Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Rossen Tushev M.D.


Since August 2013 - Head of Department of Surgery at VITA Hospital
Since September 2009 – specialist in Conventional and Laparoscopic Medicine, Multidisciplinary Hospital for Active Treatment “Vita”
Since October 1996 till now – specialist surgeon at First-aid Hospital “N.I.Pirogov”

Education and training:
1990-1996 Higher education, Medical University in Sofia
1997 – Laparoscopic surgery, Medical University in Sofia
2001 – Laparoscopic surgery, Faculty of Medicine at Zagreb University, Croatia, headed by Prof. Zoran Chala
2001 – Acknowledged specialty in Surgery
2002 - Surgery of thyroid gland, Medical University in Sofia
2003 – Colorectal surgery, Medical University in Sofia
2004 – Surgical lesions of mamma, Medical University, Sofia
2005 – Biliary-hepatic surgery
2010 – Certificate for work with the system, V.A.C. Therapy System, KCI, USA, for treatment of wounds by negative pressure
2012 - Workshop in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery - Prof. Giovanni Dapri
2013 - Recognized capacity in conventional and interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy with biopsy I-st and II-nd level
2014 - Specialization in Bariatric Surgery, Hirslanden Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

Bulgarian Union of Physicians
Bulgarian Society of Surgery
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
Society of American Gastrointestinal and laparoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Croatian Society for Endoscopic Surgery (CSES)
European Hernia Society (EHS-GREPA)
World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS)
Co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Association for Treatment of Wounds

Author and co-author of over 20 scientific publications in the sphere of Abdominal and Emergency Surgery

Together with his colleagues carries out and publishes some laparoscopic technics, adopted as routine one by the surgeons of “Pirogov” First-aid Hospital.

Diana Mileva M.D.

Since March 2015 - surgeon at Vita Hospital
2011-2015 – doctor at Multi-profile Hospital for Active Medical Treatment and Emergency Medicine "N.I.Pirogov"
Ivaylo Tzvetkov M.D


Since 2016 Visiting Bariatric Consultant – Vita Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria
Sine 2018 Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, University Hospital of North Midlands, Stoke on Trent, UK.


20.03.2017 – 15.10.2018 Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Dorset, UK    
03.08.2015 – 19.03.2017 - Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Upper GI Surgeon, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Derbyshire, UK    
15.08.2011 – 31.07.2015 Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon Basildon University Hospital, Basildon, UK
15.10.2005 – 10.08.2011 - Chief of Surgical Department, Consultant General, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon    - Hospital for Active Treatment “Doverie”, Sofia, Bulgaria
01.01.2000 – 12.10.2005 - Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon - University Hospital “Saint Ann”, Sofia, Bulgaria
01.01.1996 – 30.12.1999 - Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon University Hospital Pleven, Bulgaria



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