those that were achieved by previous methods.
Malfunctioning heart valves are repaired (by releasing the calcifications) when possible, using intra-operative echocardiographic control of the results. If necessary, severely deformed valves are replaced using a variety of substitutes.
Atrial Fibrillation, complicating the course of the disease in many patients with valvular as well as ischemic heart disease, can worsen symptoms of heart failure and allow the formation and embolization of blood clots. Using the most advanced technology available, Israel’s highly-skilled surgeons perform the cryo-MAZE procedure to correct this heart rhythm disturbance.
Surgical treatment of all kinds of Congenital Heart Malformations is performed with the cooperation of specialists in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia and Pediatric Intensive Care.

End-stage heart failure is treated surgically with Heart Transplantation, or using advanced assist devices.

Tumors of thoracic organs and a wide spectrum of pathologic processes in the chest are treated by a multidisciplinary team, applying the modern concepts carefully tailored for each individual patient. (See General Thoracic Surgery below)
Extensive and complex operational replacement of aortic damaged segments – are performed in collaboration with the vascular surgery teams, using cutting-edge technology with special attention to multi-organ protection.

General Thoracic Surgery

The Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery provide comprehensive diagnosis and surgical care to patients with diseases of the lungs, airways, diaphragm, chest wall and mediastinum. The most frequently performed procedures are:

Pulmonary Resection:

Wedge excision
Sleeve resection
VATS resection

Mediastinal Operations:
Mediastinoscopy /Mediastinotomy
Removal of mediastinal tumors
Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis

Chest Wall Procedures:

Chest wall cancer resection and reconstruction
Pectus repair

Pleural procedures:
Drainage of empyema
Pleural biopsy
VAT talc pleurodesis


Thoracic Trauma:
Exploration for massive bleeding
Penetrating injuries to the heart and lungs
The Cardiothoracic Israeli Teams have achieved outstanding results with trauma victims, severely injured in violent acts and accidents, suffering from blunt or penetrating wounds of the heart, lungs and great vessels.
All candidates for thoracic surgical procedures are evaluated by multi-disciplinary teams comprised of consultants from Pulmonology, Oncology, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Thoracic Surgery. All decisions about the surgical procedures planned for patients with thoracic tumors are made by specialists' Tumor Board. All patients undergo preoperative cardiac and pulmonary function evaluation, and are carefully followed through every post-operative stage.
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