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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 Pop
Pr Jean Van de Stadt

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 Danièle Noterman
Dr Filip De Neubourg
Dr Mirela Roman
Pr Jean Marie Nogaret

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

Dr Marta Misani 
Dr Florin Pop

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
Pr Michael Gebhart

Senior Nurses – In-patient unit
Ingrid Bruyns
Fabienne Van Ginderachter

Secretariat
Marylène Boulet

Laurence Wanet

13/05/2020

 Scientific publications

A rare presentation of small diaphragmatic epidermoid cyst with extremely elevated serum CA19-9 level.

Authors : El-Khoury M, Bohlok A, Sleiman YA, Loi P, Coppens E, Demetter P, El Nakadi I
Year : 2020
Journal : Ann R Coll Surg Engl
Volume : 102
Pages : e23-e25

Extended time interval between diagnosis and surgery does not improve the outcome in patients operated for resection or ablation of breast cancer liver metastases.

Authors : Lucidi V, Bohlok A, Liberale G, Bez M, Germanova D, Bouazza F, Demetter P, Larsimont D, Aftimos P, Smoll NR, Donckier V
Year : 2020
Journal : Eur J Surg Oncol
Volume : 46
Pages : 229-234

Sentinel lymph node biopsy in high-risk ductal carcinoma in situ.

Authors : Preat F, Bohlok A, Delrue P, Nogaret JM
Year : 2020
Journal : Breast J
Volume : 26
Pages : 835-837

Grey areas and evidence gaps in the management of rectal cancer as revealed by comparing recommendations from clinical guidelines.

Authors : Bregni G, Akin Telli T, Camera S, Baratelli C, Shaza L, Deleporte A, Moretti L, Bali MA, Liberale G, Hendlisz A, Sclafani F
Year : 2020
Journal : Cancer Treat Rev
Volume : 82
Pages : 101930

A radical approach to achieve complete cytoreductive surgery improve survival of patients with advanced ovarian cancer.

Authors : Liberale G, Pop CF, Polastro L, Kerger J, Moreau M, Chintinne M, Larsimont D, Nogaret JM, Veys I
Year : 2020
Journal : J Visc Surg
Volume : 157
Pages : 79-86