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Professor Dan Fliss

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World-renowned ENT surgeon with over 35 years of work experience. Head of Otolaryngology Department at the Ichilov Medical Center. Author of more than 350 scientific publications; member of editorial staff in international medical journals.


  • Performs complex surgery for tumors of the mouth cavity, sinuses, head and neck structures.
  • Offers reconstructive surgery to restore swallowing and speech functions after cancer treatment.
  • Performs surgical treatment for benign growths in the pharynx and nose; corrects congenital defects of ENT organs.

Diseases Treated by the Physician:

  • Goiter
  • Hearing loss
  • Lip cancer
  • Mouth cancer
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Tongue cancer



Head of Otolaryngology Department and the Department of Skull Base, Head and Neck Surgery, Ichilov Medical Center

Private practice at the “Top Ichilov Clinic” Medical Center

Deputy Head of the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva, Israel

Head of the Department of Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer, Soroka Medical Center, Be’er Sheva

Specialization: skull base surgery at the departments of maxillofacial, plastic and reconstructive surgery, Sunnybrook Research Institute at the University of Toronto (Canada)

Specialization in surgery for head and neck cancer, Mount Sinai Medical Center in Toronto

Speciality in Oncological Head and Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai Centre Toronto

Residency in otolaryngology, Soroka Medical Center, Be’er Sheva, Israel

Member of editorial staff in professional medical journals: “Head and Neck Otolaryngology”, “Head and Neck Surgery”, “Surgical Techniques in Otolaryngology”, “Head and Neck Surgery”, “The Multidisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of Skull Base Abnormalities”

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Head and Neck Society

Association for Research in Otolaryngology

North American Skull Base Society

American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

Israeli Society of Otolaryngology

Israeli Society of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology

“I am the Director of Head and Neck Surgery Department at the Ichilov Medical Center. Oftentimes, I have to operate on patients with head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer affects the patient’s everyday life significantly. It influences all those functions that make a person human.

Fundamental speech, intake of food, swallowing, the ability to smell and generally use the sensory organs – all of this is natural to a person, and this is why no-one pays any special attention to these functions. Meanwhile, all the organs responsible for these functions are located in the head and neck area.

I spend a lot of time with my patients and try to explain all the recommendations in simple words. I elaborate on how the surgery is better or worse than other treatment methods. I explain everything just how it is, without embellishment. I have been blessed with working with outstanding physicians specializing in medical and radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, and supportive therapy. We study all the aspects of the disease and analyze the potential effectiveness of each cancer treatment method.

Advanced surgical techniques used in head and neck cancer treatment include robotic surgery. The number of robot-assisted surgical procedures is on the rise now.

As for head and neck surgery, the robot helped us reach the back of the throat that had earlier been inaccessible by hands or conventional instruments. Nowadays, these surgical procedures are performed with the help of a robot, and some patients have no scars left because the physician operates through the mouth cavity.”

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