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Aviv Ben-Meir, MD

Aviv Ben-Meir, MD



71 Ratings 18 Reviews


General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Not Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

LHPG Bariatric Surgery
36100 Euclid Ave
Suite: 170
Willoughby, OH 44094

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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.


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

Languages Spoken

English, Hebrew

Office Locations

LHPG Bariatric Surgery

36100 Euclid Ave
Suite: 170
Willoughby, OH 44094

WES Medical Center

36000 Euclid Ave
Willoughby, OH 44094

TRI Medical Center

7590 Auburn Rd
Painesville, OH 44077

Patient Experience Reviews

5.0 out of 5

71 Ratings

Patient Comments (18)

Reviewed On 8/1/2023
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.

Reviewed On 8/1/2023
All good

Reviewed On 8/1/2023
The best visit ever

Reviewed On 7/1/2023
My experience was very good. Dr. And staff we exceptional.

Reviewed On 7/1/2023
This office is amazing the staff are very friendly and professional

Reviewed On 7/1/2023

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
So far the experience has been very good. Further appointments have been scheduled.

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
Dr. Ben Meir is one of the finest doctors I've ever worked with. He has great staff and a well run office

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
I thought Dr. Ben-Meir and his staff were excellent. From the receptionist, the nurse, the dietician and especially Dr. Ben-Meir my visit was complete, thorough, and educational. Everyone was professional knowledgeable and kind. I can't say enough positive things about this physician and his staff.

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
*** Doctor Ben-Mir and the entire staff are always helpful, respectful, and very personable.

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Dr. Ben-Meir and is staff are the best anyone could ask for. I have great confidence in them.

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Great care and great surgeon

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir is the BEST! ***

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Very good. Best explanations received this year

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Dr Ben-Meir did my surgery and the experience was wonderful. I felt he and his team were dedicated to my success from the first appointment. I have recommended lake bariatric to a lot of people in the last 6 months

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Always a good experience when I visit them.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
From my first visit to this office I was impressed with the MD and his staff. Everyone is very efficient, polite and always available. Of all the physicians I have seen Dr. Ben Meir Is the best including his staff

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Very informative & helpful

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)

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.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

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