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International Surgery Group - Brugge

International Surgery Group - Brugge

078 48 42 86Ruddershove 10, AZ Sint Jan's Hospital, Brugge, 8000
4.3 / 5  Excellent
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
(1 hour )
Gastric Band
Gastric Sleeve €6400  -  €7600
(40 mins)
Gastric Band €5200  -  €6600
(40 mins)
Gastric Bypass
Gastric Band Conversion to Sleeve / Bypass €8250  -  €9450
(40 mins)
Gastric Bypass €7400  -  €8600
(1 hour )
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Bypass Revision Up to €9450
(40 mins)
Gastric Sleeve Revision Up to €8250
(40 mins)
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About International Surgery Group - Brugge

Our Globally Renowned Bariatric Consultant Surgeon, Dr Bruno Dillemans is considered a World Leading Authority in Weight Loss Surgery and has carried out in excess of 20,500 Successful Weight Loss Surgeries since 2004. He also has the lowest post-surgery complication rate in the world associated with Weight Loss Surgery at 0.04%. In addition, Dr Dillemans has the lowest post-surgery infection rate associated with Obesity surgery at 0.02%. Dr Dillemans is the Chief of Staff at the Department of General Surgery at AZ Sint-Jan's University Hospital, Brugge, Belgium.

In September of 2013, 2015 and 2017, Dr Dillemans attended the IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders) World Congresses in Turkey, Canada and the United Kigdom respectively which was attended by more than 3000 of the best obesity surgeons from around the Globe. During the congresses Dr Dillemans was chosen on each occassion by the attending surgeons due to his considerable experience as the World’s Leading Expert in Obesity Surger and Revisional/Conversion Weight Loss Surgery and was asked to perform Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve surgery which were broadcast live to universities and hospitals in 158 countries around the globe. No other bariatric surgeon in the World has received such an endorsement on a global level.

International Surgery Group's Hospital is celebrated as one of the world's leading academic hospitals, AZ Sint-Jan's has 1200 beds, a combined total of 400 physicians and surgeons, and over 2600 staff members. This modern high tech hospital boasts a formidable list of facilities.

Facilities include:

  • 18 operating theatres equipped with the newest laminar flow technology
  • 4 new dedicated operating theatres for Dr Dillemans team of World Expert obesity surgeons
  • A cardiac care and bypass centre
  • State-of-the-art laboratory
  • 40 bed intensive care unit equipped with lung ventilators
  • A 6 man decompression chamber
  • A helicopter
  • The only dual arm “da Vinci” robotically assisted laparoscopic microsurgical unit
  • World renowned Bariatric weight loss surgery clinic
  • A bank
  • Shops
  • Florist
  • Hairdresser
  • Café
  • A modern restaurant

The emergency department, paramedics and the 40-bed intensive care facility are staffed 24 hours a day with 150 dedicated staff as well as on site resident cover. A physician will respond to an urgent bed call within seconds day or night.The hospital carries out the latest surgical procedures with confidence.

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from 5 verified reviews Patient Reviews of International Surgery Group - Brugge

"Excellent"
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100%Reviewed 04 Oct 2012 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Bypass
Treatment went great. I was able to get up and move about a few hours after surgery and I was able to eat/drink up to 4-6 oz of water/liquid food. The Hospital has the best broth/soup I have ever tasted! Anyway, The surgeon has an amazing bedside manner which is something that I was told about in advance before booking with International Surgery Group and he has excellent English, as do most of the doctors and nurses. My surgery took less than an hour to complete! I was fit enough to check out of the hospital the day after my Gastric Bypass and I stayed in one of the Hotels recommended my this surgery organisation and both my husband and I were delighted because they even have a special "Post-Surgery Menu" for the patients of ISG and we got the room on a discount also because we booked through ISG. All in all I paid €7,400 for my Gastric Bypass, my Hotel cost me €270 for 3 nights and my flights to Belgium cost me €65 return for both my husband and myself. I also took the ISG Insurance which was an extra €290 so my total spend was €8,025. for the same procedure in the UK I would have to pay over €18,000.00 There is no comparison. These people are fantastic and I would strongly recommend them to anybody considering this type of surgery.
Total Amount Paid €7,400
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Prof Bruno Dillemans responded to this review:

Dear Sienna, Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to be able to assist you. We are delighted to hear that the staff of the Boterhuis Hotel looked after you so well and We will make sure to pass on your kind comments to them when we next visit with them. Dr Dillemans also thanks you for your kind remarks. If the team here at ISG can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch. It would be nice to hear of your progress. With our sincerest best wishes for the future. The Bariatric Team International Surgery Group

Sienna UK
"The process was as smooth as possible"
90%Reviewed 07 Sep 2016 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
Went for Gastric Sleeve and although I was very hesitant at first I want to thank Garrett at the International Surgery Group who was amazing at calming my nerves. It meant so much that he had been through it himself and was able to speak from his own personal experience

