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Medical Tourism

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) – Medical Tourism

Ichilov HospitalGeneral Information

Ichilov hospital (official name: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center- TASMC) is one of the biggest hospitals in Israel. It is located in the center of Tel Aviv near Tel Aviv city hall and the law courts. It serves as the main hospital to the city's 360,000 inhabitants and offers world class medical care.Ichilov hospital comprises of 150 out patient clinics and approximately 60 departments and institutions.

Medical Assistance for the International Patient

Historical background

Founded in 1899, Ichilov hospital is comprised of three independent hospitals: Ichilov general hospital, Dana-Dwek children's hospital and Lis maternity hospital. These hospitals are made up of numerous departments and units that exemplify the broad fields of expertise Ichilov hospital offers.

In addition to carrying out medical procedures, Ichilov is a leading research institute and its teaching hospital is affiliated with the Tel Aviv University School of Medicine.


Medical Treatments at Ichilov Hospital

Here are some of the medical treatments that are performed at Ichilov hospital: 

  • Cardiothoracic surgery

Cardiothoracic surgery focuses on heart and lung related diseases. About 1000 surgeries of this sort are performed at Ichilov hospital every year. The department is located on the 2nd floor of the Sourasky building, named after Elias Sourasky.

  • Neurosurgery

The Neurosurgery unit specializes in brain, spinal and nervous systems surgeries in both children and adults. The medical staff is comprised of 17 physicians, and performs 1000 operations annually. It is located on the 7th floor of the Arison tower.

  • Orthopedic surgery

There are two orthopedic departments in Ichilov hospital (in addition to a pediatric one at the Dana-Dwek Children's hospital), which altogether perform about 4000 surgeries a year. Among its specializations are hand surgeries and sports medicine.

  • Internal medicine

The division of internal medicine is the largest department at Ichilov hospital and is comprised of 9 wards and 9 institutes which include, among others, clinics specializing in Hematology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, occupational therapy and diabetes.

  • Plastic surgery

Founded in 1964, the department of plastic surgery specializes in both reconstructive and aesthetic and specializes, among others, in burns, congenital defects, rehabilitation of scars and breast restoration. The department is located on the 8th floor of the Arison tower

  • Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery

The oral and maxillo-facial unit performs 1500 surgeries annually. Facial trauma, dental implants and correction of birth defects are just a few of the oral and maxilla-facial's unit specializations. The unit is located on the first floor of the Sourasky building.

Advanced Medical Centers at Ichilov Hospital

Ichilov Hospital is putting a lot of effort to maintain its position at the forefront of medical innovations. Its advanced medical centers are a part of that effort. Some of the centers that stand at the medical forefront are:

  • An Institute of Nuclear Medicine which performs scanning examinations using radioactive dyes which enable imaging of disease processes, including PET-CT scans.
  • Over 20 laboratories which perform extensive testing in all medical fields.
  • An advanced Imaging Division and a state-of-the-art computerized tomography (CT) unit that performs more than 350,000 imaging examinations per year.
  • A Gastroenterology Institute which includes an advanced Endoscopy Unit for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Ichilov hospital prides itself with state of the art modern facilities and equipment. In addition, a great deal of thought is put to the patient's welfare, as each patient is treated with the utmost care and personal attention.
Medical tourism in Israel has become very popular in recent years. Ichilov hospital offers various medical services to international patients seeking better health treatment than they are able to receive in their home countries

The Institute for Special Medical Examinations

In addition to the departments and centers mentioned above, Ichilov hospital houses M.L.R.M. - The Institute for Special Medical Examinations (”Malram”). It provides examinations and treatments minus the long waiting lists that come along otherwise. Due to the short wait, treatments and examinations performed at M.L.R.M are not covered by public health insurance, but by the patients themselves.

Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital

The Dana-Dwek Children's hospital was founded in 1992 and is one of the three independent hospitals that make up the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. It treats children up to the age of eighteen and provides a variety of medical treatments, from basic first aid to complex and specialized surgeries. There are over two dozen units, departments and clinics that are specifically tailored to children's needs.

Location of Ichilov Hospital

The location of Ichilov hospital has moved around Tel Aviv several times since its erection. It has been standing in its current location in an expansive complex on Weitzman Street, in the center of Tel Aviv, since 19100. It is centered in the cultural area of the city and is close to many attractions. At the same time, Ichilov hospital is only a 3-minute ride from Tel Aviv Savidor Central train station, and it is located 20.8 km (12.9 miles) south east of Tel Aviv Airport- a fifteen minute journey by car from Ichilov Hospital. Postal Address: The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv 64239

Parking can be found aplenty at the nearby Weizmann center.

How to Reach Ichilov Hospital from Tel Aviv Airport

Ichilov hospital can be reached in several ways.

Driving directions from Tel Aviv Airport to Vital Hotel.

Public Transportation- Useful Phone Numbers

  • Taking a Taxi

    Want to take a taxi from Ichilov hospital? "Ichilov" taxi station is right outside the hospital, with taxi availability twenty four hours a day. Tel: +972-3-6967070 

  • Bus Information

    The public bus operator throughout the Tel Aviv metropolitan area is Dan. For more information on bus lines please go to dan.co.il, or dial +972-3-6394444  

  • Israel Railway

    Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station is only a 10 minute walk from Ichilov hospital. For more information on train schedules visit www.rail.co.il, or dial +972-3-6117000

Hotels in the Ichilov Vicinity

Vital Hotel is located at the Weitzman shopping center, adjacently to the Ichilov hospital medical center (a Bridge connects the hotel to the medical center). In addition to its 60 rooms, you will also find at Vital Hotel a fitness club and gym, and an exquisite business lounge.

Vital Hotel's comfortable and spacious rooms are your best choice of accommodation when a long stay at Ichilov hospital is required.

Reserve your room online or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,

Call us 24 hours a day: +972-3-777-0025.