FielD, technologies anD MethoDs

Using a multidisciplinary approach, multimodal treatments and minimally invasive surgery whenever possible, the Clinic is specialised in

Surgery of the upper digestive tract (oesophagous, stomach) and pancreas

Hepatobiliary surgery using radiofrequency ablation and multi-stage resections of hepatic tumours

Colorectal surgery applying laparoscopic techniques, total mesorectal excision and conservative surgery of the anus

Treatment of peritoneal carcinosis using intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemoper- fusion, standardised according to well-defined protocols

Central venous access surgery

Prof Issam El Nakadi Digestive Oncology Surgeon, Head of Clinic

Dr Fikri Bouazza Digestive Oncology Surgeon

Dr Gabriel Liberale Digestive Oncology Surgeon

Missions Developing an integrated treatment programme in digestive oncology in association with the Institute’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinic and with the Department of Medicosurgical Gastroenterology of the Hopital Universitaire Erasme.

DePartMental organisation The Clinic comprises 1 senior resident (Prof Issam El Nakadi), 4 surgeons (Dr Fikri Bouazza, Dr Gabriel Liberale, Dr Vincent Donckier, Dr Jean Van de Stadt) and 2 postgraduates.

aPPlieD research The Clinic regularly conducts medicosurgical studies, such those focused on the following topics:

Multimodal treatment of hepatocarcinoma

Predictive factors for hepatic metastases of primary breast cancer

Role of an early PET scan in the assessment of response to preoperative chemotherapy (e.g., metastases of colon, stomach, liver)

Role of PET scans in peritoneal carcinosis

Profiling of peritoneal carcinosis nodules originating from colorectal cancer

the key to success in caring for patients with digestive cancer? A multidisciplinary approach, multimodal therapy, appropriate surgical techniques and efficient postoperative care. PrOF iSSAM eL nAkADi, Head of the Digestive Oncology Surgery Clinic

KeY Figures

10 studies ongoing on average

1,000 interventions/ year