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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Tel Aviv, Israel


Department of Pulmonology


Yehuda Shwarz

Dr. med.

Yehuda Shwarz

Specialized in: pulmonology

The Department of Pulmonology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Yehuda Shwarz offers both diagnosis and treatment of the full range of lung diseases. The Department also has its private laboratory to ensure comprehensive and the most accurate diagnosis for each patient. The highly qualified physicians of the Department develop customized treatment plans to meet the needs of each patient. Whenever possible, physicians try to achieve recovering by means of drug treatment. If this kind of treatment fails to be efficient, the experienced thoracic surgeons of the Department, led by Dr. Yehuda Shwarz, perform necessary surgical intervention. 

The Department of Pulmonology at the Sourasky Medical Center carries out the following diagnostic tests:

  • Chest x-ray
  • Spirometry
  • Sonography of the pleural sinuses
  • Bronchoscopy with biopsy and subsequent histological examination of the obtained material
  • Transthoracic biopsy
  • Contrast examination methods allowing to assess the blood flow and patency of even the smallest blood vessels and bronchioles
  • Puncture of the pleural cavity to examine its contents for inflammation, infection and cancer
  • Spiral computed tomography and combined computer positron emission tomography
  • Microbiological testing
  • Pulmonary function testing before and after exercise
  • Six-minute walk test

The medical team of the Department of Pulmonology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Yehuda Shwarz mostly deals with the treatment of such diseases:

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure
  • Pulmonary emphysema
  • Pneumosclerosis
  • Pulmonary heart disease
  • Lung abscess
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pleurisy
  • Barotrauma of the lungs
  • Foreign bodies in the respiratory tract
  • Lung infarction
  • Cystic fibrosis



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