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Private Hospital Vita

Private Hospital Vita

02 492 5020 ext: 64838

Filip Kutev 10, Sofia, Sofia, 1407Bulgaria

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Opening hours

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Prices from 100 лв. - Enquire for a fast quote ★ Excellent ServiceScore™ 8.9 from 290 votes ★ Customer Service Award 2023 ★ 6 verified patient reviews. Multi-specialty clinic - Filip Kutev 10, Sofia, Sofia, 1407, Bulgaria.

Popular Treatments

Orthopaedist Consultation from 100 лв.
Knee Replacement
Hip Replacement
Medical X-Ray
Knee Reconstructive Surgery
Ankle Injury Treatment
Shoulder Replacement
Carpal Tunnel Surgery from 1387 лв.
Arthroscopy from 2771 лв.
Joint Replacement Surgery
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About Private Hospital Vita

Private Hospital Vita is a modern, multidisciplinary hospital with over 15 departments across two facilities, 200 beds, and 9 operating rooms. The hospital emphasises Bariatric/Metabolic, Orthopedic, Plastic, and Aesthetic surgery. Established in 1991, Vita was the first private health facility in Sofia, founded by two specialist doctors. Since then, it has evolved into the city's first private multidisciplinary hospital for active treatment.

МБАЛ Вита - База 2
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Patient reviews

4.8 from 6 verified reviews
Philip, Bulgaria
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email)

Overall a very professional hospital

5 50 Knee Replacement • Paid: 6947 лв.

My wife went to the Vita hospital for a full knee replacement. The experience was professional and caring. The surgical skill of Dr Chenkov was second to none. The hospital team worked together well.
Our English-speaking liaison Kaloyan was outstanding. Every email and phone call was responded to and acted upon immediately and his checking on my wife was appreciated.

Overall a very professional hospital in Sofia Bulgaria. We wouldn't hesitate to use Vita Hospital again if needed.
P and J Cartwright

Treated by: Dr Chenkov

Dear Cartwright Family, Thank you for your kind review! We are very happy to have been of great service.

Dr Spas Ivanov
Dr Spas Ivanov
Catherine, UK
( Review verified by phone)

Great all round services

5 50 Plastic Surgeon Consultation • Paid: 83 лв.

Great all round services.

Excellent location is a good and clean and good conversation.

Treated by: Dr Spas Ivanov

Dear Catherine, Thank you for your kind review of our Hospital and our staff. We are extremely pleased we could give you a great all round service! Kind Regards, Vita Hospital Team

Dr Spas Ivanov
Dr Spas Ivanov
Julien J., Bulgaria
( Verified user. Review confirmed by email)

Upon my arrival, I was very well received by the medical staff

5 50 Colonoscopy • Paid: 700 лв.

I visited the Vita Clinic to have a colonoscopy in early July 2023.

My father had a colon cancer at 63 so I had to take this examination quickly to make sure everything is ok.

I chose this clinic in Sofia because of its good reputation given by local people.
Upon my arrival, I was very well received by the medical staff.

Then I could quickly take the different pre-coloscopy tests (blood test, X-ray pictures,...) without queueing during hours.

I noticed that the communication between the differents medical units are very good because each unit knew my name upon my arrival at the unit and the reason of the test. The premises are clean.

So I felt quickly in confident in this clinic. I recommend it. It is very professionnal.

Dear Julien, Thank you for your lovely review! The Vita Hospital team is happy, that your experience with us has been so positive and we were able to help you!

Dr Spas Ivanov
Dr Spas Ivanov
Hannah, UK
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email)

Overall great value and service

5 50 Gastric Balloon • Paid: 1586 лв.

Great price and procedure. I travelled to Sofia where I was collected by a driver for a free transfer to the hospital which took around 1hr 20 mins. I was met by the co-ordinator who arranged for payment to be taken. I was taken to my private room which was clean with a private bathroom.

After bloods and heart check the doctors came to see me and took some history and explained the procedure. I was then taken to the theatre. It only took a short while until I was awake and beck in my room. I had an early flight so was back at the airport within 24 hours with another free transfer. Overall great value and service.

Karen Williams, Bulgaria
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email)

I was very well looked after by the doctor and his staff

5 50 Gastric Balloon • Paid: 1400 лв.

Had my balloon 5th November! Met Mr Tzvetkov a few weeks to discuss what my options were. I was very nervous on the day of the balloon but everyone was amazing. The procedure was nice and calm. I was very well looked after by the doctor and his staff. Aftercare brilliant too. Hospital nice and clean, staff lovely and friendly and the price was excellent! Best decision I made!

Paul, UK
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email)

Would definitely recommend it to all

3.5 50 Gastric Balloon • Paid: 2010 лв.

