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Dr. Tsvetan Minchev has been awarded the Innovator in Medicine Award at the Physician of the Year 7th Annual Ceremony of the Bulgarian Physician Association

20 october 2017

The Head of the Thoracic Surgery at Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital has been awarded for his unique surgery of substituting a trachea

Dr. Tsvetan Minchev, Head of the Thoracic Surgery at Tokuda Hospital has been awarded the Physician of the Year ‘2017 award, organized by the Bulgarian Physician Association, and hosted on 19 October – the Physician’s Day, honoring the Orthodox saint Ivan the Wondermaker of Rila Mountains. The award was presented in the category of Contribution to the Development and Implementation of Innovative Medicine – for the trachea substitution surgery performed at Tokuda Hospital a few months ago. The procedure is unique for Bulgaria and still rare worldwide.

The surgery was a result of a multi-disciplinary approach – besides the thoracic surgeons, specialists from the Cardiac Surgery and ENT Dept. in Tokuda Hospital as well as a guest surgeon in plastic and reconstructive surgery participated in the surgery. Dr. Minchev’s patient is recovering after the complex oncological disease with complications and reconstruction of an entirely new trachea using autologous cells from the arm and cartilaginous tissue from the ribs. Thanks to the auto-transplant, the patient now can breathe independently. This is the 1st time in world history surgeons perform a surgery of constructing a new trachea in addition to removing the affected by the malignant disease esophagus, thyroid gland and parathyroid glands.

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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.

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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.