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Ass. dr
Miljan Milanović
General surgeon
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Dr. Miljan Milanović is a specialist in general surgery, with a particular focus on abdominal and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. He has over 16 years of experience from working in both public and private healthcare institutions.

Following his specialization in general surgery, he expanded his expertise internationally. He completed training in minimally invasive treatment for hemorrhoids and fecal incontinence at the Catholic University of Rome in 2018. He further honed his skills in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at King’s College Hospital in London.

He stands out as a trailblazer in minimally invasive surgery in Serbia, being the first to successfully carry out a laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy, also known as the “Whipple” procedure. This complex surgery involves removing a section of the pancreas due to cancer. This achievement has established new benchmarks for treating this serious type of cancer at a national level.

Currently, he serves as a clinical assistant at the Department of Surgery with Anesthesiology at the University of Belgrade Medical Faculty.


Areas of expertise:

  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery (inguinal and ventral hernia repairs, gallbladder surgery, colorectal surgery, operations on the small intestine, stomach, etc.)
  • Traditional abdominal surgery
  • Hemorrhoid surgery and treatment of perianal region disorders

How this doctor can help:

Abdominal discomforts such as pain, bloating, changes in bowel function, and visible bulges on the abdominal wall are common symptoms of hernias, gallbladder disease, and other gastrointestinal conditions. These issues are prevalent and can significantly affect an individual’s quality of life. Dr. Milanović places a high value on preventive screenings and early diagnosis, believing that timely detection is essential for more effective treatment. In treating identified issues, minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques are most commonly used, offering patients quicker recovery, less pain, and a reduced risk of complications.

Professional philosophy and approach to patient care:

“Through years of working with patients, I got to know their attitudes towards doctors and the influence media has on their health literacy. While awareness of the importance of one’s health is on the rise, I’ve noticed a trend where patients often wait until they experience significant discomfort before consulting a doctor. This delay can lead to situations where surgical intervention is more complicated, or even impossible, due to the late presentation. Some diseases may have vague symptoms that come and go, leading patients to postpone their doctor’s visit. It’s crucial to emphasize the importance of regular preventive check-ups. It’s important for patients to not only seek help when they have serious issues, but also for regular check-ups.”