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Show Phone Number AZ Jan Portaels Hospital, Gendarmerie strata 2, Vilvoorde, 1800


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"I had a lap band and I would recommend Dr. Chris and his team."

Maria, UK
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Opening Hours

Monday  9:00 -   5:00pm
Tuesday  9:00 -   5:00pm
Wednesday  9:00 -   5:00pm
Thursday  9:00 -   5:00pm
Friday  9:00 -   5:00pm

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Popular Treatments

Plastic Surgeon Consultation
RhinoplastyFrom €3000
Breast Implants€2600  -  €2850
LiposuctionFrom €1800
Tummy TuckFrom €3500
FaceliftFrom €3700
Labiaplasty€1200  -  €1300
Laser Assisted Liposuction
Breast ReductionFrom €4000
Breast Lift€4500  -  €5200
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About Belgium Surgery Services

Would you like a fast and professional medical intervention 50% cheaper than in your home country? Come to Belgium for an operation and with the support of the BSS team you will be surrounded with professional people who take care of everything.

BSS offers total packages with the most qualified hospitals and the best surgeons in Belgium!

ALL-IN package includes:

-         Cost of the operation

-         24/7 Personal patient care manager

-         Complete taxi service

-         Accommodation for two in B&B hotels near the hospital

-         Consultation and Aftercare advice in your home country 

If you are interested in our prices or if you require more information about an intervention, don’t  hesitate to contact us!

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from 5 reviews Patient Reviews of Belgium Surgery Services

Maria Buckingham Clinic Patient
Reviewed 20 August 2012
"I had a lap band and I would recommend Dr. Chris and his team."
Belgium Surgery Services responded to this review:

Hi Maria, Thanks for the lovely review and toghether we will make it another succes story . We will see you in our aftercare clinics soon.

Christine UK WhatClinic User
Reviewed 08 September 2014
"Hi, I had my Gastric Bypass procedure in mid March 2014. I am absolutely delighted with the results. The hospital was spotless, the staff were very friendly, and Dr. Chris did a splendid job. My diabetes is much improved, and every week shows a significant weight loss, so far 8.5 kgs. It hasn't all been plain sailing, and I still have hunger pains, but the benefits outweigh the small discomforts a thousandfold. The treatment could not have been more thorough, with constant checks on pain-relief (hardly necessary), hydration, temperature, lung-function, blood-pressure, oxygen-sats, etc, My partner and I were accommodated in a nearby hotel, where the room, staff & breakfasts were most satisfactory. I wish that I had gone there years ago."
Kim UK WhatClinic User
Reviewed 12 March 2014
"The service, treatment and staff are all first class. Excellent and attentive at all times. I have used them twice and recommend their services."
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  • Integral quality of care in care facilities (Belgium) 
  • Ziekenhuiswet / La loi sur les hôpitaux (Belgium) 
  • RBSPS - Royal Belgian Society for Plastic Surgery (Belgium) 
  • ISO Certification - International Organization for Standardization (International) 
  • ESQH - European Society for Quality in Healthcare (International) 
  • MTA - Medical Tourism Association (International) 
  • IMC - Irish Medical Council (Ireland) 
  • BMA - British Medical Association (UK) 
  • NMC - Nursing and Midwifery Council (UK) 


Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss

Plastic Surgery



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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

All patients are welcome for a free of charge baratric consultations at our clinics to help them choice what type of obesity surgery will help you the most to lose your overweight

€2500  -  €2750
Gastric Balloon

Gastric balloon or stomach balloon isa non-surgical treatment for people who are overweight or obese. The balloon isinserted into the stomach through the mouth (gastroscopy) and this means thatafter eating a small amount of food, you feel full.

Is gastric balloon suitable foreveryone?

No. If you have a particular condition, for example anillness related to your heart or lungs, your GP and surgeon may feel theprocedure is too risky to carry out.

What’s involved?

You will be given a throat spray that has a numbingeffect (you will also be offered a sedative if you wish). Using endoscopictechnique a small thin tube is inserted through your mouth down your throat andgullet and a silicone balllon is inserted and filled with saline in yourstomach.

