About us

The Department of General Surgery of Kharkiv National Medical University was founded in 1805.
The main activities of the department are educational, scientific, methodical, medical diagnostic and consultative work.
The academic activity of the department consists in teaching the disciplines “Care for patients”, “General Surgery” and “Nursing Practice” for students of the 2nd and 3rd courses of the 2nd, 4th and VII medical faculties.
The scientific direction of the department includes the development and implementation of modern methods of diagnosis and treatment of surgical diseases, including liver diseases, bile ducts, pancreas, complications of liver cirrhosis, tumors and liver cysts, gallstone disease and its complications, biliary disorders, large hernias of the anterior abdominal wall, peritonitis, gastroduodenal ulcers, etc. Particular attention is paid to surgical infection and methods of dealing with it. Scientific and educational activities are closely connected with methodical work – the preparation and publication of monographs, textbooks, textbooks, methodological recommendations.
The department participates in international research on the study of the effectiveness and safety of medicines. The clinical base of the department is the non-profit municipal enterprise “City hospital No18” of Kharkiv city Council. Together with the team of the departments of surgery, anesthesiology, traumatology, bone infection, gastroenterology, therapy and neurology, conferences, clinical tests, open practical classes and lectures are held.

Krasnodarska str.,104, Hospital N18, Main building, 3rd floor, right wing, Kharkiv
Head of department
Syplyviy Vasily Alekseevich
Doctor of Medical Science, Professor, Professor, Winner of the State Prize of Ukraine in science and technology
Responsible persons
Dotsenko V.V.
responsible for educational work, Candidate of Medical Science, Associate professor
Kurbatov V.O.
responsible for scientific work, Assistant
Petiyunin O.H.
responsible for medical work, Candidate of Medical Science, Associate professor
Staff of the department
Petrenko Grigory Dmitrovich
Doctor of Medical Science, Professor
Guz Anatoly Gavrilovich
Candidate of Medical Science, Associate professor
Grinchenko Serhiy Volodymyrovych
Candidate of Medical Science, Associate professor
Robak V.I.
Candidate of Medical Science, Assistant
Nekrasova Julia Vyacheslavovna
Sherstnyuk Antonina Kirillovna
Senior laboratory assistant
Kolotilov Olexii Vitaliyovych
Senior laboratory assistant
Nemylostiva Olena Leonidovna
Laboratory assistant
History of the department

The Department of General Surgery dates back to the founding of Kharkiv University in 1804.

At the opening of Kharkiv University in 1805, among 6 departments of the Department of Medical or Medical Sciences was the Department of Theoretical (or Contemplative) Surgery and Surgical Pathology. It was headed by Professor Pavel Shumlyansky (1754–1824), who from 1807 was the dean of the School of Medicine, elected honorary member of the St. Petersburg Medical and Surgical Academy.

Educational process

The department teaches three disciplines: General Surgery, NursingPractice and Patient Care for students of the 2nd, 4th and 7th Medical Faculties. Lecture materials and methodological recommendations for practical classes are constantly updated. Guidelines for students in general surgery, nursing practice and patient care (41 in total) were issued electronically.

Distance courses in Ukrainian and English were created on moodle distance learning platform in general surgery, nursing practice and patient care.

The staff of the department is a co-author of 11national textbooks in surgery

  • Оценка тяжести состояния хирургического больного [Текст] : монография / В.А. Сипливый, А.И. Дронов, Е.В. Конь. – Київ : НауКиїв світ, 2004. – 101 с.
  • Хірургія [Текст] : підруч. для студ. вищих мед. навч. закл. I-II рівнів акредитації / С. Д. Хіміч [та ін.] ; ред. С. Д. Хіміч. – К. : Здоров’я, 2004. – 478 с.: мал., табл. – ISBN 5-311-01352-4
  • Антибиотики и антибактериальная терапия/ Сипливый В.А., Дронов А.И., Конь Е.В., Евтушенко Д.В. – Киев, 2006. – 88 с.
  • Оцінка важкості стану хірургічного хворого/ В. О. Сипливий, О.І. Дронов, К.В. Конь, Д.В. Євтушенко. – К.: «Майстерня книги», 2009. – 128 с.
  • Хірургія : підручник / Б. П. Лисенко, В. Д. Шейко, С. Д. Хіміч [та ін.] ; за ред. проф. Б. П. Лисенка, В. Д. Шейка, С. Д. Хіміча. – Київ : ВСВ “Медицина”, 2010. – 712 с.
  • Курс лекцій з загальної хірургії [Текст] : навч.-метод. посіб. для студ. вищ. мед. закл. III-IV рівнів акредитації / [О. І. Дронов та ін.] ; за ред. О. І. Дронова [та ін.]. – Вид. 2-ге, допов. – К. : Медінформ, 2011. – 487 с. – Бібліогр. в кінці глав. – 1000 прим. – ISBN 978-966-8398-27-8
  • Lecture course of general surgery [Text] : text book for students of higher med. school III-IV level of accreditation / O. Dronov [ et al.] ; ed. by: O. Dronov [et al.] . – 2nd ed. – Kyiv : Medinform, 2011. – 344 p. : tab. – Бібліогр. в кінці розд. – 600 прим. – ISBN 978-966-8398-26-1
  • Загальна хірургія: підручник / С.Д. Хіміч, М.Д. Желіба, I.Д. Ґерич та ін. ; за ред. С.Д. Хіміча, М.Д. Желіби. — 3-є вид., переробл. і допов. — К. : ВСВ “Медицина”, 2018. — 608 с.
  • General Surgery : textbook / S.D. Khimich, M.D. Zheliba, V.P. Andryushchenko et al. ; edited by S.D. Khimich, M.D. Zheliba. — Кyiv : AUS Medicine Publishing, 2019. — 536 p.
  • General surgery = Загальна хірургія : textbook : переклад з укр. / ed. by Prof.: Ya. S. Bereznytsky, M. P.Zakharash, V.H.Mishalov, V.O.Shidlovskyi. – Вінниця : Нова Книга, 2019. – 328 с. : іл. ISBN 978-966-382-775-9
  • Загальна хірургія [Текст] : [підруч. для студентів ВНЗ] / [В. П. Андрущенко та ін.] ; за ред. проф.: Я. С. Березницького [та ін.]. – 2-ге вид. – Вінниця : Нова Книга, 2020. – 342 с. : рис., табл. – (Національний підручник). – Бібліогр.: с. 334. – ISBN 978-966-382-847-3
Scientific work

