תפקידים ומקום עבודה:

סגן מנהל מכון הגסטרואנטרולוגי בבית חולים שיבא, תל-השומר

התמחות ראשית:

מומחה לגסטרואנטרולוגיה- מחלות ושט וקיבה- אפידמיולוגיה של ריפלוקס והליקובקטר פילורי גסטריטיס

התמחות משנה:

רפואה פנימית

סוגי ניתוחים:

  • גסטרוסקופיה אבחנתית וטיפולית
  • קולונוסקופיה אבחנתית וטיפולית
  • סיגמואידוסקופיה אבחנתית וטיפולית
  • סקירת מעי גס לגילוי מוקדם של גידולים עם שימוש בריסוס צבע (כרומואנדוסקופיה) ושימוש בטכנולוגיית NBI

הסדר עם חברות ביטוח וקופות:

הראל, מגדל, מנורה, כלל, איילון

השכלה:

בוגר בית הספר לרפואה של האוניברסיטה העברית, ירושלים
התמחות ברפואה פנימית ב' בית החולים ע"ש שיבא, תל -השומר
התמחות על בגסטרואנטרולוגיה, בית החולים ע"ש שיבא, תל- השומר
התמחות באפידמיולוגיה של מחלות מערכת העיכול (ריפלוקס ובארט) - ארה"ב אלבוקרקי , ניו מקסיקו
השתלמות באפידימיולוגיה -האיגוד הגסטרואנטרולוגי האמריקאי - AGA

ניסיון קליני:

מטפל בתחלואה של דרכי העיכול עם דגש של מחלת החזר ושטי-קיבתי (ריפלוקס), שינויים בושט ע"ש בארט, קשיי בליעה, מחלות כיב פפטי, הליקובקטר פילורי (טיפול ראשוני ולאחר כישלון הטיפול), מחלות מעי דלקתיות (מחלת קרוהן,קוליטיס כיבית).
משמש כסגן מנהל המכון לגסטרואנטרולוגיה בבית החולים ע"ש שיבא, תל-השומר.

חברות באיגודים:

פרופ' חבר בסגל בית הספר לרפואה של אוניברסיטת תל -אביב
חבר לשעבר של וועדת בחינות גמר ההתמחות בגסטרואנטרולוגיה וכיום חבר בוועדת הערעורים של בחינות הגמר להתמחות בגסטרואנטרולוגיה.
חבר באיגודים לגסטרואנטרולוגיה ומחלות כבד בישראל , חבר האיגוד בארה"ב (ACG)

מאמרים מקצועיים:

 

1. Simon A, Avidan B, Mordel N, Lewin A, Samueloff A, Zajicek G, Schenker JG, Laufer N.
The value of menotrophin treatment for unexplained infertility prior to an in-vitro fertilization attempt. Hum Reprod. 1991 Feb; 6(2):222-6.

2. Avidan B, Maran R, Shoenfeld Y.
Early detection of bone marrow micrometastases Harefuah. 1994 Mar 1; 126(5):268-71.
3. Zandman-Goddard G, Weiss P, Avidan B, Bar-Meir S, Shoenfeld Y.

Acute varicella infection heralding Wilsonian crisis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 1994 Apr; 18(3):265-6.

4. Adler Y, Zandman-Goddard G, Ravid M, Avidan B, Zemer D, Ehrenfeld M, Shemesh J, Tomer Y, Shoenfeld Y.
Usefulness of colchicine in preventing recurrences of pericarditis. Am J Cardiol. 1994 May 1; 73(12):916-7.

5. Melzer E, Avidan B, Heyman Z, Bar-Meir S.
Accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography for preoperative staging of esophageal malignancy. Isr J Med Sci. 1995 Feb-Mar; 31(2-3):119-21.

