Doctor Amir Szold

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Surgical endoscopist with about 30 years of work experience. Founded and headed Israel’s first endoscopic surgery department at the Ichilov Medical Center.


  • Performs laparoscopic surgery on the colon for malignant tumors, inflammatory bowel diseases, and hernias.
  • Operates on children with inherited digestive tract disorders.
  • Performs minimally invasive bariatric surgery and procedures including intragastric balloon placement and stomach stapling with absorbable sutures.

Diseases Treated by the Physician:

  • Rectal cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Bowel polyps
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Esophageal diverticulum
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Obesity
  • Peptic ulcer



Private practice at the Top Ichilov Clinic

Founder and Head of Endoscopic Surgery Department at the Ichilov Clinic

Specialization in laparoscopy at the Mount Sinai Medical Center (USA)

Specialization in general surgery at the Hadassah Medical Center

Training at the Hadassah Medical Center

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israeli Society for Endoscopic Surgery

European Association for Endoscopic Surgery

Doctor Szold is a surgeon, a leading Israeli specialist in endoscopic surgery on the gastrointestinal tract. He has been providing these types of surgery for over 36 years. He has also mastered the techniques of robot-assisted surgery.

“Bariatric surgery requires a team approach regardless of the medical facility where the surgery takes place,” Doctor Szold says. “In this aspect, bariatric surgery resembles transplantation.

Our team includes a very experienced nurse-coordinator who works with bariatric patients at all treatment stages including preparation for surgery. The physician assistant is responsible for dealing with the issues that arise during the preoperative or postoperative period. They organize the preoperative examination and assist the surgeons in the operating room. Our assistant has been working in this field for over 10 years.

Obesity is a disease, and a disease can recur. In this aspect, obesity resembles cancer. The physicians realize that patients need lifetime care.

The team approach, like with cancer treatment or organ transplantation, remains the key to successful bariatric surgery.”

Publications in Foreign Medical Journals:

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Author’s Name: Dmitry Finkelstein

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