A++++ Well done to everyone at the International Surgery Group for making the process as smooth as possible.
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Belgium
"highly recommend International Surgery Group"
100%Reviewed 29 Apr 2016 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
I haven't yet had my surgery but so far the whole process from application for surgery to acceptance has been incredible. The whole surgery package is awesome. A staff member by the name of Garrett has been so kind, helpful and thorough with every aspect of my application. Everything has been sorted for me, all I need to do is turn up on the day ! A truly amazing and easy process and can't wait for the next part of this amazing journey. So far I'd definately highly recommend International Surgery Group.
Treated By: Garrett
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Julie Lincolnshire
"I will be glad to go back to."
100%Reviewed 06 Dec 2015 Verified user.
Treatment Received: Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass surgery. After years of suffering from overweight. -and trying every diet that exists on tthe globe - I decided for a more radical approach. After researching the subject I decided to go for the gastric bypass surgery with Dr. Dillemans in Brugge.
I have just arrived back home and I am writing to tell you about it. Everything was organized perfectly by Mr Roche from the International Surgery Group. He was a patient companion to this process. I am sure I couldn't have done it without him. Dr. Dillemans was great, so warm and kind. The hospital was excellent. The staff are so gentle, kind, professional, and polite. Finally, the hotel was lovely too. Definitely a place I will be glad to go back to.
Treated By: Bruno
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Belgium
"The level of care and attention is excellent"
100%Reviewed 26 Jun 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
My treatment via International Surgery Group was excellent, I would definitely recommend to others considering an operation. The level of care and attention is excellent.
Total Amount Paid €9,000
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Prof Bruno Dillemans responded to this review:

Dear CK, Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to assist you on your journey and we look forward to keeping in touch with you over the next several weeks and months as you adjust to your new healthier lifestyle. Best Regards The Patient Care Team

Ck Netherlands
"Strongly Recommend"
100%Reviewed 28 Sep 2012 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Bypass
I found International Surgery Group online and after much research I decided to go with them. The Clinic was actually a fully operational hospital and the surgeon was an absolute gentleman. I had my consultation on a Wednesday afternoon and my Surgery took place on the following morning. The whole procedure for a Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass took less than an hour which was amazing and I was discharged from hospital the following day. I stayed for 3 nights in Belgium altogether but I was given permission to travel home 24 hours after surgery and I can honestly say that I have not looked back. I would strongly recommend International Surgery Group not only because they are the cheapest but because they are the cheapest who deal with Dr. Dillemans and I found from the time I made my initial enquiry International Surgery Group went out of their way to fulfill all of my sometimes eccentric requirements! They were able to arrange my surgery in 10 days, all the other providers would have had me wait over 2 months for a date. Fantastic ISG and thanks for your hard work Garrett on my behalf. Strongly Recommend!
Treated By: Bruno Total Amount Paid €6,900
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Prof Bruno Dillemans responded to this review:

Dear Nidhal, Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to be able to assist you. Dr. Dillemans also had asked us to convey to you his thanks for the kind gift you left for him. If the team here at ISG can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch. It would be nice to hear of your progress. With our sincerest best wishes for the future. The Bariatric Team International Surgery Group

Nidhal Ireland
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Accreditations

  • Ziekenhuiswet / La loi sur les hôpitaux (Belgium) 
  • Integral quality of care in care facilities (Belgium) 
  • RBSPS - Royal Belgian Society for Plastic Surgery (Belgium) 
  • MTA - Medical Tourism Association (International) 
  • ESPRAS - European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (International) 
  • EURAPS - European Association of Plastic Surgeons (International) 
  • ISO Certification - International Organization for Standardization (International) 
  • ISQua - The International Society for Quality in Health Care (International) 
  • ICS - International College of Surgeons (International) 
  • Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery (International) 
  • Treatment Abroad Code of Practice (International) 
  • IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (International) 
  • IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (International) 
  • ECAMS - European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery (International) 
  • IBCS - International Board of Cosmetic Surgery (International) 
  • RCSI - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Ireland) 
  • NIOPPS - National Institute of Obesity Programme Practice Standards (UK) 
  • ASMBS - American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (US) 

Provides

Bariatric Surgery

Premises

Parking

Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access - No 13 Bus from Brugge Market Square every 20 Minutes

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom - All rooms are en-suite

Wireless access - Wifi Key available from Hospital Reception

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service - 24/7

Text message reminders - Surgery Confirmation Text only by request

Home visits - For Irish Patients and also Dr Dillemans' Private Nurse visits the hotels of all of his surgical patients in Brugge who have undergone surgery.

Open 24 hours - ISG will take calls day or night.

Open weekends - Surgery reservation offices open over weekend only. Only emergency surgery takes place during weekends.

Travel Services

International travel - International Flights, Trains and Ferries can be arranged for an additional fee if your journey begins in the UK or Ireland..

Local travel - Special Rates negociated with ISG Partner Transport Providers. Premium and Standard Classes available.