6. Melzer E, Avidan B, Heyman Z, Coret A, Bar-Meir S.
Preoperative assessment of blood vessel involvement in patients with pancreatic cancer. Isr J Med Sci. 1996 Nov; 32(11):1086-8. (IF=0.577, 75/100)

7. Avidan B, Wesis B, Chowers Y, Younach A, Bar-Meir S, Keller N.
Sensivity and resistance of Helicobacter pylori to antibiotic treatment.
Harefua 1999; 137:272-274.

8. Naftali T, Novis B, Pomeranz I, Leichtman G, Maor Y, Shapiro R, Moskowitz M, Avidan B, Avni Y, Bujanover Y, Fireman Z.
Cyclosporin for severe ulcerative colitis. Isr Med Assoc J. 2000 Aug; 2(8):588-91.

9. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Schnell TG, Sontag SJ.
Walking and chewing reduce postprandial acid reflux. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2001 Feb; 15(2):151-5.

10. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Schnell TG, Sontag SJ.
Risk factors for erosive reflux esophagitis: a case-control study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2001 Jan; 96(1):41-6.

11. Avidan B, Melzer E, Keller N, Bar-Meir S.
The effect of culture results for Helicobacter pylori on the choice of treatment following failure of initial eradication. Isr Med Assoc J. 2001 Mar; 3(3):163-5.

12. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Chejfec G, Schnell TG, Sontag SJ.
Is there a link between cervical inlet patch and Barrett's esophagus? Gastrointest Endosc. 2001 Jun; 53(7):717-21.

13. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Schnell TG, Sontag JS.
Gastric surgery is not a risk for Barrett's esophagus or esophageal adenocarcinoma.

Gastroenterology 2001: 121: 1281-1285.
14. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Schnell TG, Budiman-Mak E, Sontag SJ.
Risk factors of oesophagitis in arthritic patients. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2001 Sep;13(9):1095-9.

15. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Schnell TG, Sontag SJ.
No association between gallstones and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Am J Gastroenterol. 2001 Oct; 96(10):2858-62.

16. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Giblovich H, Sontag SJ.
Reflux symptoms are associated with psychiatric disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2001 Dec; 15(12):1907-12.

17. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Schnell TG, Sontag SJ.
Temporal associations between coughing or wheezing and acid reflux in asthmatics. Gut. 2001 Dec;49(6):767-72.

18. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Schnell TG, Sontag SJ.
There are no reliable symptoms for erosive oesophagitis and Barrett's oesophagus: endoscopic diagnosis is still essential. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2002 Apr; 16(4):735-42.

19. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Schnell TG, Sontag SJ.
Hiatal hernia and acid reflux frequency predict presence and length of Barrett's esophagus. Dig Dis Sci. 2002 Feb; 47(2):256-64.

20. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Bhatia H, Aranha G, Schnell TG, Sontag SJ.
Inguinal hernia is not a sign of colon cancer: results of a prospective screening trial. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2002; 16(6):1197-201.

21. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Schnell TG, Leya J, Metz A, Sontag SJ.
New occurrence and recurrence of neoplasms within 5 years of a screening colonoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2002; 97(6):1524-9.

22. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Schnell TG, Chejfec G, Metz A, Sontag SJ.
Hiatal hernia size, Barrett's length, and severity of acid reflux are all risk factors for esophageal adenocarcinoma. Am J Gastroenterol. 2002; 97(8):1930-6.

23. Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Schnell TG, Sontag SJ.
Acid reflux is a poor predictor for severity of erosive reflux
esophagitis. Dig Dis Sci. 2002; 47(11):2565-73.

24. Fidder HH, Avidan B, Lahav M, Bar-Meir S, Chowers Y.
Clinical and demographic characterization of Jewish Crohn's disease
patients in Israel. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2003; 36(1):8-12.
25. Fidder HHPI, Olschwang S, Avidan BC, Zouali H, Lang A, Bardan E, Picard O, Bar-Meir S, Colombel JF, Chowers Y.
Association between mutations in the CARD15 (NOD2) gene and Crohn's disease in Israeli Jewish patients. Am J Med Genet; 2003; 121(3):240-4.
Genetics & hereditary,

26. Weiss B, Bujanover Y, Avidan BC, Fradkin A, Weintraub I, Shainberg B.
Positive tissue transglutaminase antibodies with negative endomysial antibodies: low rate of celiac disease. Isr Med Assoc J. 2004 Jan; 6(1):9-12.

