Lung Surgery and Lung Oncology in Israel
Lung cancer is extremely common, responsible for approximately 1.76 million deaths worldwide in 2018, according to the World Health Organization. There are two types of lung cancer – non-small cell lung cancer, which is much more common, and small cell lung cancer. At Sheba Medical Center in Israel, we offer the most advanced lung surgery procedures for lung cancer, when surgical removal is indicated as the best treatment option. Our skilled surgeons, pulmonologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists collaborate to personalize every patient’s lung cancer treatment.
Types of Lung Surgery in Israel
Several types of lung cancer treatments are available, depending upon the patient’s condition, location of cancer, stage, and specific pathology. Our doctors at Sheba may combine a number of therapies to achieve maximum results, such as:
- Wedge resection
We also offer VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery), a cutting-edge and less invasive method of surgical removal, most appropriate for smaller tumors located near the edges of the lung.
Benefits of Lung Surgery at Sheba
The most precise surgical techniques and advanced medical procedures
Treatment is personalized to meet your needs and preferences
Highly qualified surgeons who have undergone training at top medical centers worldwide
Custom-designed therapies to help every individual avoid invasive surgery or major disability
A member of our Global patient services will help you from start-to-finish
Full accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the highest standard for global healthcare
Sheba Medical Center Transforming Healthcare and Biomedical Innovation
Special Therapies & Technologies at Sheba
The many ongoing research projects at Sheba’s Lung Cancer Laboratory actively demonstrate our deep commitment to preventing and treating lung cancer. Present studies include:
- Research into identifying biomolecular markers for lung cancer
- Investigations into genetic and epigenetic changes in lung cancer (in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University in the US)
- Studies on malignant pleural effusions associated with adenocarcinomas of the lung
- Research into the use of exciting new combination drug therapies to help suppress potential resistance to conventional lung cancer treatments (in collaboration with the Weizmann Institute of Science); read more here.
“I spent a total of two months at Sheba, and I will never forget the caring and professionalism of the medical staff and the medical consultants in Global patient services,” said Aleksander. “Cancer had brought me down, but I got my life back thanks to the surgeons at Sheba.”
Meet the Head of Pulmonary Oncology
Amir Onn, MD
Head of The Institute of Pulmonology, Physiology and Exercise Head of the Lung Cancer Research Laboratory
Dr. Onn specializes in invasive therapy of lung cancer and is the Program Director for the Sheba Medical Cancer Center/MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas sister institution partnership. He received his medical degree from the Hadassah Medical School at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Since 2014, Dr. Onn has been heading the Institute of Pulmonology at Sheba.Read More
Total, Holistic Care Preop through Postop
When our top-tier doctors perform lung surgery and lung oncology treatments at Sheba, we treat the whole person – not just the disease. Our counselors will support you through every stage of your diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. We offer a variety of specialized rehabilitation programs to facilitate recovery from lung surgery, including aerobic and respiratory muscle training. In order to promote efficient and superior healing, we consider your physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being.
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Sheba Medical Center provides innovative, personalized medical care to patients from around the world. We are the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East and dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate medicine for everyone.
We welcome all cases, including the rarest and the most challenging. Our medical teams collaborate to provide the best possible health outcomes. From your initial inquiry through the long-term follow-up care, we are here for you.
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