Local accommodation - Special Rates negociated with ISG Partner Hotels

Translation services - Russian and Some Eastern European Translators Available

Local guide - ISG Representative available for an additional fee

Tours and vacation services - Available on request and associated fees will apply

Pick up service from hotel - An additional Fee Applies

Pick up service from airport - An additional Fee Applies

Languages spoken

EnglishDutchSlovakPolishRussian

Bariatric Surgery

 
Bariatric Surgery Consultation (1 hour )
The cost of a consultation with Dr Dillemans is €100. This fee is included in the price of your surgery. If however, following your consultation you choose not to proceed with surgery this fee becomes chargeable. 
Gastric Band
€6400  -  €7600
Gastric Sleeve  (40 mins)

Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, gastric sleeve resection or simply sleeve gastrectomy, is one of the most innovative types of weight loss surgery performed today. During this procedure, the surgeon will remove about 85% of your stomach, making it look like a tube or sleeve, thus the name “sleeve” Gastrectomy.

€5200  -  €6600
Gastric Band (40 mins)

The Gastric Band is used for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index of at least 30 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behaviour modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.

Gastric Bypass
€8250  -  €9450
Gastric Band Conversion to Sleeve / Bypass (40 mins)

After Lap Band patients may need revision or conversion weight loss surgery for a number of reasons. The Lap Band could slip leading to a slow chronic condition or an acute condition requiring emergency surgery. Both circumstances ultimately lead to the Lap Band not functioning the way it should. While each circumstance is different, treating these issues may require removing the Lap Band, repositioning the Lap Band or converting the Lap Band all together with either a Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass. Removing the Lap Band obviously opens the door for potential weight regain

€7400  -  €8600
Gastric Bypass  (1 hour )

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)

Gastric bypass is indicated for the surgical treatment of morbid obesity for patients with a BMI of 30 or greater, a diagnosis which is made when the patient is seriously obese, has been unable to achieve satisfactory and sustained weight loss by dietary efforts, and is suffering from comorbid conditions which are either life-threatening or a serious impairment to the quality of life.

Gastric Sleeve
Up to €9450
Gastric Bypass Revision (40 mins)

Revision Gastric Bypass surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed on patients who have already undergone a form of bariatric surgery, and have either had complications from such surgery or have not successfully achieved significant weight loss results from the initial surgery.

Up to €8250
Gastric Sleeve Revision (40 mins)

Gastric sleeve revision surgery refers to a secondary procedure that is performed when the initial gastric sleeve has failed to achieve the desired results. 

Payment Information

IMPORTANT:Please be advised that Medical Insurance, Flights, Airport, Hospital & Hotel Transfers as well as hotel accommodation are not included in the price of the surgery, however, certain options are available upon request. Please refer to the VIP ADD-ON Service for more details. A list of recommended hotels and B&B's in the vicinity of the Hospital is available by Clicking Here.

Important Deposit Information: Deposits are required at the time of booking. As you can appreciate it is a substantial logistical endeavour to reserve the surgeon, Dr. Dillemans, his team as well as a surgical theater in our 1200 bed hospital. As a consequence and due to the potential unrecoverable expenses that ISG has incurred in the past for surgery cancellations, surgeries can only be confirmed once ISG receives your deposit. Deposits are non-refundable following a 14 day cooling off period. If you decide to schedule surgery within 14 days of your deposit payment you automatically waive your right to a cooling off period. All outstanding balances must be paid directly to the surgeon or his secretary in the form of a EURO bankers draft.

Discounts - Ask about Limited Time OffersPayment plans - International Bank Transfer Facility with 30 days of treatment date - 3rd Party Finance Listed on our websiteFree initial consultationCheques - Bankers Draft Only and must be received within 30 days of treatment dateCredit cards - Visa, MasterCard

Insurance

Private Patients Welcome - Laya Healthcare and GloHealth Customers accepted.

Public Health Insurance - In conjunction with the EU Directive on Cross Border Healthcare

Dental Plans Accepted

European Health Insurance Card

Prof Bruno Dillemans

Job Title:
  Principal Surgeon
Specialisations:
  Paediatrics, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Vascular Surgery
Languages:
  English, Dutch

Dr Sebastiaan Van Cauwenberge

Job Title:
  Surgeon
Specialisations:
  Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
Languages:
  English, French, Dutch

Dr Jan Paul Mulier

Job Title:
  Doctor
Specialisations:
  Anaesthesiology, Obstetric Anaesthesia, Paediatric Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine
Languages:
  English, French, Dutch

Dr Sanjay Agrawal

Job Title:
  Surgeon
Specialisations:
  Bariatric Surgery
Languages:
  English

Dr Fabrice Rogge

Job Title:
  Principal Surgeon
Specialisations:
  Breast Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Hair Transplant Surgery, Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery
Languages:
  English, French, German, Dutch

Prof Mahmut Kaskaloglu

Job Title:
  Principal Surgeon
Specialisations:
  Eye Surgery
Languages:
  English, Arabic

Dr Maxence Vandekerckhove

Job Title:
  Consultant
Specialisations:
  Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages:
  English, French, Dutch

Dr Jan Lesaffer

Job Title:
  Surgeon
Languages:
  English, French, Dutch

Dr Vandeputte Lieven

Job Title:
  Surgeon
Languages:
  English, French, Dutch
078 48 42 86Ruddershove 10, AZ Sint Jan's Hospital, Brugge, 8000