Endoscopic Training Centre
On the aerial photograph of the Campus Stuivenberg one can clearly
remark the architecture from the mid nineteenth century. The turrets
were separated one from the other by the garden and hence by fresh air
in order to prevent the infectious diseases to spread. The first adaptation
has been to connect the turrets and the last major adaptation has been
finished in 1998 when the new theatres and the outpatient facilities
have been added to the old frame of the hospital. On the far left of the
picture, within the perimeter of the campus one remarks the psychiatric
hospital, the largest in Belgium. The site has been classified as a landmark
of national interest so if the ACZA wants to enlarge or to unify its campusses
in one location the board of directors will have to look for a new location.
Antwerp is the largest inland sea harbour in the world
and is now ranked as the fourth largest sea port in the world. Fig
4 gives you a view on the sky line seen from the left bank of the river
"Schelde". Antwerp is also one of the largest centres in the world
for cut diamonds. Under the impuls of the Hoge Raad voor Diamand
the city is on its way to become the world centre for gems. At this
moment in time Antwerp is under reconstruction.
The largest city in Flanders will emerge as a newborn city around 2010.
Research Interests Include:
Evaluation of new endoscopic methods, prevention of pelvic and abdominal
adhesions, new methods to treat myomas, endometriosis, non-incisional methods
of tubal sterilization, and treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding.
Endoscopic Training Centre
Some twenty years ago word got out that endoscopic - mainly
hysteroscopic at that time -
procedures were performed at the deparment of obstetrics and gynaecology
Jan Palfijn General Hospital in Merksem, Antwerp, Belgium (head
Dr. Hugo van Herendael).As applications started to come in from all
over the world, the director of the hospital, Jos Verschueren, allowed
for foreign doctors to be trained in his hospital. He even offered accomodation
within the hospital as he believed in these new techniques.
Who Benefits From Our Training?
The training centre has been set up to be a link between classical
surgery, endoscopic surgery and other novel techniques. It has been
shown that endoscopic surgery is there for the sole benefit of the patients.
During their stay at the centre the trainees will be immersed in :
Practical endoscopic procedures in theatre. After
the initial phase they will be allowed to perform....
Classical Gynaecological Through
"Laparoscopy is a way of access not a technique. " H.
The way of access, this is the key to understand laparoscopic
surgery be it with the classical gas pneumoperitoneum be it
We cumulate the complications because we have the complications
of the way of access and these of the surgical act itself. So
endoscopic surgery. The patients are the only motivation. It
has been shown over and over that the patient and only the patiens benefit
from this type of surgery.
Not all members of the faculty will be present during every training
Bolis Pier Francesco
La Spezia Italy
Van Hee Robrecht
Van Herendael Bruno
De Prest Jan
De Vree Bart
New York USA
The list of the faculty is subject to changes that can
occur any given time.
Dr. Bruno J. Van Herendael Antwerp, Belgium
ACZA Campus Stuivenberg - Lange Beeldekensstraat, 267 - B-2060 Antwerp
Tel. +32-(0)3-213.37.50 - Fax +32-(0)3-272.07.97