Tokuda Hospital Sofia



In the past decades Gastroenterology has been specified as a technically developed discipline, connected with all the contemporary achievements of technology. The usage of ultrasound and endoscopic equipment, invasive diagnostics and treatment methods has become a routine for the Gastroenterology Department of Tokuda Hospital Sofia. This makes it comparable to the Surgery Clinics and Departments as the procedures executed by the gastroenterologists often save the patients surgery treatments.

The department is recognized as a prestigious one in Bulgaria and on international level. It is acknowledged as a unit, responding 24/7 according to the principles of Dr. Tokuda.  

The department has excellent potential of the team due to the very good theoretic, practical and methodical training with level 3 of competence – the Highest degree in Bulgaria. All the specialists have high rating and competence and perform some of the most complex manipulations according to the gastroenterology standards.

Performed Procedures

All the routine activities and the higher volume procedures needed for the medical – diagnostic process:

Conventional and Doppler ultrasound

Conventional and Invasive endoscopy

Invasive manipulation under ultrasound and X-ray control:

  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Papillosphincterotomy
  • Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography
  • Endoscopic Stenting
  • Endoscopic relative ligation of esophagus varices
  • Draining manipulation under ultrasound, CT and endoscopic control
  • Thermoablation
  • Inserting of percutaneous gastrotomy tubes in patients with impossibility for natural feeding.
Breath Test for Helicobacter Pylori

Breathing test for fast and easy diagnostics of the presence of Helicobacter Pylori – bacteria, related to the development of gastritis, duodenal and peptic ulcers - is performed in the department. Read more about it here.

Hepatological Center

In the department there is a Hepatological center with long years of tradition in diagnostics and treatment of chronic virus hepatitis, recognized and acknowledged in Bulgaria, in which a routine diagnostics and treatment of virus hepatitis is performed. The presence of good material base is a premise for precise diagnostics of the chronic virus hepatitis through performing of quantity viremia defining and genesizing of the disease. The center relies on good collaboration with  the other 5 centers in Sofia to react on time for the needs of the patients with such diseases.

The presence of prepared hepatologists and surgeons and the increasing of liver diseases is of big significance for the  readiness to supply liver transplantations.

There is functioning Center for eating disorders to the department with the support of endocrinology and psychiatry specialists.

The department has good relations with First Surgery and The Clinic for Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic Surgery and acknowledged professionals from the specified areas are available to help.

Center for Endoscopic Diagnostics

There is functioning center for endoscopic diagnostics in the department with last generation equipment from “Olympus” for examination of the upper and lower part of the digestive system, as well as for performing of therapeutic procedures like:

  • Endoscopic haemostasis and scleroterrapy
  • Treatment of haemorrhoids
  • Removing of foreign objects
  • Interventional methods for treatment of gall-bladder and liver diseases and diseases of the pancreas

All the contemporary methods for diagnostic s and treatment of stomach and esophagus diseases are also applied.

Dietology Sector

Center for Dietology is opened within the Gastroenterology Department. The dietology specialists consult patients for necessary eating regimen and compose individual diets depending on the type of diseases and the patient’s condition.

Post-graduate doctors in Internal Diseases and Gastroenterology study in the Department and regular courses with a program for post-graduate qualification for specialists in the hospital and outside of it are being held.

Contemporary Endoscopic Equipment

The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Center is facilitated with center for endoscopic diagnostics and last generation equipment Olympus for examination of the upper and lower part of the digestive system.

The Endoscopic Center has 4 halls for endoscopic examinations in the area of gastroenterology and pulmonology.

The department is equipped with ultrasound sector with contemporary General Electric equipment for conventional and Doppler ultrasound diagnostics for all subspecialties.




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Hospital location

51B "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" blvd. (if you drive, the entrance is from "At. Dukov" str.), "Hladilnika" distr., 1407 "Lozenets".

The hospital has a parking lot. The first 30 min. are free of charge, then a fee of 3 bgn/hours applies.

Public transport:
Buses: №88, 120
Shuttle bus: 32

Subway: Getting off at "James Bourchier" station, after that walking through "Lozenets" distr., or tram №10, taking off at "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" stop. or a bus №88, taking ff at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.


From the Central Railway Station

Bus line №305 getting off at "Romanian embassy" stop
From "Romanian embassy" stop – Bus line №120 getting off at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.
(after the traffic lights at "Atanas Dukov" str.

With a subway, from "Central Railway Station" station, getting off at "James Bourchier" station, after that walking through "Lozenets" distr., or tram №10, taking off at "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" stop. or a bus №88, taking ff at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.