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Atherectomy in Tel Aviv

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Tel Aviv, Israel performing Atherectomy.
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Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

13 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Prof. Aram Smolinsky

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chest Surgery

Prof. Ehud Fresh

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Atherectomy

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Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

11 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Dr. Adler Yehuda

Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation

Dr. Agranat Oren

Heart, Cardiac

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Atherectomy

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Herzliya Medical Center

A private hospital located on the shorelines of Herzliya, just off Tel Aviv, offering healthcare services to both local and foreign patients. The hospital is affiliated with over 500 Israeli physicians, many of whom hold high level positions at public hospitals.

20 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Prof. Dan Guarantee

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Bernardo Idna

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Atherectomy

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Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

One of the largest hospitals in Israel with 900 beds and 700 physicians. The hospital serves 1000 medical tourists annually, providing advanced medical care at the highest western standards.

Listed cardiac surgeon:

Dr. Therese Fuchs, MD

Director, Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Laboratory

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Atherectomy

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About Atherectomy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Atherectomy?
Atherectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove atherosclerosis from a blood vessel. It is also used to treat peripheral arterial disease and coronary artery disease. A sharp blade attached to a catheter is used to remove plaque. The plaque is collected by the catheter and removed.

How is the Atherectomy Performed?

  • A catheter is inserted through a small puncture of the artery in the leg.
  • The plaque is scraped away using the blade attached to the catheter.
  • A chamber in the catheter collects the plaque for removal.
  • The catheter may need to be inserted many times to remove a large amount of atherosclerosis.

How to Prepare for Atherectomy?
  • A few days before atherectomy, certain tests need to be performed on the patient.
  • The patient may need to discontinue some medications before the procedure.
  • The patient’s full medical checkup needs to be conducted.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Approximately 2 hours

Days admitted : 1 to 2 days

Anesthesia : Local anesthesia

Recovery : - After the procedure, the patient is required to lie down flat for 3 hours or more in the recovery room where the patient’s condition is monitored closely.
- The patient will continue to receive intravenous medication like blood thinners to prevent clotting.

Risks : - Embolization – debris blocking the arteries are dislodged in the lower area of the leg
- Perforation
- Restenosis – the artery is re-blocked, usually if the patient smokes cigarettes

After care : - The patient should take the required medications as per the doctor’s instructions.
- Over-the-counter medicines should not be taken without consulting the doctor.
- The patient should not drive while taking narcotic medication.
- The patient should take a healthy diet after a consultation with the dietician. Lots of liquid intake is recommended.
- The patient should exercise regularly, which makes the heart stronger.
- The patient should quit smoking.
- Stress should be avoided and relaxing techniques should be practiced by the patient.

The patient should contact the doctor if the following symptoms occur:
- Fever
- Nausea
- Infection or bleeding at the catheter insertion site
- Chest pain
- Breathing difficulty
- Heavy sweating
- The leg that was used the atherectomy becomes painful or numb or cold and pale

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