Marc Focquet

Professor Marc Foquet

MARC A.M.R.M. FOCQUET  MD

 

Nationality : Belgian

Born  June 14   1954

Married to Marina Bogaert

Three children : Julie ( 1980° ), Nicolas ( 1983° ), Stephanie ( 1987° )

Riedeplein 9

9660 Brakel

Belgium

Tel :  work + 32 9 3648445, GSM  + 32 475 472682

Email : marc_focquet@hotmail.com, marc.focquet@telenet.be, marc.focquet@sezz.be

 

QUALIFICATIONS :

 

° MD in 1979 awarded by the Catholic University of Louvain ( Belgium )

 

° Specialist in general surgery by Ministerial Decree , issued on 19.07.1985 by the Ministry of  

  Public Health in Belgium.

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT :

 

general, abdominal, laparoscopic surgeon at the clinic St. Elisabeth in Zottegem ( Belgium ) since 2000.

Permanent member of the ER team for in-hospital and pre-hospital interventions.

Since 2009 expertclinic for obesity and laparoscopy

 

MEDICAL REGISTRATION :

 

° Licensed to practice general surgery in Belgium by certification of the Ministry of  Public Health dated

 19.07.1985

 

° Certificate of Full Registration as Medical Practitioner with Specialist Registration - Speciality General

 Surgery -  GMC reference number 6049078 ( United Kingdom )

 

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT :

 

1985 - 2000 at the Saint Mary Hospital in Geraardsbergen ( Belgium ).

Joined the surgical staff in July 1985.Member of the Medical Council. Head of  surgical staff since 1990.

General surgery, gastro intestinal surgery, phlebology,traumatology, emergencies and intensive care.

 

MEDICAL TRAINING :

 

from 1979 till 1985 at the University Hospital of Louvain ( Belgium ).

 

1979 - 1981 : 6 months in the department of Abdominal Surgery ( Prof. Beckers, Prof. Kerremans, Prof.

                        Penninckx )

                     3 months in the department of Cardiovascular Surgery ( Prof. Stalpaert, Prof. Suy )

                     3 months in the department of Anatomy ( Prof. Bonte, Prof. Deneffe )

                   12 months in the department of General Surgery and Traumatology  ( Prof.Gruwez FRCS )

 

1981 - 1985 : department of General Surgery and Traumatology ( Prof. Gruwez ), including  4 months

                      in Pediatric Surgery Klinik Hamm ( Germany )

 

SURGICAL EXPERIENCE : ( 1985 - 2018 )

 

  1. General and Abdominal Surgery :

 

                       ° Appendectomy ( open ) : 401

                       ° Inguinal Hernia ( Shouldice, Bassini, Mc Vay,Lichtenstein, PHS ) : 650

                       ° Incisional, Epigastric ,Umbilical Hernia : 300

                       ° Cholecystectomy (open) ( including choledocotomy,stone extraction... ) : 120

                       ° Gastric Perforation ( gastroraphy and epiplooplasty ) : 29

                       ° Gastrectomy ( partial, total ) : 45

                       ° Splenectomy : 8

                       ° Explorative Laparotomy ( drainage procedures, enterectomy... ) : 150

                       ° Segmentary Colectomy ( left, right.. ) : 51

                       ° Sigmoid Resection : 35

                       ° Hartmann Procedure : 55

                       ° Low Anteriorresection : 39

                       ° Miles Operation : 26

                       ° Endo anal Resection : 20

                       ° Pancreatic Surgery ( Whipple, cystectomy, drainage procedures ) : 7

                       ° Colostomy : 39

                       ° Closure of Colostomy : 20

                       ° Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy : 20

                       ° Anal procedures ( hemorroids, fistula, fissure,pilonidal sinus... ) : 450

 

  1. Vascular Surgery :

 

                        ° Varicectomy ( stripping, phlebectomy,seps... ) : 550

                        ° Embolectomy : 41

                        ° Lumbar Sympathectomy : 3

                        ° Pacemaker Implant : 100

                        ° Venous Acces Device ( port-à-cath, Hickmann.. ) : 22

 

  1. Urology :

 

                        ° Phimosis Operations : 235

                        ° Torsion of the Testis : 12

                        ° Varicocele : 19

                        ° Vasectomy : 15

                        ° Hydrocelectomy : 32

                        ° Orchidectomy : 4

 

  1. Gynecology :

 

                        ° Breast Operations ( mastectomy, tumorectomy, axilla dissection... ) : 128

                        ° Hysterectomy : 5

                        ° Wertheim Operation : 3

                        ° Total Pelvic Excision : 3

                        ° Ovariectomy : 9

                        ° Extra Uterine Pregnancy : 1

 

  1. Thoracic Surgery :

 

                         ° Thorax Drainage : 30

                         ° Tracheotomy : 21

                         ° Thyroidectomy : 16

                         ° Thoracoscopy : 3

                         ° Mediastinoscopy : 2



  1. Orthopedic Surgery :

 

