Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center implements US-based Theator’s AI surgical intelligence platform

The hospital serves 400,000 patients and hosts 1.8 million people every year

James Spiro 16:0001.09.20
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, also known as Ichilov Hospital, announced that it will implement a new platform by Theator, a surgical intelligence platform. Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, the platform can help improve surgical performance through additional video annotation and analytics.


Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is Israel’s largest acute care facility, treating 400,000 patients and hosting 1.8 million visits per year. The partnership with Theator will mark the first time that an Israeli hospital will implement a surgical intelligence platform in operating rooms. 

Co-founders Tamir Wolf and Dotan Asselmann. Photo: Timor Asselmann Co-founders Tamir Wolf and Dotan Asselmann. Photo: Timor Asselmann


“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, leaders in innovative healthcare and surgical practices,” said Dr. Tamir Wolf, CEO and Co-founder of Theator in a statement. “The integration of Theator’s Surgical Intelligence platform in Ichilov’s operating rooms will not only enable the capture and analysis of every procedure performed, but it will also support the coming shift from a time-based educational model to a competency-based model for surgical residents.”


The collaboration comes following the Israel Ministry of Health’s ‘declaration of intent’ to start capturing every procedure performed in the operating room. Theator’s platform is powered by technology that extracts and annotates each moment of surgical procedures, helping professionals garner insight into their performance. The platform can then help surgeons fine-tune their craft and raise the standards of their procedures in the facility.

“Integrating the latest proven technologies is central to our commitment to providing medical excellence and patient-centered care,” said Dr. Guy Lahat, Chief of Surgery of Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. “Theator’s platform will not only enable us to capture and analyze surgical procedures for the first time, but it will also allow us to objectively review and continuously improve our surgical performance, significantly improving patient care.”


Tel Aviv Sourasjky Medical Center has 1,500 beds and is one of the most progressive full-service healthcare treatment and research institutions in Israel. It joins Canada’s McGill University as a facility that implements the technology.