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Prof. W.A. Bemelman MD PhD

Position
Full Professor
Main activities
Patient care
Specialisation
colorectal and minimal invasive surgery
Focus of research

1. Inflammatory Bowel disease:

a. TAMIS pouche

b. Medication vs surgery (eg anti TNF vs ileocolic resection, medication in CU vs lap appendectomy) (LIRIC)

c. Role of appendix in Ulcerative Colitis (PASSION, ACCURE)

d. Management of perianal fistula (PISA)

2. Colorectal surgery for malignancy

a. Laparoscopic HIPEC in patients at risk for peritoneal seeding (COLOPEC)

b. Value of stenting in colorectal obstruction (as bridge or palliative) (CONSTRUCT)

3. Complication surgery

a. TAMIS redo surgery leaking anastomoses and chronic sinus

4. Snapshot research

a. Long term follow up rectal cancer

b. Appendicitis

c. Value of pathology of gallbladder and appendix

 

Key publications
  • Bartels Sanne A. L., Dʼhoore André, Cuesta Miguel A., Bensdorp Alexandra J., Lucas Cees, Bemelman Willem A. Significantly Increased Pregnancy Rates After Laparoscopic Restorative Proctocolectomy A Cross-Sectional Study Annals of surgery 2012;256 (6):1045-1048 [PubMed]
  • Vlug Malaika S., Wind Jan, Hollmann Markus W., Ubbink Dirk T., Cense Huib A., Engel Alexander F., Gerhards Michael F., van Wagensveld Bart A., van der Zaag Edwin S., van Geloven Anna A. W., Sprangers Mirjam A. G., Cuesta Miguel A., Bemelman Willem A., Preckel Benedikt, Bossuyt Patrick, Gouma Dirk, van Berge Henegouwen Mark, Fuhring Jan, van Lenthe Ineke Picard, Bakker Chris, King-Kalimanis Bellinda, Hofland Jan, Dejong Cornelis, van Dam Ronald, van der Peet Donald, van Zalingen Edith, Noordhuis Astrid, de Jong Dick, Goei T. Hauwy, de Stoppelaar Erica, van den Dongen Marjon, van Tets Willem, van den Elsen Maarten, Swart Annemiek, deWit Laurens, Siepel Muriel, Molly Glaresa, Juttmann Jan, Clevers Wilfred, Bieleman Andrea, Coenen Ludo, Bonekamp Elly, van Abeelen Jacobus, van Iterson-de Jong Diana, Krombeen Margriet Laparoscopy in combination with fast track multimodal management is the best perioperative strategy in patients undergoing colonic surgery: a randomized clinical trial (LAFA-study) Annals of surgery 2011;254 (6):868-875 [PubMed]
  • van Hooft J. E., Fockens P., Marinelli A. W., Timmer R., van Berkel A. M., Bossuyt P. M., Bemelman W. A., Bijnen A. B., Tuynman H., van Coevorden F., Boot H., Rijken A. M., Eichhorn R. F., Klicks R. J., Teunen A., Guicherit O. R., Schrijver M., Rosman C., Wittema E., Davids P. H. P., Breumelhof R., Schouten W. R., Siersema P., Verbeek P. C. M., Wagtmans M. J., Ottow R. T., ten Hove W., Wiggers T., van Dullemen H., Juttman J. W., Ponsioen C., Weidema W. F., Bac D. J., Gelderman W., van Munster I., Meijerink W. J. H. J., Spoelstra P., Tollenaar R. A. E. M., Veenendaal R. A., Steup W. H., Nicolai J., Meijssen M., Gerritsen J. J. G. M., Russel M. G. V. R., Bleichrodt R. P., Nagengast F., de Wit L. T., Geraedts A., Boutkan H., Houben M. Early closure of a multicenter randomized clinical trial of endoscopic stenting versus surgery for stage IV left-sided colorectal cancer Endoscopy 2008;40 (3):184-191 [PubMed]
  • Vennix Sandra, Musters Gijsbert D., Mulder Irene M., Swank Hilko A., Consten Esther C., Belgers Eric H., van Geloven Anna A., Gerhards Michael F., Govaert Marc J., van Grevenstein Wilhelmina M., Hoofwijk Anton G., Kruyt Philip M., Nienhuijs Simon W., Boermeester Marja A., Vermeulen Jefrey, van Dieren Susan, Lange Johan F., Bemelman Willem A., Hop W. C., Opmeer B. C., Reitsma J. B., Scholte R. A., Waltmann E. W. H., Legemate D. A., Bartelsman J. F., Meijer D. W., de Brouwer M., van Dalen J., Durbridge M., Geerdink M., Ilbrink G. J., Mehmedovic S., Middelhoek P., Boom M. J., Consten E. C. J., van der Bilt J. D. W., van Olden G. D. J., Stam M. A. W., Verweij M. S., Busch O. R. C., Buskens C. J., El-Massoudi Y., Kluit A. B., van Rossem C. C., Schijven M. P., Tanis P. J., Unlu C., Leeuwenburgh M. M. N., van Westreenen H. L., Besselink M. G. H. Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage or sigmoidectomy for perforated diverticulitis with purulent peritonitis: a multicentre, parallel-group, randomised, open-label trial Lancet 2015;386 (10000):1269-1277 [PubMed]
  • Swank H. A., Mulder I. M., Hoofwijk A. G. M., Nienhuijs S. W., Lange J. F., Bemelman W. A., van der Hoeven J. A. B., Blanken-Peeters C., Crolla R. M. P. M., Belgers E., Bosker R. J. I., Boom M., Swank D. J., Steup W. H., de Graaf E. J. R., Toorenvliet B. R., Pierik E. G. J. M., Prins H., Stockmann H. B. A. C., Tollenaar R. A. E. M., Coene P. P. L. O., di Saverio S., Catena F., Slooter G. D., Consten E. C. J., van Duyn E. B., Stassen L. P. S., Gerhards M. F., Karsten T. M., Cense H. A., Scheepers J. J. G., Bruin S. C., Eijsbouts Q. A. J., Wiezer M. J., Mannaerts G. H. H., van Wagensveld B. A., van Geloven A. A. W., Maring J. K., van Grevenstein W. M. U., D'Hoore A., Konsten J. L. M., van der Peet D. L., Govaert M. J. P. M., Engel A. F., Kruyt P. M. Early experience with laparoscopic lavage for perforated diverticulitis British journal of surgery 2013;100 (5):704-710 [PubMed]
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Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE,


