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Belgian Section for Abdominal Wall Surgery

  • Category: BSAWS
  • Published: Wednesday, 07 January 2015 17:21
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  • 07 Jan

new International guidelines for groin hernia management. Hernia (2018) 


       Upcoming meeting :                                   

Upcoming meeting

Fifth Hernia Day

Saturday, 23rd March 2019

Faculty Club, Groot Begijnhof 14, 3000 Leuven

9.00                Welcome


9.30                First session

                       Emerging techniques in abdominal wall repair

                       Moderators:      Nele Van De Winkel (Leuven)

                                                 Julien Lemaire (Yvoir)

                      ° e-TEP : indications and surgical technique

                      Mathias Allaeys (Brussel)

                      ° TARUP and r-TARUP, technical aspect and rationale

                      Tijl Vierendeels (Aalst)

                      ° Transversus Abdominis Release, from open to robotic

                      Filip Muysoms (Gent)

11.00             Coffee break

11.30             Second session

                      Parastomal hernia: How to avoid it … and how to deal with it                 

                      Moderators:     Marijke Van De Moortel (Antwerpen)

                                                Claude Bertrand (Yvoir)

                      ° How to prevent?

                      Frederik Berrevoet (Gent)

                      ° Treatment options and techniques

                     Julien Lemaire (Yvoir)

                     ° Management of complications

                     Bob Bloemendaal (Genk)

 13.00           Lunch

 14.00          Third session

                     Para-esophageal hernia management: state of the art

                     Moderators:      Issam El Nakadi (Bruxelles)

                                              Anthony Beunis (Antwerpen)

                    ° Para-esophageal hernia repair: technical aspects

                    Philippe Hauters (Tournai)

                    ° Indications for surgery and mesh cruroplasty

                    Claude Bertrand (Yvoir)

 15.00         Quiz

 16.00         Conclusion and end of session

                   Info and registrationThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                  Registration fee

Scientific program and lunch are free of charge for RBSS members and trainees

For surgeon non RBSS member: € 25

Payment by bank transfer onto bank account number

BE60 3101 6587 8170   /   BIC : BBRUBEBB

with the mention “ PGC – BSAWS 2019”



Monday, 10th December 2018

ULB Erasme, Lenniksebaan 808 – Route de Lennik,

1070 Brussel - Bruxelles




DEADLINE: 15th November 2018

Local organizer:

Issam El Nakadi

Accreditation requested

The official language of the PGC is English.

Simultaneous translation is not provided






Fourth Belgian Hernia Day

                                                             Havenhuis Antwerpen         




09.00              Welcome venue

09.30              Complications after hernia   surgery

                       Moderators: F. Berrevoet (Gent), A. Beunis (Antwerp)

                       Recurrence after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair

                       Pro open repair – C. Sommeling (Waregem)

                       Pro relaparoscopy – S. Verest (Bonheiden)

                       How to deal with bulging/pseudorecurrence?

                       Pro open repair – N. Van de Winkel (Leuven)

                       Pro laparoscopic approach – F. Muysoms (Gent)

                       Inguinal pain after inguinal hernia repair:

                       prevention & management –  O. Detry (Liège)


11.00              Coffee Break 


11.30              New guidelines in AWR.

                       Moderators: J. Lemaire (Namur), M. Miserez (Leuven)

                       Implementation of the new Inguinal Hernia Guidelines

                       F. Berrevoet (Gent)

                       Guidelines for TAPP and TEP

                       B. Defoort (Gent)

                      Guidelines for Parastomal hernia

                       M. Allaeys (Brussel)     


 13.00               Lunch


14.00               How I do it – Video session                       

                        Moderators: A. De Backer (Brussels), K. Kothonidis (Sambreville)

                        Open retromuscular repair

                        A. Beunis (Antwerp)

                        Laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair

                        B. Bloemendaal (Genk)

                        Open abdomen treatment

                        L. Abreu de Carvalho (Gent)

                       Primary Ventral hernia repair

                       Pro laparoscopic repair   -   S. Van Cauwenberge (Bruges)

                        Pro open repair                 -      J. Lemaire (Namur)

16.00               End of the session



Email registration : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free for RBSS members and trainees

Surgeons non RBSS member: 25 €

Lunch included in registation.

BE 60 3101 6587 8170







                           How to improve our skills?

                                                                                      ULB Erasme,  Route de Lennikse  Baan 808, 1070 Bruxelles/Brussel


                                 Evening of Monday, 4th December 2017 

7.00 p.m.       Welcome venue and walking dinner


7.30 p.m.        Case report session


                       S. Ovaere (Kortrijk) , J. Lemaire (Namur)

                       How to improve our decision making in incarcerated abdominal wall hernia: single-center                                   experience

                       S. Ovaere, W. Bökkerink, H. Pottel, M. Ibelings (Kortrijk)

                       Combined chest wall and diaphragmatic hernia: repair using the Cattell-Braasch manoeuvre

                       W. Janssens, G. Verfaillie, M. Allaeys (Brussel)

                       Tips after TIPP

                        M. Dewulf, F. Muysoms (Gent)

                       Strawberry fields are forever, also in theater…

                       V. Dhooghe, N. Van De Winkel, M. Miserez (Leuven)


8.30 p.m.      Coffee Break and preparation of the interactive debates


9.00 p.m.      Presentations and debate


                     S. Michiels (Bruxelles), F. Berrevoet (Gent)

                     Midline incisional hernia and a parastomal hernia repair

                     Ph. Hauters (Tournai)

                     Recurrent incisional hernia: what are the options?

                     M. Van de Moortel (Antwerpen)                                        

                    Treatment Strategies in mesh infections 

                     L. Van Bergen (Antwerpen)


10.15 p.m.   Closing remarks


                                              Registration via email to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




      Previous Meeting

Free Paper Session Erasme 05/12/2016


new   Video library :

Repair of a large Morgagni hernia 

Ombilical hernia with IP device

Primary suture umbilical hernia

Umbilical hernia repair (local anaesthesia)

Umbilical hernia repair (rebound mesh)

Laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair

Ventral hernia repair laparotomy 1

Ventral hernia repair laparotomy 2

Ventral hernia repair laparotomy 3 (retromuscular)

Ventral hernia repair laparotomy 4 (the onlay technique)

Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair

Laparoscopic ventral hernia: the suturing concept

Laparoscopic ventral hernia: a double suturing concept

Closure of a midline laparotomy with small stitches (Sundvall technique)

Inguinal hernia - Lichtenstein 




Lemaire Julien President Yvoir
Vierendeels Tijl  Secretary Aalst
Beunis Anthony Treasurer Edegem
Allaeys Mathias Member Brussels
Berrevoet Frederik Member Ghent
Bloemendaal Bob Member Genk
Debacker Antoine  Member Brussels
Detry Olivier Member Liège
El Nakadi Issam Member Brussels
Hauters Philippe Member Tournai
Kothonidis Konstantin 


Miserez Marc Member Leuven
Muysoms Filip Member Gent
Sommeling  Casper  Member  Waregem
Van de Moortel  Marijke Member  Antwerpen 
VanCauwenberge   Sebastiaan Member Brugge
Van De Winkel Nele Member Jette

For more information, please contact: Dr Julien Lemaire


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Upcoming Events

19 Mar 2019 07:30PM - 10:00PM BSUGIS evening symposium
23 Mar 2019 08:00AM - 05:00PM Fifth Hernia Day
09 May 2019 08:00AM - 05:00PM BELGIAN SURGICAL WEEK