Tokuda Hospital Sofia


Cardiac Surgery

Our department is the cardiac surgery leader in Bulgaria and the larger geographic region, which offers a full range of cardiac surgical interventions based on Good Medical Practices and offers world class clinical outcomes.  

Our Key Benefits: 

Our procedures, medical team experience, equipment resources and department organization were designed to offer our patient’s innovative, effective, and high value medical services including the following:   

  • Aortocoronary bypasses, with or without extracorporeal circulation (heart and lung machine), beating heart operations, and bypasses using existing arterial vascular structures
  • Heart valve prosthesis
  • Valve sparing operations
  • Left ventricle volume reduction operations to improve cardiac function
  • Separate and specialized post-surgical cardiac ICU unit 
Our Featured Procedures:

I. Aorto-coronary bypass, valve operations and/or congenital cardiac malformations surgery with extracorporeal blood return machine 7,600 EURO*, and includes up to a seven day hospital stay.

II. Combined cardiac operations and/or reconstruction of the ascending aorta and aortic branches with extracorporeal blood return machine 11,800 EURO* and inlcludes up to a nine day hospital stay. 

III. Combined cardiac operations for polyorganic insufficiency prolonged treatment post cardiac surgery 12,300 EURO*, includes up to a ten day hospital stay. 

IV. Endovascular aortic endoprothesis implantation 5,300 EURO*, includes an up to three day hospital stay. 

The above medical services packages include routine pre and post procedure clinical exams and assessments, the surgery, rehabilitation, and 24 doctor and nursing care, as well as includes a private hospital room and full meals for the entire hospital stay. 

* Specialized implants, medical supplies, or cardiac prostheses may be required depending on the specific medical case. Prior to medical service the patient will be informed of any additional charges which are subject to their consent.  

Our Team:

Our surgeons and nursing teams have accumulated vast professional experience specializing and training in Bulgaria and across the world. Our team’s professionalism and ethical core values ensures their ability to provide effective, efficient, and high quality medical care focused on our patients. All our medical activities and patient treatment programs are strictly guided by world recognized and research validated Good Medical Practices. To see our team's profiles please click here.

Our cardiac surgery team is lead by Dr. Dimitar Nikolov - Department Chief

Dr. Nikolov graduated from medical school in 1987, and has two specializations: surgery and cardiac surgery. He has also added specializations in Germany, the USA and Japan. In 1990, he began working in the general hospital “Sveta Ekaterina” and earned 17 years of experience in cardiac surgery. He was appointed the chief resident of "Sveta Ekaterina", and for the last two years of his tenure at the hospital he was a member of the executive department “Transplantation and Artificial Hearts”. He joined Tokuda Hospital Sofia in April 2007 and leads the cardiac surgery department and operation block number two. Dr. Nikolov has numerous medical publications in both Bulgarian and international medical journals, and he has participated in many scientific conferences locally and abroad. He is a member the European Association of Cardiac Surgery, the Bulgarian Union of Cardiology, and the Bulgarian Association of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery. In 2002, he received the “Bulgarian Doctor of the Year” award.

Contact Details:

To contact our cardiac surgery team to inquire about receiving a treatment quote and/or to schedule a treatment please contact us at +359 2 403 4119 or +359 2 403 4912  or write us an email at

In your email include any medical records you have detailing your specific medical case including clinical lab results and medical reports. Based on the medical records recieved from you, our cardiac surgery team may require additional test results and/or reports in order to  provide you with a more accurate treatment plan and price quote. 

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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.