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International Surgery Group - Cork

International Surgery Group - Cork

Show Phone NumberEuropa House, Shanballymore, Mallow, Co. CorkIreland
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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
Prices from €5200 - Enquire for a fast quote from International Surgery Group - Cork. Excellent ServiceScore™: 4.5 from 57 votes. Customer Service Award Winner 2018.

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Gastric Band
Gastric Sleeve €6400 - €7600
Gastric Band €5200 - €6600
Gastric Bypass
Gastric Bypass €7400 - €8600
Gastric Band Conversion to Sleeve / Bypass €8250 - €9450
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Sleeve Revision up to €8250
Gastric Bypass Revision up to €9450
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About International Surgery Group - Cork

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 shock 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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Patient Reviews of International Surgery Group - Cork

"They went above and beyond what was expected to meet with my sometimes demanding requests"
5 50Reviewed 10 Jan 2018 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
I had a Gastric Bypass 2 months ago. I had a BMI of 42. I have already lost 2 stone since surgery. Should have done it years ago.

From start to finish these guys were amazing. They went above and beyond what was expected to meet with my sometimes demanding requests. Thank you Dr. Dillemans and especially Garrett at International Surgery Group. You all made it a stress-free journey for me.
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  • 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) 


Bariatric Surgery


ParkingAccessible to disabled peoplePublic transport access - No 13 Bus from Brugge Market Square every 20 MinutesWheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroom - All rooms are en-suiteWireless access - Wifi Key available from Hospital ReceptionOn-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service - 24/7Text message reminders - Surgery Confirmation Text only by requestHome 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 HotelsTranslation services - Russian and Some Eastern European Translators AvailableLocal guide - ISG Representative available for an additional feeTours and vacation services - Available on request and associated fees will applyPick up service from hotel - An additional Fee AppliesPick up service from airport - An additional Fee Applies

Languages spoken


Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Gastric Band
€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.

€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.

Gastric Bypass
€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.

€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

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.

International Surgery Group - Cork

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Private Patients Welcome - Laya Healthcare and GloHealth Customers accepted.Public Health Insurance - In conjunction with the EU Directive on Cross Border HealthcareDental Plans AcceptedEuropean Health Insurance Card

Prof Bruno Dillemans

Job Title:
  Principal Surgeon
  Paediatrics, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Vascular Surgery
  English, Dutch
Chief of staff of the Department of General Surgery
AZ Sint-Jan Brugges-Ostend AV(1100 beds)
Head of the Centre of Obesity Surgery
° 27th January 1961
Professional: Department of General Surgery
AZ St.–Jan AV
Ruddershove, 10
B-8000 Brugge
  • 1979- 1986: Catholic University of Leuven Graduated ‘Magna cum Laude’.
Specialisation in General Surgery:
  • 1986 - 1990: Heilig Hart Hospital, Roeselare
  • 1990 - 1992: University Hospitals Leuven
Super Specialisation in Abdominal and Laparoscopic Surgery:
  • 1992 - 1994: Academic Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands

Professional activities
Since July 2011: Chief of Staff of the Department of General Surgery, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge - Oostende AV (1200 beds)
Since 1994: Staff member of the Department of General Surgery, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge - Oostende AV
Facts & figures
  • 1100 bariatric procedures a year
  • 20 % conversional procedures
  • Performed the first Laparoscopic Gastric Bypasses in
    • Sultanate ofOman(RoyalHospital,Muscat) in 2006
    • United Arab Emirates(UniversityHospital, Al Ain) in 2005
  • Appointed as ‘CenterofExcellence’ by Johnson & Johnson
  • Expert in Digestive Surgery for IRCAD (Strasbourg)
  • Expert in Advanced Bariatric Surgery for Johnson & Johnson and Covidien
Teaching and education
  • Active participation at different teaching programs and postgraduate courses (SOSB, BGES, IRCAD) for residents and general surgeons
  • Commitment with several fellows a year to visit him and learn the skills
  • Course director of the international meeting ‘Master Class in Gastric Bypass’ in 2006
  • Dr. Bruno Dillemans is currently is a visiting Professor at the
Oral presentations and invited expert
  • Oral and video presentations at IFSO, EAES, OESO, EUROSURGERY, IRCAD
  • Invited expert at following congresses:
    • European and World Congress of IFSO, 2008-2012
    • AIMS Milano, 2009-2011
    • The International Obesity Surgery Expert Meeting, Saalfelden, Austria, 2007-2011
    • The International Thematic Days of CHL,Luxembourg, 2007, 2009
    • 1 Colchester Metabolic SurgerySymposium,UK, 2008
    • 2 General Surgery Congress,Turkey, 2007
    • 1  Laparo-Endoscopic Congress for the Middle East,Dubai, 2006
Live Surgery
  • IFSO world Congress Hamburg, 2011
  • AIMS Milano, 2009-2011
  • Perioperative Management in metabolic surgery,Leipzig, 2011
  • Echelon Flex Launch Event, 2010
  • The 1Colchester Metabolic Surgery Symposium, 2008
  • 1 National Congress of the Emirates Society of laparo-endoscopic Surgeons,Dubai, 2007
  • 2 General Surgery Congress,Turkey, 2007
  • BGES-SOSB, live transmission from operating theatre, 2006
  • 6 International Surgical Update, Sultanate ofOman, 2006
  • 3d UAE Workshop on Morbid Obesity, UAE, 2005
  • The ‘Standardization of the Lap Gastric Bypass procedure’ has been validated by publications in major medical journals
  • Co-editor of the book Bariatric Surgery, published in 2011 by Imperial College Press
Other Medical Activities
  • Academic Consulent University of Gent, 2010 – 2013
  • President of the BeSOMS (Belgian Section of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery ) 2010- 2012
  • Secretary General of the SOSB (Belgian Section for Obesity Surgery) 2008-2010
  • President of the Medical Council of AZ St-Jan Brugge -OostendeAV 1999-2002 and 2002 -2005
  • Vice- President of the Medical Council of AZ Sint-Jan Brugge –OostendeAV 1996-1999 and 2005-2008
  • President of the ‘Commission for External Relations’, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge –OostendeAV
  • President of the Advisory Board of ‘AZ Nieuws’ en ‘AZ Link’,Belgium
  • Board Member of the BSUGI (Belgian Section of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgery)
  • Board Member of the BGES (Belgian Group of Endoscopic Surgeons)
  • Board Member of the BSAWS (Belgian Section for Abdominal Wall Surgery)
  • Redaction Member of the RBSS (Royal Belgian Society for Surgeons)

Dr Sebastiaan Van Cauwenberge

Job Title:
  Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
  English, French, Dutch
General, Oncological, Bariatric, Gastrointestinal & Laparascopic Surgeon.
Staff member of the Department of General Sugery AZ Sint-Jan AV
Super Specialisation
  • 2010-2011: Pediatric Surgery, CHRU Lille
  • 2008-2010: Obesity surgery and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery AZ Sint-Jan Bruges-Ostend AV
  • Post-bariatric body contouring (abdominoplasty - tummy tuck, armlifting, thighlifting) 
Surgical Training
  • 2006-2007: AZ Sint-Lucas, Ghent
  • 2004-2006: AZ Sint-Jan Bruges-Ostend AV
  • 2002-2004: University Hospital, Ghent
  • RBSS: Royal Belgian Society of Surgeons
  • BAST: Belgian Association of Surgical Trainees
  • BGES: Belgian Group of Endoscopic Surgeons
  • BeSOMS: Belgian Section of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery
  • Resident Member of the American College of Surgeons

Dr Jan Paul Mulier

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

Anesthesiologist at AZ Sint-Jan Bruges-Ostend AV
Chief of Staff Department of Anesthesiology


  • 1995 Postgraduate applied economics KUL
  • Ph.D.: Sept 1994, Penn University Pensylvania, Biomedical Research, A. Noordergraaf advisor. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, biomedische wetenschappen H Van Aken, advisor The ventricular pressure as a function of volume and flow, thesis
  • 1990 Vlerick management school Gent
  • Specialisation: 1988 Anesthesiology, intensive care and reanimation. 1986 ILT English. 1985 ILT French.
  • M.D.: 1984 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. 1982 KUL Medical information technology. 1981 KUL Electronics for medical use.


