Hubert Tytgat Cosmetic Surgeon in Belgium, at the centre ofEurope
I am a registered plastic surgeon for more than 24 years. Itrained at 3 universities, Leuven and Antwerp in Belgium and Cologne inGermany.
My registration number in Belgium is 1/06058/60/210 The lasttree digits 210 identify a plastic surgeon. I also am registered with the GMCin the UK (General Medical Council)
Cosmetic surgery has become a good part of my work, alongwith reconstructive work. As I work in a hospital for so long, it may be anindirect indication that my work is okay (bad surgeons don’t last very long ina hospital).
We also work as a team, each having competences whichcomplement each other. For example, there are surgical nurses assisting thesurgeon, nurses taking care of the patients coming out of the O.R. and nurseson the wards. We have very competent anaesthetists, specialized in every fieldof anaesthesia, be it child anaesthesia, local or regional anaesthesia
The hospital is a 300 + bed unit, very modern both intechnical equipment (8 state-of-the-art operating rooms) as in theaccommodations.
We are a private hospital, but the state still imposes usfixed prices for reconstructive surgery. For cosmetic surgery they are free. Inpricing we have adapted to the Belgian market .Prices for Belgians and forforeign patients are the same. Even with a weak pound this could be anopportunity, because we have lower fixed costs than our British colleagues,without having to cut corners in expertise and quality.
I’m always on the lookout for newer and better methods to dothe job, which sometimes involves large investments. It is not my aim to askmore money for better techniques, but to improve the wellness of my patients.But of course, all disposable materials used in an operation have to be paidtoo.
I consider myself a no-nonsense surgeon. I like to giveinformation, this website of almost a 100 pages should be proof, to listen towhat my patients want, to calculate a decent price, to do a good follow-up bothin Belgium and over the net. If an operation cannot be done by me, I will tellthe patient. The reasons may be that I lack the experience, the necessaryinstruments (such as particular lasers) or that I think the operation will notproduce the expected results. I can say no when needed. So I will referpatients in these cases if needed.