, reconstructive surgery
, aesthetic surgery
, breast surgery
, breast reconstruction
, breast cancer
The Postgraduate Course Oncoplastic Surgery is an universitary programme at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the affiliated university hospital department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at UZ Brussel (UZB). This postgraduate course is an intensive and comprehensive programme of refinement in both reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery.
Prof. Hamdi and his team provide a large experience with a broad spectrum of clinical and research activities in the breast surgery field.
All types of breast reconstruction will be covered including both autologous (pedicled flaps, free flaps and perforator flaps) & implant-based breast reconstruction, as well as oncoplastic breast-conserving approaches to breast cancer. Various techniques of breast reduction and mastopexy together with implant breast augmentation procedures will be exposed by the different staff members of the department.
In addition, the department manages many referral cases for revision breast surgery. Fat grafting for both reconstructive and aesthetic indications is a daily practice. Finally, we offer to join the multidisciplinary approach to lymphedema in the European Center for Lymphatic Surgery.
The intended learning outcomes are situated in the organizational area of a department of plastic surgery, multidisciplinary consultation, intervention planning and preparation; as in a practical field with different surgical techniques and decision trees for treatment choice in the above mentioned domains. There is also a scientific part in which critical evaluation of scientific literature is taught, as is the writing & publishing of a scientific article. Registration is currently not possible. The registration date will be communicated later.