Spokesman Amir Dan said yesterday the operation would be performed in the US because the “specific technology was developed in the US, and they are the experts in this field”. He said no date or place for the surgery has been set.
Olmert is 63. He made his prostate cancer condition public in October 2007.
A year later he announced his resignation over multiple corruption allegations.
Olmert left office after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office on March 31.