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Filip Muysoms

Ghent, Belgium

Dr Filip Muysoms

Born in Ghent, Belgium in 1965, graduated from the Medical School at the University of Ghent in 1990.

  • Training in General surgery at the Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg in South Africa and at the AZ Maria Middelares Hospital in Ghent: 1990-1998
  • Training in General Thoracic Surgery at the St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein in The Netherlands: 1995
  • Certified Intensive Care specialist training at the University Hospital in Ghent: 1999.
  • Doctor in the Biomedical Sciences: PhD thesis was successfully defended at the Ghent University in May 2015: Title: “Prevention of incisional hernias.” promotor Frederik Berrevoet.
  • Since May 2017 proctoring for robotic abdominal wall surgery

Currently working as Head of the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery at the Maria Middelares Hospital in Ghent.Has developed a specific focus in practice and in science on abdominal wall hernias and on the adoption of robotic assisted surgery in Europe.

  • Board Member and Past-President (2008-2010) of the Belgian Section for Abdominal Wall Surgery.
  • First author of the “Classification of primary and incisional abdominal wall hernias” of the European Hernia Society, 2009 and of the guidelines on closure of abdominal wall incisions.
  • Congress President of the 33th International Congress of the European Hernia Society in Ghent: May 2011.
  • Founding president of the EuraHS, the European Registry for abdominal wall hernias: 2011.
  • European Hernia Society Board Member since 2013, currently Secretary of science and president elect.
  • Member of the Scientific committee of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, 2015 – 2018.