Dr. Hadar Spivak

Dr. Hadar Spivak


  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgical treatment of Obesity: all kinds of bariatric procedures, revision surgeries

Clinical Experience

  • 1997-1999 - chief of advanced laparoscopic surgery department at Beilinson Medical Center, Israel
  • 2000 - 2011 - founder and chief of the HS Laparoscopy Center, specializing in progressive laparoscopic surgery of the bowel, Texas, USA
  • During his employment in the US doctor Spivak travelled back to Israel every year to demonstrate and instruct Israeli surgeons on the newest techniques, applied in the US
  • 2011-2013 - head of Obesity Treatment Center at Sheba Hospital, Israel
  • Since 2013 has a private practice as a senior surgeon at the Obesity Treatment Center of Herzliya Medical Center


  • A graduate of Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
  • In 1990-1996 completed several fellowships in the US: 1) Bariatric and general surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY; 2) Laparoscopic surgery at Emory University, Atlanta; 3) Endoscopic surgery at Beth Israel, NY

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Laparoscopic Surgery
  • American Association of Bariatric Surgeons
  • Israeli Association of Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Israeli Association of Surgery

Articles and Publications

  • In 2000 doctor Spivak was one of the 14 surgeons chosen from all over the US to test and analyze the then new adjustable gastric band
  • Full list of published papers and articles: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=spivak+h

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