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.
Detailed advice for significant obesity
CT / MRI / scintigraphy / manometry / pH metry
Detailed discussion of findings and treatment
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
Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD)
Insertion of gastric balloons, 6 months or 12 months
Obesity self help group
Further therapeutic service portfolio
Tumor surgery (stomach, pancreas, liver, intestine, rectum)
Minimal invasive surgery
Complex surgical procedures
Revision procedures (follow-up 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
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
Selected expert in the specialist field Bariatric Surgery