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Dr. Menachem Schechter

American-trained Gastroenterologist, providing compassionate, professional care for digestive and gastrointestinal illnesses

Please note my new location in Jerusalem:

Emek Refaim 43 B ,

2nd Floor. 

tel 02-5612480

The Oliphant office has closed.

Video visits available


Dr Schechter’s approach is patient centered, with an emphasis on listening to the patient’s experience and history. Goals of treatment include preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as reducing  discomfort and improving function.  When necessary, Dr Schechter is an expert in endoscopic procedures, used for diagnosis and treatment. He employs an integrative approach   

complementing medical care with other modalities, including acupuncture, which he performs himself in his private clinic.


Areas of Expertise

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional disorders

  • Early detection and cancer prevention

  • Diseases of the liver and pancreas

  • Routine (Gastroscopy , Colonoscopy) and Advanced Endoscopic procedures

  • Acupuncture for relief of GI symptoms


Dr Schechter is Medical Director of Gastroentrology at Misgav Ladach Hospital in Jerusalem. He is also a Senior Attending physician at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where he heads the Gastro Genetics Clinic, which treats individuals and families at high risk for gastrointestinal malignancy. 

Medical Diagnosis


Taking Care of You

Dr Schechter received his medical degree from the  Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 2002, where he also completed his Internal Medicine residency. He completed Gastroenterology fellowship at Columbia University/ Harlem Hospital in New York and worked in private practice In Westchester, NY, before making Aliyah with his family, in 2012.

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Medical Consultation

Dr Schechter treats a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal illnesses, focusing on a thorough evaluation of the patient's history, symptoms and goals. Together, a comprehensive treatment plan, with a focus on minimizing unnecessary testing, and returning functionality, is established.



.  When necessary, Dr Schechter is an expert in endoscopic procedures, used for diagnosis and treatment of GI illnesses, including: Colonoscopy- for the detection and removal of (pre)cancerous polyps 

Gastroscopy - for evaluation and treatment of  diseases of the upper GI tract like esophagitis, peptic ulcer disease, H pylori , celiac etc

Hemorrhoid treatment



While Western medicine has made great advances in diagnosing and treating disease, there are limits to what we have to offer, especially relating to functional issues , like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia, chronic or acute joint pain. Dr Schechter employs Japanese-style Acupuncture, which uses Hara (abdominal) diagnosis to treat many maladies.

 Schedule an Appointment

Private Consultation

Video visits available

Jerusalem Office -  43 Emek Refaim Entrance B, 2nd Floor
for consultation or acupuncture 

to schedule an office or video appointment
053-9957019 or

Office tel. 02-5612480

on Leumit Shaban List for Refund for private consultations

Bet Shemesh- Labriut Health 

Shaare Zedek Medical Center

02-6555999   Sharap office

for further assistance leave Whattsapp message 053-8835505

Kupat Cholim Maccabi and Meuhedet

Jerusalem Office -  43 Emek Refaim Entrance B, 2nd Floor  tel. 02-5612480

schedule via your Kupa - online or by phone

*3555 or online or

Offices in Jerusalem, Beitar (Hachida), Efrat
*3833 or online

 Schedule a Procedure

Private Procedures

Shaare Zedek Medical Center
accepts most private insurances, including :

02- 6666116  or


Assuta- Jerusalem, -   216 Yaffo

(Shaarei Ha'ir Bldg. near Central Bus station)

in network for the following private insurances : Phoenix, Menora, Clal, Ayalon 



for further assistance leave Whattsapp message 053-8835505

 Meuhedet and Maccabi Members

Meuhedet procedures performed at Misgav Ladach - Jerusalem

27 Hizkiyahu Hamelech      tel 02-5678444

Maccabi procedures performed at Assuta- Jerusalem

216 Yaffo      tel 072-3392444

Contact Information

To help schedule a private consultation or procedure by Whattsapp  please leave message at 053-8835505

To schedule an office appointment in Jerusalem: 

Maccabi, Meuhedet, Private

053-9957019 or

02-6555999 Shaare Zedek Sharap Office

To Schedule an appointment in Bet Shemesh - Labriut

02-970-1100   or 

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