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Prof.Julio Acero has carried out an extremely complex operation with his Bulgarian colleagues



On 22, 23 and 24 February 2012 after an invitation by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Anton Dzhorov, Dr. Nikolay Yanev, the Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Bulgaria and the Specialized Hospital for Maxillofacial Surgery - Sofia, on a working visit in Sofia arrived Prof.Dr. Julio Acero from Spain, one of the most famous facial reconstructive surgeons in the world and Educational Secretary of the European and the World Associations for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


This was a third visit of Prof.Acero in our country, after his participation in the International Conference "Contemporary Issues in Maxillofacial surgery" in June 2008 and for the signing of memorandum for cooperation in the microvascular reconstructive facial surgery between the Specialized Hospital for Maxillofacial Surgery, Sofia and the European Association for Cranio- Maxillo-Facial surgery (EACMFS) in 2011


Unlike the previous two visits, now in the program of the world famous surgeon a meeting with his Bulgarian colleagues was included in the afternoon of 22.February. along with accomplishment of complex surgery operation on the next day 23.February. - Thursday.

During it, on a young patient suffering from tumor of the mandible, a large section of the bone was removed and an autologous tissue transplantation of tissues from the hip area was carried out , which returned the mandible to normal size, structure and function and maintained the aesthetic features of the face.


During this 12 hour complex operation realized in the Specialized University Hospital for Maxillofacial Surgery-Sofia, alongside Prof. Acero was his Bulgarian colleagues: Assoc.Prof.Anton Dzhorov, Dr.Nikolay Yanev, Dr.Svetoslav Slavkov, Dr.Simeon Georgiev (all four part of Faceteam-bg), Dr.Genadi Genadiev and Dr.Daniel Markov, and the Anesthetists - Dr.P.Petrov, Dr.S.Papazova, Dr.T.Mileva and the operational nurses and clerks of the USHMFS-Sofia. Prof.Acero estimated very high the professional abilities of the whole team and summarized at the end of the operation that the Bulgarian Maxillofacial surgery stands on a very high international level.

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