This limits the amount of food your stomach can hold.Your food still passes through your digestive system in the normal way.

Gastric balloon installation

The gastric balloon is introduced into the stomachthrough the mouth. Your surgeon will perform an initial examination of yourstomach using an endoscopic camera. If no abnormalities are observed, yoursurgeon will proceed with placement of the balloon through your mouth and downyour oesophagus into your stomach. The balloon is made of a soft and pliablesilicone elastomer material and is inserted while in its smallest, deflatedform. The swallowing process is made easier with the help of a throat spraywhich numbs the throat area. Muscle relaxing medications are also used.

Once the balloon is inside your stomach, it isimmediately filled with sterile saline through a small filling tube (catheter)attached to the balloon. Once filled, your surgeon will remove the catheter bygently pulling on the external end. The balloon has a self-sealing valve, andat this point the balloon is floating freely in your stomach. Placement timesvary, but it will usually take 20-30 minutes, after which you will be monitoredby the weight loss surgeon for a

€3900  -  €4250
Gastric Band
Guaranteed for 3 years.

In this procedure, a hollowband made of special material is placed around the stomach near its upper end,creating a small pouch and a narrow passage into the larger remainder of thestomach. The band is then inflated with a salt solution. It can be tightened orloosened over time to change the size of the passage by increasing ordecreasing the amount of salt solution. The entire procedure is donelaparoscopically, where a laparoscope is inserted through the abdominal wallthrough small surgical incisions.

It induces weight loss byreducing the capacity of the stomach, which restricts the amount of food thatcan be consumed.

Minimally Invasive Approach

€6950  -  €7450
Gastric Bypass

The gastric bypass or stomach bypass is one of the surgical techniques for treating morbid obesity. Alongside purely restrictive techniques, such as gastric banding, and largely malabsorptive techniques, such as Biliopancreatic Derivation by Scopinaro, this is a combined technique.

As with a purely restrictive intervention such as the adjustable gastric band, this surgery is largely a restriction of the food intake, with reduced digestion a less important factor. However, the long-term results are noticeably better than those for purely restrictive surgery. This is due to reduced food intake and a reduced feeling of hunger.

€5750  -  €6250
Gastric Sleeve

The gastric sleeve is the latest weight loss procedure that shows promising results. By restricting food absorbtion and reducing hunger the gastric sleeve might be your best option. Advantages of gastric sleeve include lower cost, less dumping, fewer complications and does not require adjustments after the initial surgery.

How does the Gastric Sleeve work?

The vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive form of weight loss surgery in which approximately 85% of the stomach is removed leaving a cylindrical or sleeve shaped stomach with a capacity ranging from about 60 to 150 cc, depending upon the surgeon performing the procedure.

Plastic Surgery

€2400  -  €2750
Arm Lift

When ageing or following a significant weight loss, the skin of the arms can lose its elasticity. This can lead to excess skin, often flabby, at the back of the upper arms. Sport can help to tone the skin but will not prevent slackness. An arm lift helps to tighten the skin of the upperarms. If the upperarms are too prominent, the surgeon may proceed with some liposculpture. The surgeon eliminates the excess skin situated on the inner arms. In addition, the skin is re-tightened in an aesthetic way. If necessary, the surgeon can suck out the excess fat.

€2600  -  €2850
Breast Implants
Guaranteed for 25 years.

Many women today dream of having beautifully shaped breasts. Commonly after pregnancy, substantial weight loss and age, breasts lose their firmness and often become small. A breast enlargement could be a solution, resulting in larger, firmer and younger looking breasts. Your confidence will be boosted with your increased cup size! A successful breast enlargement is one that is not too apparent, natural looking with almost invisible scarring.

€4500  -  €5200
Breast Lift

A pregnancy or loss of weight, age or breastfeeding can have a huge impact on the firmness of your breasts. The breastsloosen and often to the stage of drooping . Droopy breasts can happen to smallor large sizes.

