Digestive surgery


In addition to successful digestive interventions by proven experts in this field, the Department of Digestive Surgery is included in highly-referential centers for complete pancreatic and liver surgery. Leading professionals with  considerable experience perform even the most complicated digestive interventions. Interventions are performed by minimal invasive approach (small section), enabling faster recovery, shorter hospital stay and eliminating postoperative complications.

Gastrointestinal surgery

The surgical treatment of diseases related to the stomach and intestines benefit largely from the improvement of endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical techniques. Our Department of Digestive Surgery is particularly dedicated to early diagnostics, endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical treatment of colon diseases.

Liver, pancreas and bile duct surgery

Recent significant developments in oncology have introduced new options in treating hepatic and pancreatic tumors. The approach to diagnosing and treating these diseases is multidisciplinary i.e. we work as a team, involving specialists in interventional radiology, endoscopy and oncology.

What distinguishes this department from  others in the region?

The Department of Digestive Surgery at “Acibadem Sistina” Hospital is specifically designed for providing patients with hospital services, outpatient services and emergency center healthcare services, 24 hours a day. Our mission is to create an exceptional relationship between the patient and the physician resulting in an effective treatment. As a result of our work in any given field – including minimal invasive and urgent surgery – we have become synonymous  of patients’ confidence and the ‘number one’ surgical center in the region.

This department, like all other departments at our hospital, holds weekly expert meetings to discuss and plan all interventions. Physicians from several other departments attend those meetings in order for joint decisions to be reached by consensus, thereby increasing the quality of treatment.

As a result of the work of a large number of doctors in various specializations, “Acibadem Sistina” has pioneered regionally many minimally invasive interventions, particularly in the area of urgent surgery, gastrointestinal tract operations and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.

All interventions regarding the colon and rectum diseases are performed by using cutting edge technology. We offer various therapies when it comes to patients suffering from hemorrhoids, anal fistulae and fissures.

Radiology examinations (chemoembolization, X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography and cholangiography), endoscopy and percutaneous biopsy are performed in coordination with specialists in the respective areas in order to obtain precise information about the planning of the further treatment and patient’s care.



List of diseases and conditions treated at the Department of Digestive Surgery:

  • Esophageal carcinoma (or oesophageal cancer) and benign diseases
  •  Gastric or stomach carcinoma
  •  Surgical treatment of small intestine disorders and intestinal obstruction
  •  Colon – rectal tumors, inflammatory diseases
  •  Anorectal anomaies: tumors, hemorrhoids, anal fissure, fistula
  •  Malignant and benign tumors, liver cysts
  •  Obstructive jaundice
  •  Gallbladder and Biliary Tract stones and tumors
  •  Pancreatic cysts and tumors
  •  Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  •  Surgical treatment of spleen disorders
  •  Abdominal wall and groin hernia, postoperative hernias
  •  Various soft tissue infections

Communication between the physicians at the Department of Digestive Surgery with the physicians from other departments, as well as the latest technology have a great contribution in achieving significant results. Surgical Intensive Care has a special role in this process. A multidisciplinary team determines the diet plan for chronic patients.

Surgical treatment of obesity – high gastric bypass surgery

Surgical treatment is the only therapeutic method that achieves long-lasting weight loss results in patients with excessive body weight. There are several surgical techniques, but the best results are accomplished with the high gastric bypass surgery. This surgery is successfully performed at “Acibadem Sistina” Hospital by both classical surgical and laparoscopy techniques. Surgery results are evident within 12 months after the intervention, during which period, the body weight reduces up to 85%.