Dr. Itay Vardi

Dr. Itay Vardi is the Head of the minimal invasive urological service covering all endoscopic urological procedures in the Department of Urology – Meir Medical Center.

Accredited expert in the field of Endourology after a two year formal Endourological society fellowship performed at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL and Washington University in St. Louis., MS.

Dr. Vardi graduated in 1995 from the faculty of medicine in the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheba, and completed a Urology residency in the Department of Urology in Meir medical center in 1998-2004.

In 2004-2006 , he completed a formal Endourological Society fellowship in Northwestern university in Chicago, IL and another year at Washington university in St. Louis., MS , training in laparoscopic urological procedures and advanced endoscopic stone and urinary cancer manipulations as well as new techniques such as cryo-ablation, rf ablation and green / Ho-Yag laser.

After his return to Israel at 2006, Dr. Itay Vardi has headed the minimal invasive service in Meir Medical Center.

The minimal invasive urology service offers a wide range of laparoscopic procedures:

In urological oncology

  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy, Hand assisted laparoscopic and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer.
  • Laparoscopic nephro-ureterectomy for upper tract TCC,
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for benign and malignant tumors,
  • Endoscopic laser ablation of upper tract low grade TCC.

Anatomical repairs

  • Laparoscopic UPJ repair for UPJ stenosis

Stone treatment

PCNL for large > 2cm or staghorn stones, Ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy + RIRS if needed for ureteral and kidney stones, ESWL and laparoscopic pyelolithotomy.

In selected cases special radiofrequency ablative procedures performed under local anesthesia may substitute traditional operation. This option is principally suits older patients with multiple comorbidities when general anesthesia seems too risky.

The urology department is closely associated and cooperates with top notch medical oncology service direct by Dr. Avivit Neuman that supports and complements the team effort.