– scientific interests of the department

Surgery complications of liver cirrhosis; focal liver damage; obturation jaundice; acute and chronic pancreatitis; gastric and duodenal ulcer; common peritonitis; hernia surgery; vein surgery, purulent surgical infection.

– research topics

Development of surgical technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the digestive system using hybrid (open and mini-invasive) operations.

– preparation of PhD, doctors of sciences

– defense of dissertations

Under the leadership of Prof. Sylylyi V.O. defended 8 dissertations for the degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences (Petiunin O.H., Teslenko S.M., Kamel El Lashni, Dotsenko V.V., Habusev V.K., Robak V.I., Yevtushenko D.V., Kotovshchikov M.S.)

– scientific products of the department:

patents, monographs, copyright certificates, articles, etc.;

Medical work

Medical and diagnostic work is carried out in the basic departments (every year the staff of the department consults and treats about 5,000 patients with a variety of lesions of internal organs). Weekly bypasses of professors and associate professors of the department, clinical and pathoanatomical conferences are held.
On the basis of the surgical department of the 18th city hospital, the City Center for Liver Surgery, Bile Ducts and Portal Hypertension was created. Complex surgical interventions are performed in patients with various surgical pathologies of the liver, bile ducts, pancreas. The clinic operates patients with surgical pathology of the abdominal cavity, varicose disease of the lower extremities, postoperative hernias of large size in obese patients. The surgical clinic provides emergency surgical care to the residents of the city 7 days a month. On the basis of the hospital there is a round-the-clock trauma center. Inter-district department of bone infection allows you to provide qualified surgical care to patients with osteomyelitis.

International Activity

-Participation in international projects

A Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, multicenter study to evaluate efficacy and safety of intravenous iclaprim versus vancomycin in the treatment of acute;

bacterial skin and skin structure infections suspected or confirmed to be due to;

Gram-positive pathogens.

A randomized phase II clinical trial with an active comparator to investigate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of MK-7655 in combination with imipenem/cilastatin alone compared with imipenem/cilastatin alone in patients with complicated abdominal infection.

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 study on the safety and efficacy of hpn-100 for remission in patients with liver cirrhosis and episodic hepatic hepatic encephalopathy (HALT-HE).

An open-label phase 1B study of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and safety of Ammonal injection (sodium phenyl acetate and sodium benzoate) 10%/10% administered to subjects with impaired liver and control function (NoUP1203-002).
An open-label phase 1B study of the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and safety of glyceryltrie(4-phenylbutyrate), administered both orally once and twice daily for seven consecutive days, subjects with liver failure, cirrhosis, and control groups(Up1204-002).

-International associations

  • Vasyl Shyplyvyi IHPBA International Hepato Billiary Pancreatic Association
  •  Vasyl Shyplyvyi EAHPBA European-African Hepato-Pancreato-Billiary Association
  • Vasyl Shyplyvyi EAES Eвропейська асоціація ендоскопічних хірургів
  • Vasyl Shyplyvyi Ukraine Association of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeons of the CIS Countries

 -International cooperation agreements,

-International grants,


Centeroncologist i – Instytut andMar ia Sklodovsykyi-Kürand,Warsaw
Špital Pražskyi, Warsaw
ILLS Olympus corporation, Tokyo, Japan
KCM Clinic, Jelenia Góra, Polska
Center of Surgical Innovations Kyiv, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv

Educational programs
Student scientific society

1) Head of the student circle Candidate of Medical Sciences, Assistant Professor V.I. Robak

2) SSS members students of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th courses II, IV, VII medical faculties, updated annually

3) format of the meeting  once a month

4) directions of work: preparation of scientific works, speeches at conferences, participation in medical work

5) other student events duty as part of urgent brigades

Normative documents of the educational process
Educational materials