QuestionAre there any risks involved in undergoing an operation?AnswerMuch like any invasive surgical procedure, bypass surgery is not without risks and complications. It is important to be aware of this prior to making the decision to undergo surgery. In order to reduce the possible risks and complications it is extremely important to provide the surgeon […]

Medical follow-up

When you are discharged you will receive specific guidelines for your medication regimen, a date to remove the stitches and also for a follow-up appointment, which will be about two weeks after surgery. Follow-up will include an appointment with a nurse and a doctor in order to assess both the surgical wound and a medical […]

The ward admission process

The cardiac surgery ward is run according to the highest standards, and Cardioheal will insure that all of your medical and personal needs are met. Length of stay in this ward is usually up to 5 days; however this tends to vary from patient to patient and will depend upon your medical condition. During the […]

The intensive care unit – ICU

When the surgery is over you will be transferred to the ICU which is located on the 3rd level. During the first few hours after the surgery you will feel sedated due to the anesthesia. As soon as it is possible, a member of the ICU staff will make sure that a close family member […]

Day of surgery

Hospital admission usually takes place a day before the operation, at which time you will receive advice about taking your medications in the morning of the surgery. On the surgery day, several blood samples will be taken and further tests completed should the need arise. On the day of the operation: Should the surgical site […]

Preparation prior to surgery

Medical consultation Once a medical consultation has been arranged with a Cardioheal senior surgeon of your choice, you will be asked to bring the following items with you: A summary of your most recent medical status If you suffer from a heart valve condition – the echocardiogram report + the CD If you suffer from […]


A link to the medical literature published by Cardioheal physicians on PubMed can be found in each of their personal pages. The following is a selection of these links from various newspapers, magazines and websites, intended for the general public: Dr. Erez Kachel – Heart surgery: the great leap forward (Hebrew) – published on 10.17.12 at the […]