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Aviv Ben-Meir, MD

Aviv Ben-Meir, MD

(5.0) , 12 Reviews
  • Specialty: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
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  • Primary Location: 36100 Euclid Ave (12 mi.)
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  • Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew

Office Locations

UH Lake West Willoughby Medical Office Building (12 mi.)

36100 Euclid Ave
Ste 170
Willoughby, OH 44094

Biography: Aviv Ben-Meir, MD


  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Foregut Surgery
  • General Surgery

Certifications & Memberships

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


Fellowship | Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatrics
Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatrics - University Of Virginia Medical Center (2001 - 2002)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1996 - 2001)

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (1996)

Case Western Reserve University (1991)


Watch Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir’s Health Talks

Aviv Ben-Meir is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric and metabolic surgery. In addition, Dr. Ben-Meir’s clinical interests include surgical treatment of hiatal, paraesophageal and abdominal wall hernias, as well as gallbladder and esophageal issues. An early proponent of bariatric patient education and postoperative support, Dr. Ben-Meir focuses on providing the highest quality care to all his patients. He currently serves as Chief of Surgery at UH Lake Health.

After earning his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1991, Dr. Ben-Meir obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1996. Following completion of his University Hospitals of Cleveland integrated surgery residency in 2001, he finished a fellowship in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery at the University of Virginia Health System in 2002.

In June 2002, Dr. Ben-Meir returned to Cleveland, where he joined three other bariatric surgeons to introduce laparoscopic bariatric surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. In 2004, the American Society for Bariatric Surgery designated the resulting program as a Center of Excellence, making it one of the first such programs to earn this designation.

Dr. Ben-Meir has practiced laparoscopic bariatric surgery continuously in northeastern Ohio since 2002, longer than any other surgeon in the area. During this time, he has performed approximately 6,000 weight loss operations. Dr. Ben-Meir has been affiliated with Lake Health since 2013 and University Hospitals since 2021. Since 2016, his program has been fully accredited as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Quality Improvement Program by the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Ben-Meir has presented on various bariatric surgery-related topics at numerous national medical conferences and meetings, including those held or hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Richland County Medical Society, Mercy Medical Center, Medina County Medical Society and Firelands Hospital CME. He has published research in a number of peer-reviewed journals, among them Obesity Surgery, American Journal of Surgery, Peptide Research and Amyloid.

Professional societies and committees in which Dr. Ben-Meir has served as a member include the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and American College of Surgeons, Lake Health Operative Services, Lake Health Department of Surgery Quality Committee, Lake Health Robotic Surgery Committee, and Saint Vincent Charity Medical Center Medical Executive Committee.

Patient Experience Reviews

5.0 out of 5
- based on 60 Ratings

Very easy to understand what I need to have done


Very Pleasant and easy to talk too>


Dr. Ben-Meir is amazing. Approachable, respectful, and very kind. Doesn't talk to you like a patient, but as a person. I highly recommend him.


Everyone that I interacted with was pleasant and very helpful and accommodating. They took their time explaining everything to me and listened to what I had to say and made sure I understood the process and that all my questions were answered.


The Doctor and his staff are extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful. One of the most care driven practices I have encountered in my over sixty years of life. The result of my care has improved my quality of life, I could not be more greateful...


I wish every provider were like Dr. Ben-Meir. He took the time to listen, explain options, discussed my concerns and we made decisions together as a team. I have a lot of trust moving forward under his care.


All good


The best visit ever


My experience was very good. Dr. And staff we exceptional.


This office is amazing the staff are very friendly and professional




So far the experience has been very good. Further appointments have been scheduled.

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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Aviv Ben-Meir did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.