A team of profession
The modern facilities and innovative medical equipment of Trakia Hospital - Stara Zagora would have been completely useless without the competent team of doctors of the high-tech complex.
The doctors of Trakia Hospital are distinguished specialists in various fields of medical sciences. They have specialized in leading European clinics and universities in Switzerland, USA, Austria, Germany, France, Norway, Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, Bulgaria and other countries. They are authors of scientific publications, significant for the development of medicine, in prestigious specialized magazines in this country and abroad. Their achievements in the solution of complicated medical cases enjoy not only patients' confidence and appreciation, but their colleagues' and young doctors' as well, who learn from them as the Hippocratic Oath requires - devotedly and gratuitously.
Hospital surgical team is internationally renowned, winners of prestigious surgical awards from Europe, Asia and the USA. The applied technologies and operations in patients' surgical treatment correspond to the highest standards in contemporary surgery. The team works under the guidance of Associate Professor Aleksandar Yuliyanov, PhD, M.D., FACS, who is an expert of international reputation in the field of abdominal surgery and oncology, and also under the guidance of the famous surgeon Dr. Geo Tsirovski.
The cardiac team of doctors consists of six distinguished specialists in invasive cardiology and two proven specialists in non-invasive cardiology and internal diseases.
The head of the department is Dr. Borislav Borisov - an invasive cardiologist with extensive experience in coping with dangerous heart conditions. The cardiologists of Trakia Hospital - Stara Zagora also operate in the National Cardiology Hospital.
The team of vascular surgeons under the guidance of Associate Professor Dimitar Petkov, PhD, M.D. has a very high reputation. A part of his team is one of the doyens of vascular surgery in Bulgaria Associate Professor Andrey Andreev, PhD, M.D.
The obstetricians in Trakia Hospital are among the most sought after doctors in pregnancy diagnosis and consultation, childbirth and gynecological surgery. The team of Dr. Stefan Buzalov, Dr. Plamen Yanev and Dr. Ivan Ivanov is one of the two Bulgarian teams which performs laparoscopic operations in gynecology. The distinguished specialist Dr. Kalina Piperkova is head of the Obstetrics Department. One of the famous neonatologists and pediatricians in Bulgaria - Dr. Zhaneta Uzunova, is appointed head of Neonatology Department, and the respected specialist in children's diseases - Dr. Veselina Dimova, is head of the Department of Pediatrics.
The team of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology is managed by Associate Professor Petar Ruev, PhD, M.D. who has worked in cooperation with the Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology in Bochum, Germany for years, and with its manager Professor Stefan Dazert, they built the first provincial Cochlear Implant Center in Trakia Hospital.
One of the most sought after specialists in the field of joint prosthetics in Bulgaria - Dr. Petyo Bratoev, is head of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology. His team consists of a total of 8 specialists orthopedists-traumatologists, all with over 15 years of experience in the field of joint prosthetics and treatment of orthopedic diseases who apply the most contemporary technologies in their field.
The Department of Ophthalmology is one of the few in this country which has developed the most complex vitreous surgery of the eye in the person of Dr. Dimitrina Zhelyazkova. The famous ophthalmologist Dr. Valentin Hristozov, is head of the Department of Ophthalmology.
One of the doyens in the treatment of nervous diseases, Dr. Stoyan Lekushev, is head of the Department of Neurology, and Dr. Totka Naydenova - head of the Department of Gastroenterology. The Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation consists of a very experienced team of specialists under the guidance of the university teacher Dr. Antoaneta Gyonkova.
Trakia Hospital employs a lot of proven specialists in Bulgaria and abroad on consultant's contracts, who are aslo employed by other hospitals, to perform medical examinations and surgical operations.