Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Oncology (302987)
Specialized in: orthopedic oncology
The Department of Orthopedic Oncology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center under the direction of Prof. Yehuda Kolander treats patients with tumors and tumor-like conditions (oncological and non-oncological) of the skeletal system and soft tissues in the limbs, pelvis, shoulders, spine, thoracic and abdominal walls, and, in some cases, head and neck. There are also offered essential services for metastatic bone diseases and orthopedic oncological diseases in children.
The main goal of the Department of Orthopedic Oncology at the Sourasky Medical Center is to preserve limbs and thus to prevent the need for amputation. In order to achieve this goal, the medical staff uses various artificial implants and bone tissue grafts or a combination of the two. Overall, the success rates in the limb preservation reach 90% – 95%.
The Department of Orthopedic Oncology under the direction of Prof. Yehuda Kolander is recognized by the Israel Ministry of Health as a specialized medical service. The medical team of the Department at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is multidisciplinary and offers a comprehensive approach throughout the patient’s treatment, follow-up and recovery.
The Department of Orthopedic Oncology under the direction of Prof. Yehuda Kolander treats the following diseases:
- Malignant and benign primary tumors
- Malignant secondary tumors (metastases)
- Pseudo-tumor conditions requiring surgery, even in non-malignant cases, such as life-threatening infections
To ensure the optimal treatment of these conditions, the specialists of the Department of Orthopedic Oncology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center perform the following procedures:
- Cryosurgery for bone tumors
- Implantation of non-invasive expandable prosthesis (for uniform bone growth in children)
- Free flap surgery, free tissue transfer for the reconstruction of complex tissue conditions
- Tel Aviv, Israel