Had a gastric balloon done here in early November and so far so good. The prices were very good and the doctor was quick to answer any questions or concerns I had.

He even discovered that I have a hernia which was good. Next time I don't think I would go by myself definitely take a companion with you. The staff was friendly but little English but it is in Bulgaria would definitely recommend it to all.

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  • Accreditation of hospitals and diagnostic consultative (Bulgaria) 
  • GMC - General Medical Council (UK) 
  • RCSEng - Royal College of Surgeons of England (UK) 
  • UKAS - United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UK) 


ParkingAccessible to disabled peoplePublic transport accessWheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroomWireless accessOn-site pharmacy

Clinic services

Emergency serviceText message remindersHome visitsOpen 24 hours

Travel services

International travel - We welcome patients from all over the worldLocal travel - We organize pick up and drop off from Airport to HospitalTranslation services - a Translator providedPick up service from hotel - Included in price of surgeryPick up service from airport - Included in price of surgery

Languages spoken



from 3350 лв.

ACL Reconstruction

from 2771 лв.


from 1387 лв.

Carpal Tunnel Surgery


Hip Replacement


Joint Replacement Surgery


Knee Reconstructive Surgery


Knee Replacement


Meniscus Repair

from 100 лв.

Orthopaedist Consultation


Shoulder Replacement

Plastic Surgery

from 2084 лв.

Areola Reduction

from 4862 лв.

Breast Implants (The price of the implants is not included)

from 5325 лв.

Breast Reconstruction

from 5325 лв.

Breast Reduction

from 2547 лв.

Brow Lift

from 3820 лв.


from 3125 лв.


from 116 лв.

Plastic Surgeon Consultation

from 6251 лв.


from 9376 лв.

Thigh Lift


Tummy Tucк

Medical Aesthetics

from 324 лв.

Mole Removal

Bariatric Surgery

from 116 лв.

Bariatric Surgery Consultation (30 mins)

from 10765 лв.

Duodenal Switch (4 hours)

from 2547 лв.

Gastric Balloon (15 mins)

from 204 лв.

Gastric Band Adjustment (1 hour 50 mins)

from 10418 лв.

Gastric Bypass (2 hours)

from 10418 лв.

Gastric Sleeve (1 hour 30 mins)

from 7871 лв.

Revisional Bariatric Surgery (2 hours)

from 3556 лв.

Stomach Stapling (1 hour 30 mins)

General Practice


Diagnostic Imaging Consultation


Medical X-Ray




Blood Pressure Monitoring


Blood Test


Cancer Screening


Breast Check


Cervical Check


Prostate Screening


Children's Health Consultation


Cholesterol Testing


Diabetes Consultation


Diabetes Treatment


Type I Diabetes


Type II Diabetes


Dietician Consultation


Health Check




Mantoux Test


Maternity Consultation


Menopause Care


Men's Health Consultation


Minor Surgery Consultation


Nutrition Counselling


Occupational Health Consultation


Pre-Employment Medicals


Sexual Dysfunction Treatment


Sexual Health Advice


Sexually Transmitted Diseases Testing


Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment


Stitches Removal


Urine Test




Weight Control


Weight Loss Consultation


Women's Health Consultation



Ankle Injury Treatment

Obstetrics / Gynaecology


Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery




Natural Childbirth


Obstetrician / Gynaecologist Consultation


Pregnancy Test

Ear Nose and Throat


Ear Infection Treatment


Sleep Apnea





Gastroenterologist Consultation




Haemorrhoids Treatment


Hernia Repair


Rectal Prolapse Repair

Private Hospital Vita - Filip Kutev 10, Sofia, Sofia, 1407,

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Dr Spas Ivanov - Surgeon at Private Hospital Vita

Dr Spas Ivanov

Job Title:
  English, French, German, Bulgarian

01.06.2020 - Attendant surgeon in Vita Hospital, Sofia, Department of Surgery, Division of minimally-invasive colorectal surgery

23.09.2019 - 30.05.2020 - Chief attendant surgeon in Univesity Hospital Pirogov, Sofia, Bulgaria, Department of Surgery

03.07.2016 - 20.09.2019 - Surgeon in Universtity Hospital Tsaritsa Joanna - ISUL, Sofia, Bulgaria, Department ot Surgery

02.02.2015 – 01.04.2017 - Surgeon in Universtity Hospital St. Ivan Rilski, Sofia, Bulgaria, Department ot Surgery

01.01.2015 - Specialist in General Surgery

01.07.2009 – 30.06.2014 - Residency in General Surgery University Hospital Tsaritsa Joanna – ISUL, Sofia, Bulgaria, Department of Surgery


09.09.2002 – 19.12.2008 - Medical education – Medical University Sofia, Bulgaria

Additional qualification:

November 2017 - Sertificate “Basics of laparoscopic surgery”, Military medical academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, Prof. N. Vladov

