Gastroenterology

The department is the only one in Israel approved as an European training site by the European board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Gastroenterology - Institute

The Gastroenterology Institute of the Tel Aviv Medical Center, the largest of its kind in Israel, provides a complete complement of services and clinics for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a broad range of digestive system conditions. Renowned for its unique leading-edge medical services, the Institute provides the professional care and personal attention patients need on the road to recovery.

Primary services and institute specialties

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and digestive motility disorders: Clinic IBS service; multidisciplinary clinic for pelvic diaphragm, urogynecology, and proctologic surgery; multidisciplinary clinic for swallowing disorders; chronic heartburn clinic; chronic stomachache clinic; and laboratory for digestive motility
  • Clinic for comprehensive gastroenterology: General digestive system disorders; evaluation and treatment of challenging cases.
  • Fatty liver disease: The only clinic in the country dedicated to fatty liver disease not related to alcohol consumption; multidisciplinary approach which includes clinical nutrition, pathology, radiology, endocrinology, and lipids.
  • Clinic for bowel disorders: Diagnosis, consulting, and treating intestinal and gallbladder disorders.
  • Liver unit: Consulting and treatment for the range of liver diseases and follow-up care for liver transplant patients.
  • Digestive system tumors: Characterization of patients who are at high risk for tumors, including a program for diagnosis and follow-up. Consulting services categorize patients based on the medical classification for average-risk versus high-risk populations. Individuals or family members with elevated risk are referred to be assessed for possible genetic syndromes.
  • Service for inflammatory intestine disorders: Treatment for inflammatory illnesses, such as Crohn’s disease and colitis; diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for inflammatory GI disorders; nutritional consultation, social work, or psychological assistance; and participation in support groups.
  • Pediatric gastroenterology: Diagnosis and treatment of liver disease, and digestive, intestinal, and pancreatic disorders; and nutrition deficits in children from newborn through adolescence.
  • Invasive gastroenterology: Invasive testing of the digestive system to diagnose and treat illnesses and tumors; invasive procedures that enable the treatment of a range of illnesses, including ulcers, polyps, and stones; treatment of constipation due to hemorrhaging; endoscopic resection as a treatment for tumors.
  • Pancreas clinic and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS): Procedures for diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic disorders.
  • Clinical nutrition: Diagnostic testing, consulting, treatment, and follow-up for patients suffering from nutrition problems such as digestive disorders; follow-up and consultation for esophageal or stomach surgery; consulting on obesity; treatment and follow-up for patients receiving intravenous nutrients for medical reasons; nutritional consulting for children with cleft palates or lips; cancer patient consultation; treatment for eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia; digestive system catheterization for swallowing problems, or esophageal or intestinal blockages.
  • Obesity clinic: Multidisciplinary care including nutritional evaluation, nutritional instruction, physical activity, and group therapy; medication prescription when necessary; gastric balloon insertion or surgery based on the patient’s needs and preferences.
  • Endoscopy service: Endoscopic testing, including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, endoscopy of the bowel and pancreas (ERCP), balloon endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), advanced endoscopy, imaging-enhanced endoscopy, confocal endoscopy, and chromoendoscopy.

Specialty procedures

Among the specialty procedures performed by expert gastroenterologists at TASMC are:

  • Balloon-assisted enteroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • ERCP – endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Gastroscopy
  • Video capsule endoscopy
  • Confocal endomicroscopy
  • Esophageal dilatation

Treatment units

Clinical treatment units include:

  • Tumors of the digestive system
  • Comprehensive gastroenterology
  • Invasive gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal disorders – functional and motility
  • Obesity
  • Liver care
  • Pancreas and endoscopic ultrasound
  • Bile duct conditions
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Clinical nutrition

Medical research

Ongoing international clinical and scientific research studies are an essential Institute pursuit that help advance the treatment of gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

Laboratories

  • Basic scientific research
  • Absorption laboratory
  • Helicobacter laboratory
  • Bodily fluid laboratory
  • The lab for digestive system motility
  • Nutrition lab

FAQ

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Israel is renowned for its quality of healthcare all over the world. The Sourasky Medical Center is at the forefront of medical care. We apply the latest and most sophisticated technologies for advanced therapeutic services and precise diagnostic testing. Our state-of-the-art facilities will ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your stay. Our English speaking exceptional doctors are esteemed internationally for their expertise and pioneering techniques, and about 90% of them have practiced or trained abroad, at leading healthcare facilities in North America or Europe. The Medical Center complies with international standards for medical procedures, diagnostic testing, and clinical research.
We are a department within the Medical Center. All the stuff and members are employees of the Medical Center. We are not an agent. When you deal with us, you deal directly with the Medical center. Therefore, there are no extra fees or commissions on top of the price of treatments.
Yes. All Medical Center physicians are fully licensed by to practice their specialty in Israel. In addition, many are Board Certified in their specialty in the US or Europe. There are more than 1150 physicians, 600 of whom are medical specialist and 373 of the physicians hold academic status at the Tel Aviv University.
Tel Aviv is centrally located, an easy plane flight from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the U.S. Convenient flights are available from major cities throughout the world from a broad spectrum of airlines. Just 20 minutes from Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport, the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is located in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel's most vibrant metropolis and the center of the country's finance, commerce, arts, culture, and entertainment activities. The Medical Center is just a several-minute drive from the beautiful, relaxing beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. Tel Aviv is blessed with a comfortable climate: short, mild winters with plenty of pleasant, sunny days, delightful spring and fall seasons, and a constantly sunny summer from June through October. Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan city that offers so much to tourists and residents alike. With a wide array of accommodation options—from luxurious to low-budget hotels—Tel Aviv is an extremely friendly city for visitors seeking medical treatment. This European-style city offers an excellent public transportation system. There are highly accessible convenience supermarkets and coffee shops—usually open 24 hours a day—within walking distance of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. There is an abundance of shopping, ranging from clothing boutiques and artisan crafts to art galleries and leading international brand shops.
Given the outstanding level of quality care, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s fees are surprisingly reasonable. In most instances, treatment at the Medical Center, including medical fees and travel expenses, are considerably lower than comparable medical facilities in the US or Europe. The cost of treatment varies significantly, depending upon the type of treatment and its complexity. Please contact our Medical Tourism Center to provide the details of your required treatment and we will be happy to provide you a price quote
The price list for the various medical treatments that we offer can be found on the Israeli Ministry of Health's website. Please refer to the column titled: Price for patient from abroad.
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