ESA: European Society of Anesthesiology

ASA: American Society of Anesthesiology

STA: Society for Technology in Anesthesia

Dr Sanjay Agrawal

Job Title:
  Bariatric Surgery

Mr Sanjay Agrawal is a Consultant General Surgeon specialising in Obesity and advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at Homerton University Hospital in London.

Mr Agrawal specialises in laparoscopic weight loss surgeries (gastric band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy), laparoscopic hernia (groin & incisional) repairs, laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for heartburn, & advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Mr Agrawal has had extensive training in UK, Belgium, Japan & India and has an experience of over 500 laparoscopic bariatric procedures to date. In addition, he has undertaken more than 2000 general surgical procedures so far. 

Mr Agrawal trains other surgeons in bariatric & laparoscopic surgery and has made numerous presentations at national and international meetings as well as publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Fabrice Rogge

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

Dr. Fabrice Rogge completed his training as a surgeon with the highest distinction in the reputed service for Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial Surgery of the University Hospital of Liège.

He enjoyed an international training and worked for several years with world authorities in plastic surgery at Mount Vernon Hospital (Northwood, UK), a cradle of this exciting and demanding surgical discipline. As part of his doctoral thesis he conducted also pioneering research that was awarded the prestigious Healing Foundation / BAPRAS Award.

Afterwards he specialized further in aesthetic surgery and specific areas of reconstructive surgery centers of excellence in London. So he was part of the service plastic surgery at the Royal Free Hospital where he mainly specialized further in specific reconstructive techniques for facial or facial paralysis and breast reconstructions.

Dr. Rogge also got the chance to work alongside renowned aesthetic surgeons at The Wellington Hospital in London, where he acquired his skills in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and non-invasive aesthetic treatments.A bright and clear communication in a pleasant and private atmosphere for Dr. Rogge and his team is essential to obtain the best possible results. Plastic surgery is a surgical discipline par excellence where patient and surgeon in mutual respect in decisions about the most secure and efficient techniques to choose.

Using the latest medical technology and all aspects of aesthetic and plastic surgery treatments to control, Dr. Rogge always looking for the most suitable solution for each individual patient. Submit an Application to Dr. Rogge Aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery are eminently surgical disciplines where patient and surgeon together in mutual respect decisions after a surgery or treatment to obtain a result that corresponds to the expectations of both patient and surgeon.

It is the vision of Dr. Rogge that a correct expectation for each patient is essential to the most appropriate intervention or treatment. With the advancement of technology and the continuous improvement of techniques it is often difficult for a patient to know what is the best treatment for his / her problem. By always choosing the safest and most effective methods and materials, Dr. Rogge allows ample time for his patients to see the different possibilities and to explain to both yourself and indeed your partner before, during and after the procedure or treatment. Each patient has different physical characteristics and different life situations that need to be considered. A patient is unique and so also is any plastic surgery procedure.

Dr. Rogge received his recognition as a plastic surgeon with the highest honours and worked for several years abroad in centres of excellence to learn the skills for each of his patients and to offer the best strategy and to plan the best possible results.Together with his team he will always ensure that security, availability and very good communication remain a priority for all his patients.


Prof Mahmut Kaskaloglu

Job Title:
  Principal Surgeon
  Eye Surgery
  English, Arabic

Dr. Mahmut Kaskaloglu is a professor of ophthalmology and the founder of Kaskaloglu Eye Hospital. He has devoted 34 years of his life to teaching and practicing ophthalmology. In addition to personally performing more than 2000 eye surgeries every year, Dr. Kaskaloglu also attends and speaks at conferences around the world. He is a graduate of and faculty member at Ege University in Izmir and is also a member of several international organizations, including the European Society of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is also the founder and past president of the Black Sea Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Kaskaloglu is considered a leader in ophthalmology in Turkey and abroad. He has given lectures and performed surgeries for teaching purposes in many countries. Dr. Kaskaloglu lives in Izmir with his family.


Dr Maxence Vandekerckhove

Job Title:
  Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery
  English, French, Dutch

Dr Jan Lesaffer

Job Title:
  English, French, Dutch

Dr Vandeputte Lieven

Job Title:
  English, French, Dutch
Show Phone NumberEuropa House, Shanballymore, Mallow, Co. CorkIreland