The Department of Surgery № 3 of KhNMU was established on June 27, 1983. The base of the department was the city clinical hospital № 31 of Kharkiv, which is designed for 150 beds.
From the first days of its existence, the department was headed by a student of Academician O.O. Shalimov, doctor of medical sciences, Professor Vladimir Ivanovich Lupaltsov, who immediately began to implement and develop the ideas of his teacher in the established surgical clinic.
Initially, 4th year students of dental, pediatric and sanitary-hygienic faculties were trained at the department. In recent years, the range of training for future professionals has expanded significantly. Since 1998, the students of the final 6th year of medical faculties are studying at the department.
Throughout the years, the staff of the department improves educational and methodological work, as well as takes an active part in numerous scientific and methodological conferences both in Ukraine and abroad.
The latest technical means are widely implemented in the educational process. The department has the necessary multimedia equipment for teaching, including interactive whiteboards and projection equipment, computer class. The main part of the study time students spend directly at the patient’s bedside, in the dressing room, operating room. According to state exams, fourth-year students of dental and graduate courses of medical faculties have a sufficient amount of practical skills acquired during the period of study at the department. More than 60% of students take the final and state exams for “good” and “excellent”.
Research interests of the Department of Surgical Diseases cover the main issues of abdominal surgery, including acute pathology of the pancreas, biliary tract, stomach, duodenum, and intestines, as well as current issues of treatment and prevention of purulent surgical soft tissue infection, etc. The scientific issues of the department are closely intertwined with the development of scientific problems of the university.
The clinic has introduced modern surgical interventions (organ-saving operations on the stomach and duodenum, pancreatoduodenal resections, radical reconstructive operations on the biliary tract, intestines, etc.), various physical and surgical methods of treatment in patients with surgical treatment. Methods of endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery are widely used in clinical practice.
The staff of the department held four scientific and practical conferences at the national level, as well as published five collections of scientific papers on surgery of Kharkiv State Medical University.
Former students of the department successfully work in many countries near and far abroad, where they continue its glorious traditions.
The Department of Surgical Diseases was established by the order of the Minister of Health of the USSR of June 27, 1983. According to this order, the Kharkiv Department of Health designated the 31st city hospital of Kharkiv with 150 beds as its basic medical institution. This hospital provides medical care to the residents of the Novobavarskyi, Kholodnohirs’kyi, and Osnov’ians’kyi districts and to the urgent patients of Kharkiv.
From the first days of the department’s existence, it is headed by the student of academician O.O. Shalimov, doctor of medical sciences, Professor Vladimir Ivanovich Lupaltsov, who immediately began to implement and develop the ideas of his teacher in the work of the established surgical clinic.
In clinic, a team of highly professional doctors provides urgent specialized care to the population of Kharkiv.
The staff of the department held four scientific and practical conferences at the national level, published five collections of scientific papers on surgery of Kharkiv National Medical University.
Former students of the department successfully work in many countries near and far abroad, where they continue glorious traditions of the department.
Lupaltsov Volodymyr Ivanovych – Corresponding Member of the NAMS of Ukraine, Academician of Higher Education of Ukraine, Academician of the Academy of Applied Radio Electronics of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Laureate of the USSR State Prize, and Deputy Director of the Research Association. In 2020, for his significant contribution to the development of surgery in Ukraine, he was awarded the “Memorial Award named after Academician O.O. Shalimov”. Honorary citizen of Kharkiv, Pervomaisk, and Pervomaisk district of Kharkiv region.
The department trains students in educational and professional programs “Medicine”, “Pediatrics”, “Dentistry”, “Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy” and studies the educational disciplines: Surgery, Abdominal surgery, Thoracic surgery, Emergency surgery, Cardiovascular surgery, Endocrine surgery, Medical practice – preparation of surgeons for work in a polyclinic, Medical practice – practical training in surgery, surgical patient Care (medical practice), Surgical diseases (professional specialization in surgery).
In the training of students at the department are widely used modern teaching methods using multimedia equipment, including interactive screens, projection equipment, and computers.
In 2021, 3-D technologies for modeling clinical situations were introduced into the educational process at the department, which allows students to master practical skills in disciplines.
Practical training of students takes place on the clinical base, KNP “City Clinical Hospital №31” of the Kharkiv City Council in the departments of “clean” and “purulent” surgery, hand surgery, and gynecology.
During the existence of the department, three doctoral and 13 candidate dissertations were defended. Over the last 5 years, 19 scientific articles have been published in professional medical journals; two monographs, 2 information letters were published and five utility model patents were obtained.
The main areas of research of the department are a comprehensive study of surgical pathology of the gastrointestinal tract and hepato-pancreato-duodenal area and their complications. Much attention is paid to the development and application in everyday practice of minimally invasive surgical interventions in the treatment of acute pancreatitis and other abdominal pathologies. A separate section of scientific work is the study of the influence of stromal cells on reparative processes in trophic ulcers of the lower extremities.
Research topics, research department: “Modern technology of diagnosis and tactics of treatment of patients with acute pancreatitis” in the complex interdepartmental research “Development of surgical technologies for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the digestive system using hybrid (open and minimally invasive) operations.
The department is preparing for the defense of a dissertation for a PhD, on “The use of vacuum therapy and cord blood in the treatment of ulcers of the lower extremities”.
Scientific products of the department: 2 monographs, 2 information letters were published and 5 utility model patents were obtained.
The department cooperates with the Institute of Therapy of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, the Institute of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Institute of General and Emergency Surgery, and maintains constant international scientific contacts with the Institute of Surgery O.V. Vyshnevsky, Research Institute of Emergency Care І.І. Janelidze, Urgench branch of the National Medical University of Uzbekistan.
Therapeutic work is carried out based on the Municipal Non-Profit Enterprise “City Clinical Hospital #31” of the Kharkiv City Council. The department and the clinic have a sufficient amount of diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities to provide highly qualified surgical care. The staff of the department with the use of laparoscopic and endoscopic technologies treats every year more than 500 patients of surgical profile. The head of the department conduct Doctor’s rounds, manage pathological examinations, clinical and abstract conferences.
Head of the student group: Skaliy Mykola Mykolayovych, Candidate of Medical Sciences.
Composition of SNT: students of IV–VI courses of medical faculties. The membership is updated annually.
Format: meetings are held twice a month in face-to-face format.
Schedule: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
The aim is to encourage students to active scientific work, as well as to improve theoretical knowledge and practical skills in surgery.
At the meeting, students make short reports and presentations, followed by an active discussion of the topic with the participation of all students and the curator. After the discussion, students move on to the practical part of the meeting, practice basic surgical skills and have the opportunity to reproduce the stages of surgical operations.