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Risto Cholancheski MD, PhD

Specialist in general surgery - Subspec. in thoracic surgery

Place of birth:



Doctoral dissertation in the field of thoracic surgery,
Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery – Skopje, University of St. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje


Subspecialization in thoracic surgery,
Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery – Skopje, University of St. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje


Master’s degree in thoracic surgery,
Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery – Skopje, University of St. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje


Specialization in general surgery Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery – Skopje, University of St. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje


Faculty of Medicine – Skopje, University of St. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje

2024 – present

Specialist in general surgery, subspecialist in thoracic surgeon at Zan Mitrev Clinic, Skopje


Employed for six months at Chest Disease Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait

– Associate Professor of Surgery at the Department of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje, teaches practical and theoretical in the subject of vascular and thoracic surgery to students of medicine, dentistry, dentistry in English, nurses and x-ray technicians.
– He teaches surgical trainees, post-graduate and doctoral studies
– Mentor of 5 interns in thoracic surgery
– Member of 12 specialist and subspecialist examination committees
– Member of 3 review committees for selection by scientific titles at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje
– Participant of numerous professional meetings in Macedonia and abroad

– He actively participates in the daily work of the Thoracic Surgery Clinic, where he independently performs even the most complex surgical operations.

– Introducing five new methods in the field of chest surgery for the first time at the Clinic for Thoracic and Vascular Surgery – Skopje, University of St. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje

– He has participated in three international and two national projects in the field of thoracic surgery

Three-month work trainings in the following European clinics


– The European Training Center for Thoracic Surgery at the Gavaceni Clinic in Bergamo, Italy, under the auspices of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

– The Clinical Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Department of Thoracic Surgery


The Clinic for Thoracic Surgery at the Clinical Center in Pécsúy-Hungary


Thoracic Surgery Clinic at Metaxas Cancer Hospital in Perea-Athens, Greece


Lung surgery,

  • Lung cancers
  • Lung abscesses
  • Lung cysts
  • Benign lung tumors
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Congenital lung diseases
  • Bullous changes of the lungs
  • Pneumothorax
  • Lung trauma, gunshot injuries, stab injuries, contusion, laceration.
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Benign and malignant changes of the esophagus
  • Esophageal injuries, iatrogenic, chemical and physical
  • Diverticulums of the esophagus of the neck and mediastinum
  • Surgery of the airway
  • Reconstruction of the trachea
  • Resection with reconstruction of the trachea in malignant, benign changes and post-intubation stenoses
  • Injuries to the trachea
  • Removal of bronchial tumors
  • Reconstruction of a bronchus
  • Surgery of the middle chest – mediastinum
  • Removal of mediastinal cysts and tumors
  • Surgery of the building gland – thymus
  • Removal of thymomas
  • Removal of mediastinal parathyroid glands
  • Biopsies of mediastinal lymph nodes
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Chest wall surgery
  • Removal of malignant and benign tumors of the chest – ribs and soft tissues
  • Surgical treatment of rib fractures
  • Reconstruction of the chest and sternum
  • Sympathectomy in dyshidrosis
  • Diaphragm surgery,
  • Relaxation of the diaphragm
  • Injuries, ruptures of the diaphragm
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the diaphragm
  • Diaphragm hernia Morgani
  • Neck surgery,
  • Benign and malignant neck tumors
  • Cysts on the neck
  • Brachiogenic cysts
  • Tumors of the parotid glands
  • Various biopsies of neck changes
  • Removal of neck lymph glands
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Surgery of Benign and Malignant Changes of the Thyroid Gland
  • Total thyroidectomy
  • Subtotal thyroidectomy
  • Removal of thyroid adenomas
  • Reoperations of the thyroid gland
  • Neck lymphdissections in thyroid carcinoma
  • Breast surgery
  • Surgery of Benign breast changes
  • Treatment of inflammatory changes in the chest – abscesses
  • Breast cancer surgery,
  • Breast cancer treatment
  • Radical mastectomies
  • Radical breast quadractectomies
  • Breast lumpectomy with axillary lymphadenectomy
  • Subcutaneous radical mastectomy with reconstruction
  • Armpit surgery – axilla
  • Malignant and benign tumors of the axilla
  • Biopsy of the lymph glands in the axilla

ESTS European society of thoracic surgeons
ERS European Respiratory Society
MLD Macedonian Medical Society
ZPRM Association of pulmonologists of the Republic of Macedonia
Macedonian Association for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery of the Republic of Macedonia

THYREOIDECTOMY FOR TREATEMENT OF BENIGN DISEASES OF THYROID GLAND, Risto Cholancheski, Natasha Tolevska, Ardit Qafjani, Ilir Vela, Borislav Kondov , Goran Kondov, Nexhati Jakupi, Igor Dzikovski, Anita Kokareva, Mimi Srceva, Marija Tolevska, Andrijan Kartalov, Zoran Arsovski, Nina Apostolovska, Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciencies, E-ISSN1857-9655

