Gastroenterology for Doctors

Rambam's course on Gastroenterology for Doctors encompasses a number of fields, for which the hospital provides specialized services, as follows:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD):  Rambam's IBD care is multidisciplinary, integrating specialists (e.g. rheumatology, endocrinology, colorectal surgery, skin etc.) from many fields for optimal and coordinated patient care, including adjustment of treatments based on biological drug levels.
  • Cancer Prevention: Rambam has a highly rated genetic counseling and screening service for the appropriate population with the help of chromoendoscopy.
  • Nutrition: A dedicated clinic at Rambam handles, among other things, IBD patients suffering from malnutrition. This service is also responsible for the hospital's TPN service.
  • Neurogastroenterology: Esophageal and rectal manometry are performed using advanced instrumentation. PH measurements are done using a capsule and impedance monitoring. The hospital also has a dedicated biofeedback service for the pelvic floor.
  • Advanced Endoscopy: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) are performed using a variety of techniques including Bravo, piercing pancreatic findings, advanced stent insertion, and various extensions including achalasia treatment.

All of the above areas and modalities are covered in the Gastroenterology for Doctors course, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration and the utilization of complementary medical professions.

Course content includes:

  • Lectures on diseases of the gastrointestinal system
  • Observation of different activities including: ERCP, EMR, DBE, and EUS - accompanied by a senior surgeon for explanations and answers to questions.
  • Observation in different clinics (1 day)
  • Attending an IBD files meeting