Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Emil Kostadinov М.D. - Surgeon

May 2020 - Surgery department, hospital Vita

2004 – 2020 - Surgery Clinic - Clinical Center of Gastroenterology, University Hospital "Queen Giovanna", Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
2002 – 2004 - Surgery Department - Oncology Dispensary, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
2001 – 2002 - Pathology Department - Oncology Dispensary, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria


2011 – 2020 Assistant professor in surgery - Surgery Clinic, Clinical Center of Gastroenterology, University Hospital “Queen Giovanna”, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
2004 – 2008 - Research Fellow - Surgery Clinic, Clinical Center of Gastroenterology, University Hospital “Queen Giovanna”, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
2003 – 2008 - Residency in Surgery
2004 – 2008 - Clinical Center of Gastroenterology, University Hospital “Queen Giovanna”, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
2003 – 2004 - Higher Medical Institute, Pleven, Bulgaria
1995 – 2001 - Medical University, Sofia
Date of Graduation: 16 November 2001, Major: Medicine, Degree: Master of Science
Diana Mileva M.D. - Surgeon

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


01.06.2020 - Attendant surgeon in Vita Hospital, Sofia, Department of Surgery, Division of minimally-invasive colorectal surgery
23.09.2019 - 30.05.2020 - Chief attendant surgeon in Univesity Hospital Pirogov, Sofia, Bulgaria, Department of Surgery
03.07.2016 - 20.09.2019 - Surgeon in Universtity Hospital Tsaritsa Joanna - ISUL, Sofia, Bulgaria, Department ot Surgery
02.02.2015 – 01.04.2017 - Surgeon in Universtity Hospital St. Ivan Rilski, Sofia, Bulgaria, Department ot Surgery
01.01.2015 - Specialist in General Surgery
01.07.2009 – 30.06.2014 - Residency in General Surgery University Hospital Tsaritsa Joanna – ISUL, Sofia, Bulgaria, Department of Surgery

09.09.2002 – 19.12.2008 - Medical education – Medical University Sofia, Bulgaria

Additional qualification:
November 2017 - Sertificate “Basics of laparoscopic surgery”, Military medical academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, Prof. N. Vladov

Spoken languages:
Bulgarian, German, English, French

Desislava Ivanova M.D.
Dr. Desislava Ivanova - Endocrinologist


30.01.2014 Graduate of renowned Medical University in Pleven
03.02.2014 Starts practicing at multidisciplinary Hospital for active treatment “Dr. Stefan Cherkezov” in Veliko Tarnovo
01.02.2015 – 01.05.2019 Specialty in endocrinology with an emphasis on Diabetes mellitus, Diabetes mellitus and pregnancy syndrome, Metabolic, Thyroid pathology, pituitary and adrenal diseases, whilst also working in the Hospitals emergency ward.
Additional qualification:
Participation in scientific congresses and symposia:
Thyroid ultrasound courses 2019 and 2020  
Member of the Bulgarian Society of Endocrinology 
Member of the Bulgarian Medical Union 
Certificate - "4th EASD Postgraduate Course on Clinical Diabetes and its Complications". April 20-22, 2017. Sofia, Bulgaria
Denitsa Anastasova
Denitsa Anastasova - Psychologist

Denitsa Anastasova is a clinical psychologist at Vita Hospital with professional experience in the field of addictions and healthy eating. She graduated with a master's degree in "Clinical and Counseling Psychology" from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and a bachelor's degree in "Psychology" from VTU "St. St. Cyril and Methodius”.

She was trained in the method of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and applies an integrative approach in her work. She has experience in counseling adults, teenagers and their families with various problems - anxiety, depression, addictions, existential crises (interpersonal conflicts, loss, separation, traumatic experiences), etc.
Professor Lyudmila Ivanova
Professor Lyudmila Ivanova - dietlogist

Prof. Lyudmila Ivanova has been part of the VITA DCC team since March 2022. She is a specialist in nutrition and dietetics with over 42 years of medical experience. Applies diet therapy to adult patients and children with various chronic diseases, after operative interventions and states of nutritional deficiency. Develops individual nutritional regimens, to reduce body weight and improve nutritional status, reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. We also work with patients, without health problems and with pregnant women, to establish a healthy eating model, consistent with physical activity and physiological state.

1979 - Graduates Medical university in Sofia, Bulgaria
1986 - Specialty in nutrition and dietetics, as well as hygiene toxicology
1992 - Defends a dissertation on the topic: Experimental studies on the effect of combined supplementation of calcium and zinc in cadmium intoxication. She has conducted specializations at the Center for Disease Control in the USA, Jagiellonian University in Poland, Karolinska University, Center Novum.
2004 - 2007 Works as a nutrition expert for UNICEF Ukraine
2007 – Associate Professor in “Neofit Rilski” University in Blagoevgrad and Professor in the Medical faculty of “Sv. Kliment Ohridski” University.
Professor Ivanova is fluent in English, German and Russian




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