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Jelle Ruurda

Full Professor

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Biography

Jelle Ruurda attended medical school in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After finishing, in 2000, he joined the surgical department he University Medical Center Utrecht, to perform research on the first experiences with robot-assisted surgery. In 2003 he received his PhD, the first PhD on robotic surgery worldwide. Hereafter, he started his residency and was registered as general surgeon in 2010. In 2010-2011, he worked as a fellow in digestive surgery in the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. He was appointed as staff surgeon at the University Medical Center Utrecht in 2011. From 2019 he is a full professor with his chair in robot-assisted and minimally invasive surgery. His clinical interest is upper gastrointestinal tract surgery and he is the clinical lead for malignancies of the upper gastro-intestinal tract. Jelle Ruurda started with robotic surgery already in 2000 and since his return in Utrecht fully focusses on robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy and gastrectomy. Research is focused on minimally invasive and robotic surgery, but also surgical imaging and innovations are topics of research. He founded the Dutch biobank for esophageal and gastric cancer patients, which holds both blood and tissue samples of patients undergoing treatment. His research efforts are dedicated to defining the patient groups that benefit most from surgical treatment and making that surgical treatment possible with a minimum of side effects. He has authored and co-authored over 15 chapters in textbooks and over 250 articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

He is a past board member of the Dutch Society for gastrointestinal surgery, founder and chair of the Dutch Robotic surgery working group and also leads the working group for surgical innovation of the Dutch Surgical Society. He is a board member of the Dutch Federation of Medical Specialists, where he chairs the committee for science, innovation and healthcare evaluation. He also is the chairman of the scientific committee, and member of the educational committee of the Upper GI International Robotic Association (UGIRA).

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Upper GI

Research aim

Our research concentrates on surgical treatment of esophageal and gastric cancer, addressing diagnostics, surgical techniques, postoperative recovery, and prognostic outcomes. By interdisciplinary collaboration we strive to enhance patient care.

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Recent publications

Management of locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and oesophagogastric junction Teus J Weijs, Hanneke W M van Laarhoven, Bas P L Wijnhoven, Jelle P Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg
The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2024, vol. 9, p.103-104
Predictors of anastomotic leak and conduit necrosis after oesophagectomy E. A. Griffiths, J. M. Halle-Smith, S. K. Kamarajah, R. P.T. Evans, D. Nepogodiev, J. Hodson, J. Bundred, I. Gockel, J. A. Gossage, A. Isik, J. H. Kauppila, B. Kidane, H. A. Mahendran, I. Negoi, K. E. Okonta, R. H. Sayyed, R. van Hillegersberg, R. Vohra, B. P.L. Wijnhoven, P. Singh, E. A. Griffiths, D. Alderson, J. Bundred, J. Gossage, B. Jefferies, S. McKay, I. Mohamed, K. Siaw- Acheampong, R. Vohra, K. Wanigasooriya, T. Whitehouse, A. Gjata, J. I. Moreno, F. R. Takeda, R. Guevara Castro, A. Bekele, M. Read, R. Matthijsen, J. P. Ruurda, P. C. van der Sluis, M. de Maat, E. T. Martínez, R. Yildirim, V. Wong, M. Cox, S. Mehta, S. Kumar, Gijs van Boxel, A. Athanasiou, A. Singh, , , , , ,
European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2024, vol. 50
Surveillance of high-risk early postsurgical patients for real-time detection of complications using wireless monitoring (SHEPHERD study) Linda M Posthuma, Martine J M Breteler, Philipp B Lirk, Els J Nieveen van Dijkum, Maarten J Visscher, Jennifer S Breel, Carin A G L Wensing, Jimmy Schenk, Lyan B Vlaskamp, Mathilde C van Rossum, Jelle P Ruurda, Marcel G W Dijkgraaf, Markus W Hollmann, Cor J Kalkman, Benedikt Preckel
Frontiers in medicine, 2024, vol. 10
European clinical practice guidelines for the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of oligometastatic esophagogastric cancer (OMEC-4) Tiuri E Kroese, Sebastiaan Bronzwaer, Peter S N van Rossum, Sebastian F Schoppman, Pieter R A J Deseyne, Eric van Cutsem, Karin Haustermans, Philippe Nafteux, Melissa Thomas, Radka Obermannova, Hanna R Mortensen, Marianne Nordsmark, Per Pfeiffer, Anneli Elme, Antoine Adenis, Guillaume Piessen, Christiane J Bruns, Florian Lordick, Ines Gockel, Markus Moehler, Cihan Gani, Theodore Liakakos, John V Reynolds, Alessio G Morganti, Riccardo Rosati, Carlo Castoro, Francesco Cellini, Domenico D'Ugo, Franco Roviello, Maria Bencivenga, Giovanni de Manzoni, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Maarten C C M Hulshoff, Jolanda van Dieren, Marieke Vollebergh, Johanna W van Sandick, Paul Jeene, Christel Muijs, Marije Slingerland, Francine E M Voncken, Henk Hartgrink, Geert-Jan Creemers, Maurice J C van der Sangen, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Maaike Berbee, Marcel Verheij, Nadia Haj Mohammad, Stella Mook, Jelle P Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg,
European Journal of Cancer, 2024, vol. 204
Minimally invasive versus open gastrectomy for gastric cancer. A pooled analysis of two European randomized controlled trials Nicole van der Wielen, Hylke Brenkman, Maarten Seesing, Freek Daams, Jelle Ruurda, Arjen van der Veen, Donald L van der Peet, Jennifer Straatman, Richard van Hillegersberg,
Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2024, vol. 129, p.911-921
Prognostic value of Mandard score and nodal status for recurrence patterns and survival after multimodal treatment of oesophageal adenocarcinoma Sofie P G Henckens, Dajia Liu, Suzanne S Gisbertz, Marianne C Kalff, Maarten C J Anderegg, David Crull, Freek Daams, Annette D van Dalsen, Jan Willem T Dekker, Marc J van Det, Peter van Duijvendijk, Wietse J Eshuis, Richard P R Groenendijk, Jan Willem Haveman, Richard van Hillegersberg, Misha D P Luyer, Pim B Olthof, Jean-Pierre E N Pierie, Victor D Plat, Camiel Rosman, Jelle P Ruurda, Johanna W van Sandick, Meindert N Sosef, Daan M Voeten, Guy H E J Vijgen, Maarten F Bijlsma, Sybren L Meijer, Maarten C C M Hulshof, Cesar Oyarce, Sjoerd M Lagarde, Hanneke W M van Laarhoven, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen,
The British journal of surgery, 2024, vol. 111

External positions

Chairman committee on healthcare evaluation FMS

member of the board of the Dutch society for gastrointestinal surgery

Proctor Intuitive Surgical