Vladimir Neychev, M.D., Ph.D.

Vladimir Neychev, M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Vladimir Neychev is a board-certified general surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He has extensive experience in general surgery and advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery techniques and methods. He is fellowship trained in endocrine surgery at the National Cancer Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Neychev is passionate and committed to delivering the highest-quality of care and most beneficial surgical management of the entire spectrum of general surgery conditions.

His areas of interest include:

  • Thyroid surgery
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery (laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy)
  • Hernia repair (laparoscopic and open)
    • inguinal, umbilical, incisional, and hiatal hernias
  • Surgery of the gastrointestinal tract (laparoscopic and open)
    • Stomach
      • anti-reflux surgery
      • benign and malignant gastric tumors
    • Pancreas
      • benign and malignant neuroendocrine tumors
    • Small bowel surgery for benign and malignant conditions
    • Colon, and rectum surgery
      • benign and malignant tumors including colorectal cancer and diverticulitis
    • Surgery of the anal canal
      • hemorrhoid disease, fissures, and fistulas
  • Surgery for benign and malignant tumors of the adrenal glands (open and laparoscopic)
  • Breast surgery for benign lesions and breast cancer
  • Splenectomy



Dr. Neychev received his M.D. degree and Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Medical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He also completed a fellowship in neurology/neurosurgery at John Hopkins University, and a two-year clinical and research fellowship in endocrine surgical oncology at the NIH/NCI in Bethesda, MD.

He completed his first residency training in general surgery at the Institute of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care “I. Pirogov” in Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as general surgery residency at both John Hopkins Hospital and Danbury Hospital, CT affiliated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine.


Dr. Neychev is a highly trained, motivated surgeon with a passion for general surgery, biochemistry, education, and research. He has been teaching biochemistry since 2003 and surgery since 2015 at Medical University of Sofia, and now the UCF College of Medicine. What he enjoys most about his job as a surgeon is the ability to provide an immediate relief and instantaneous therapeutic results to his patients.

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What Patients Are Saying

  • I feel he is taking care of the patient with all his heart.

    karen kwon

    Dr. Neychev took the time to understand my situation and explained everything very well which was comforting at a time that I was extremely nervous. I feel fortunate to have had him as my surgeon. Thank you, Dr. Neychev.

    Leigh K

    Dr. Neychev took care of my husband in the ER. He was on top of his care. Keep checking on him, even when he was admitted and was upstairs in a private room. He cares about his patients

    haydee torres
  • Dr.Neychev is the best doctor. He really care for his patients!! The care and love for his patients is unique and the time that he spend with his patients is priceless. Thank you Dr. Neychev Vladimir. God bless you always.

    Lulyn Nuñez

    Dr. Neychev has gone above and beyond to assist with one of his patients recently, even after discharge. His caring and follow up has made a world of difference in the patient's healing.

    Catherine Borowski

    Dr. Neychev takes time to explain your procedure and recovery, encourages you to ask questions and ensures you understand all that will be taking place. So very grateful for his skill and human touch with patient and family.

    Iain McMillan


  • Nilubol N, Merkel R, Yang L, Patel D, Reynolds JC, Sadowski SM, Neychev VK, Kebebew E. A phase ii trial of valproic acid in patients with advanced, radioiodine- resistant thyroid cancers of follicular cell origin. Clin Endocrinol [Epub ahead of print], 2016
  • Neychev VK, Ghanem M, Blackwood SL, Aragon Han P, Fazeli R, Schneider E, Najafian A, Bloch DC, Bard MC, Klarsfeld JH, Zeiger MA, Lipton RJ, Reply to: Letter to the Editor on the article “Parathyroid surgery can be safely performed in a community hospital by experienced parathyroid surgeons: A retrospective cohort study”, Int J Surg [Epub ahead of print], 2016
  • Roloff GW, Yang Z, Wood LV, Neychev V. Colon Cancer Metastasis to the Thyroid Gland: Report of a Case with Unique Molecular Profile. Clin Case Rep, 4: 549-553, 2016
  • Neychev V, Mitev VI. Pro-sexual and Androgen Enhancing Effects of Tribulus terrestris L.: Fact or Fiction. J Ethnopharmacol, 179: 345-55, 2016
  • Neychev V, Sadowski SM, Zhu J, Allgaeuer M, Kilian K, Meltzer P, Kebebew E. Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Pancreas as a Unique Manifestation of Cowden Syndrome: a Case Report. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 101: 353-8, 2016
  • Neychev V, Ganem M, Blackwood SL, Han PA, Fazeli R, Schneider, Najafian A, Bloch DC, Bard MC, Klarsfeld JH, Zeiger MA, Lipton RJ. Parathyroid Surgery Can be Safely Performed in a Community Hospital by Experienced Parathyroid Surgeons. Int J Surg, 27: 72-76, 2015
  • Sadowski SM, Neychev V, Millo C, Shih J, Nilubol N, Herscovitch P, Pacak K, Marx S, Kebebew E. A prospective study of 68Gallium-DOTATATE PET/CT for detecting gastro- entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and unknown primary sites. J Clin Oncol, 34: 588-96, 2016
  • Sadowski SM, Millo C, Neychev V, Aufforth R, Keutgen X, Glanville J, Alimchandi M, Nilubol N, Herscovitch P, Quezado M, Kebebew E. Feasibility of radioguided surgery with 68Gallium DOTATATE in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Ann Surg Oncol, 22: 676-82, 2015
  • Neychev V, Steinberg SM, Cottle-Delisle C, Merkel R, Nilubol N, Yao J, Meltzer P, Pacak K, Marx S, Kebebew E. Mutation-targeted therapy with sunitinib or everolimus in patients with advanced low-grade or intermediate-grade neuroendocrine tumours of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas with or without cytoreductive surgery: protocol for a phase II clinical trial. BMJ Open, 5: e008248, 2015
  • Neychev V, Steinberg SM, Yang L, Mehta A, Nilubol N, Keil MF, Nieman L, Stratakis CA, Kebebew E. Long-Term Outcome of Bilateral Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy Measured by Disease-Specific Questionnaire in a Unique Group of Patients with Cushing’s Syndrome. Ann Surg Oncol, 22: 699-706, 2015