27. Avidan BPI, Bardan E, Lang A, Fidder HH, Chowers Y, Bar-Meir S.
Colorectal cancer screening in patients presenting with an inguinal hernia: Is it necessary?
Gastrointest Endoscopy 2004; 59(3):369-73.

28. Lang A, Bardan E, Chowers Y, Sakhnini E, Fidder HH, Bar-Meir S, Avidan BPI.
Risk factors for mortality in patients undergoing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostmy.
Endoscopy 2004; 36(6):522-526.

29. Lang A, Lahav M, Sakhnini E, Barshack I, Fidder HH, Avidan BC, Bardan E, Hershkovitz R, Bar-Meir S, Chowers Y.
Allicin inhibits spontaneous and TNF-alpha induced secretion of proinflammatory cytokines from intestinal epithelial cells.
Clin Nutr 2004; 23(5):1199-1208.

30. Y. Chowers, S. Odes, Y. Bujanover, R. Eliakim, S. Bar Meir , B. AvidanPI The Month of Birth is linked to the Risk of Crohn's Disease in the Israeli
population. Am J Gastroenterol 2004; 99: 1974-6.

31. Fidder HH, Figer A, Geva R, Flex D, Schayek H, Avidan BC, Bar Meir S, Friedman E.
Genetic analyses in consecutive Israeli Jewish colorectal cancer patients. Am J Gastroenterol. 2005; 100(6):1376-80.

32. Maor Y, Chowers Y, Koller M, Zmora O, Bar-Meir S, Avidan BPI.
Endosonographic evaluation of perianal fistulas and abscesses: comparison of two instruments and assessment of the role of hydrogen peroxide injection.J Clin Ultrasound. 2005; 33(5):226-32.

33. Maor Y, Nadler M, Barshack I,Zmora O,Koller M,Kundel Y,Fidder HH , Bar-Meir S, Avidan BPI. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) staging of rectal cancer: Diagnostic value before and following chemoradiation.
J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2006; 21(2):454-8.

34. Menachem Y, Avidan BC, Lavy A, Lang G, Bardan E, Fidder H, Bar-Meir S, Chowers Y.Increasing the Infliximab dose is beneficial in Crohn’s disease patients who responded to lower dose and relapsed.
Digestion 2005; 72:124-128.

35. Fidder HH, Chowers Y, Ackerman Z, Dresner Pollak R, Bart J, Crusius, A,
Livneh A, Bar-Mei S, Avidan BC, Shinhar Y.The Familial Mediterranean Fever (MEVF) gene as a modifier of Crohn’s disease
Am J Gastroenterol 2005; 100: 338-43.

36. Maor Y, bashari D, Kenet G, Lalezari S, Lubetsky A, Luboshitz J,
Schapiro JM, Avidan B, Bar-Meir S, Martinowitz U.
Hepatitis C at the Israeli Hemophilia Center.
Haemophilia 2006; 12(1):68-74.

37. Lahat A, Menachem Y, Avidan BC, Yanai H, Sakhnini E, Bardan E, Bar-Meir S.
Diverticulitis in the young patient- is it different?
World J Gastroenterol 2006; 12: 2932-5.
38. Fidder HH, Heijmans R, Chowers Y, Bar-Meir S, Avidan BC, Pena AS, Crusius
JB. TNF-857 polymorphism in Israeli Jewish patients with Inflammatory Bowel
Disease.
Int J Immunogenet 2006; 33:81-5.

