Department of Surgical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University, St. Elisabeth´s Cancer Institute

Internships in Surgical Clinics

Dear Medici of the 4th grade,

we would like to inform you about  the beginning of internships in surgical clinics.


Internships start at 8:00 a.m.



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General information

The Oncological Surgery Clinic is mainly focused on the surgical treatment of solid tumors. Modernly equipped operating tract and staffing allow surgical treatment of tumors at a high level. We conducted each year around 1700-1800 operations. The clinic is currently focused mainly on the treatment of tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, breast and thyroid gland. It provides a radical surgical treatment of tumors in hepatobiliary tract and pancreas, stomach, the entire treatment of tumors of the colon and rectum, small intestine, adrenal gland and retroperitoneum. The clinic is traditional and known surgical treatment of mammary tumors, the thyroid gland and skin. The operating theater uses the latest technology such as gammadetector, monitoring of the RLN, intraoperative ultrasound, or radio-frequency method of destruction of malignant tissue as well as laparoscopic methods of treatment of malignant and non-malignant diseases of the digestive tract and adrenal glands.


The clinic runs undergraduate teaching students of Faculty of Medicine. It acts as a training center for PhD students of the Faculty of Medicine. Clinic offers students direct contacts with patients, not only by bed but also in the operating room. The clinic is a training center also at doctoral studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava. We also carry out forensic activities in the field of surgery.


At present in clinics to address these scientific research projects:


1. The significance of sentinel node mapping in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

2. Importance of sentinel node mapping in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer and the importance of neck dissection in the treatment of thyroid cancer.

3. The effect of probiotics on the healing of anastomosis of the gastrointestinal tract.

4. Impact modified D2 lymphadenectomy on survival of patients with gastric cancer.

5. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for hormonally active tumors.

6. Predictive factors of non-sentinel nodes involvement in patients with breast cancer and clinically negative axillary lymph nodes.


The current St. Elisabeth`s Hospital was built in 1738. The surgery department at the St. Elisabeth`s Oncological Institute was founded in 1941 when the St. Elisabeth`s Hospital was transformed to the National Cancer Institute under the guidance of prof. Thurzo. Proper surgical department was constituted in 1946 as part of the Institute for research and treatment of cancer. The head physician of this surgical department became the disciple of prof. Kostlivý – Assoc. Prof. Vojtech Bruoth, MD. Associate Professor Bruoth was the first surgeon in this hospital that created separate operating and surgical department. He focused on the operations of oncological nature.


In 1955 Prof. Milan Kratochvíl DrSc. MD. became the head physician of the department. At the time of his tenure at the department they already made difficult chest operations as oesophagectomy with its  substitution and lung resection.


In 1960 MD. PhD. Tibor Tesárek, MD. PhD. became the head physician of the department, who was a pupil of the head physician Kauzál from Žilina. In practice, the department continues to dominate the operations on the digestive tract, thyroid surgery and surgery of malignant breast tumors. In 1964 opens a new building in oncology institute with a new surgical wards on Heydukova Street and since 1966, the institute called the Institute for Oncology in Slovakia.


In 1984 Anton Godál, MD., PhD., the pupil of the head physician Tesárek took charge of the surgical department. He continued to work to the extent similar to its predecessor. Together with the future head physician Knotek was a co-creator of a detector used in re-operations of the thyroid gland. In 1991 an extension department was found of a National Cancer Institute in Kramáre and a part of the staff of the surgical department of Heydukova Street passed there. Since 1992, the institute was renamed the Institute of Clinical Oncology.


In 1993 Jozef Knotek, MD. was appointed head physician of the surgical department, continuing the tradition of his predecessors, developed a new technique of surgery for malignant goitre. He also introduced new modern surgery of the digestive tract.


On 1 January 1995, the workplace on Heydukova Street privatized and returned to the original owner and operator, procession of St. Elisabeth and becomes a private health facility and bears the name of St. Elisabeth`s Oncological Institute, Ltd.


