Meet The Team

Prof. Subhi Abu-Abeid

Prof. Subhi is one of the leading, most experienced bariatric surgeons in Israel. He is the Deputy Director of the General Surgery Department at the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv (also known as Ichilov), and the Director of the Surgical Service for the Treatment of Obesity there. Prof. Subhi is also a Senior Surgeon at the Bariatric Center in Herzliya Medical Center.

Prof. Subhi completed his medical studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and had his training done in the United States, Belgium and Germany.

Prof. Subhi is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Sackler School of Medicine, in the Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Israeli Society of Endoscopic Surgery, the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, the International Federation for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity and the Israeli Society of Surgery.

Prof. Subhi published 42 Articles, 5 Case Studies, and 4 book chapters.

Ilana Nikiforova

RD, B.Sc, Clinical Dietician

Ilana is a Clinical Dietician, with expertise in bariatrics and gastroenterology.

Ilana handholds patients throughout the process, every step of the way – making sure they are ready before the surgery, consulting, advising, and accompanying patients after the surgery, supporting their lifestyle changes throughout the process.

Before working with Professor Subhi, Ilana was the primary dietician at MERAV hospital; Head dietician at the Surgical Department in Assuta, Tel-Aviv; was a member of bariatrics committee to evaluate candidates for bariatric surgery; Supervisor of professional training for dieticians.
Ilana is a member of “ATID” – the Israeli dieticians and nutritionists association, and is a frequent lecturer at professional bariatrics conferences.

Emily Habash

Medical Coordinator

In her role as head medical coordinator, Emily intakes patients, plans and coordinates the surgery program, assists and supports patients in their preparation for surgery, and presents patients to the bariatrics committee, all the way through scheduling a date for surgery.