39. Lahat A, Avidan BC, Bar-Meir S, Chowers Y.
Long standing colonic inflammation is associated with a low
prevalence of diverticuli in inflammatory bowel disease patients.
Inflamm Bowel Dis 2007; 13: 733-6.

40. Bardan E, Maor Y, Carter D, Lang A, Bar-Meir S, Avidan BPI.
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) before gastric polypectomy- is it mandatory?
J Clin Gastroenterol 2007; 41: 371-4.

41. Fidder HH, Nadler M, Lahat A, Lahav M, Bardan E, Avidan BC, Bar-Meir S.
The utility of capsule endoscopy in the diagnosis of Crohn's disease based
on patient's symptoms.
J Clin Gastroenterol 2007; 41: 384-387.
42. Lahat A, Yanai H, Menachem Y, Avidan BC, Bar-Meir S.
The feasibility and risk of early colonoscopy in acute diverticulitis: a prospective
controlled study.
Endoscopy 2007; 39 (6): 521-4.

43. Lahav M, Maor Y, Avidan BC, Novis B, Bar-Meir S.
Non surgical management of asymptomatic incidental pancreatic cysts.
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2007; 5: 813-7.

44. Ben-Horin S, Bar-Meir S, Avidan BPI.
The impact of colon cleanliness assessment on endoscopists' recommendations
for follow-up colonoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol 2007; 102: 1-6.

45. Amitai MM, Arazi-Kleinman T, Avidan BC, Apter S, Konen E, Biegon A, Hertz M. Fat Halo sign in the bowel of patients with Crohn's disease.
Clin Radiol 2007; 62: 994-7.

46. Maor Y, Scapiro JM, Bashari D, Lurie Y, Safadi R, Segol O, Paritsky M, Rachlis Z,Avidan BC, Bar-Meir S, Martinowitz U.
Treatment if hepatitis C in patients with haemophilia- the Israeli National
haemophilia Center experience
Haemophilia 2008: 14: 336-342.

47. Carter D, Maor Y, Bar-Meir S, Avidan BPI.
Prevalence and predictive signs for gastrointestinal lesions in premenopausal
Women with iron deficiency anemia
Dig Dis Sci 2008; 53: 3138-3144.

48. Amitai MM, Arazi TK, Hertz M, Apter S, Portnoy O, Guranda L, Chowers Y,
Avidan BC.
Multislicce CT compared to small bowel follow-through in the evaluation of
patients with Crohn's disease.
Clinical imaging 2008: 32: 355-361.

49. Ben-Horin S, Bar-Meir S, Avidan BPI.
The outcome of a second preparation for colonoscopy after failure procedure
Gastrointest Endoscopy 2009; 69 (3 suppl): 626-630.
50. Ben-Horin SPI, Avidan BC, Yanai H, Lang A, Chowers Y, Bar-Meir S.
Familial clustering of Crohn's disease in Israel: prevalence and association
with disease severity.
Inflamm Bowel Dis 2009; 15: 171-175.

51. Beer-Gabel MPI, Assouline YC, Zmora OC, Venturero MC, Bar Meir SC,
Avidan BPI.
A new ultrasonographic method for the staging of rectal cancer.
Dis colon Rectum 2009; 52: 1485-1480.

52. Maor YPI, Avidan BPI, Melzer EC, Bar-Meir SC.
Long-term clinical outcome of patients with gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors
Dig Dis Sci 2010: 55: 2893-8.

53. Maor YPI, Avidan BPI
Application of non-invasive tests of fibrosis by gastroenterologists and
Hepatologists.
J Gastrointest Liver Dis 2010:19 (1): 107.

54. Ben-Horin SPI, Bujanover Y, Goldstein S, Nadler M, Lang A, Kopylov U,
Katz L, Lahat A, Schwartz E, Avidan BPI.
Travel-associated health risks for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
J Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Feb;10(2):160-165.

55. Shapiro R, Ben-Horin S, Bar-meir S, Avidan BPI
The risk of advanced histology in small sized polyps: are non-invasive
Imaging enough?
Int J Colorectal Dis 2012;27:1071-1075.

