Team of Experts -> Ana Dimova, M. D.

Ana Dimova, M. D.

general surgery specialist and digestive surgery subspecialist

After finishing the Medical faculty, University of Zagreb, she has spent one year in rural Zagreb area working as an ER doctor. Following that, her surgical path begins in the University hospital centre Zagreb in year 2011. In nine years spent there, she acquired a title of General surgery specialist in year 2015 and Digestive/abdominal surgery subspecialist in year 2019.

During her years spent on UHC Zagreb - she held a proctology out patient office, where female patients spontaneously grouped and became a vast majority. This phenomenon is easily understood, given the fact that female abdominal surgeons are rare, and proctologists basically non-existent. Female patients, for some reason, find coping with proctology issues to be less shameful and generally easier with female doctor. During her specialty training, she visited Harvard University’s main surgical hospital - MGH (Boston, Massachusetts), in couple of occasions as a guest  researcher  in Transplant research laboratory, working on animal models  for transplant chimerism. During year 2015 she occasionally works in private surgical clinics in UK (Macclesfield, Manchester, Gatwick, London), as well as in public health institutions (NHS). She is a regular and awarded attendant guest and lecturer at abdominal surgery and proctology expert meetings and congresses. She authors several scientific publications and co-authors couple of international prospective studies in the field of emergency surgery. She has been announced “Best doctor” according to patients votes for the last 4 years in a row (

Her narrow area of interest lay in coloproctology, especially colorectal cancer and proctology. A longstanding experience in the settings of One-day surgery department made possible for majority of her proctology and inguinal/umbilical/epigastric hernia patients to be managed as one day surgery cases.

Lives in Zagreb, married and mother of two children.

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Testimonial - Marijana Čulin
Marijana Čulin
Fistula Laser Surgery

I would like to praise and thank all the medical staff of St. Catherine Hospital, but mostly Ana Dimova, M.D., general surgery specialist and digestive surgery subspecialist who has been dealing with my problem which I have had since 2015. Namely, after a long hesitation and fear of the classic invasive surgery for rectovaginal fistula that occurs as a result of a more severe stage of Crohn's disease, surfing the Internet I came across the website of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital which treats fistulas with laser and stem cells. Both methods of treatment attracted me and gave me hope that I would finally, after 7 long years, get rid of the abscess. Big 'thank you' to the wonderful dr. Dimova who already at the first proctological examination freed me from the fear and trauma that has been lingering in me for 7 years. From personal experience, I can confirm that women postpone such examinations just because of discomfort and shame. I give a 5-Star rating to dr. Dimova, as well as to the entire Hospital where I have undergone fistula laser surgery and done the whole preoperative and post-operative process. The service is a world class, so much so that at one point I thought I was dreaming, because after comparing it to a month of treatment at another health institution, it feels like I live in two parallel worlds. I definitely recommend to everyone St. Catherine Specialty Hospital and wonderful dr. Ana Dimova.

The patient underwent fistula laser surgery. The procedure was performed by Ana Dimova, M.D., general surgery specialist and digestive surgery subspecialist.


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