In April 2005 the Department of Surgery transformed into a Oncological Surgery Clinic of the Facutly of Medicine, Comenius Universtiy. The first superintendent became on 1 April 2005 Assoc. Prof. Ján Škultéty, MD., PhD.


From 15 September 2006, the head physician of the clinic was Assoc. Prof. Vladimír Straka, MD., PhD., former head of the Department of Surgery in Martin, concentrated mainly on hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery.


In September 2007, the department head to the post later appointed professor of surgery, Assoc. Prof. Štefan Durdík, MD., PhD.

After Assoc. Prof. Straka, Martin Sabol, MD., PhD. was in the year 2011 appointed head physician who consolidated the power range of hepato-pancreato-biliary and colorectal surgery

Setup of the clinic

The clinic currently has a department with 38 beds and an operating system with two operating rooms. Outpatient department has two separate physiotherapy and outpatient operating room.


Superintendent: Prof. MUDr. Štefan Durdík, PhD., MHA.


Head physician: Doc. MUDr. Martin Sabol, PhD.


Secretariat of the  Oncological Surgery Clinic : Ing. Henrieta Krajčíová



MUDr. Luis Miguel Arciniegas Rodriguez


MUDr. Róbert Donát, PhD.


MUDr. Daniel Dyttert, PhD.


MUDr. Lukáš Gocky


MUDr. Peter Chvalný, PhD.


MUDr. Róbert Králik, PhD.


MUDr. Víťezslav Marek, PhD.


MUDr. Peter Mračna, PhD.


MUDr. Štefan Nemergut


MUDr. Július Palaj, PhD.


MUDr. Viktor Rekeň




Matron: Mgr. Silvia Oláhová


Head nurse: Mgr. Andrea Kauzalová (1st floor surgical ward)


Mgr. Lada Valová (3rd floor surgical ward)


Mgr. Iveta Ortová (operating system)




The ward is located on the first floor in Hall A (17 beds) and the third floor in hall B (21 beds).


Visiting hours: Monday-Friday 15:00-19: 00. PM


                          Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10:00-12:00 AM, 14:00-19:00 PM


Outpatient section


Located on the ground floor in Hall B. It is focused on the diagnosis and preoperative preparation mainly patients with malignant diseases and regular post-operative control patients. The most studied and treated are the patients with diseases of the breast, thyroid gland, gastrointestinal tract, skin and soft tissue. It carries out the day-surgery, especially for lesions of the skin and soft tissues.


Outpatient operating room also carries out surgical treatment paid by valid price list - removing skin, respectively subcutaneous tumors (e.g. pigmentation and other skin lesions) recommended by an oncodermatologist.




1- General ambulance (Phone No.: 02/39249266)


   Monday-Friday 08:00 AM -15:00 PM   MUDr. Víťezslav Marek, PhD.


- Income patients to hospital


- Consultative examination


- Control after surgery


- Ambulatory surgery




2 – Specialised ambulance (Phone No.: 02/39249215)


- Preoperative consultant examination


- Consultations


- Control after surgery




Monday 08:00 - 13:00  Breast, skin, soft tissue


               13:00 - 15:00 Suprarenal gland


               MUDr. Daniel Dyttert, PhD.


Tuesday 08:00 - 13:00 Hepato-pancreato-biliary system, Breast


               MUDr. Martin Sabol, PhD.


Wednesday  08:00 - 13:00 Large intestine, rectum


               MUDr. Peter Mračna, PhD.


Thursday     08:00-13:00   Breast


               MUDr. Peter Chvalný, PhD.


Friday          08:00-13:00  Thyroid gland and parathyroid gland


               MUDr. Róbert Králik, PhD.

