The Department of Digestive surgery at "Acibadem Sistina" Clinical Hospital comprises of experienced and well-known specialists who apply modern protocols in the surgical treatment of digestive disorders. Digestive system surgical interventions are performed at “Acibadem Sistina" operating rooms, fully equipped with high-quality medical supplies and equipment from reputable globally recognized manufacturers.
The surgical treatment of gastrointestinal diseases (those of the stomach, intestines, and associated organs), benefit largely from the improvement of endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical techniques. Our Department of Digestive surgery is particularly dedicated to early diagnostics and the laparoscopic or endoscopic surgical procedures of colon diseases.
Liver, Pancreas and Bile Duct surgery
Recent significant developments in oncology have introduced new options in treating hepatic and pancreatic tumors. In the diagnostics and the treatment of these conditions we take a multidisciplinary approach, we work as a team, involving specialists in Interventional radiology, endoscopy and oncology.
What distinguishes this department from the rest in the region?
The Department of digestive surgery at "Acibadem Sistina" is specifically designed for providing hospital services, outpatient services and emergency center’s health care 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 are now a synonym for patients’ confidence, we have become the ‘number one’ surgical center in the region.
This department, like all other departments at our hospital, holds weekly expert meetings where all interventions are discussed and planned. Present at the meetings are physicians from several other departments, in order to reach joint decisions by consensus, on the further treatment of patients and to increase the quality of treatment.
As a result of the work of a large number of doctors from various specializations, "Acibadem Sistina" has pioneered regionally, all minimally invasive interventions, particularly in the area of urgent surgery, gastrointestinal tract operations and Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.
All interventions regarding diseases of the Colon & Rectum (DCR) are performed by using cutting edge technology. We offer various therapies when it comes to patients suffering from hemorrhoids, anal fistula and fissures.
Radiology examinations (chemoembolization, x-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography and cholangiography), endoscopy and percutaneous biopsy are being performed in coordination with specialists in the respective areas in order to get precise information about the planning of the further treatment and care.
List of diseases treated at the Department of digestive surgery at the Clinical hospital "Acibadem Sistina":
• Esophageal cancer (or oesophageal cancer) and benign diseases
• Gastric or stomach cancer
• Surgical treatment of small intestine disorders and intestinal obstruction
• Colon - rectal cancer, inflammatory diseases
• Anorectal anomalies: tumors, hemorrhoids, anal fissure and fistula
• Malignant and benign tumors, liver cysts
• Obstructive jaundice
• Gallbladder and Biliary Tract stones and tumors
• Pancreatic tumors and cysts
• 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, plays a huge part in achieving significant results. Surgical Intensive Care has a special role in this process. A multidisciplinary team determines the diet plan for chronic patients, while taking care of individual's diet preferences.
Surgical treatment of obesity: Gastric bypass surgery
Surgery is the only therapeutic method that achieves long lasting weight loss results in patients with extreme body weight. There are several surgical techniques, but the best results are accomplished with the high gastric bypass surgery. At Acibadem Sistina, this surgery is successfully performed by both classical surgical and laparoscopy techniques. The surgery results are evident within 12 months after intervention, during which period, the weight of the patient could be reduced by 85%.