Dr Chanko Chankov - Doctor at Private Hospital Vita

Dr Chanko Chankov

Job Title:
  Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery
  English, Bulgarian, Russian

2006 – Head of Orthopedics and Traumatology Department at Vita Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria 

1999 - 2008 - Orthopedist at "Pirogov", 3rd Clinic in Orthopedics and Traumatology - Sofia, Bulgaria 

1999 - 2000 - Scholarship at Alfred Medical University - Melbourne, Australia (Department of Orthopedics) - Endoprosthetics and emergency traumatology

1998 - 1999 - Scholarship at Darwin Royal Hospital, Darwin - Australia - Flinders Medical Center - Adelaide, Australia - Arthroscopic surgery and Endoprosthesis of large and medium joints 

1997 - 1998 - Postgraduate student at Hadassah University Hospital - Jerusalem, Israel - Department of trauma surgery

1989 - 1996 - Orthopedist at the "Clinic of Sports Traumatology "Dianabad" - Sofia, Bulgaria

1987-1989 - Orthopedic assistant at the Academy of Medical Sciences - Sofia, Bulgaria

Education: University, Medical Academy - Sofia, 1986

Specializations and recognized majors: 2008-2010 - Keynote speaker of the European Online Ortho Project

Description: Developed as part of the Leonardo da Vinci project of the European Union for training and dissemination of modern aspects of minimally invasive surgery in the public health sector, in response to the European health strategy. - "Cartilage restoration in the knee and ankle"

2006 - specialization in Cantonal Hospital - Freiburg, Switzerland, with Prof. Ronald Jacob - Knee surgery / corrective osteotomies, cartilage transplants and chondroplasty/

January - December 1999 - Scholarship for specialization in Orthopedic Trauma - The Alfred Hospital - Melbourne, Australia, under Prof. John Hart

January - December 1998 - Scholarship for specialization in "Arthroscopy and joint prosthetics" - Medical Center Flinders, - Adelaide, Australia, with Prof. Krishnan 

1997 – 1998 - Specializations in "General Orthopedics" and "Surgery" on the shoulder" - Jerusalem, Israel, with Prof. David Segal and Prof. Charles Mailgram

March - June 1994 - Course on "Arthroscopy of large joints" - Clinic of Orthopedics at "La Sapienza" Medical University – Rome, Italy, with Prof. P.P. Mariani

1994 - 1996 - Course "Arthroscopy" - AESCULAP ​​- Medical academy - Sofia, Bulgaria

Member of the Bulgarian Society of Sports Medicine - BSSM

Member of the Bulgarian Association of Orthopedics and Traumatology - B.O.T.A.

Member of the European Society of Knee Surgery and arthroscopy - ESSKA

Member of the International Medical Association - IMA

Member of the European Association of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - EFOST

Prof Lyudmila  Ivanova - Dietician at Private Hospital Vita

Prof Lyudmila Ivanova

Job Title:
  Dietetics (Nutrition), Public Health
  English, German, Bulgarian, Russian

1979 - Graduates Medical university in Sofia, Bulgaria

1986 - Specialty in nutrition and dietetics, as well as hygiene toxicology

1992 - Defends a dissertation on the topic: Experimental studies on the effect of combined supplementation of calcium and zinc in cadmium intoxication. She has conducted specializations at the Center for Disease Control in the USA, Jagiellonian University in Poland, Karolinska University, Center Novum.

2004 - 2007 Works as a nutrition expert for UNICEF Ukraine

2007 – Associate Professor in “Neofit Rilski” University in Blagoevgrad and Professor in the Medical faculty of “Sv. Kliment Ohridski” University.

Professor Ivanova is fluent in English, German and Russian

Prof. Lyudmila Ivanova has been part of the VITA DCC team since March 2022. She is a specialist in nutrition and dietetics with over 42 years of medical experience. Applies diet therapy to adult patients and children with various chronic diseases, after operative interventions and states of nutritional deficiency. Develops individual nutritional regimens, to reduce body weight and improve nutritional status, reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. We also work with patients, without health problems and with pregnant women, to establish a healthy eating model, consistent with physical activity and physiological state.

Desislava Ivanova - Doctor at Private Hospital Vita

Desislava Ivanova

Job Title:
  Endocrinology and Diabetes
  English, Bulgarian

30.01.2014 Graduate of renowned Medical University in Pleven

03.02.2014 Starts practicing at multidisciplinary Hospital for active treatment “Dr. Stefan Cherkezov” in Veliko Tarnovo

01.02.2015 – 01.05.2019 Specialty in endocrinology with an emphasis on Diabetes mellitus, Diabetes mellitus and pregnancy syndrome, Metabolic, pituitary and adrenal diseases, whilst also working in the Hospitals emergency ward.