Name : Bemelman, Wilhelmus Adrianus

Birth : 17-12-1958

Place of birth : Amsterdam


Secondary school : Vossius Gymnasium in Amsterdam
1971 - 1977 (cum laude)

Medical school : Propedeuse Medicine
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1977 - 1978

M.D. 1986 (cum laude)
University of Amsterdam

Research : Department of Surgical Research
(head: Prof. Dr. P.J. Klopper),
1985 - 1986 part-time, 1987-1988 full-time.

Specialisation : Surgery, 1988 - 1994
Heads : Dr. J.N. Keeman
Prof. Dr. M.N. van der Heijde
Prof. Dr. H. Obertop


PhD : University of van Amsterdam 1989, " Theoretical
and clinical implications of esophageal reconstruction
with the stomach "

other exams : FMGEM (Amerikaans arts examen) 1986

" Artikel 9 functionaris " (permit to conduct animal research)

Appointments : 1994-1995 Fellow gastrointestinal Surgery, AMC
1995-1999 Consultant GI surgery, Leiden University Medical Center
1999- 2006 Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgery. AMC, Amsterdam
2006- present Professor Minimal Invasive and colorectal Surgery, AMC, Amsterdam


Official Positions:

1. Professor Minimal Invasive and colorectal Surgery, AMC, Amsterdam
2. Reviewer Surgical Endoscopy, British Journal of Surgery, Digestive Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colorectal Disease and Eur J Surg Oncology
3. Member of the editorial boars of Colorectal diseases and Surgical Endoscopy
4. Scientific Board Alpine Colorectal meeting,
5. Member of the research committee ESCP
6. Member of the trust committee European Society of Coloproctology
7. Scientific Board Harry Bacon Club, The Netherlands
8. Scientific Board Dutch Crohn en Colitis Ulcerosa society
9. Scientific Board poliposis coli society
10. Member of Dutch Concilium Chirurgicum
11. Chairman publication committee EAES/ member of executive committee EAES
12. Member of the International Organisation for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD)
13. Secretaty of Dutch Society of Endoscopic Surgery
14. European Representative International Congress of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
 

Research programmes

Prof. W.A. Bemelman MD PhD (Colorectal surgery and minimal invasive surgery)

  The research focusses on aspect of colorectal surgery and minimal invasive surgery with emphasis on the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, and enhanced recovery after surgery programs.
 

 1. Medication versus surgery in IBD

a. Infliximab vs ileocolic resection (LIRIC study)

b. Appendectomy as therapy for ulcerative colitsi

2. Treatment of perforated diverticulits

LADIES study

3. Subanalyses LAFA studie (fast track & laparoscopy in colorectal malignancy)

4. Laparoscopic  HIPEC in patients at risk for peritoneal metastases of colorectal cancer 

Faculty
C.J. Buskens PhD
Prof. P.J. Tanis MD PhD

PhD Students
I.E. Mulder

Prof. G.R.A.M. D'Haens PhD (CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES)

Current research funding
  • Broad Medical Research Program
  • Congresos XXI S.L.
  • Stryker European Operations Ltd
  • University of Leeds
  • Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma Nederland BV