Dr. - Plamen Staikov -  -

Dr. Plamen Staikov

Specialist for Bariatric surgery for overweight and obesity, Pancreatic surgery, Obesity Center in Frankfurt

Sachsenhausen Hospital


Medical spectrum


  • Cancer of the pancreas / Pancreatic cancer
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Pancreatitis


  • Gastric sleeve surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Gastric plication
  • EndoBarrier
  • Laparocopic gastric bypass
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Minimal invasive pancreatic surgery
  • Gastric balloon
  • Gastric band
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Pancreatic cancer surgery
  • Gastric bypass
  • Pancreatitis surgery
  • Laparocopic pancreatic surgery
  • Gastric pacemaker
  • Sleeve gastrectomy

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.

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