Dr. Plamen Staikov

Bariatric Surgeon

Krankenhaus Sachsenhausen



Professional Career

  • 1986-1994 Otto-von-Guericke Medical University Magdeburg, Germany
  • 2003 Specialist in General Surgery, Magdeburg, Germany
  • 2005 Dissertation Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • 2007 Specialist in Visceral Surgery, Potsdam, Germany
  • 2005-2008 Deputy Chief physician, Hospital Neuruppin, Academic teaching hospital of the Charité
  • 2008-2014 Senior surgeon and Partner, Centre for abdominal surgery, Hirslanden Clinic, Zurich
  • 2010-2014 Chairman „Metabolic Surgery Hirslanden“, Head of metabolic and bariatric surgery Department, Zurich
  • Since 2014 Chief physician Clinic for General, visceral and Trauma surgery Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt, Academic teaching hospital of the Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Since 2015 Director “Bariatric Academy Frankfurt”
  • Since 2017 Medical Director Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt
  • Since 2017 CEO of “Medical Network Frankfurt Rhein-Main”


Clinical activities

  • 1000 bariatric procedures/ year
  • 25 % Redo Surgery procedures/ year

Teaching and training courses

  • Visiting Professor, Honorary Professor in Universities of Odessa and Charkow
  • Course director of the International Meeting “Standards in bariatric Surgery”, Bariatric Academy Frank-furt
  • Course director in Frankfurt of the IBC-International Bariatric Club “Mini-Fellowship” program
  • Course Co-director of the International Meeting “Odrex Bariatric Meeting” Odessa, Ukraine
  • Fellowships for international surgeons (20-30/ year)