SURGICAL TREATMENT OF PLEURAL EMPYEMA – OUR RESULTS, Goran Kondov, Zoran Spirovski, Irena Kondova-Topuzovska, Anita Kokareva, Risto Colanceski, M. Srceva, Borislav Kondov, I Dzikovski, N. Toleska-Dimitrovska, Sanja Petrusevska-Marinkovic, CONTRIBUTIONS. Sec. of Med. Sci., XXXVIII 2, 2017, p.99-105

PROGNOSTIC FACTORS ON THE POSITIVITY FOR METASTASES OF THE AXILLARY LYMPH NODES FROM PRIMARY BREAST CANCER, Borislav Kondov, Goran Kondov, Zoran Spirovski, Zvonko Milenkovikj, Risto Colanceski, Gordana Petrusevska, Meri Pesevska, CONTRIBUTIONS. Sec. of Med. Sci., XXXVIII 1, 2017, p. 81-91

EFFICACY OF INTRAPERITONEAL BUPIVACAINE ON PAIN RELIEF AFTER LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY, Marija Toleska, Andrijan Kartalov, Biljana Kuzmanovska, Milcho Panovski, Mirjana Shosholcheva, Aleksandar Dimitrovski, Risto Cholanchevski, Natasha Toleska, Milka Zdravkovska, CONTRIBUTIONS. Sec. of Med. Sci., XXXIX 1, 2018,p. 123-129

POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING THYROID SURGERY, Jovanovski-Srceva M, Kokareva A, Kartalov A, Kuzmanovska B, Gavrilovska A, Spirovski Z, Kondov G, Cholanceski R, Crvenkova S, Mojsova M, Peneva M, Stevic M, Nedxati J, Shosholcheva M, Jankulovski N , Macedonian Journal of Anaesthesia, Number 4. May 2018,p.59-65

Identification of Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer with three Tracers (Radiocolloid, Methylene blue, and Indocyanine Green). (Case Report)
Kondov GB, Gruev V, Stojanovski S, Bogdanovska-Todorovska M, Colanceski R, Srceva M, Jovanovska A, Stojkovski Z, Kondov G. Identification of Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer with three Tracers (Radiocolloid, Methylene blue, and Indocyanine Green). (Case Report). Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 10 [cited 2024 Mar. 30];8(C):94-8

Surgical treatment of jatrogenic lesion of trachea using “cor matrix” patch. Macedonian Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 4 No 1, April 2020, 51-56 Kondov B, Cholancheski R, Kondov G, Zdravevska M, Spasovska K, Ferati I.

Do hypertensive patients chronically treated with Renin-Angiotensin system antagonist have risk of hypotension during induction in general anesthesia?. International Journal of Recent in Art and Sciences. 2021. Vol 12: 35-50 Jovanovski-Srceva M, Kokareva A, Toleska M, Georgiev A, Kondov G, Kondov B, Dzikovski I, Cholanchevski R, Kuzmanovski I, Nikolov I, Stevic M.

“An 18-band snapshot hyperspectral imaging system for sentinel lymph node dissection with multiple near-infrared fluorophores.” In Molecular-Guided Surgery: Molecules, Devices, and Applications VII, vol. 11625, p. 116250E. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2021. Blair SM, Garcia M, Davis T, Colanceski R, Ferati I, Kondov B, Stojanovski S, Todorovska MB, Dimitrovska NT, Jakupi N, Miladinova D,

Hexachromatic bioinspired camera for image-guided cancer surgery. Sci Transl Med. 2021 May 5;13(592):eaaw7067. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaw7067. PMID: 33952675. Blair S, Garcia M, Davis T, Zhu Z, Liang Z, Konopka C, Kauffman K, Colanceski R, Ferati I, Kondov B, Stojanoski S, Todorovska MB, Dimitrovska NT, Jakupi N, Miladinova D, Petrusevska G, Kondov G, Dobrucki WL, Nie S, Gruev V.

Factors predicting the likelihood of non-sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer patients with a positive sentinel lymph node: a single-center study. JMS 2022;5(1):85-92 B Kondov, S Stojanovski, M Bogdanova, V Gruev, R Cholancheski, L Atanasova, G Kondov.

Open esophagectomy as a treatment of choice for esophageal cancerand a successful outcome at the University Clinic in Skopje, North Macedonia: a case report. Acad Med J 2022;1(1):138-142 Kondov B, Antovic S, Kondov G, Jakupi N, Karagjozov P, Colanceski R, Jovev S, Cvetanovski V, Andonovska B, Duka R

Кога да се посомнева семејниот доктор на пнеумоторакс?. 5ти Конгрес и 25ти Симпозиум со меѓународно учество на Здружението на лекари по општа-семејна (ЗЛОМ-СМ) медицина, 18-22.05.2023, Скопје, Абстракт стр. 81-82 (усна презентација). Кондов Г, Чоланчески Р, Кондов Б, Ферати И, Јакупи Н.