A CABG Surgery (coronary artery bypass grafting) is a procedure aimed at restoring blood flow in the cardiac arteries by means of bypassing an obstructed section. It is used to treat IHD (ischemic heart disease), caused by insufficient oxygen supply to the heart due to narrowing of the lumen of an artery. Common IHD symptoms include pain behind the sternum or in the left side of the chest and angina. When said symptoms have been noted, a diagnostic procedure called a coronarography is indicated. Please note that in milder cases it is possible to dilate the narrowed blood vessels by means of balloon angioplasty and stenting and thus avoid a surgery.

CABG Surgery in Israel

When conservative IHD treatment and therapeutic coronarography (coronary artery stenting) do not lead to an improvement, a coronary artery bypass graft surgery becomes the main treatment option. As the condition is potentially life threatening, you should seek treatment as soon as possible. A thorough workup to assess the condition of the coronary arteries as well as heart chambers and valves will take place prior to the intervention.


  • Extensive blood workup (including CBC, CMP, lipid profile, coagulation factors and electrolyte levels)
  • Stress echocardiography
  • 24 hour Holter ECG monitor
  • Cardiologist exam
  • Diagnostic coronarography
  • Cardiac surgeon exam

These investigations will take 3 business days to complete. Work-up will take place at Assuta Medical Center’s cardiology unit, which is the most advanced in Israel.


  • Routine preoperative preparation (routine blood work up, chest X-ray and an anesthesiologist consultation)
  • Operative procedure and up to 7 days of hospitalization at a semi-private room at Assuta Hospital including 24 hours at the cardiac reanimation unit
  • Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring
  • Disposable surgical materials and equipment

Grafts used are usually made from veins in your legs and arteries in your chest. In certain cases, however, your radial artery may be used.

You will be required to remain in Israel for 2 additional weeks following your discharge from the hospital.

Please Note

The suggested treatment program (with a specialist recommended by us) will take place at Assuta Medical Center. If you would like, we can instead arrange the treatment at one of Israel’s public hospitals. In such case, the cost of the surgery (not including the logistics package) will be 20 to 30 per cent lower. However, while we can definitely guarantee that the surgery will be performed by one of that hospital’s top experts, the name of the particular expert will be selected based on their rotation schedule.

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