Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa
Department of Thoracic Surgery (302872)
Specialized in: thoracic surgery
The Department of Thoracic Surgery at Rambam Health Care Campus under the direction of Dr. Ran Kremer specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the thoracic organs. It is the largest department of its kind in the country. The most important focuses of the Department of Thoracic Surgery include complex esophageal surgery, complex lung surgery, cancer treatment, complex mediastinal endocrine gland surgery, as well as video assisted surgery for traumas and diseases of the lungs and mediastinum.
The Department of Thoracic Surgery at Rambam annually carries out about 300 invasive diagnostic procedures including CT-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA). In addition, it annually performs about 500 operations using state-of-the-art video equipment and other advanced technologies.
The medical staff of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Rambam Health Care Campus under the direction of Dr. Ran Kremer ensures an excellent medical treatment, as well as optimal support to patients and their families during and after hospitalization. The staff of the Department is proud of their awards for outstanding patient care from the hospital management, the Minister of Health and the President of Israel.
The Department of Thoracic Surgery under the direction of Dr. Ran Kremer offers all the cutting-edge diagnostic methods. The most common and effective are:
- Fine-needle aspiration (FNA)
One of the main focuses of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Rambam is the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, namely small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. The selection of cancer treatment depends on the stage of the disease. The main treatments for lung cancer include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. It should be noted that the specialists of the Department under the direction of Dr. Ran Kremer develop customized treatment plans to ensure an optimal result.
The Department of Thoracic Surgery at Rambam Health Care Campus offers the following surgical interventions to treat lung cancer:
- Pneumonectomy (removal of one lung)
- Lobectomy (removal of one lobe of the lung)
- Segmentectomy (resection of a part of the lung lobe (segment))
- Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
There are also offered palliative treatments for lung cancer, including photodynamic laser therapy or laser bronchoscopic photocoagulation of the tumor with the endobronchial stent implantation, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, as well as radiofrequency ablation.
- Haifa, Israel