Assoc. Dr. Shteryu Shterev, PhD

Assoc. prof. Shteryu Shterev, MD, PhD

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Assoc. Shteryu Shterev is head of the Department of abdominal surgery to first clinic of surgery graduated from Medicine in 1984. in Varna, acquired specialty of surgery in 1990. His professional experience began as a doctor of distribution, since 1988. He worked as a doctor-intern at County Hospital – Varna. Since 2006 occupies this position.
Assoc. prof. Shterev is one of the leading surgeons in the city and the region. Performed over 250 separate operations, which include operations in the hernia, hemorrhoids, gall stones, and complex cases where cancer of colon and rectum, cancer of the stomach. He is one of the few surgeons in the country who have gained great experience with cancer of the esophagus and wields the most modern methods for surgical treatment.
The team with his participation was the first in Bulgaria to introduce the laparoscopic surgery. Even before the massive influx of miniinvasive surgery, assoc prof. Stherev performs the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Later introduces laparoscopic fundoplication for hiatal hernia and Gastroesophageal esophageal reflux. (COAT of ARMS), the so-called. fundoplication. This operation is carried out by 2001, as in the first clinic of surgery has operated the largest number of patients with hiatal hernia in Bulgaria – over 350. Excellent experience located in protected by him entitled “A contemporary approach in surgical treatment of hiatal hernia”.
  • Course on abdominal surgery – Bratislava, Slovakia, 1996.
  • Specialized laparoscopic surgery and miniinvazivna in Hamburg, Germany 2010
  • Course in minimally invasive surgery for cancer of the esophagus in Pittsburgh – United States in December 2014. the clinic’s lead specialist in the world in this area, Dr. D. James Luketich.
Assoc. prof. Shterev has overt teaching activities, starting from 1990 as an Assistant at the Department of surgical propedeutics disease to the Medical University of Varna. Going through the posts and Senior Assistant Professor, after successfully protected dissertation and a contest. Assoc. prof. Shterev becomes lecturer Habilitation at the Department of General and operative surgery. Assoc. NAD educates medical students and residents. The learners under his leadership surgeons successfully continued his career as excellent professionals.
The accumulated wealth of experience is described in the monographic work on “Hiatus hernia”, released through 2014.
He is fluent in Russian and English.
• Specialized laparoscopic surgery and miniinvasive surgery in Hamburg, Germany 2010
• Course on minimally invasive surgery for cancer of the esophagus in Pittsburgh – United States in December 2014. the clinic’s lead specialist in the world in this area, Dr. D. James Luketich.
• Diseases of the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) – oesophagus, stomach, duodenum.
o esophageal cancer
o stomach cancer
o Achalasia of the esophagus (kardiospaz″m)
o Diafragmalni hernias (hiatal hernia)
o gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
o Recurrences after fundoplication failed
o ulcer of stomach and duodenum and its complications – pyloric stenosis, etc. • disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract – thin and thick intestines, proctology
o colon and rectum
o tumors of small intestine
o Hemorrhoids
o anal fissures
o Anal Fistulas
• Gall-liver surgery
o Stones of the gallbladder (cholecystitis kalkulozen)
o Stones of bile duct (holedoholitiaza) • Hernias of the abdominal wall
o Inguinal hernias
o Postoperative hernias
o Recidivni hernias
o Retroperitoneal tumors
o Emergency surgery

There are 27 publications, including 17 real publications and 20 reports in the national and international scientific conferences, congresses and symposia. Of 5 posts are in Bulgarian periodicals, 1 in supplements of foreign periodicals with impact factor, as well as 11 chapters from textbooks and monographs. As the first author in 4 publications, as the second author in 2 publications, as a third and more at 11 real publications.

Research of Assoc. prof. Shterev is primarily aimed at diseases of upper digestive tract. Submitted by him and a team laparoskopskafundoplikaciâ results of international and national conferences, medical journals rank among the leading Rehab centres in Europe in the treatment of diseases of the esophagus and stomach.

Habilitation, issued with the title “Hiatalni hernias – diagnosis and treatment”, published in volume 151 p., in a circulation of 50 units, according to the requirements of the ITS-Varna. Habilitation work examines the complete and detailed the problems of diagnosis and treatment of hiatal hernia, all known methods of diagnostics and surgical treatment, the experience of the author in the treatment of this disease, as all the innovations in diagnostic and surgical devices. Gets three positive reviews from nationally recognized academic surgeons.

Scientific publications

A member of the
  • Member of the American Medical Association;
  • The Bulgarian surgical society;
  • Union of scientists in Bulgaria.