-The lift is suitable for loose breasts, that are of a medium size.
-In the case of more imposing breasts, the breast uplift would beaccompanied by a breast reduction. (cfr equally “breast reduction”) -Small loose breasts can, thanks to a lift, gain a cup size. In thisspecific case, the surgeon places an implant behind the mammary gland in orderto enlarge the breast size (cfr equally “a breast augmentation”)


At the time of the lift, the breasts experience an importanttransformation. The mammary gland is reshaped in accordance with the patientsrequest and brought back against the pectoral muscle in order to obtain anoptimal aesthetical look. Next, the surgeon removes the excess skin, enhancingthe nipple and sometimes reducing its size. The result is a firmerbust, that a swimsuit or a top will emphasize!

ScarIn the case of a breast uplift, a scar is inevitable. Currently, ‘thevertical scar technique’ is the standard technique. The previous technique ofscar in the shape of an anchor has been reduced to a vertical scar. The scararound the nipple does not change. It will gradually disappear.

AnestheticThanks to a refinement in operation techniques and a constant progress inthe anesthetic field these last few years, the breast uplift is carried outunder a mild local anesthetic with a light sedation. After the operation, youwill feel fit and well. It is not necessary to envisage a night’s stay at theclinic.

RecoveryThe operation takes place in the morning and you can go to the hotel thesame night. You will need to stay one or two days in the hotel af

From €4000
Breast Reduction

Heavy breasts can cause physical, aesthetic and even psychological difficulties. You might have the feeling that your chest is not in harmony with the rest of your body and that undermines your confidence.

The weight of your breasts can get in the way when you do sport or try to find clothes or underwear that you like… It is frustrating. Bra straps can, in this case, cut into the shoulders or bring on back problems.

The breast reduction operation can offer you a solution to these frustrations and sufferings. A smaller cup size will give you the sense of freedom that you have been longing for!

From €3700

There currently exist different names for the face lift. You will hear talk of the Mini face lift, the MACS lift, the S-lift, the Soft lift, the SMAS lift, the sub-SMAS lift and the Quick lift.

Your plastic surgeon will determine with you which technique suits you best.

Life begins at 40! You feel more confident but this does not always show through onthe outside. When time passes your skin loses its elasticity andits glow gradually. You will notice the appearance of creases between thecorner of the mouth and the cheek (This is known as marionettes’lines) between the nose and the corner of the mouth (the nasolabialcrease) and the expression lines. Aging of the skin is caused by two principlefactors. On the one hand the force of gravity on the skin and on the other handthe skin loses its elasticity because there is less collagen in the skin.Stress, hereditary and the wrong doing of the sun are equally to cause.

The following exercise is very simple and can show you how your new face willbe. Look at yourself in the mirror. Next, lie down and look in a hand mirrorhow it outlines the creases of your skin between the nose, the mouth and thecheek.

Would you like to radiate eternal youth?

Whichwrinkles can the face lift eliminate?

A face lift allows us to turn back the clock. Thanks to this operation,you will look 10 years younger. The outline of the face is reshaped and yourskin will be firmer and will have a youthful sparkle. You are younger and it shows!

A face lift allows a light correction of deeper wrinkles. The nasolabial crease and the grimace are from then on less obvious.

To correct more superficial wrinkles, a peeling, laser treatment or “fillers” are more tailor made (see the paragraph on wrinkle treatment)

Endoscopic Facelift
From €3250
Mini Facelift

There currently exist different names for the face lift. You will heartalk of the “Mini face lift”, the “MACS lift”, the “S-lift”, the “Soft lift”,the “SMAS lift”, the “sub-SMAS lift “ and the “Quick lift”.

Your plastic surgeon will determine with you which technique suits you best.

Life begins at 40! You feel more confident but this does not always show through on the outside. When time passes your skin loses its elasticity and its glow gradually. You will notice the appearance of creases between the corner of the mouth and the cheek (This is known as marionettes’lines) between the nose and the corner of the mouth (the naso-labial crease) and the expression lines. Ageing of the skin is caused by two principle factors. On the one hand the force of gravity on the skin and on the other hand the skin loses its elasticity because there is less collagen in the skin.Stress, hereditary and the wrong doing of the sun are equally to cause.
The following exercise is very simple and can show you how your new face will be. Look at yourself in the mirror. Next, lie down and look in a hand mirror how it outlines the creases of your skin between the nose, the mouth and the cheek.
Would you like to radiate eternal youth?

