Special Clinical Focus

  • Obesity surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Tumor surgery
  • Reflux surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Proctology

About us

Dr. Plamen Staikov is a specialist in surgery, abdominal surgery and is the Medical Director and Chief Physician at the Sachsenhausen Hospital in Frankfurt am Main. The focus of his work is bariatric surgeryand surgical oncology. The Sachsenhausen Obesity Center in Frankfurt is among the most renowned centers for the treatment of morbid obesity and for surgical diabetes treatment in Europe.
In the field of tumor surgery, almost all surgery is performed laparoscopically and there is particular expertise in the field of minimal invasive pancreatic surgery.
Particularly for severely overweight individuals, bariatric and metabolic treatment is the only route toward better health and quality of life.

Dr. Staikov is an internationally acknowledged expert in the field of bariatric surgery and, along with his team of colleagues, masters all bariatric procedures such as gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass, gastric balloon, sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve surgery), biliopancreatic diversion or gastric band. A particular focus of his work is in the area of revision surgery following prior bariatric / metabolic surgery. A large number of problem cases from across the world consult Dr. Staikov and can be successfully treated.

Along with bariatric surgery, the Department of Surgery, headed by Dr. Staikov, provides the entire range of tumor surgery, reflux surgery, traumatology surgery, proctology and endocrine surgery.
Minimal invasive surgery techniques (keyhole techniques) are incorporated as a priority in order to be able to guarantee the patient as gentle as possible treatment in a state-of-the-art surgical suite, with Intensive Care and monitoring wards for the highest level of patient safety. The overall physical stress is drastically reduced and makes a more rapid recovery possible for the patient.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Detailed advice for significant obesity
  • Check-up examinations
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • Ultrasound examination
  • Gastroscopic examination
  • X-ray
  • CT / MRI / scintigraphy / manometry / pH metry
  • Detailed discussion of findings and treatment

Therapeutic Services

Interdisciplinary support is invariably provided for overweight patients.
Thus, surgeons, endocrinologists, diabetologists, psychologists and nutritionists work hand in hand to guarantee patients the optimal treatment.

Adiposity surgery / bariatric surgery
  • Gastric sleeve surgery – sleeve resection
  • RYGB – Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Omega or mini gastric bypass
  • SADI surgery
  • SASI surgery
  • REDO surgery
  • Gastric band
  • Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD)
  • Insertion of gastric balloons, 6 months or 12 months

Multimodal therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Kinesitherapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Obesity self help group

Further therapeutic service portfolio
  • Tumor surgery (stomach, pancreas, liver, intestine, rectum)
  • Trauma surgery
  • Proctology surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Minimal invasive surgery
  • Complex surgical procedures
  • Revision procedures (follow-up procedures)
  • Plastic-reconstructive procedures

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Nearby parking garage on Walter-Kolb-Strasse
  • Cafe in the hospital
  • The affiliated kiosk provides daily newspapers, sandwiches, snacks, gifts, postcards, cell phone cards, sanitary and other products
  • Hotels are available nearby

International Office:
  • Support for overseas patients
  • English-, Russian- and Arab-speaking support

Optional services such as:
  • Accommodation in single or twin rooms with exceptional comfort features (air-conditioning / WLAN / refrigerator / TV)
  • Accommodation and catering for a companion
  • Bedside telephone
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Bariatric Surgery

Other services

  • Morbid obesity – obesity and type II diabetes mellitus
  • Postbariatric hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Cancer conditions of the pancreas, the liver, the gallbladder
  • Cancer conditions of the large intestine
  • Cancer conditions of the rectum
  • Reflux disease
  • Abdominal wall hernias
  • Intestinal endometriosis

Directions

Airports near

  • Frankfurt am Main airport6.8 miles (approximately 11 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Frankfurt am Main main rail station10.7 miles (approximately 17.3 km)