Painless Robotic Surgery

A distinguished heart surgeon from Rabin Medical Center in Israel visited South Florida in April to discuss with the medical community new technologies in minimally invasive heart surgery using robotics, so that patients may resume activities within three days.

Dr. Eyal Porat, new chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Rabin Medical Center, described to 75 doctors at the JFK Medical Center in Boca Raton, a new procedure in the repair of throracic aortic aneurysms that eliminates the practice of opening the chest cavity and requires only three pencil thin holes to repair the heart.

Dr. Porat established the robotics program at the University of Texas Health Science Center and hopes to bring this technology to Rabin Medical Center, the first of its kind in all of Israel.

Dr. Porat noted that the development of robotic surgical systems opened new approaches in general and cardiac surgery. Robotic enhancement has emerged as a facilitator of minimally invasive surgery in various surgical fields, primarily in urology and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Porat also spoke to some 800 people at congregations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, describing the advancements in medical technology in Israel.

Related Articles

A Leader in Global Oncology: Rabin Medical Center’s Davidoff Cancer Center


Davidoff Cancer Center is an international leader in cancer care and has set the standard as Israel’s first and preeminent comprehensive cancer center.


read more »

New and Unique Procedure for Back Pain


Almost 1/3 of the overall world population will suffer from some type of back pain. Now for some there is an alternative to conventional surgery.


read more »

My Love of Shoes Helped Me Fight Breast Cancer


Barbara Abrams is a two-time survivor of breast cancer, an Ashkenazi Jew and BRCA positive. Every woman in her family, who has been BRCA tested, has the gene and has been affected by cancer in some way. Her grandmother, aunt and cousin did not survive the illness.


read more »