Clinic staff

  1. ACB Vybrané kapitoly z onkologickej chirurgie / Š. Durdík ... [et al.]
    Bratislava : WillArt, 2009
  2. ACD Zhubné nádory prsníka / Vladimír Bella ... [et al.]
    In: Špeciálna onkológia. - ISBN 978-80-89858-18-7. - Bratislava : Solen (SK), 2020. - S. 315-345 [4,75 AH]
  3. ADD Surgical management of breast cancer liver metastases / M. Sabol ... [et al.]
    In: Neoplasma. - Roč. 61, č. 5 (2014), s. 601-606
  4. ADD Recurrence after sentinel lymph node biopsy in cutaneous melanoma: a single-center experience in Slovak patients / Martin Sabol ... [et al.]
    In: Neoplasma. - Roč. 66, č. 4 (2019), s. 647-651
  5. ADE Význam biopsie sentinelovej uzliny pri včasnom karcinóme prsníka / P. Chvalný ... [et al.]
    In: Rozhledy v chirurgii. - Roč. 89, č. 7 (2010), s. 395-401
  6. ADE Dokončenie totálnej tyreoidektómie pre diferencovaný karcinóm štítnej žľazy / R. Králik ... [et al.]
    In: Rozhledy v chirurgii. - Roč. 86, č. 7 (2007), s. 366-369
  7. ADE Centrálna krčná disekcia lymfatických uzlín v liečbe diferencovaného karcinómu štítnej žľazy - naše skúsenosti / R. Králik ... [et al.]
    In: Rozhledy v chirurgii. - Roč. 87, č. 3 (2008), s. 149-153
  8. ADE DCIS a biopsia sentinelovej uzliny / P. Chvalný ... [et al.]
    In: Rozhledy v chirurgii. - Roč. 90, č. 6 (2011), s. 352-360
  9. ADF Duodenum inversum - kazuistika / R. Vrábelová ... [et al.]
    In: Slovenská rádiológia. - Roč. 21, č. 1 (2014), s. 47-50
  10. ADF Aktuálny pohľad na chirurgickú liečbu karcinómu prsníka / P. Chválny ... [et al.]
    In: Lekársky obzor. - Roč. 60, č. 7-8 (2011), s. 333-338
  11. ADF Biopsia sentinelovej uzliny pri včasnom karcinóme prsníka / P. Chvalný ... [et al.]
    In: Onkológia. - Roč. 4, č. 6 (2009), s. 359-362
  12. ADF Radionavigated detection of sentinel nodes in breast carcinoma - first experiences of out department / B. Duchaj ... [et al.]
    In: Bratislava medical journal. - Roč. 111, č. 1 (2010), s. 33-37
  13. ADF Naše skúsenosti s použitím harmonického skalpela FOCUS 9 pri operáciách prsníka a štítnej žľazy / M. Sabol, V. Straka, P. Chvalný
    In: Miniinvazívna chirurgia a endoskopia. - Roč. 13, č. 2 (2009), s. 16-22
  14. ADF Mechanická vz. ručne šitá anastomóza pri sfinkter zachovávajúcich operáciách pre ca recti / P. Mračna ... [et al.]
    In: Lekársky obzor. - Roč. 56, č. 6 (2007), s. 276-279
  15. ADF Neoadjuvancia v liečbe karcinómu rekta - súčasné trendy / M. Sabol ... [et al.]
    In: Sociálna práca a zdravotníctvo. - Roč. 10, č. 1 (2015), s. 34-42
  16. ADM Resectability of rectal cancer after neoadjuvant treatment - current status / M. Sabol ... [et al.]
    In: European Surgery-Acta Chirurgica Austriaca. - Vol. 48, Suppl. 2 (2016), s. 163-165
  17. ADM Predictive factors of non-sentinel lymph node involvement in breast cancer patients with positive sentinel lymph nodes; a 5-year single centre experience / D. Dytter... [et al.]
    In: European Surgery-Acta Chirurgica Austriaca. - Vol. 48, Suppl. 2 (2016), s. 125-129
  18. ADN Ampullary cancer in a patient with familial adenomatous polyposis - a rare case report and current status of management / Martin Sabol ... [et al.]
    In: Bratislava medical journal. - Roč. 120, č. 12 (2019), s. 908-911
