Institutions & Clinics Vascular Unit
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Department Director:
Dr. Galit Sivak


Technician: Mrs. Marina Kordova

What is Vascular Disease?

Vascular disease is the result of a buildup of damaging plaque in your blood vessels,  and includes any condition that affects your circulatory system - ranging from diseases of the arteries, veins and lymph vessels to blood disorders that affect circulation. Vascular disease may be the result of strokes, kidney failure, and the complications of diabetes, or other causes, and, if left untreated, can have serious consequences: strokes, renal failure, gangrene and abdominal aortic aneurysms, as well as painful and disabling disorders of the veins.       

The Vascular Unit

At Laniado Hospital's Vascular Unit, we provide superb diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with blood vessel disorders, designed to improve their lifestyle and prevent loss of limbs.

The Unit performs a wide variety of specialized tests to provide comprehensive assessment of vascular pathology.  These include duplex ultrasound scans - a painless exam that uses high-frequency sound waves to assess blood flow in the limbs and the arteries. The following examinations are carried out:


  • Duplex arterial scan of the legs - at rest and during exertion.
  • Duplex arterial scan of the arms.
  • Duplex  scan of the carotid artery (the  neck).
  • Duplex scan of the deep and superficial venous systems in the arms and legs.
  • Plethysmography examination of the fingers and toes - including cold challenge testing
  • AVF (arterial venous fistula) scanning . An AVF is created by connecting an artery directly to a vein as a means of checking blood flow in the fistula.
  • Duplex scan of the renal artery, which supplies blood to the kidneys
  • Duplex scan of the aorta to detect an aortic aneurysm
  • Duplux of bypass grafts for functional evaluation after surgery

Ultrasound guided foam injections for leg veins
The Department also performs ultrasound-guided foam injections as an alternative to vein replacement surgery.  This treatment, which can be done without  anesthesia, is also excellent for healing ulcus cruris - ulceration of the lower leg.  

Institute for Cardiovascular Angiography

The Institute performs vascular catheterization – the insertion of small-caliber catheters into blood vessels – for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.  The following procedures are performed:

  • Invasive examinations to image veins and arteries as well as to expand blood vessels  by inserting a catheter (PTA - percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty ) –  or stent, an expandable metal tube.
  • Repairing aneurysms and bleeding by inserting a coated stent.
  • Peripheral angiography of the arteries of the arms and legs to determine whether there is disease or blockage and its location.
  • Inserting a stent graft - to prevent or counteract, a disease-induced localized flow constriction.
  • Inserting catheters to perform dialysis

Operating room
Routine as well as emergency vascular surgery is performed in the operating room. These include:

  • Leg artery bypass surgery.
  • Carotid endarterectomy - a surgical procedure used to prevent stroke, by correcting stenosis (narrowing) in the common carotid artery.
  • Vein surgery.
  • Repair of  aneurysms in the aorta and peripheral arteries.
  • Repair of vascular injuries


Who May Use the Vascular Unit?

  • Patients covered by all the health plans except Clalit
  • Private patients 
  • Patients hospitalized at Laniado


Contact Us

Clinic Phone: 972-9-8609-328

Appointments: 972-9-8604-633/4


Department Location

Children's Hospital building - ground floor

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