The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in memory of Sammy Ofer 

Department Director: Prof. Gideon Sahar

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is one of Soroka's centers of excellence, and treats patients from all over the country.

 The departmental staff works in close cooperation with cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and pulmonologists. The staff aims to optimize patient welfare and to provide individually tailored care and guidance to each and every patient in the following areas:

The type of operation and the surgical technique to be used are determined on an individual basis for each patient. The Department's doctors, renowned and experienced physicians, perform surgeries with advanced technologies and professional standards that are in line with those of the most prestigious centers in the world. The operating rooms are among the most sophisticated in the world, with advanced equipment for the performance of complex surgeries, including minimally invasive microsurgeries. The ward will move to its new location in a modern, well-equipped, comfortable, and patient-friendly department thanks to a generous donation of seven million dollars.

Every year, 650 cardiothoracic surgeries of the following types are performed:

  • Cardiac Surgeries:
    • Bypass surgeries with the assistance of a heart-lung machine
    • Bypass surgeries without the assistance of a heart-lung machine
    • Valve repair and replacement surgeries
    • Combined bypass and valve surgeries
    • Reconstructive surgeries
    • Surgeries to correct arrhythmias
    • Aorta surgeries
    • Congenital heart defect repair in adults
    • Minimally invasive microsurgeries
    • Congenital heart defect repair in babies and premature infants
    • Lung surgeries and thoracic surgeries, including minimally invasive microsurgeries
  • Thoracic Surgeries:
    • Lung surgeries
    • Thoracic organ surgeries
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Soroka Medical Center, Rager Boulevard, P.O.B 151, Beer Sheva 85025 , Israel