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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

Cutting-edge Technologies

The most precise surgical techniques and advanced medical procedures

Patient- centric

Treatment is personalized to meet your needs and preferences

World-class Doctors

Highly qualified surgeons who have undergone training at top medical centers worldwide

Collaborative Care

Custom-designed therapies to help every individual avoid invasive surgery or major disability

Supportive Services

A member of our Global patient services will help you from start-to-finish

Internationally Recognized

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

Sheba Medical Center Transforming Healthcare and Biomedical Innovation

Standing at the forefront of clinical research, innovation, and patient care, Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital in the Middle East, continues to set the standard for international excellence. For the fifth consecutive year, Newsweek ranked Sheba as one of the world’s best hospitals, as well as listing the medical center as one of the best smart hospitals and a leader in gastroenterology, neurology, and cardiology. Committed to advancing patient care and transforming healthcare worldwide, Sheba continually pushes boundaries in research and clinical care.

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.
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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 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

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.

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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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