The General Surgery Section of Rambam Health Care Campus consists of five services with different clinical orientations.
Endocrine and general surgery
Colorectal and inflammatory bowel surgery
Metabolic and advanced laparoscopic surgery
Acute care and trauma surgery
Each service is directed by an expert surgeon who leads the related surgical team, teaches residents, and conducts clinical and basic science research. Residents in the General Surgery rotate among the various services according to a preset schedule under the supervision of the program director. Patients admitted to the section are directed to the appropriate service according to their basic pathology and their surgeons' affiliation.
The Surgical Oncology Service works with with patients suffering from malignant diseases. Operations performed by this service’s team include hepatobiliary surgery, pancreatic resections, surgery for sarcoma, cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC for various abdominal cavity malignancies, breast surgery, and surgery for upper gastrointestinal malignant diseases. Laparoscopic and robotic approaches are used according to need and indications.
The Endocrine and General Surgery Service works with patients suffering from benign and malignant thyroid and parathyroid conditions and various other conditions necessitating surgery. Operations performed by the service’s team include hiatal, inguinal, and abdominal wall hernias, and midgut malignancies. Surgeries on some of the more complicated abdominal wall defects are performed by a multidisciplinary team that includes a surgeon, a plastic surgeon, and a dedicated anesthetist.