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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

location_on Tel Aviv, Israel
9.9/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology (302978)

Oren Shibolet

Prof. Dr. med.

Oren Shibolet

Specialized in: gastroenterology

About the department

The Department of Gastroenterology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center offers the widest service range for the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the entire gastrointestinal tract. It is the largest medical facility of this kind in the country and the only Department of Gastroenterology in Israel that the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has approved as the European Training Center. The latest technical equipment and the exceptional professionalism of the department's doctors form a solid base for the provision of high-quality medical care. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Oren Shibolet.

The department's specialists believe that the accurate diagnostics is the key to successful treatment results. The department performs many diagnostic tests, such as balloon enteroscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, gastroscopy, capsule endoscopy, confocal laser endomicroscopy, sigmoidoscopy, etc.

In addition, the department offers high-quality laboratory diagnostics within the specialized laboratories, such as the Laboratory for Digestive Enzyme Activity, the Laboratory for Helicobacter Pylori, the Laboratory for Biological Fluids, the Laboratory for Gastrointestinal Motility, etc.

The treatment of obesity is also within the department's competence. It provides nutritional counseling, physical exercises, group and psychological therapy. If necessary, bariatric surgery can be performed (in collaboration with the Department of Surgery).

The department's service range includes the diagnostics and treatment of the following gastrointestinal diseases:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal motility disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Bowel and gallbladder diseases
  • Liver diseases (including follow-up care after liver transplantation)
  • Tumors of the digestive system 
  • Inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases (Crohn's disease and colitis)
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Gastric ulcers and polyps
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhages
  • Eating disorders (for example, anorexia, bulimia)
  • Other diseases and pathological conditions

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • School of Medicine, Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Board Certification

  • Israeli Board Certification in Internal Medicine.
  • Israeli Board Certification in Gastroenterology.

Continuing Education

  • Department of Gastroenterology, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Department of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.

Clinical Experience

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Hadassah Medical Center.
  • Fellowship, Department of Gastroenterology, Hadassah Medical Center.
  • Attending Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Hadassah Medical Center.
  • Head of the Department of Gastroenterology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
  • Department of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.
  • Chairman of Hadassah Research Committee.
  • Principal Investigator with research grants from the Israeli Academy of Science, Israel Association of Cancer Research and the Binational Science Foundation.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Israeli Gastroenterology Association.
  • American and European Societies for the Study of Liver Disease.
  • American Gastroenterology Association.
  • Israeli Association for the Study of Liver Disease.

Areas of Interest

  • Liver transplantation and advanced liver disease.
  • Liver cancer.
  • Drug-induced liver injury.
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Treatment of viral hepatitis, cholestatic, autoimmune and genetic liver diseases.

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