André D'HooreYear of primary qualification: 1993 (General Surgery)

Current institution: University Hospital Leuven, Belgium

Title of presentation: New surgical techniques for Crohn's disease (Symposium: Controversies in Crohn's disease management)

Learning objectives: Highlight new strictureplasty techniques over the ileocaecal valve to provide a bowel sparing alternative to ileocaecal resection. Implementation of the TAMIS platform in difficult Crohn's fistula treatment and proctectomy.

Clinical/research background

  • Chair, Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven
  • Founder and Past President, European Crohn and Colitis Organisation
  • Member, ESCP Research Committee

Relevant peer-reviewed publications

  1. Spinelli A, Carvello M, D'Hoore A, Pagnini F. Psychological perspectives of inflammatory bowel disease patients undergoing surgery: rightful concerns and preconceptions. Curr Drug Targets. 2014;15(11):1074-
  2. Wolthuis AM, de Buck van Overstraeten A, D'Hoore A. Dynamic article: transanal rectal excision: a pilot study. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Jan;57(1):105-9
  3. De Buck van Overstraeten A, Wolthuis AM, Vermeire S, Van Assche G, Rutgeerts P, Penninckx F, D'Hoore A. Intersphincteric proctectomy with end-colostomy for anorectal Crohn's disease results in early and severe proximal colonic recurrence. J Crohns Colitis. 2013 Jul;7(6):e227-31
  4. De Buck van Overstraeten A, Wolthuis A, D'Hoore A. Surgery for Crohn's disease in the era of biologicals: a reduced need or delayed verdict? World J Gastroenterol. 2012 Aug 7;18(29):3828-32

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