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Doctor Erwin Santo

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Surgical endoscopist with over 40 years of work experience. Head of Gastroenterology Department’s Endoscopy Subdivision at the Ichilov Medical Center.


  • Performs minimally invasive removal of early-stage esophageal and stomach tumors. Was the first in Israel to perform endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).
  • Carries out endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), an advanced study of the digestive tract combining X-rays and endoscopy.

Diseases Treated by the Physician:

  • Colon cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Bowel cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallstones
  • GERD
  • Gastric and duodenal ulcers
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Malignant bile duct tumors
  • Ulcerative colitis



Private practice at the Top Ichilov Clinic

Head of Gastroenterology Department’s Center for Endoscopic Surgery at Ichilov

университет Париж

Specialization in endoscopic surgery in France

Specialization in gastroenterology at the Ichilov Medical Center

Practice at the Beilinson Hospital

Technion Israel Institute (Haifa), Faculty of Medicine

“Our Gastroenterology Department offers comprehensive treatment for a wide range of different digestion disorders and other abnormalities of the digestive tract. Within the last 10-20 years, the scientists have made many discoveries and developed new technologies for managing gastrointestinal tract diseases.

In the past, our options were limited. I’ll provide an example from within my specialty. At present, the endoscopic ultrasound technology is used everywhere. At that, regular ultrasound has been known for a long time. Innovators placed an ultrasound probe onto a diagnostic endoscope. Now, we can literally reach inside a human body and examine organs and tissues up close.

The endoscopic ultrasound not only allows examination; it also helps take tissue samples. What do all these innovations mean in practice? They mean that diagnosis becomes more accurate and safe for the patient.

The work of our department is based on the team approach. We aspire to provide patients with comprehensive, complex treatment. The patient’s stay at the clinic, from the first visit to the discharge, should be not only safe but also comfortable.”

Included by the “Forbes Israel” magazine into the list of the country’s best physicians out of experts in 37 medical specialties in 2021

Publications in Foreign Medical Journals:

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Author’s Name: Dmitry Finkelstein

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