Associated Professor Tzvetan Minchev
3D Autologous Implants
Assoc. Prof. Tzvetan Minchev graduated medicine at the Medical University of Sofia in 1989. He had started his career at Military Medical Academy Sofia as a general surgeon. From 1992 to 2006 he works as thoracic surgeon at Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of
Pulmonary Diseases “St. Sofia”. Now he is the head of Thoracic Surgery department at Tokuda Hospital Sofia.
Assoc. Prof. Minchev professional interests are in the use of minimally invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), extended pulmonary resection, treatment of postoperative mediastinitis and also endoscopic, plastic methods for treatment of tracheal diseases.
He is a pioneer in doing a substitution of trachea using a 3D autologous implant. The patients suffered from cancer of the larynx which had advanced to the trachea, oesophagus thyroid and parathyroid glands. To create the graft assoc. prof. Minchev and his team used a
skin from the patient’s hand and cartilages from the ribs. They performed a complex procedure of removing the injured tissues and engraft the autologous transplants.
Assoc. Prof. Tsvetan Minchev has over 30 publications in Bulgarian and International medical journals. He had taken part in various number of national and international scientific conferences. He is a member of the Bulgarian Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery as well as the Bulgarian Association of Pulmology and European association of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
ICMS 2019 is bringing you a lecture that should not be missed by one of the most highly respected cardiothoracic surgeons in Europe!