56. Kopylov U, Ben-Horin S, Lahat A, Segev S, Avidan BC, Carter D.
Obesity, metabolic syndrome and the risk of development of colonic diverticulosis.
Digestion 2012;86:201-205.

57. Carter DPI, Levi G, Tzur D, Novis B, Avidan BPI.
Prevalence and predictive factors for gastrointestinal pathology in young men
evaluated for iron deficiency anemia.
Dig Dis Sci 2013;58:1299-1305.

58. Kopylov U, Avidan BC, Papageogiou NP, Katz L, Zimlichman E, Hussein H,
Maor Y.
Idiopathic liver function test abnormality in pregnancy is associated with assisted
reproduction techniques.
Fertil Steril 2013;99:377-381.

59. Lahat A, Avidan BC, Sakhnini E, Katz L, Fidder HH, Bar-Meir SB.
Acute diverticulitis: a decade of prospective follow-up.
J Clin Gastroenterol 2013;47:415-419.

60. Carter D,Beer-Gabel M, Eliakim R, Novis B, Avidan BC, Bardan E.
Management of antithrombotic agents for colonoscopic polypectomies in
Israeli gastroenterologists relative to published guidelines.
Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol 2013;37:514-518.

61. Ungar B, Kopylov U, Goitein D, Lahat A, Bardan E, Avidan BC, Lang A, Maor Y,
Eliakim R, Ben-Horin S.
Severe and morbid obesity in Crohn's disease patients: prevalence and disease
Associations.
Digestion 2013; 88: 26-32.

62. Carter D, Beer-Gabel M, Zbar A, Bardan E. Avidan B.
A survey of colonoscopic polypectomy practice among Israeli gastroenterologists.
Ann Gastroenterol 2013;26:135-140.

63. Lang A, Salomon N, Wu JC, Kopylov U, Lahat A, Har-Noy O, Ching JY, Cheong PK,
Avidan B, Gamus D, Kaimakliotis I, Eliakim R, Ng SC, Ben-Horin S.
Curcumin in combination with 5-aminosalycilate induces remission in patients with
Mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in a randomized controlled trial.
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015; 13: 1444-1449.

64. Ungar B, Haj-Natur O, Kopylov U, Yavzori M, Fudim E, Picard O, Loebstein R,
Lahat A, Maor Y, Avidan B, Lang A, Weiss B, Chowers Y,
Elikim R, Ben-horin S,
Ashkenazi Jewish origin protects against formation of antibodies to infliximab and
Therapy failure.
Medicine 2015;94: 673- 677.

65. Ben-horin S, Itzhaki Z, Haj-Natur O, Segev S, Eliakim R, Avidan B.
Rarity of adenomatous polyps in ulcerative colitis and its implication
For colonic carcinomatosis.
Endoscopy 2016; 48 (3): 215-222.

66. Greener T, Klang E, Yablecovitch D, Lahat A, Neuman S, Levhar N, Avidan B, Yanai H, Dotan I, Chowers Y, Weiss B, Saibil F, Amitai MM, Ben-Horin S, Kopylov U, Eliakim R. The impact of magnetic resonance enterography and capsule endoscopy on the re-classification of disease in patients with known Crohn's disease: A Prospective Israeli IBD research nucleus (IIRN) STUDY. J Crohns Colitis. 2016;10:525-531.

67. Carter D, Bardan E, Derazne E, Tzur D, Avidan B. The incidence of gastrointestinal pathology and subsequent anemia in young men presenting with iron deficiency without anemia. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Jun 22;28:1126-1129.

68. Lahat A, Kopylov U, Amitai MM, Neuman S, Levhar N, Yablecovitch D, Avidan B, Yanai H, Dotan I, Chowers Y, Weiss B, Ben-Horin S, Eliakim R Magnetic resonance enterography or video capsule endoscopy - what do Crohn's disease patients prefer? Patient Prefer Adherence 2016;10:1043-50.

