Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa
Department of Gastroenterology (302891)
Specialized in: gastroenterology
The Department of Gastroenterology at Rambam Health Care Campus under the direction of Prof. Yehuda Chowers specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, biliary tract, pancreas, as well as those who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases. The Institute ranks among the world leaders in its field and is actively involved in international clinical studies for new and experimental drugs. The physicians of the medical institution helped to develop the revolutionary PillCam™ video-capsule for examining the small intestinal tract, as well as for the esophagus and colon. They were the first in Israel to use it. According to estimates, about 700,000 patients have already tried this type of examination.
The Gastroenterology Institute at Rambam Health Care Campus under the direction of Prof. Yehuda Chowers provides a wide range of invasive and non-invasive therapeutic tests, as well as various types of endoscopic tests to diagnose diseases of the upper and lower intestinal tracts, bile ducts and pancreas. The most common and effective diagnostic methods include endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG).
The Gastroenterology Institute at Rambam also offers liver biopsy, which is prescribed in case of progressive cirrhosis, hepatotoxicity, hemochromatosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis, as well as to explain unclear hepato- and splenomegaly. Congenital hepatic fibrosis and liver tumors are also indications to have biopsy. The Institute under the direction of Prof. Yehuda Chowers carries out three types of biopsy: conventional liver biopsy (needle, percutaneous), laparoscopic liver biopsy and transvenous liver biopsy.
The service range of the Gastroenterology Institute at Rambam Health Care Campus includes the treatment of the following diseases:
- Crohn's disease
- Anal fissure
- Hepatitis C
- Reflux esophagitis
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Esophageal cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Liver cancer
- Gallbladder cancer
- Haifa, Israel