Dr. Bruno Dillemans

°27th of January 1961

Proffessional address:
Department of General Surgery
A.Z. St.–Jan AV
Ruddershove, 10
B-8000 Brugge (Belgium)
Tel: + 32 (0) 50 452560 (Secr.)
Fax: + 32 (0) 50 452571 (Secr.)
E-mail: bruno.dillemans@azsintjan.be

1. Education

1.1 Medical studies

  • 1979- 1986: Catholic University of Leuven , Graduated ‘Magna cum Laude'

1.2 Specialisation in General Surgery

  • 1986 - 1990: Heilig Hart Hospital, Roeselare
  • 1990 - 1992: University Hospital, Leuven

1.3 Super Specialisation in Abdominal and Laparoscopic Surgery:

1992 - 1994: Academic Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands

2. Surgical and Professional activities

  • Since July 2011: Chief of Staff of the Department of General Surgery
    A.Z. Sint-Jan Brugge - Oostende AV, campus Bruges (1200 beds)
  • Since 1994: Staff member of the Department of General Surgery
    A.Z. Sint-Jan Brugge - Oostende AV, campus Bruges

2.1 Facts and Figures

  • 1100 bariatric procedures a year
  • 20 % conversional procedures
  • Performed the first Laparoscopic Gastric Bypasses in:
    • Sultanate of Oman(Royal Hospital,Muscat) in 2006
    • United Arab Emirates (University Hospital, Al Ain) in 2005

2.2 Certificats

  • Appointed as ‘Center of Excellence’ by Johnson & Johnson and Allergan
  • Expert in Digestive Surgery for IRCAD (Strasbourg)
  • Expert in Advanced Bariatric Surgery for Johnson & Johnson and Covidien
  • Opinion Leader in Revisional Surgery for Allergan

 2.3 Teaching and education

  • Course director 10th International B.E.S.T. Congress, December 9-10, 2013 
  • Active participation at different teaching programs and postgraduate courses (SOSB, BGES, IRCAD) for residents and general surgeons
  • Monthly teaching of international surgeons through Clinical Immersions (Tyco Healthcare), EMEA and Side-by-side (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Course Director of Allergan Revisional Surgery Course (4 courses/year)
  • Commitment with several fellows a year to visit him and learn the skills
  • Course director of the international meeting ‘Master Class in Gastric Bypass’ in 2006

2.4 Oral presentations and invited expert

  • Oral and video presentations at IFSO, EAES, OESO, EUROSURGERY, IRCAD
  • Invited expert at following congresses:
    • 14th Annual Surgery of the Foregut - 2nd Annual International Congress of Fluorescent Guided Imaging Surgery, Cleveland, February 2015 - Oral presentation part 1 - part 2
    • Revision Bariatric Surgery – The Failed or Complicated Band, Australia, November 29 – December 2, 2013
    • Decision making in bariatric surgery, Rome, October 24-26, 2013
    • SOFCCO, 2013, 2012
    • AEC Sevilla, 2012
    • European and World Congress of IFSO, 2008-2013
    • AIMS Milano, 2009-2011
    • The International Obesity Surgery Expert Meeting, Saalfelden, Austria, 2007-2011
    • The International Thematic Days of CHL,Luxembourg, 2007, 2009, 2013
    • 1st Colchester Metabolic SurgerySymposium,UK, 2008
    • 2nd General Surgery Congress,Turkey, 2007
    • 1st  Laparo-Endoscopic Congress for the Middle East,Dubai, 2006

2.5 Live Surgery  

  • Telementoring session Naharia City Israel, May 2015
  • 17th SECO Congress, Vitoria Spain, May 2015
  • 5th BOMSS Spring Symposium, Homerton University Hospital, London UK, May 2015
  • 8thObesity Symposium, Norderstedt Germany, March  2015
  • Telementoring session Israël, March 2015
  • 2nd annual GOSS Meeting, Dubai, December 2014
  • SICOB meeting, Napels, May 2014
  • 10th International B.E.S.T. Meeting, December, 2013
  • Liège Live Surgical Day, November, 2013
  • European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Brussels, November 2013
  • IFSO Istanbul, August 2013
  • NIA Symposium, Rome, February 2013
  • European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Brussels, 2012
  • 5th Course on Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, Madrid, 2012
  • IFSO world Congress Hamburg, 2011
  • AIMS Milano, 2009-2011
  • Perioperative Management in metabolic surgery,Leipzig, 2011
  • Echelon Flex Launch Event, 2010
  • The 1stColchester Metabolic Surgery Symposium, 2008
  • 1st National Congress of the Emirates Society of laparo-endoscopic Surgeons,Dubai, 2007
  • 2nd General Surgery Congress,Turkey, 2007
  • BGES-SOSB, live transmission from operating theatre, 2006
  • 6th International Surgical Update, Sultanate of Oman, 2006
  • 3d UAE Workshop on Morbid Obesity, UAE, 2005

2.6 Publications

  • The ‘Standardization of the Lap Gastric Bypass procedure’ has been validated by publications in major medical journals
  • Co-editor of the book Bariatric Surgery, published in 2011 by Imperial College Press
  • Author of a chapter in the book: Controversies in the Anesthetic Management of the Obese Surgical Patient.

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2.7 Other medical activities

  • Academic Consulent University of Gent, 2010 – 2013
  • President of the BeSOMS (Belgian Section of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery ) 2010- 2012
  • Secretary General of the SOSB (Belgian Section for Obesity Surgery) 2008-2010
  • President of the Medical Council of AZ St-Jan Brugge -OostendeAV 1999-2002 and 2002 -2005
  • Vice- President of the Medical Council of AZ Sint-Jan Brugge –OostendeAV 1996-1999 and 2005-2008
  • President of the ‘Commission for External Relations’, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge –OostendeAV
  • President of the Advisory Board of ‘AZ Nieuws’ en ‘AZ Link’,Belgium
  • International member of the ASMBS (Amercian Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery)
  • Member of the IFSO (International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic disorders)
  • Member of the BSUGI (Belgian Section of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgery)
  • Member of the BGES (Belgian Group of Endoscopic Surgeons)
  • Member of the BSAWS (Belgian Section for Abdominal Wall Surgery)
  • Redaction Member of the RBSS (Royal Belgian Society for Surgeons)

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