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The principal mission of the Institut Bordet Department of Surgery is the surgical treatment of cancerous diseases.

More specifically, our surgeons strive to:

  • offer leading-edge surgical techniques in the treatment of cancer;
  • integrate surgery into global cancer treatment;
  • encourage approaches combining surgery and other treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, immunotherapy, etc;
  • promote research and develop innovative treatments;
  • collaborate at national and international levels with other cancer centres;
  • teach surgery to medical students and future surgeons;
  • train surgeons specifically in oncological surgery.

The Institut Bordet Department of Surgery comprises 6 specific fields:

  • Cervicofacial and Thoracic Surgery
  • Digestive Surgery
  • Breast and Pelvic Surgery
  • Bone and Connective Tissue Tumour Surgery
  • Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Tumour Surgery.

Research projects

Project 1

Study of the contribution of Fluorescence Imaging in the diagnosis and staging of cancer.
  • Collaborations : Group R&D for the Clinical Application of Fluorescence Imaging, Institut Jules Bordet
  • Funding : Les Amis de l'Institut Bordet

Project 2

Study of immunogenicity and immune response in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Project 3

Identification of oligometastatic profiles in colorectal cancer: creation of a multidisciplinary platform.

Project 4

Evaluation of metabolic and pathological response after radio-chemotherapy and immunotherapy in advanced oesophageal and oesogastric junction cancers (ARTemIS)

Our team

Head of Department
Prof Vincent Donckier

Digestive Surgery
Pr Gabriel Liberale, Head of Clinic

Pr Vincent Donckier
Dr Fikri Bouazza
Pr Issam El Nakadi

Dr Florin Catalin Pop
Dr Ali Bohlok

Cervicofacial and Thoracic Surgery
Dr Antoine Digonnet, Head of Clinic
Dr Esther Willemse
Dr Marie Quiriny
Dr Samuel Lipski (ENT specialist)
Dr Cécile Dekeyser (ENT specialist)
Pr Guy Andry, Honorary Professor of Surgery

Breast and Pelvic Surgery
Dr Isabelle Veys, Head of Clinic
Dr Filip De Neubourg
Dr Mirela Roman
Pr Jean Marie Nogaret

Dr Florin Catalin Pop

Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
Dr Frédéric Urbain, Head of Clinic
Dr Simona Brondello
Dr Dimitri Tsepelidis

Dr Marta Misani 

Skin Tumour Surgery
Dr François Sales, Head of Clinic
Dr Marie Quiriny

Bone and Connective Tissue Tumour Surgery
Dr Felix Shumelinsky, Head of Clinic

Dr Bilal Kapanci

Senior Nurses – In-patient unit
Felicia Coelho Arlinda Cristina
Fabienne Van Ginderachter

Secretariat
Marylène Boulet

Laurence Wanet

09/11/2021

 Scientific publications

Isolated oesophageal Crohn's disease mimicking oesophageal carcinoma treated by Merendino procedure.

Authors : Al Zoghby S, Bohlok A, Moschopoulos C, Toussaint E, Verset L, Demetter P, El Nakadi I
Year : 2022
Journal : Ann R Coll Surg Engl
Volume : 104
Pages : e17-e20

Deep Epigastric Lymph Nodes Implication in Patients' Recurrence Pattern After Cytoreductive Surgery in Colorectal Peritoneal Metastases.

Authors : El Asmar A, Vouche M, Galdon MG, Bali MA, Sclafani F, Donckier V, Liberale G
Year : 2022
Journal : J Gastrointest Surg

Histopathological growth patterns of resected non-colorectal, non-neuroendocrine liver metastases: a retrospective multicenter studyss.

Authors : Meyer Y, Bohlok A, Höppener D, Galjart B, Doukas M, Grünhagen DJ, Labar A, Lucidi V, Vermeulen PB, Verhoef C, Donckier V
Year : 2022
Journal : Clin Exp Metastasis

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as a prognostic marker for head and neck cancer with lung metastasis: a retrospective study.

Authors : Yanni A, Buset T, Bouland C, Loeb I, Lechien JR, Rodriguez A, Journe F, Saussez S, Dequanter D
Year : 2022
Journal : Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol

Deep Epigastric Lymph Node Harvesting in Patients with Peritoneal Metastases of Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Origin.

Authors : El Asmar A, Liberale G
Year : 2022
Journal : J Gastrointest Surg