  19. AFG Pigmented hepatocellular adenoma: A rare case report / M. Sabol ... [et al.]
    In: HPB. - Vol. 18, Suppl. 1 (2016), s. e211
  20. AFG Reoperácie pacientov s kolorektálnym karcinómom a hepatálnymi metastázami po chemoterapii v kombinácii s Bevacizumabom, alebo Cetuximabom / J. Palaj ... [et al.]
    In: 12. Setkání českých a slovenských chirurgů na Moravě. - [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2010. - S. A24
  21. AFG Neuroendocrine pancreatic and duodenal tumors / V. Straka ... [et al.]
    In: HPB. - Vol. 10, Suppl. 1 (2008), s. FP 30.03
  22. AFG Role of surgical treatment in breast cancer liver metastases / Martin Sabol ... [et al.]
    In: HPB. - Roč. 20, č. Supplement 2 (2018), s. S338-S338
  23. AFH Pokroky v tyroidálnej chirurgii karcinómu štítnej žľazy / R. Králik ... [et al.]
    In: Miniinvazívna chirurgia a endoskopia. - Roč. 14, č. 1 (2010), s. 31
  24. AFH Chirurgická liečba Ca prsníka - pokroky za posledné desaťročie / P. Chválny ... [et al.]
    In: Miniinvazívna chirurgia a endoskopia. - Roč. 14, č. 1 (2010), s. 31
  25. AFH Súčasné možnosti mapovania lymfatickej drenáže pri karcinóme prsníka / Š. Durdík ... [et al.]
    In: Lekárska fyzika a biofyzika na začiatku 21. storočia: Aplikácie fyziky v medicíne [elektronický zdroj]. - ISBN 978-80-223-3762-5. - Bratislava : Univerzita Komenského, 2014. - S. 10 [CD-ROM]
  26. AFH Biopsia sentinelovej uzliny v manažmente karcinómu prsníka / Š. Durdík ... [et al.]
    In: Slovenská chirurgia. - Roč. 12, Suppl. 1 (2015), s. 14
  27. AFH Karcinóm Vaterovej ampuly u pacienta s familiárnou adenomatóznou polypózou / M. Sabol ... [et al.]
    In: Gastroenterologie a hepatologie. - Roč. 70, č. 1 (2016), s. 80
  28. AFH Pooperačná pankreatická fistula po resekcii pankreasu / Martin Sabol ... [et al.]
    In: 72. chirurgický deň Kostlivého : Súčasné trendy v chirurgii gastrointestinálneho traktu. - ISBN 978-80-973245-1-3. - Bratislava : Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, 2018. - S. 13-13
  29. AFK Zollinger-Ellison syndrome-the reality of surgical experiences / M. Sabol ... [et al.]
    In: HPB. - Vol. 8, Suppl. 2 (2006), s. P43.78
  30. BCI Rádiológia 13 : Mamodiagnostika v rádiológii. / V. Lehotská ... [et al.]
    Bratislava : Veda, 2014
  31. BFA Malígna črevná obštrukcia pri pokročilom nádorovom ochorení / R. Donát ... [et al.]
    In: 18. Setkání českých a slovenských chirurgů na Moravě. - [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2016. - S. A17
  32. BFA Diferenciálno-diagnostické ťažkosti pri obštrukčnom iktere - kazuistika / Š. Durdík ... [et al.]
    In: 17. Setkání českých a slovenských chirurgů na Moravě. - [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2015. - S. A12
  33. BFA Chirurgická liečba pečeňových metastáz na špecializovanom pracovisku / V. Rekeň ... [et al.]
    In: 16. Dny mladých chirurgů [elektronický zdroj]. - Praha : ČLS JEP, 2016. - S. 3-4 [online]
  34. BFA Duodenum inversum - kazuistika / R. Donát ... [et al.]
    In: 16. Setkání českých a slovenských chirurgů na Moravě. - [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2014. - S. A21

Where to find us

Department of Oncological Surgery FMCM & St. Elisabeth´s Cancer Institute
Heydukova 2157/10, 812 50 Bratislava