De Bruyne Christiaan, M.D.
Licensed asa general surgeon in Belgiumfrom 1996, lic 45651 (Medical Council Brabant/Belgium).
Licensed asa full surgeon (General Medical Council England) from 2005 ref.6135672
Licensed asa full surgeon (United Emirates, Dubai)from 2004
Licensed asa doctor in Irelandfrom 2007.
I studiedin the medical school of the university of KULeuven from 1983till 1990 and I passed fist class withgreat distinction.
I studiedsix years from 1990 till 1996 generalsurgery with Dr D. Claeys in Ghent who is stillone of the leading laparoscopic surgeons in Belgium.
The lasttwo years of my training were specific for laparoscopic and oncology surgery.
I worked in1993 one year in the Sint Antonius Hospitalin Nieuwegein in The Netherlands one of the most famoushospitals for thoracic and vascular surgery. I started there the thoracoscopicprogram.
I startedas a general surgeon ( with the sub-specialisation of advanced laparoscopicprocedures) in 1996 inAZ Jan Portaels hospital in Vivoorde ( near Brussels),Belgium.
Very soonbecame the surgical treatment of morbid obesity a major part of my work.
Ioperated more than 4500 obese patients with a laparoscopic adjustablesilicone banding and laparoscopic bypassoperations. I used most of the available gastric bands in Belgium. Theyall have a CE accreditation.
I started to work at The Emirates Hospital in Dubai () from may 2004. I was asked to start the LaparoscopicAdjustable Silicone Banding program and now we are one of the most fast growingsurgical obesity services in this field in the Gulf region.