Which wrinkles can the face lift eliminate?A face lift allows us to turn back the clock. Thanks to this operation you will look 10 years younger. The outline of the face is reshaped and your skin will be firmer and will have a youthful sparkle. You are younger and it shows!

  • A face lift allows a light correction of deeper wrinkles. The naso-labial crease and the grimace are from then on less obvious.
  • To correct more superficial wrinkles, a peeling, laser treatment or “fillers” are more tailor made (see the paragraph on wrinkle treatment for more detalis).
€1200  -  €1300


The internal lips are also known as the smalllips. They differentiate themselves more or less from the external lips or thebig lips. This is completely normal. The size of the lips strongly differs fromone woman to another. The lips can also vary from one side to the other. Thelips can inconvenience a woman when she rides a bike or while doing sport. Theycan be visible when wearing a bikini or other tight clothing. Women canfeel awkward within a sexual relationship.
This subject is taboo for a lot of people and yet there is a simple operationthat can remedy this problem.

From €1800


Even after continuous efforts of dieting andexercise, certain areas of fat just don’t budge! Areas that often remainstubborn in women are the hips, stomach and thighs. In men, it’s often thestomach, love handles and sometimes the chest.
With improved liposculpture techniques, it is possible to carve out asilhouette by removing fat in specific areas. Thus, giving you a harmoniousshape, with curves and firmness where you’ve always wanted.  Liposculpture or removal of sub-cutaneous fatremains one of the most popular methods.

For really overweight people liposculpture is not the solution. It is advisablefirst to lose weight, either through strict dieting or by placing a gastricband/gastric bypass.

Whichareas can be treated?The most common areas are the hips, stomach and interior thighs. But itis also possible to treat a double chin, and in men the chest.

Arms, calves and shins are rarely a good indication for liposculpture. Oftenthe result is not satisfactory, plus blood circulation can be disturbed whentreating these areas. Treatment to the front of the thigh is not recommended,because of the risk of a wave effect.

Whathappens?The areas to be treated are injected with a fluid. This fluid contains amixture of saline, adrenaline (to minimize bleeding) and xylocaine (local anesthetic).When the fluid is injected it helps to breakdown the fat cells which are thenremoved with the help of a fine aspirating tube. This technique is known as“tumescent liposculpture”. The term “liposculpture” comes from the verb “tosculp” which is exactly what is done. Liposuction is the old fashioned methodof fat removal, where large tubes were used to remove the fat cells and surgerywas done under narcosis. This technique is more painful and the risk ofbleeding is higher.

The scarThere are practically no scars. The fat cells ar

Body-Jet™ Liposuction
Laser Assisted Liposuction
From €2100
Neck Lift
Plastic Surgeon Consultation
From €3000


The nose is positioned centrally on the face. So it is logical that the shape of the nose for the most is an extension of your face. A small correction of the nose can strongly change your look and make you look more attractive.

The correction of the nose can overcome different problems. The profile of a nose can be rectified or subtly turned in. The same for a flat nose which canbecome more pointed. A nose that is too prominent can be reduced and a nose that has a lopsided orientation can be straightened.

The surgeon makes a decision about this operation in accordance with the patient. He works towards respecting a harmony between the face and the body.

The look of a nose that has been operated on is being avoided.

Up to €1750
Nasal Tip Surgery
From €3500
Tummy Tuck

Skin can lose its elasticity due to the ageing process or in cases of major weight loss. This leads to excess skin on the lower stomach. The stomach hangs. Sport can reinforce the abdomen but can never make up for this surplus of distended skin.

A correction of the abdomen, also called abdominoplasty or ‘tummy tuck’, can help you to resolve this problem. This operation leaves a scar in the fold above the groin and around the navel. These scars are acceptable because this operation allows you to lose one or more clothes sizes and you also get a beautifully sculpted waistline in exchange.

From €3500
Full Abdominoplasty
From €2500
Mini Abdominoplasty

Medical Aesthetics

€2850  -  €3250
Varicose Veins Treatment


Varicoseveins are veins whose valves, which operate as a stopper to keep blood flowing forward, arenot working properly or are missing. The veins become filled with blood, swell, and can be extremely painful.

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Mr Frederik Serneels

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 Chief Executive

Dr Christiaan Debruyne

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Curriculum Vitae

De Bruyne Christiaan, M.D.

Steenwagenstraat 42

1820 Melsbroek



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.

Dr Patrick Dedoncker

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Mr Bart Rommes

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 Patient Services Manager

Chris Debruyne

Chris de Bruyne has been a General Surgeon in Belgium since 1996 (licence number 45651 - Medical Council Brabant/Belgium) and has also been registered as a full surgeon in the UK with the General Medical Council since 2005 (6135672). 

He is the most experienced and successful Gastric Band surgeon in Europe. The complication results are published across Europe so all surgeons in UK know that Chris de Bryune has the lowest complication rate for the gastric band procedure.
He worked for a year in 1993 at the Saint Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. The Hospital is one of the most famous hospitals for thoracic and vascular surgery and Chris began work there on the prestigious thoracoscopic program.
He also worked as a general surgeon (with the sub-specialisation of advanced laparoscopic procedures) in 1996 at AZ Jan Portaels Hospital in Vivoorde (near Brussels), Belgium. During this time, the surgical treatment of morbid obesity became a major part of Chris’ work.

Chris has operated on more than 9000 obese patients through either laparoscopic adjustable silicone banding or laparoscopic bypass operations. He has made use of a wide variety of gastric bands and will recommend the type best suited to the individual patient. All bands have a CE accreditation

Chris has been doing pre and post-operative consultations for obesity surgery in Scotland (Edinburgh) London, Birmingham, Newport, Manchester since November 2005. 

When patients have the band fitted with our surgeon, 90% get to their ideal weight in a year. Studies have found that dieting alone is unlikely to reduce weight. All of our aftercare can be done in the UK with our surgeon or a member of his surgical team. With aftercare we work out at least £1500 cheaper than any UK provider, yet the operation is safer if you book with us. In General the gastric band is a very safe operation , but with Chris de Bryune it only takes between 15-20 minutes to preform a very quick operation to improve your health for the rest of your life.. 

Dr Patrick Dedoncker

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Dr. Patrick Dedoncker sustained his education at the University Hospital of Ghent in Belgium (State University of Ghent - R.U.G.) and the University Hospital of Brussels (Free University of Brussels - V.U.B.).


He is full board certified as a plastic surgeon since 1997. He is equally a member of the Royal Belgian Society for Plastic Surgery and is a member of the Belgian Medical Council 


Certified by the Belgian Ministery of Public Health , number of the I.N.A.M.I. 1 08932 96 210.


Lector for Plastic Surgery courses at the Academy-University Brussels (H.U.B).


Fellow of the Belgian Collegium Chirurgicum Plasticum.


Consultant in plastic surgery for Elyzea Cosmetic Clinic in Brussels.


Dr. Patrick Dedoncker has a large experience and he executes more than 1.500 aesthetic procedures per year.

Dr Jorn Robijn

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 Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery
 English, French, Dutch
In 2002 Igraduated as a Medical Doctor cum laude at the Catholic University of Leuven,Belgium and I started my training in general surgery for six years. From 2008 Iam licensed as a general surgeon in Belgium.I wastrained in vascular surgery in the Imeldahospital in Bonheiden, Belgium, from2007 till 2009. I was gifted that my mentor was Dr. Patrick Peeters, aninternational well known vascular surgeon. Duringthis period I was trained in all aspects of cardiovascular and thoracicsurgery, but with special interests in endovascular techniques.Fromseptember 2009 I was appointed as a vascular and thoracic surgeon at the JanPortaels Hospital in Vilvoorde, Belgium. Endovascular procedures and treatmentof varicose veins are my main activities. 
Show Phone Number AZ Jan Portaels Hospital, Gendarmerie strata 2, Vilvoorde, 1800