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Direct Healthcare International Limited - Antwerp

Direct Healthcare International Limited - Antwerp

Show Phone NumberZNA hospital - Antwerp Obesity Centre, Antwerp
2.8 / 5  Satisfactory
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Gastric Band
Gastric Bypass
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Balloon
Duodenal Switch
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About Direct Healthcare International Limited - Antwerp

Direct Healthcare International was formed to meet a demand for low cost surgery using hospitals in Belgium, where the surgical standards are second to none. With this aim in mind we sought to use surgeons that we knew by reputation, CV history, and surgical history. These surgeons in order to qualify to be accepted by Direct Healthcare International Limited need to demonstrate a proven track record and in addition carry out a minimum of 250 surgeries a year in their discipline. This we felt sure were criteria that would find excellent experienced tried and tested surgeon and indeed have proved so.

Specialising in Obesity Surgery, (Gastric bypasses), Orthopaedic (hip, Knee, spine, hand, ankle, wrist), Gynaecology, General Surgery and Internal Medicine,

Direct Healthcare International Limited pride ourselves on providing a quiality service from the point of departure (airport train station, home pickup) to the hospital through recovery and back home, the client is entirely in our hands. At first we didn’t always get it right but our philosophy of listneing to our clients following up nad taking direct action on any complaints means that we have come to be a well ordered smooth running organisation with the experience of thousands of succesfull treatments and out comes leaving thousands of happy clients. Today thanksfully copmplaints are very rare. A recent survey said 95% of clients were entirely satisfied and 98% of clients would use Direct Healthcare International Limited again.

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from 1 verified review Patient Reviews of Direct Healthcare International Limited - Antwerp

"I have maintained the weight loss"
100%Reviewed 03 Jun 2015 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Bypass
I had my gastric bypass (RNY) surgery 3 years ago (01/06/2012) with Dr De Clerqc in Antwerp and I could not be more thrilled.
I lost my excess weight rapidly but safely over 7 months and plateaued at 58kg (from a 125kg pre op weight) and have maintained the loss ever since.
I no longer have sleep apnea and my blood work shows me as healthy as an ox these days!
Dr De Clerqc was excellent and responsive and gave great after surgery care. I recommend him to anyone. He changed my life.
This was the best money I ever spent on myself and I haven't regretted it for a second.

Excellent from start to finish. Thorough, professional, kind and above all, excellent in what they do.
Dr De Clerqc was an amazing surgeon, I have barely noticeable scars and everything was arranged well through Direct Healthcare International. Private room, excellent nursing staff (who all spoke English) and extremely thorough pre op tests to determine if you are well enough to be successful during and after the op.
Total Amount Paid €8,995
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  • ICS - International College of Surgeons (International) 


Bariatric Surgery

Obstetrics / Gynaecology


Plastic Surgery



Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service

Text message reminders

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

Travel Services

International travel

Local travel

Local accommodation

Translation services

Local guide

Tours and vacation services

Pick up service from hotel

Pick up service from airport

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Duodenal Switch
Gastric Balloon
Gastric Band
Adjustable Gastric Band - Laparoscopic Surgery (ZNA hospitals)/Adjustable Gastric Band - Laparoscopic Surgery (St Remberts)
Gastric Bypass
Short Limb Gastric Bypass - Laparoscopic Surgery (ZNA hospitals)/Gastric Bypass - Laparoscopic Surgery (St Remberts)/Band to Bypass Conversion (ZNA hospitals)
Gastric Sleeve

Plastic Surgery

Eye Lift
Plastic Surgeon Consultation

Medical Aesthetics

Spider Veins Treatment
Varicose Veins Treatment
Vein Stripping

General Practice

Diagnostic Imaging Consultation
EMG - Electromyography Scan
MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
PET - Positron Emission Tomography
Cancer Screening
Diabetes Treatment
Type I Diabetes
Type II Diabetes

Obstetrics / Gynaecology

Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery
Obstetrician / Gynaecologist Consultation

Ear Nose and Throat

Sinus Surgery
FESS - Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Tonsils Adenoids and Appendix
Adenoid Removal
Appendix Removal
Tonsil Removal


Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Club Foot Repair
Dupuytren's Contracture Treatment
Hip Replacement
Hip Resurfacing
Ilizarov Technique
Knee Arthroscopic Washout
Knee Replacement
Kneecap Removal
Orthopaedist Consultation
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rotator Cuff Repair
Shoulder Replacement
Spinal Fusion
Trigger Finger Treatment
Webbed Toes Surgery


DBS - Deep Brain Stimulation


Gallbladder Removal
Haemorrhoids Treatment
Rectal Prolapse Repair

Payment Information

Fully inclusive including all hospital and surgery fees, travel for two persons, hotel or in hospital B&B for family or carer or Basic surgery only options available; Surgical overrun insurance available, credit terms available.

Credit cards - Credit card is accepted form of payment


Private Patients Welcome - IVIVA, Quinn Insurance, VHI

Dr Stefaan De Clercq


Dr. Stefaan De Clercq performs over 1000 abdominal surgical procedures a year, focusing on:

·       Bariatric surgery (laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric banding and laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection as well as the more advanced and complex procedures as conversions of Scopinaro BPD, VBG or gastric band to gastric bypass)

·       Colorectal Tumors (complete laparoscopic approach since 2003).

·       Abdominal wall surgery (Endoscopic approach of abdominal wall repair; complex groin problems)

Dr. Stefaan De Clercq is Specialized and certified in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and teaches laparoscopic techniques to Belgian residents at IRCAD.  He is recognized by Covidien to teach advanced bariatric procedures to fellow European surgeons (United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands)   

Dr. De Clercq has given several oral and video/poster presentations at International Congresses (IFSO, EAES, IRCAD) focusing on bariatric surgical procedures and abdominal wall surgery            

Other Medical Activities:

·       Member of the Medical Council of ZNA (Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen: largest Hospital group in Belgium; over 500 specialists) since 2005

·       Member of IFSO (International Federation for Surgery of Obesity), SOSB (Belgian Section for Obesity Surgery) and BABS (Benelux Association for Bariatric Surgery

·       Member of the BGES (Belgian Group of Endoscopic Surgeons) and EAES (European Association for Endoscopic Surgery)         

·       Board Member of the BSAWS (Belgian Section for Abdominal Wall Surgery)

·       Member of RBSS (Royal Belgian Society for Surgeons)      

Show Phone NumberZNA hospital - Antwerp Obesity Centre, Antwerp