Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Rambam Medical Center

The Department of Surgery at Rambam Medical Center

Surgery is one of the most developed medical practice areas in Israel. Progress in the field of surgical treatment in Israel largely surpasses even the achievements of Western countries. The secret to such success is the ongoing use of advanced technologies, the most modern medical equipment (including robotic equipment), and, most importantly, the high degree of professionalism embodied by Israeli surgeons who are world-class specialists.

The Institute of Surgery at Rambam Medical Center, in cooperation with the world-renowned Rappaport Research Institute, actively participates in the development and modernization of surgical techniques and attracts specialists of the highest caliber from all over the world.

Why Choose Rambam?

The newest diagnostic equipment

At Rambam Hospital, specialists use the most innovative diagnostic equipment at the preoperative stage, which is an absolute necessity for accurate planning of the surgical intervention.

Minimally invasive methods

Minimally invasive surgical techniques significantly reduce the traumatic effect of surgery and shorten the rehabilitation period. Particularly important are organ-preserving techniques utilized during operations. In oncological surgeries, treatment methods combine surgical intervention with local chemotherapy or radiotherapy in order to achieve maximum results.

Minimally invasive methods

Affordable cost of treatment

An important advantage of surgery in Israel is the ability to undergo even the most complicated surgical procedures at a relatively low cost when compared to the fees charged by American and European clinics.

Specialized Departments:

General surgery

The department's long-term experience allows for the successful treatment of patients suffering from even the most complicated diseases and conditions.


Uro-surgery and Pediatric Uro-surgery

In the Department of Urology at Rambam, a full range of urological operations is carried out with the aid of high-tech equipment that allows for intra-operative visualization and navigation. The use of laparoscopic surgical methods has practically no contraindications and can be used on patients of varying age groups.

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Orthopedic surgery

The Department of Orthopedics at Rambam specializes in providing all types of treatment for joint diseases.


Head and neck surgery/ENT surgery

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.

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Maxillofacial surgery

The main activities of the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery include:

  • Treatment of injuries to the face area caused by trauma, accidents, violent acts, etc.
  • Treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity and jaw and neck area, including reconstructive surgery after Oncological surgeries.
  • Surgical treatment of congenital anomalies in children and developmental disorders of the jaw in adults, including bone extension using the latest methods.
  • Endoscopic surgeries on the salivary glands in children and adults.
  • Endoscopic surgery for the treatment of Dacryocystitis.
  • Outpatient surgical treatment under general anesthesia for dental intervention and other procedures.

Thoracic surgery

The Department of Thoracic Surgery at Rambam Medical Center performs about 500 operations annually, both open and minimally invasive, conducted with the aid of modern video equipment and other advanced technologies.

Vascular and transplantation surgery

The Department of Endovascular Surgery and Transplantation specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various disease of the blood vessels - both arteries and veins, in both acute and chronic conditions - as well as the treatment of various traumas.
The department performs kidney transplant operations on patients in the terminal stage of renal failure from both live and dead donors in cooperation with the Department of Nephrology. To date, more than 350 transplants have been performed at the department.

Hand Surgery

The Department of Hand Surgery specializes in the treatment of various ailments, including congenital pathologies and deformities of the upper limbs. The department conducts diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopic procedures, electrode implantations, reconstruction operations in connection with congenital deformities and injuries, and provides first aid for traumatic injuries of the upper limbs.


The achievements of Israeli cardiology are known all over the world. Cardiosurgery specialists employ all modern methods and scientific innovations for the diagnosis and surgical treatment of heart diseases.
Several procedures are performed through minimally invasive methods. Surgeons decide which technique or surgical innovation to use based on complex preoperative patient examinations. The final decision is made individually for each patient.



The Department of Neurosurgery at Rambam Medical Center specializes in the treatment of diseases that affect the nervous system and require surgical intervention. Diseases treated include tumors of the brain and spinal cord, spine tumors, congenital and acquired defects of the nervous system (Hydrocephalus) and of blood vessels in the brain, and craniocerebral trauma.


Bariatric surgery

Patients with morbid obesity can often achieve sustainable weight loss for a significant period of time only through surgical intervention. Improvements in surgical techniques in recent years have led to an increase in Bariatric surgeries for obesity treatment. These surgeries result in a very high percentage of successful weight loss when compared to other methods.

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