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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

Combined liver resection and cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC for metastatic colorectal cancer: Results of a worldwide analysis of 565 patients from the Peritoneal Surface Oncology Group International (PSOGI).

Authors : Lo Dico R, Faron M, Yonemura Y, Glehen O, Pocard M, Sardi A, Hübner M, Baratti D, Liberale G, Kartheuser A, de Hingh I, Sugarbaker P, Ceelen W, Moran B, Robella M, Quenet F, Sideris L, Goere D, Limbert M, Sammartino P, Morris D
Year : 2020
Journal : Eur J Surg Oncol

Myeloid TNF and HO-1 regulate the progression of colorectal liver metastases during hepatic ischemia-reperfusion.

Authors : Germanova D, Keirsse J, Köhler A, Hastir JF, Demetter P, Delbauve S, Elkrim Y, Verset L, Larbanoix L, Preyat N, Laurent S, Nedospasov S, Donckier V, Van Ginderachter JA, Flamand V
Year : 2020
Journal : Int J Cancer

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

The burden of low anterior resection syndrome on quality of life in patients with mid or low rectal cancer.

Authors : Bohlok A, Mercier C, Bouazza F, Galdon MG, Moretti L, Donckier V, El Nakadi I, Liberale G
Year : 2020
Journal : Support Care Cancer
Volume : 28
Pages : 1199-1206

Recommendations for skin cancer consultation and surgery during COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors : Brochez L, Baurain JF, Del Marmol V, Nikkels A, Kruse V, Sales F, Stas M, Van Laethem A, Garmyn M
Year : 2020
Journal : J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol