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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

location_on Tel Aviv, Israel
9.9/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Pediatric General Surgery (303002)

Igor Sukhotnik

Prof. Dr. med.

Igor Sukhotnik

Specialized in: pediatric general surgery

About the department

The Department of Pediatric General Surgery at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center offers the full range of surgical treatment for infants, children and adolescents under the age of 16 with diseases, which require a surgical intervention. The department performs over 1,000 operations annually. The multidisciplinary medical team consists of experienced surgeons, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, social workers, speech therapists and psychologists. The specialists do everything possible to provide top-class medical care and ensure the rapid recovery of the child. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Igor Sukhotnik.

All operations are performed in modern operating rooms with the participation of highly qualified pediatric anesthetist. The department uses many modern laparoscopic techniques. The department's specialists have extensive experience in the treatment of thoracic infections using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), which reduces the period of hospitalization of patients.

The main focuses of the department's clinical practice include:

  • General pediatric surgery
    • Inguinal hernias
    • Umbilical hernias
    • Undescended testicle
    • Hydrocele
    • Diseases of the trachea, stomach, thoracic wall, etc.
  • Cancer surgery
    • Tumors of the neck, thorax, kidneys and digestive system
  • Congenital malformations detected during pregnancy (in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics)
    • Gastroesophageal hernia
    • Congenital esophageal atresia (obstruction)
    • Congenital duodenal obstruction
    • Lung malformations
  • Chronic diseases
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Severe diseases, such as bowel obstruction, peritonitis, inflammatory processes in the abdominal cavity and testicular torsion
  • Other surgical procedures, such as circumcision, insertion of a Port-A-Cath catheter, Hickman catheter, bronchoscopic procedures, biopsies, etc.
  • Other medical services

In addition, the department's staff takes care of the comfortable stay of children in the hospital. To make their hospitalization more comfortable, the department offers playrooms with a variety of toys and games, as well as computer classes.

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • Medical School, University of Medicine, Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

Specialization

  • 1989 - 1998 Residency, Pediatric Surgery, Ha-Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel.
  • 2000 - 2003 Residency, General Surgery, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.

Continuing Education

  • 1999 - 2000 Postdoctoral Training and Research Fellowship, Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan, USA.
  • 2009 - 2010 Visiting Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University, California.

Clinical Experience

  • 29 years of experience in Pediatric Surgery.

Academic Experience

  • 2013 - 2018 Associate Professor, Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Haifa, Israel.
  • Since 2019 Visiting Professor, Tel Aviv University.

Clinical Interests

  • ​Neonatal surgery.
  • Pediatric surgery.
  • Laparoscopic pediatric surgery.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Israel Medical Association.
  • Israel Association of Pediatric Surgeons.
  • Israel Association of Pediatrics.
  • Israel Association of Clinical Pediatrics.
  • European Pediatric Surgeons' Association.
  • American College of Surgeons.
  • Member of the Education Office of the European Pediatric Surgeons' Association.

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