General Surgery Section

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General Surgery Section

The General Surgery Section of Rambam Health Care Campus consists of five services with different clinical orientations.

  1. Surgical oncology
  2. Endocrine and general surgery
  3. Colorectal and inflammatory bowel surgery
  4. Metabolic and advanced laparoscopic surgery
  5. 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.

The Colorectal and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Section works with patients with hindgut benign and malignant conditions as well as with patients suffering Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases). Operations performed by the service’s team include resection of benign and malignant diseases of the rectum and colon including via TEM and laparoscopy, proctologic conditions, and restorative surgery in ulcerative colitis (pouch). A multidisciplinary team approach includes experts from the Gastroenterology Institute, and is the hallmark of the medical approach to patients treated for inflammatory bowel diseases by the colorectal surgical team.

The Metabolic and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Service works with patients seeking weight reduction, suffering from metabolic disorders, or with solid organ diseases treatable by laparoscopic surgery. Operations performed by the team include diverse bariatric surgeries such as sleeve gastrectomy, the Scopinaro procedure, gastric bypass, and complex remedial surgery for patients who underwent failed weight reduction procedures; laparoscopic harvesting for live related donor kidney transplantation, laparoscopic resection of the adrenal gland and spleen, and Heller myotomy for achalasia of the esophagus.

The Acute Care and Trauma Surgery Service works with patients arriving at the Emergency Medicine Department of Rambam Health Care Campus with acute surgical diseases and/or various types of injuries. This section’s team performs surgery in the acute care setting as well as damage control operations and elective and restorative operations for patients operated on an emergent basis.

The General Surgery Section admits 6,000 new patients every year. Almost 3,000 surgical procedures are performed by the section annually.