Assaf Harofeh Division Of General Surgery

Division Of General Surgery

Chairperson of the Division of General Surgery and Department Head of General Surgery B: Prof. Ariel Halevy
Board certified in both general surgery and oncology surgery with specific expertise in laparoscopic surgery. Member of a number of professional associations. Full Professor of Surgery at the Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

Department Head of General Surgery A: Dr. IIan Wasserman
Board certified in general surgery with specific specialization in chest surgery and surgery of the digestive system. A member of the Israeli Medical Association and the Israeli Surgical Association. Student Instructor at the Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine.


The Division of General Surgery at Assaf Harofeh annually performs about 3500 surgeries in all fields of surgery including: thyroid and parathyroid, breast and breast reconstruction, surgeries of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, large intestine and rectum, bariatric surgery for obesity treatment Many of the surgeries are performed using laparoscopic techniques.​

The Trauma Unit

A Trauma Unit operates within the General Surgery Division. This Unit encompasses treatment for all cases of trauma brought to the Medical Center as well as the specialty clinics with regards to the variety of medical fields aforementioned.
Within the framework of the General Surgery Division research is conducted on a variety of subjects: parathyroidectomy, quick PTH, cancer of the large intestine and the rectum, stomach cancer, pelvic trauma, breast cancer, development of an algorithm to detect inflammation of the appendix, as well as many other studies.