Department of Surgery

Head and neck surgery/ENT surgery

The Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department at Rambam is the department with the largest volume of activity in Israel, according to the Ministry of Health report for the last three consecutive years.

The ENT branch of Rambam is dedicated to the treatment of diseases of the ear, throat, and nose, as well as tumors in the head and neck area. The main focus of the department is the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from various diseases of the nose, sinuses, ears, mouth, throat, pharynx, head, neck, and the base of the skull. Patients of all ages are treated here.
The department performs all types of regular and plastic surgery for ENT. During surgical interventions, the most modern surgical techniques and minimally invasive methods are utilized to preserve organs and prevent the traumatization of surrounding tissue.

  • The department is one of the largest in Israel, and serves as a referral center for patients from the south to the north of the country, and operates nationwide at the Rambam clinics in Haifa and Ramat Aviv.
  • The department of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery is occupied with diagnosing, treatment and rehabilitation of ear, nose, throat and head-neck tumors using the latest methods.
  • The team consists of surgeons, nurses and speech therapists.
  • The department offers an option of choosing the operating surgeon freely.
  • The department's doctors work in collaboration with doctors from other departments to provide optimal multidisciplinary treatment.

The department is affiliated with the Baruch Rappaport School of Medicine at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, and has a variety of academic activities, including a research laboratory, training of medical students, training of speech therapists and training of specialized physicians and specialists in the various fields of ENT therapy and surgery.

Treatments for children are provided as part of the Ruth Rappaport Children's Service, providing diagnosis, counseling and surgical treatment for children up to the age of 18, suffering from a variety of ear and throat diseases.

Leading specialists

Prof. Ziv Gil
Prof. Ziv Gil
Director, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Center.
Jacob T.Cohen MD
Jacob T.Cohen MD
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon

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