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.

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    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:

    • Lobectomy

    • Pneumonectomy

    • Segmentectomy

    • 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 International Medical Tourism Division will help you from start-to-finish


    Full accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the highest standard for global healthcare

    Sheba – Ranked in the

    Top Ten Best Hospitals Worldwide

    Sheba Medical Center sets the standard for excellence in patient-focused care. Recently, Newsweek included Sheba on their prestigious list of the Top Ten Best Hospitals Worldwide. This endorsement recognizes Sheba as a leading force in medical science and biotechnological innovation – maximizing the latest technologies while always providing holistic, outstanding healthcare. Sheba is strongly committed to delivering personalized, expert medicine to everyone from all over the world.

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    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.

    Patient Testimonials

    Meet Aleksander, a 57-year-old patient from the Russian Federation, who was diagnosed with lung cancer. His research guided him towards Sheba Medical Center as the best place to receive progressive lung cancer treatment. One week later, he arrived in Israel for his first examination.


    “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 the International Medical Tourism Division,” said Aleksander. “The cancer had brought me down, but I got my life back thanks to the surgeons at Sheba.”

    Meet the Head of Pulmonary Oncology

    <a href="">Amir Onn, MD</a>

    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.

    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.

    Sheba Medical Center

    Tailor-made medicine

    If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and want to learn more about lung surgery and oncology treatment in Israel, do not delay – schedule a consultation now at Sheba Medical Center.Fill in the form below or call as at +972-77-9966905

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