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The Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases

The Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases serves children with disorders of the digestive system, liver, pancreas and nutrition. The Institute is the largest of its kind in Israel and treats children from all over the country. It aims to be a home for its patients and to continue to be among the leading medical institutions in the world through encouragement and advanced professional training and research of the highest standards.

Location: 6th Floor
Hours: Sundays to Thursdays, 08:00-16:00
Tel: 972-3-9253673
Fax: 972-3-9253104
Appointments: 972-3-9253210, Sunday-Thursday 08:00-15:00; Holiday eves and intermediary holidays, 08:00-12:00
Appointment Form

Director of the Institute
Prof. Raanan Shamir

Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Unit,
Head of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit
Prof. Amit Asa

Senior Physicians

Dr. Yael Mozer-Glassberg - Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplantation Service
Dr. Noam Zevit
Dr. Vered Nachmias-Friedler
Dr. Orit Waisbourd-Zinman
Dr. Michal Rozenfeld Bar-Lev

Dr. Ari Silvermintz

Head Nurse

 Hava Fleishaker

Medical Services

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • National referral center
  • Pre- and post-colon transplantation
  • GI hemorrhaging
  • Recurrent or chronic abdominal pain
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroenteropathy
  • Inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s, colitis
  • Intestinal diseases such as Celiac
  • Malabsorption disorders
  • Constipation
  • Esophageal infections and reflux (GERD)
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Intestinal dysfunction
  • Growth deficiency and malnutrition
  • Polyps

Liver Disorders

  • Liver transplantation
  • Liver diseases

Nutritional Disorders

  • Treatment and research of intestinal problems
  • Bowel failure (pre- and post-transplantation)
  • TPN (Parenteral Nutrition or IV Nutrition)
  • Nutrition during infections of the bowel and prevention
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and triglycerides)
  • Food allergies

Liver Transplantation Clinic

The clinic treats liver recipient before and after transplantation and provides long-term follow-up.
Hours: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 08:00-12:30
Appointments: 972-3-9253673, 08:00-15:00

Minimal Invasive Diagnostic Procedures
The majority of diagnostic techniques and treatment are conductive with instrumentation specially adapted for children, with the emphasis upon non-invasive procedures.
Upper and lower endoscopy
Endoscopic gastrostomy
Video capsule endoscopy
Biopsies of the digestive tract and liver
Bowel polypectomies
Dilation of narrowed vessels
Varicose veins ligation
Manometry (pressure and motility)
Lactose and fructose intolerance
Metabolic REE tests (Resting Energy Expenditure)
Body composition tests (BIA Air, plethysmography)


Institute staff actively conducts a broad range of research, and regularly publishes papers in leading medical journals and makes presentations at local and international medical conferences. The Institute is also active in training medical students,
pediatricians and residents in all aspects of gastroenterology, liver diseases and nutrition. Over and above the research and training program, the Institute’s diagnostic laboratory performs most of the tests for gastrointestinal anomalies.



Letter from the community physician or communications technician, together with the payment guarantee
Referral from doctors at Schneider Children’s

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