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Belgian Section for Abdominal Wall Surgery

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

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 




Berrevoet Frederik President Ghent
Vierendeels Tijl  Secretary Aalst
Beunis Anthony Treasurer Waregem
Hauters Philippe Member Tournai
Beunis Antony Member Edegem
Chelala Elie Member Liban
Debacker Antoine  Member Brussels
Detry Olivier Member Liège
El Nakadi Issam Member Brussels
Huyghe Marc Member Wilrijk
Kothonidis Konstantin 


Lemaire Julien Member Yvoir
Miserez Marc Member Leuven
Muysoms Filip Member Gent
Thoma Maximilien Member Brussels
Tollens Tim Member Bonheiden
VanCauwenberge   Sebastiaan Member Brugge
Van De Winkel Nele Member Jette

For more information, please contact: Dr Berrevoet Frederik


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