Additional expertise

  • Revisional bariatric surgery (repeat operations after a previous bariatric surgery)
  • Colorectal Surgery

Additional certification

  • Robot Surgery
  • Radioprotection

Additional responsibilities

  • Board member and chair of the scientific committee for the Belgian Association for Bariatric Surgery (BeSOMS)
  • Member of the BARIA-link Academy Meeting (linking experts on Bariatric Surgery)
  • ‘Bariatric Surgery’ editor in Acta Chirurgica, Belgian member of the medical board for the Maria Middelares General Hospital

Research activities


  • RBSS: Royal Belgian Society of Surgery
  • Belgian Association for Bariatric Surgery (BeSOMS) BSOMS (Belgian Section of Obesity & Metabolic Surgery)
  • IFSO: International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  • EAES: European Association for Endoscopic Surgery


Ghent Surgery

Maria Middelares Obesity

Not covered by agreement with the health insurance fund

In principle, the physician can always charge a supplementary fee for consultations or examinations in the outpatients clinic.


Maria Middelares General Hospital

Waiting room: Gate F, reception desk F1c
Consultation: By appointment

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St Vincent General Hospital in Deinze

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