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Thoracic (Chest) Surgery in Israel

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.

Thoracic (Chest) Surgery in Israel

Types of Treatments at Sheba

Esophageal Cancer Treatment

we perform a range of advanced esophageal procedures, including:

  • Left thoracoabdominal incision
  • Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
  • Transhiatal esophagectomy (Orringer approach)
  • Three-hole esophagectomy (modified McKeown technique)

Lung Cancer Treatment

our surgeons will determine which type of resection is required: lobectomy, pneumonectomy, or a limited resection. We perform minimally invasive techniques (when appropriate), such as robotic surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and lobectomy.

Achalasia Surgery

using laparoscopy, thoracotomy, or thoracoscopy.

Zenker’s Diverticulum Surgery

we perform the Dohlman procedure (minimally invasive endoscopic diverticulotomy) to divide the septum.

Thymoma Surgery

resections to remove the tumor.

Sheba Medical Center is one of the few institutions where patients can receive CAR T-cell Therapy for Multiple Myeloma

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:

  • Lung cancer and thoracic metastases from sarcoma, lymphoma lesions, and complex biopsies from the chest
  • Esophageal diverticulum, such as Zenker’s diverticulum (pharyngoesophageal), midthoracic diverticula, and epiphrenic diverticula
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Achalasia
  • Thymoma
  • Complicated trauma patients with multiple injuries
  • Congenital malformations (treated in collaboration with the Department of Pediatric Surgery)

Meet the Department Manager and Our Doctors

Ran Kremer

Ran Kremer, MD

Head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery

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David Simansky, MD

Deputy Director, Department of Thoracic Surgery

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

Director, Department of Pathology

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?

Experienced physicians

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

Leading-edge technologies

Our Department of Thoracic Surgery is part of Sheba’s Division of Surgery, which is equipped for performing the latest surgical techniques

World-class medicine

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

Compassionate care

We assign a personal medical coordinator from Global patient services to stay by each patient’s side throughout every step of their treatment

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.

Holistic Healing at Sheba

Thoracic surgery involves a range of organs in the chest and chest wall, which is why we apply a multidisciplinary approach to every patient’s treatment program. Top specialists from many of our hospital departments cooperate fully to optimize and integrate your care. When we design the best surgical treatment for your condition, we factor in the health of your whole body – including your physical, psychological, intellectual, and social needs. Our services are holistic, all-inclusive, and convenient – with all members of your supportive team working under one roof.

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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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