Participation in scientific congresses and symposia:

ultrasound courses 2019 and 2020  

Member of the Bulgarian Society of Endocrinology 

Member of the Bulgarian Medical Union 

Certificate - "4th EASD Postgraduate Course on Clinical Diabetes and its Complications". April 20-22, 2017. Sofia, Bulgaria

Mrs Denitsa Anastasova - Consultant at Private Hospital Vita

Mrs Denitsa Anastasova

Job Title:
  Counselling, Psychology, Psychiatry
  English, Bulgarian

Denitsa Anastasova is a clinical psychologist at

Vita Hospital

with professional experience in the field of addictions and healthy eating. She graduated with a master's degree in "Clinical and Counseling Psychology" from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and a bachelor's degree in "Psychology" from VTU "St. St. Cyril and Methodius


She was trained in the method of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and applies an integrative approach in her work.


he has experience in counseling adults, teenagers and their families with various problems - anxiety, depression, addictions, existential crises (interpersonal conflicts, loss, separation, traumatic experiences), etc.) 

Dr Zhivko Kanev - Doctor at Private Hospital Vita

Dr Zhivko Kanev

Job Title:
  Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery, Aesthetic Medicine
  English, Bulgarian

2004 – Plastic surgeon at Vita Hospital

Since 1999 he works as a freelancer at:

-"Borola" Ltd., Sofia

- "Medix" Multidisciplinary Hospital - Varna

- "R. Angelova" Ltd. Multidisciplinary Hospital For Active Treatment - Pernik – Burns and Plastic Surgery

1991 -1996 – Intern in the Surgery Department of County Hospital - Yambol

Education: Higher medical, Medical University - Sofia, 1988

Specializations and recognized specialties:

1. Acquisition of specialty Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - 1999;

- 1997 - 1999 - specializing in aesthetic and plastic surgery at the "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" clinic in MA - Sofia

2. Acquisition of major general and abdominal surgery - 1995

3. Specialization at the "Burn and Plastic Surgery" clinic of Pirogov

4. Specialization in upper limb surgery in the department of orthopedics and traumatology - Gorna Banya

5. Specialisation in Maxillo-Facial Surgery at the Faculty of Dentistry of MA - Sofia

Member of the Bulgarian Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Dr Elena  Benkova -  at Private Hospital Vita

Dr Elena Benkova

  Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery
  English, Bulgarian

Dr. Elena Benkova is part of the team of specialists of the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at Vita Hospital since August 2021. Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and Abdominal Surgery.

From May 2018 to August 15, 2021 - Doctor, Head of the Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery for Adults - "N.I. Pirogov" in Sofia.

From June 2013 to May 2018 - Doctor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Burns and Plastic Surgery Hospital, Department of Burn and General Surgery for Adults - "N.I. Pirogov" in Sofia

From June 2007 to June 2013 - Doctor, surgeon - Burns and Plastic Surgery Clinic, Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery for Adults, "N.I. Pirogov" in Sofia

From August 2004 - to May 2007 - Doctor, surgeon, X DCC Sofia,

2009 - 2013 Sofia University, Specialist in plastic-reconstructive and aesthetic surgery 

1997 - 2002 Sofia University, Specialist in Surgery 

1989 - 1996 VMI Pleven, Specialty "Medicine"

Dr Natalia Nenkova - Doctor at Private Hospital Vita

Dr Natalia Nenkova

Job Title:
  Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery, Aesthetic Medicine
  English, Bulgarian

Dr. Natalia Nenkova:

Dr. Natalia Nenkova graduated from Varna Medical University in 2008. She was awarded a scholarship program for specialization in Israel - Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, Jerusalem, where she practiced until September 2009. In 2018 Dr. Nenkova specialized in Plastic Surgery.

She has almost 12 years of experience in the treatment of burns and in the field of reconstructive surgery. From 08.01.2010 until 04.01.2022 she worked in the Clinic for Thermal Trauma, Plastic-Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in the Medical Center-VMA, Varna.

She is a participant in numerous national and international courses and congresses. She has certificates for the application of dermal fillers, mesotherapy, plasma therapy and meso-threads. Member of BAPREH, BLS and ISAPS.


Annual Award for 2008 of the International Medical Association "Bulgaria" and Honorary Consulate of the State of Israel in Bulgaria: Scholarship and Specialization in Reconstructive Surgery for academic year 2009 at Hadassah University Hospital Jerusalem - Israel

Distinction Silver Badge of Medical University - Varna "Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov" for high achievements in international scientific performance. 

From October 2019 has a private practice in MC "Mother Dom" Varna. Since March 2022, he has been part of the team of specialists at MBAL and DCC Vita.

02 492 5020 ext: 64838

Filip Kutev 10, Sofia, Sofia, 1407Bulgaria