Prof. PhD O.R.C. Busch

Full Professor
Main activities
Education, Patient care
Gastro-Intestinal Surgery
Focus of research

The current research is related to the oncological aspects of upper GI cancer with the main interest in pancreatic and oesophageal cancer. For pancreatic cancer a nationwide organisation is being installed to organise a trial on the effects of neoadjuvant treatment with chemoradiation prior to operation.

In the benign GI surgery current research is on chronic pancreatitis, bile duct injury and achalasia

Key publications
  • Kuhlmann K. F. D., de Castro S. M. M., Wesseling J. G., ten Kate F. J. W., Offerhaus G. J. A., Busch O. R. C., van Gulik T. M., Obertop H., Gouma D. J. Surgical treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: actual survival and prognostic factors in 343 patients European journal of cancer (Oxford, England 2004;40 (4):549-558 [PubMed]
  • van der Gaag Niels A., Rauws Erik A. J., van Eijck Casper H. J., Bruno Marco J., van der Harst Erwin, Kubben Frank J. G. M., Gerritsen Josephus J. G. M., Greve Jan Willem, Gerhards Michael F., de Hingh Ignace H. J. T., Klinkenbijl Jean H., Nio Chung Y., de Castro Steve M. M., Busch Olivier R. C., van Gulik Thomas M., Bossuyt Patrick M. M., Gouma Dirk J. Preoperative Biliary Drainage for Cancer of the Head of the Pancreas New England journal of medicine 2010;362 (2):129-137 [PubMed]
  • Cahen Djuna L., Gouma Dirk J., Nio Yung, Rauws Erik A. J., Boermeester Marja A., Busch Olivier R., Stoker Jaap, Lameris Johan S., Dijkgraaf Marcel G. W., Huibregtse Kees, Bruno Marco J. Endoscopic versus surgical drainage of the pancreatic duct in chronic pancreatitis New England journal of medicine 2007;356 (7):676-684 [PubMed]
  • Lagarde Sjoerd M., de Boer Johannes D., ten Kate Fiebo J. W., Busch Olivier R. C., Obertop Huug, van Lanschot Jan J. B. Postoperative complications after esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus are related to timing of death due to recurrence Annals of surgery 2008;247 (1):71-76 [PubMed]
  • de Reuver Philip R., Grossmann Irene, Busch Olivier R., Obertop Huug, van Gulik Thomas M., Gouma Dirk J. Referral pattern and timing of repair are risk factors for complications after reconstructive surgery for bile duct injury Annals of surgery 2007;245 (5):763-770 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

Prof. PhD T.M. van Gulik (HPB surgical research)

Prof. PhD O.R.C. Busch (Promoties)

Prof. MD MSc PhD M.G.H. Besselink (Pancreatic and Hepato-Biliary Surgery)