DR IVAYLO KAMENOV: THE POWER OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

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Dr Ivaylo Kamenov Dr Ivaylo Kamenov

Dr Ivaylo Kamenov is an orthopedist and traumatologist at the Clinic for Orthopedy and Traumatology at Queen Johanna University Hospital – Sofia. Besides under the instruction of some of the most prominent specialists in Bulgarian orthopaedics and traumatology, he has specialised in large clinics in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, Greece and the Czech Republic.

He is a member of the Bulgarian Orthopedic and Traumatology Association, the Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Osteosynthesefragen, the European Federation of National Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and the Bulgarian Emergency Medicine Society. Currently Dr Kamenov is working on his dissertation.

What are the most common cases in your practice?

Traumas and degenerative changes in the large joints and the soft tissues are common cases in my everyday routine. A significant part of the traumas are due to road accidents. In elderly patients the osteoporotic fractures are the result of decreased bone strength; even the slightest trauma in them can cause a fracture. Degenerative changes, such as joint wear and tear, most offen affect the large joints: the knee and the hip ones.

On what principles do you select your specialisation trainings?

My goal as a physician is to offer quality medical care and individual approach to every patient. In order to fulfil this mission, every professional should be in line with the current trends and treatment methods. That is why all of my courses and specialisations are connected to innovative methods for survey, diagnosis and treatment in my field. My narrow interests are connected to minimally invasive methods for fracture treatment, intramedullary osteosynthesis of the long tubular bones, endoprosthesis of the large joints and arthroscopic treatment of soft tissue damages.

Dr Ivaylo Kamenov

What minimally invasive techniques for surgical treatment do you use?

In contemporary orthopedy and traumatology minimally invasive techniques have become a routine practice. They are done with small incisions with limited blood loss and aim to preserve as best as possible the normal biology of the anatomical structures, while providing good conditions for regeneration. This also has certain social and economical advantages like faster recovery and shorter hospital stay.

Arthroscopy is one of the most widely used minimally invasive techniques. In it, a camera is introduced in the joint via small incisions. With its help the physician can diagnose or treat a number of diseases.

For which cases is this method suitable and what are its advantages?

On practice there is hardly a surgery that cannot be performed in a minimally invasive way. Its advantages in comparison to traditional (conventional or open) surgery are lesser postoperative pain; faster healing and movement recovery; faster return back to work; less complications; minimal blood loss; significantly better cosmetic result and minimal scars; shorter hospital stay.

Queen Johanna University Hospital, Clinic for Orthopedy and Traumatology: Sofia, 8 Byalo More St, phone: 0888 886 612
23th Diagnostic and Consultative Centre: Sofia, 20 Klisura St, phone: 0888 790 203
Private practice: Vidin, Hristo Botev district, block 4
Appointments: 0888 886 612

www.drivaylokamenov.com

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