Thoracic surgery, also known as chest surgery, involves the organs of the chest, including the chest wall – breastbone and rib cage, lungs, trachea, and esophagus. At Sheba Medical Center, our Department of Thoracic Surgery features a world-class team of physicians experienced in many types of innovative procedures. We perform more than 400 chest operations every year. To provide each patient with comprehensive, supportive care, our thoracic surgeons work closely with specialists from other hospital divisions, including oncology, pulmonology, and gastroenterology.
Types of Treatments at Sheba
Conditions We Treat with Thoracic Surgery
At Sheba, our focus is on surgical oncology. We specialize in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of lung cancer and other types of thoracic tumors, as well as provide treatment for diseases of the organs in the thoracic cavity and thoracic wall, including:
Meet the Department Manager
Ran Kremer, MD
Meet Our Doctors
David Simansky, MD
Dr. Simansky specializes in cardiac surgery. He graduated from the Hebrew University Medical School and completed advanced training in esophageal surgery in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Marina Perelman, MD
Dr. Perelman, a member of the Department of Thoracic Surgery staff, specializes in pulmonary pathology and is a world-renowned expert in the field. She received her medical degree in Russia and completed specialized training in pathology and anatomy at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1995.
Why Come to
Sheba for Thoracic Surgery in Israel?
Our team of thoracic surgeons operates on more than 400 patients per year, and performs more than 550 different operations to diagnose and treat inflammatory and thoracic diseases of the thorax
Our Department of Thoracic Surgery is part of Sheba’s Division of Surgery, which is equipped for performing the latest surgical techniques
Sheba was listed as one of the Top 10 Hospitals in the World by Newsweek, and we were awarded full accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the gold standard for medical safety and quality
We assign a personal medical coordinator from the International Medical Tourism Division to stay by each patient’s side throughout every step of their treatment
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.
The 10 Best Hospitals in the World
Holistic Healing at Sheba
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