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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) in Israel

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) uses an endoscopic suturing device to reduce stomach size and promote weight loss. Also called the accordion procedure, ESG may be suitable for people who are obese and have not successfully lost weight through exercise or modifying their food intake. At the Institute of Gastroenterology at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, physicians from a range of disciplines will evaluate each patient’s candidacy before performing ESG with the latest technologies. Comprehensive follow-up care is provided.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty in Israel

How does endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty work?

The doctor will insert an endoscope, which is a flexible tube with a camera and a suturing device, down your throat and into your stomach. The tiny camera captures a detailed image of the inside of your stomach, eliminating the need for any abdominal incisions. Using the endoscope, about 12 sutures are made in your stomach to transform the shape into a narrow tube. The new, smaller stomach reduces the amount of food that you can eat and the quantity of calories that your body can absorb. ESG is done under general anesthesia and takes approximately an hour and a half.

What conditions are treated by endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

As a way to promote substantial weight loss, ESG can be an effective treatment for obesity and all of the associated life-threatening health conditions, including:

  • Heart disease or stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Severe sleep apnea
  • Hypertension
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Why come to Sheba for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty?

Exceptional Experience

We perform more than 15,000 endoscopic procedures and treat more than 40,000 gastroenterology patients annually

Compassionate Care

Sheba’s Eye Institute, the largest Ophthalmology Department in Israel, performs approximately 3,800 procedures yearly

State-of-the-Art Technology

The Institute of Gastroenterology at Sheba offers the most cutting-edge equipment and techniques in Israel

Patient-centric Comfort

Everyone who undergoes an endoscopic procedure has a completely private niche for their preoperative and postoperative needs, as well as a personal medical coordinator from Global patient services to help with every detail

World-Class Team

Our center comprises 30 physicians, all with highly qualified expertise in gastroenterology subspecialties

Internationally Recognized

Sheba has been awarded full accreditation from the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI), the gold standard in healthcare

Our Doctors

Prof. Abraham (Rami) Eliakim

Director, Institute of Gastroenterology

Prof. Eliakim specializes in internal medicine and gastroenterology, and he has published over 250 original articles, books, and chapters in medical literature. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and then completed a two-year training course at Washington University, St. Louis, USA. Prof. Eliakim is also a visiting professor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and a professor of medicine at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

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Alon Lang

Alon Lang, MD Senior Physician, Institute of Gastroenterology

Senior Physician, Advanced Endoscopy Service; Head of the Nutrition Clinic

Dr. Lang specializes in advanced endoscopy. He is a leading physician in Israel in the field of medical endoscopy for the treatment of obesity and nutritional support for complex patients.

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Sheba Medical Center A Leader in Medicine and Biotechnological Innovation

Established in 1948, Sheba Medical Center is the Middle East's largest and leading medical center. For the fifth year in a row, Sheba has been ranked by Newsweek as one of the world’s best hospitals and smart hospitals, as well as a world leader in gastroenterology, neurology, and cardiology. Known for its excellence in patient-centric care, Sheba offers a wide range of medical divisions and specialties, with dedicated acute care, rehabilitation, gynecology and obstetrics, oncology, pediatrics, and cardiology hospitals and centers. Our highly qualified specialists are involved in innovative treatments and cutting-edge research programs, enabling us to offer patients personalized medical care and advanced life-saving technology to patients worldwide.

Sheba’s Holistic Approach to Healing

Many factors join together to enable long-term weight loss, which is why treating your whole body is essential. At Sheba, we combine the innovative medical procedure of ESG with emotional and nutritional components to achieve successful and sustainable weight loss. Our supportive, multidisciplinary experts will get to know you – your physical, mental, and lifestyle needs – in order to custom-design a plan to obtain your personalized goals and maximize your quality of life.

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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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