69. Kopylov U, Klang E, Yablecovitch D, Lahat A, Avidan B, Neuman S, Levhar N, Greener T, Rozendorn N, Beytelman A, Yanai H, Dotan I, Chowers Y, Weiss B, Ben- Horin S, Amitai MM, Eliakim R; Israeli IBD research Nucleus (IIRN). Magnetic resonance enterography versus capsule endoscopy activity indices for quantification of small bowel inflammation in Crohn's disease. Therapy Adv Gastroenterol 2016;9:655-663.

70. Shirin D, Matalon S, Avidan B, Broide E, Shirin H. Real-world Helicobacter pylori diagnosis in patients referred for esophagogastroduodenoscopy: The gap between guidelines and clinical practice. United European Gasteroenterol j. 2016; 4 (6): 762-769.

71. Lahat A, Kopylov U, Neuman S, Levhar N, Yablecovitch D, Avidan B, Weiss B, Ben-Horin S, Eliakim R. Helicobacter Pylori prevalence and clinical significance in patients with quiescent Cron's disease. BMC Gastroenterol 2017; 17: 27-34.

72. Lahat A, Kopylov U; Neuman S; Levhar N; Yablecovitch D; Avidan B; Weiss B Ben-Horin S, Eliakim R. Helicobacter pylori prevalence and clinical significance in patients with quiescent Crohn's disease BMC Gastroenterol 2017; 13:27-32.

73. Amitai MM, Zarchin M, Lahat A, Yablecovitch D, Neuman S, Levhar N, Klang E, Avidan B, Ben-Horin S, Eliakim R, Kopylov U. Structural bowel damage in quiescent Crohn's disease.
Dig Liv DIS 2017; 49: 490-494.

74. Klang E, Amitai MM, Lahat A, Yablecovitch D, Avidan B, Neuman S, Levhar N, Rozendorn N, Weiss B, Ben-Horin S, Eliakim R, Kopylov U. Capsule endoscopy validation of the magnetic enterography global scorein patients with established crohn's disease. J Crohns Colitis 2018; 28: 313- 320

75. Yablecovitch D, Lahat A, Neuman S, Levhar N, Avidan B, Ben-Horin S, Eliakim R, Kopylov U. The Lewis score or capsule endoscopy crohn's disease activity index. Whichone is better for the assessment of small bowel inflammation in established Crohn's disease? Therapy Adv Gastroenterol 2018; 11: 175-181.
76. Ungar B, Engel T, Yablecovitch D, Lahat A, Lang A, Avidan B, Har-noy O, Carter D, Lev-Har N, Selinger l, Neuman S, Natour OH, Yavzori M, Fudim E, Picard O, Kopylov U, Chowers Y, Naftali T, Broide E, SHACHAR e, Eliakim R, Ben-Horin S. Prospective observational evaluation of Time- Deprndancy of adalimumab immunogenicity and drug concentration: The POETIC study. Am J Gastroenterol 2018; 113: 890-898.

77. Har-Noy O, Young ED, Koulaouzidis A, Eliakim R, Kopylov U, Avidan B, Katz HL. Chromoendoscopy or white light endoscopy for neoplasia detection in Lynch syndrome, a meta-analysis Digestive and Liv Dis 2019, 51: 1515-1521.

78. Yablecovitch D, Kopylov U, Lahat A, Amital MM, Klang E, Ben-Ami Shor D, Neuman S, Levhar N, Fudim E, Avidan B, Laish I, Selinger L, Zingboin-Orbach N, Picard O, Yavzori M, Eliakim r, Ben-Horin S. Serum mmp-9: a novel biomarker for prediction of clinical relapse in patients with quiescent Crohn's disease: a post hoc analysis. Therap Adv Gastroenterol 2019:9: 12-17

Reflux symptoms are associated with psychiatric disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2001 Dec; 15(12):1907-12.

 

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