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Richard van Hillegersberg

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Biography

Richard van Hillegersberg attended medical school in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 1993 he received his PhD with honor at the Department of Surgery, Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. From 1994-2000, he was trained in General Surgery in Rotterdam. From 2001-2002 he was fellow of Surgical Oncology in the Academic Medical Center and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Netherlands Cancer Center Amsterdam. Since 2003 he is appointed as staff surgeon at the University Medical Center Utrecht. From 2009 he is a full professor of gastrointestinal oncology. Research is focused on Upper GI minimally invasive and robotic surgery, surgical imaging and genetic profiling. He has authored over 15 chapters in textbooks concerning robotic forgut surgery and over 500 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. From 2018 he is chairman of the Educational committee of the European Society for Diseases for the Esophagus (ESDE) and member of the education committee of ISDE, he is associate editor of Diseases of the Esophagus and Digestive Surgery, founder and chairman 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
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
Sex-related differences in oncologic outcomes, operative complications and health-related quality of life after curative-intent oesophageal cancer treatment Styliani Mantziari, Jessie A. Elliott, Sheraz R. Markar, Fredrik Klevebro, Lucas Goense, Asif Johar, Pernilla Lagergren, Giovanni Zaninotto, Richard van Hillegersberg, Mark I. van Berge Henegouwen, Markus Schäfer, Magnus Nilsson, George B. Hanna, John V. Reynolds, Hans Van Veer, Lieven Depypere, Willy Coosemans, Philippe Nafteux, Paul Carroll, Frances Allison, Gail Darling, John M. Findlay, Serenydd Everden, Nicholas D. Maynard, Arun Ariyarathenam, Grant Sanders, Shameen Jaunoo, Pritam Singh, Simon Parsons, John Saunders, Ravinder Vohra, Aaditya Sinha, Benjamin H.L. Tan, John G. Whiting, Piers R. Boshier, Sheraz R. Markar, Giovanni Zaninotto, George B. Hanna, Alexander W. Phillips, S. Michael Griffin, Robert C. Walker, Tim J. Underwood, Guillaume Piessen, Jorg Theisen, Hans Friess, Christiane J. Bruns, Wolfgang Schröder, Chris G. Collins, Oliver J. McAnena, Siobhan Rooney, Aoife Quinn, Conor Toale, Thomas J. Murphy, Jessie A. Elliott, Narayanasamy Ravi, Claire L. Donohoe, John V. Reynolds, Marco Scarpa, Romeo Bardini, Silvia Degasperi, Luca Saadeh, Carlo Castoro, Rita Alfieri, Eleonora Pinto, Genny Mattara, Marianne C. Kalff, Suzanne S. Gisbertz, Sander J.M. van Hootegem, Sjoerd M. Lagarde, B. Feike Kingma, Lucas Goense, Jelle P. Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg, Raymond Kennedy, P. Declan Carey, Leanne Prodehl, Peter J. Lamb, Richard J.E. Skipworth, Mariagiulia Dal Cero, Manuel Pera, Biying Huang, Fredrik Klevebro, Magnus Nilsson, Asif Johar, Pernilla Lagergren, Gustav Linder, Magnus Sundbom, Styliani Mantziari, Markus Schäfer, Nicolas Demartines
BJS open, 2024, vol. 8