Tokuda Hospital Sofia


Collaboration of 4 Surgeons from Different Hospitals in the Group of Acibadem City Clinic Saved a Human Life

02 august 2018

A 75-year-old patient was saved in a 7-hour combined surgery, with the participation of surgeons from the fields of cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, urology and surgery of the liver-biliary tract

A multidisciplinary team of two hospitals, Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center and Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital, performed a life-saving surgery for a severe oncologic disease of combined pathology.

After an examination (incl. a CT) concerning some heaviness in the heart area and hematuria (urine in the blood), specialists found a tumor in the left kidney, with a thrombosis of the left kidney vein, as well as a thrombus in the inferior vena cava. The thrombus began to enter the right atrium, with the risk to stop the function of the heart.

The rare case imposed an immediate set of several surgical interventions by specialists in different fields, and therefore a team of key surgeons was gathered in one place. In the complicated surgery, specialists from Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center took part. “The complexity of the operation we performed would be a challenge for every European clinic. We united the experience of the best specialists from several Surgery Dept. at our hospitals; each of the surgeons did their part of the surgery, and together we achieved a result we are proud of”, Dr. Stefan Stefanov said.

According to Dr. Assen Kelchev, the surgery is a good example of how physicians from different fields, departments and hospitals should work as a team to save a patient’s life.

After a few days of stay in the ICU, under the special care of the team of physicians of the Cardiovascular Center, the patient was discharged in a good general condition. As a part of his further treatment, he is going to undergo chemotherapy at Acibadem City Clinic Oncology Center.

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Hospital location

51B Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Blvd., Sofia, 1407 (if you drive, the entrance is from Atanas Dukov str.)

The hospital has a parking lot for patients and visitors. The first 30 min. are free of charge, every next hour is 3BGN/hrs.
IMPORTANT! Have in mind that the parking lot is very busy Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 14.00. The hospital team will appreciate if those whose health condition allow, take the drop off option without parking or use other transport means or alternative parking lots in the area.

Public transport:
Buses: №88, 120

Metro lines: You can get off at James Bourchier or Vitosha metro station and walk to the hospital.


From the Central Railway Station

Bus: take bus #305 and get off at Romanian Embassy stop, then transfer to bus #120 to Tokuda Hospital stop.

Metro: Take metro line Nadezda-Lozenetz and get off either at James Bourchier or Vitosha metro station, then walk to the hospital.