Doctor Itzhak Engel

Doctor Itzhak Engel


  • Spinal surgery
  • Degenerative and traumatic spine disorders
  • Lumbar, cervical, thoracic spine
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Complex deformity surgery
  • Minimal invasive surgery

Clinical experience

  • Attending spinal surgeon at the spine surgery unit, Meir Medical Center
  • Consultant and spinal surgeon at Herzliya Medical Center


  • 1997 - graduated from Tel-Aviv University, MD
  • 2007 – completed residency in orthopedic surgery at the Meir Medical Center
  • 2008-2009 – completed a fellowship program in the field of spine and deformity surgery at the New York University - Hospital for Joint Diseases


  • Israeli Medical Society
  • Israeli Spine Society
  • European Spine Society
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)

Research projects

  • 1995-1996 - Efficacy of the Charleston bending brace in the treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • 2005-2006 - Biomechanical evaluation of the B-twin implant in Vertebroplasty of induced compression fractures in human vertebrae
  • 2014 - Head Investigator, CarboFix, Spine Pedicular System
  • 2015 - Head Investigator, CarboClear, Anterior Cervical Plate System

Publications and Presentations

  • Effectiveness of the Charleston bending brace in the treatment of single-curve idiopathic scoliosis
  • Outbreak of pertussis among young Israeli soldiers
  • The Treatment of Vertebral and Chest Wall Deformities With Expandable Thoracoplasty and a Prosthetic Expandable Implant
  • Demographic factors affect Scoliosis Research Society-22 performance in healthy adolescents: a comparative baseline for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis
  • Dr. Engel has presented several cases and lectured on various subjects in different symposiums and professional annual meetings

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