                         ° Internal, External Fixation, Closed Reduction : 91

                         ° Amputation small bones : 64

                         ° Amputation leg : 69

                         ° Synovial Cystectomy : 135

                         ° Tendon Repair, Lysis : 69

                         ° Release of Median Nerve : 36

                         ° Tennis Elbow, Bursa Olecrani : 30

 

  1. Plastic Surgery :

 

                         ° Skin Grafts, Flaps : 121

                         ° Abdominoplasty : 50

                         ° Otoplasty : 9

                         

 

  1. Miscellaneous Procedures :

 

                         ° Lymphadenectomy : 25

                         ° Soft Tissue and Skin Tumours, Cysts, Abscess : 426

 

  1. Laparoscopic Procedures :

 

                         ° Cholecystectomy : 700

                         ° Diagnostic Procedures, Drainage,Puncture : 100

                         ° Appendectomy : 450

                         ° Adhesiolysis : 99

                         ° Inguinal Hernia ( TEP ) : 450

 

10 Bariatric Surgery :

 

                         ° Laparoscopic gastric banding : 200/ year till 2015, 25/ 2016,2017 ; 2/ 2018

                         ° Laparoscopic redo surgery after banding ( slippage, erosion, pouch ) : 30/year

                         ° Laparoscopic gastric bypass : 300/year ( total  MGB : 1500 )

                         ° Laparoscopic gastric sleeve : 100/year

                         ° Laparoscopic conversion surgery : 85/year

                         ° Laparoscopic duodenal switch : 5

 

                         

 

COURSES AND CONFERENCES : ( since 1992 )

 

            1992    ° XI Congrès Mondial de l' Union Internationale de Phlébologie   MONTREAL

                                 ° Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy EAES  AMSTERDAM

                                 ° European Workshop on Digestive Surgery  BRUSSELS

                                 ° 2nd European Congress of Viscerosynthese  LUXEMBOURG

                                 ° 3rd World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery   BORDEAUX

 

           

            1993    ° 2 ème Congrès Francophone de Coeliochirurgie   DEAUVILLE

                                 ° Laparoscopic Suturing and Stapling  EAES ARUBA

                                 ° Hernia 2000 ( The Institute for Minimal Invasive Surgery )  SYDNEY

 

            1994    ° XXIX World Congress of the International College of Surgeons LONDON

                                 ° II nd European Workshop on Digestive Surgery  BRUSSELS

                                 ° XVI Journées Niçoises Pathologie et Chirurgie Digestive Vidéo Lap. NICE

                                 ° European Course on Laparoscopic Surgery  BRUSSELS

                                 ° Chirurgie Laparoscopique du Reflux Gastro - Oesophagien BORDEAUX

                                 ° Laparoscopic Surgery of the GI Tract  HAMBURG

                                 ° Preperitoneal Hernia Repair Workshop BRUSSELS

 

            

            1995    ° Gasless Minimal Invasive Surgery and Colorectal Indications  BRUSSELS

                                 ° Follow Up Workshop on Total Extraperitoneal Hernia Repair  BRUSSELS

                                 ° 4th GI Tract Laparoscopic Surgery International Meeting   LIEGE

                                 ° New Technology and Advanced Techniques in Surgery  LUXEMBOURG

                                 ° XII th World Congress of Phlebology UIP  LONDON

 

            

            1996    ° International Congress of Phlebology  CORFU

 

            1997    ° 5 th Symposium of the Société Française de Chirurgie Endosc.  BORDEAUX

                                 ° SAGES SAN DIEGO

                                 ° 2 nd International Congress for Ambulatory Surgery  LONDON

 

            1998    ° 2 th Belgian Congress for Ambulatory Surgery  BRUSSELS

                                 ° XIX Réunion de la Société Européenne de Phlébectomie  PARIS

                                 ° XIII th World Congress UIP SYDNEY

                                 ° XXXI World Congress of the Intern. College of  Surgeons BUENOS AIRES

                                 ° European Hernia Society COLOGNE

 

            1999    ° Training Centre for PHS  Prof. Flament REIMS

        

 

            2000    ° XXII ème Réunion de la Soc.  Europ. de Phlébectomie BRUSSELS

                                 ° 4 th Belgian Congress for Ambulatory Surgery  BRUSSELS

                                 ° 9 th Int. Meeting of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons SLS Meeting ORLANDO

                                 ° Hernia in the 21st Century TORONTO

 

            

             2001  ° 12 th Colorectal Disease Symposium   FORT LAUDERDALE

                                 ° EITS Advanced Course Lap. Morbid Obesity Surgery  STRASBOURG

                                 ° European Lapband System Workshop BRUSSELS

                                 ° Advanced Symposium Surg. Treatment of Morbid Obesity  MONTPELLIER

                                 ° EPGS Pitfalls in Surgery AMSTERDAM

 

             

             2002  ° Symposium Lapband   GENVAL

                                  

  1. ° IFSO World Congress SALAMANCA

 

