Neurosurgerist

Biography

Expert in endoscopic skull base neurosurgery, especially pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, meningioma surgery, schwannoma surgery, surgical treatment for trigeminal neuralgia.
Dr. Sufaro regularly preforms complex skull base surgery, and is considered a leading neurosurgeon in Israel, presenting advancements in his field in international professional meetings, professor of neuroanatomy at Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Education:

  • Graduate of the faculty of Medicine at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
  • 2013 – Trained in neurosurgery at Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel.
  • 2011 – Successfully completed basic endoscopic trans sphenoidal surgery training at Leipzig, Germay
  • 2104 – Successfully completed advanced endoscopic trans sphenoidal surgery training at Boston, USA
  • 2017 – Successfully completed advanced endoscopic trans nasal surgery training at Bologna, Italy
  • 2016 – Successfully completed skull base and endoscpic skull base surgery fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Australia.


Specialties:

  • Advanced Endoscopic trans sphenoidal Pituitary Tumor Resection
  • Meningioma surgery
  • Microsurgical decompression of trigeminal nerve
  • Microsurgical resection of vestibular schwannoma
  • Microsurgical resection of cavernomas
  • Microsurgical resection of AVM
  • Treatment of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)
  • Microsurgical intraventricular resection of colloid cyst


Clinical experience:

  • 2013 – 2017 – Consultant neurosurgeon at Soroka University Medical Center
  • 2016 – present – Head of the endoscopic skull base and pituitary surgery center at Soroka University Medical Center. Dr Sufaro has been coordinationg a multidisciplinary team of endocrinologists, neuroradiologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, and neuropathologist, in close collaboration with rhinologist surgeon, treating complex skull base diseases such as Cushing disease, Acromegaly, craniopharyngiomas, chordomas, and more, preforming numerous advanced complex endoscopic trans nasal surgeries in collaboration with Dr. Sofia Codiliuk. Dr, Sufaro uses a combination of microsurgical as well as endoscopic assisted techniques for resection of skull base tumors. Dr. Sufaro resides as a key opinion leader in development of robotic solutions for trans nasal surgeries.
  • 2018 – present – Vice chair of the Neurosurgical department, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva Israel.