Innovative Bariatric surgery in the Department of General Surgery and Vascular Disease
An innovative method in the field of bariatric surgery gastric was recently introduced at Barzilai Hospital. The new surgery procedure allows the shortening of the stomach through only one bypass, which reduces potential complications and allows faster recovery. This type of surgery is being performed around the world however until now was not performed in any of the public hospitals in Israel – Barzilai Medical Center is the only public hospital in Israel that uses mini bypass surgical method, which shortens the length of the surgery and allows a rapid recovery thereafter.
This innovative method was first tried in France and is regarded as a successful method in the field of gastric surgery. During the recent months, dozens of similar surgeries were conducted at the Barzilai medical center by the Prof. Boris Yoffe, director of the General Surgery and Vascular Disease Department.