I perform a wide range of surgeries of abdominal organs, such as liver, pancreas, stomach, small and large intestine, gall bladder, spleen, and diaphragm, as well as thyroid gland surgery, being at the same time the Head of the Center of Bariatric Surgery.
80% of my surgeries are minimally invasive, which means an easier postoperative period for my patients, with lesser pain, shorter recovery time and faster return to active life. I have performed more than 8000 laparoscopic procedures and have great experience and a high success rate.
Thanks to the state-of-the-art equipment of the clinic, ample opportunities for constant development and the newest innovative technologies, the majority of cancer surgeries are also carried out with minimally invasive techniques.
I started studying medicine in 1988 at the Medical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. From 1991 to 1994, I was a student of the Medical Faculty of Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, and, after graduation, I worked at the Surgical Department of Pirogov Hospital in Sofia.
In 2005, I defended my M.D. thesis “Gastric-banding as a surgical procedure for the gastroesophageal reflux in the treatment of morbid obesity" at the Martin-Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg.
I was one of the first abdominal surgeons in Switzerland, who, in May 2014, started performing abdominal surgery with the Da Vinci robotic system.