Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department
The Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department at Sheba Medical Center is a comprehensive center designed to treat the different aspects of obesity – medical, dietary, and psychological. The risks of morbid obesity are immense, leading to many serious health conditions and reducing life expectancy by an average of 10 years. We perform all types of bariatric surgery as part of an effective treatment for obesity, and our multidisciplinary team provides personalized, supportive care before, during, and after the surgery.
The Division of Surgery
The Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department is part of Sheba Medical Center’s Division of Surgery. In recent years, surgical technology and techniques have progressed rapidly, and our department is consistently on the frontline of these advances. We are affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and in addition to performing operations, our surgeons are actively engaged in publishing scholarly studies and training the next generation of physicians. We host over 100 resident surgeons yearly at our Division of Surgery, always promoting a holistic, individualized, and precise approach to medicine.
At Sheba’s Division of Surgery:
- Our team consists of more than 250 surgeons and 500 nurses
- We have a total of 33 advanced operating rooms
- We perform approximately 23,500 procedures per year
- We provide treatment for 23,000 inpatients per year
- We care for 350,000 outpatients per year
The following departments are all housed within the Division of Surgery:
- Department of Neurosurgery >
- Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery >
- Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Department of Surgical Oncology
- Department of Thoracic Surgery
- Department of Ambulatory Surgery
- Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
- Department of General Surgery
- Department of Pediatric Surgery
- Department of Cardiac Surgery >
- Hand Surgery Unit
- Department of Urology >
- Gynecological Surgery Department
- Department of Obstetrics
- Department of Vascular Surgery
- Department of Orthopedics >
- Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
- The Goldschleger Eye Institute
Conditions We Treat at the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department
Bariatric surgery is a treatment for morbid obesity, a condition that can lead to the development of many serious diseases and health problems, such as diabetes (type 2), hypertension, respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, and skeletal joint problems. By facilitating significant weight loss, bariatric surgery can thereby help to treat many of the associated illnesses.
To improve your success with weight loss after bariatric surgery, we also provide nutritional counseling to teach proper eating habits, a psychological service to encourage behavioral pattern changes in regards to food, and an endocrine service to treat diabetes and other endocrinological issues.
Types of Bariatric Surgery that We Offer
There are several types of bariatric surgery, and we offer all of them at Sheba. Our experienced physicians will meet with you to determine the most appropriate option.
This laparoscopic surgery creates a small gastric pouch that connects directly to the small intestine
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB):
A silicone ring with an internal balloon is placed around the upper stomach, thereby restricting food intake
Sleeve Gastrectomy (gastric sleeve):
this laparoscopic surgery reshapes the stomach into a narrow tube, reducing the volume and triggering hormonal effects that can suppress appetite
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG; accordion):
This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses endoscopic suturing to reduce stomach size; at Sheba, ESG is performed at the Institute of Gastroenterology
Meet Our Department Manager
Prof. David Goitein, MD
Meet Our Doctors
David Hazzan, MD
Hila Hermon, MD
Comprehensive Care for Your Whole Being
At Sheba’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department, our team cares deeply about treating the whole person. We recognize that bariatric surgery does not stand alone as a way to promote successful, long-lasting weight loss. That’s why we provide holistic healthcare that pays attention to your overall needs and quality of life. Our multidisciplinary staff consists of nutritionists, psychologists, and endocrinologists who collaborate to design your custom-tailored treatment program – all provided conveniently under one roof.
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Sheba Medical Center provides innovative, personalized medical care to patients from around the world. We are the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East and dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate medicine for everyone.
We welcome all cases, including the rarest and the most challenging. Our medical teams collaborate to provide the best possible health outcomes. From your initial inquiry through the long-term follow-up care, we are here for you.
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