  1.            °IFSO World Congress TOKYO

 

2005             °IFSO World Congress MAASTRICHT

 

  1.             °Congres de Chirurgie Digestive du CHU de NICE

° Transoral Intragastric Surgery Workshop BRUSSELS

° Chirurgie de l’Obésité  SOFFCO NICE

 

  1.             ° Nederlands Vereniging voor Endoscopische Chirurgie BELEK

                                  ° IFSO European Chapter CAPRI

                                  ° SOFFCO Obésité Pathologique NICE

                                  ° Cursus Laparoscopische Gastric Bypass ARNHEM

                                  ° Cours de bypass gastrique ( Cadiere ) BRUSSELS

            2009- 2014 : °Consensus conference Mini Gastric Bypass – Paris : 2011-2013

                                 ° ASMBS ( American Society for Metabolic and and Bariatric Surgery, San Diego, Atlanta           

                                    2012-2013

                                 ° Emercengies in bariatric surgery , London,NHS Chelsea and Westminster Hospital :

                                    2012-2013 – 2014

                                 ° Homerton Hospital, London, Conference on Obesity Surgery : 2011-2012 – 2013

                                 ° Emergencies and Redo Batriatric Surgery Orlando 2013

                                 ° Frankfurter Meeting Obesity Surgery , Frankfurt : 2012-2013-2014

 

             2015  ° ASMBS Los Angeles

                                 ° Diabetes Surgery London

                                 ° Organisation MGB courses St Elisabeth Zottegem

                                 ° 3 presentations and chairman session ESBS Cairo

                                 ° Soffco Lyon

                                 ° Non Inva International Symposium Lyon

 

             2016  ° Masterclass with Dr Rutledge at St Elisabeth Zottegem

                                 ° European Obesity Summit Göteborg

                                 ° MGB consensus meeting London

                                 

             2017  ° IFSO EC Naples

                                ° MGB consensus meeting Naples

                                ° IFSO world Congress London

                                ° XIV Best Lisbon

 

                2018 ° Besoms Winter Symposium Brussels

                                ° 1st IBC World Congress Oxford

                                ° Awareness Campaign Obesity Zottegem

                                ° MGB consensus meeting Valladolid

 

             

            

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES, LECTURES

 

                      ° Prognosis in burns 1983

                      ° Laparoscopy 1993

                      ° Laparoscopic Hernia Repair 1995

                      ° Vascular Surgery 1996

                      ° Acute Appendicitis 1996

 

                      ° Deep Vein Thrombosis 1997

                      ° Breast Cancer Symposium 1997

                      ° Chronic Venous Insufficiency 1998

                      ° Diverticulitis of the Colon 1999

                      ° Laparoscopic Treatment of  Morbid Obesity 2001 till 2009

                      ° Metabolic and Obesity Surgery 2013

                      ° 3 presentations ESBS Cairo

                      ° lectures MGB organised by J&J

                      ° presentation en poster at MGB Consensus conference Valladolid

 

RESEARCH and PUBLICATIONS

 

                      ° "Perforated Appendicitis " in Acta Chirurgica Belgica nr 4 1982

                      ° " Succesvolle strategie bij een veneus ulcus .." in WCS 18/6 2002

 

REFERENCES

 

                     ° Professor Dr. Jacques Gruwez FRCS

                       Em. Prof. of Surgery Catholic University of Louvain ( Belgium )

                       Kroonlaan 20

                       1050 Brussel

                       Tel : 02- 6492147

 

                     ° Professor Dr. Paul Broos

                       Em. Prof. of Surgery Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium )

                       Academic Hospital Gasthuisberg  Catholic University of Louvain

                       Herestraat 49

                       3000 Leuven

                       Tel : 32- 16 344717 Fax : 32-16 344677

 

                     ° Dr Rudi Vossaert

                        Medical Director

                        AZ Sint Elisabeth Zottegem

                        Tel 32-9 3648432

 

                     ° Dr Robert Rutledge

                        Tel. +1 442 234 3237 +1 702 483 7133

                        drr@clos.net

 

                     ° Professor Dr Jacques Himpens

                        Bariatric Surgeon

                        President of IFSO

                        Tel. 32 495 258154

                     

 

      

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

  1. RBSS : Royal Belgian Society for Surgery
  2. IFSO : International Federations for Surgery of Obesity
  3. EAES : European Association for Endoscopic Surgery
  4. AUGIS : Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  5. BOMSS : British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery
  6. SFCE : Societé Française de Chirurgie Endoscopique
  7. RSM : Royal Society of Medicine
  8. BABS : Benelux Association for Bariatric Surgery
  9. BeSOMS : Belgian Section for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery
  10. GMC : General Medical Council ( UK )
  11. IBC International Bariatric Club
  12. MGB-OAGB Club

 

                      

 

WEBSITES   

                          www.sezz.be

                          www.expertkliniekobesitas.com

                          www.minigastricbypass.be

                          www.mgbcourse.be