Visiting Surgeon Programme (VSP)
VSPs are designed to provide visiting surgeons with the opportunity to learn from the expert host surgeon in their hospital environment. Guest surgeons will observe live surgeries, and have the chance to discuss surgical procedures, techniques and devices.
Host Surgeon: Dr Dieter Mortier
AZ West, Veurne, Belgium
Dr Mortier welcomes visitors to the AZ West Hospital in Veurne (Belgium) to attend a VSP focussed on Total Hip Replacement with the Direct Anterior Approach (DAA). Each VSP is open to 2 visiting surgeons, and guests can expect to see 3/4 surgeries per day (08:00-13:00) on a Monday and/or Tuesday. Further opportunity is provided to discuss the finer intricacies of the DAA technique with a real expert.
Dr Mortier is an experienced hip surgeon specialising in minimally invasive techniques using the DAA. He has performed approx. 3000 DAA hip surgeries (approximately 80% primary, 20% fracture setting), and he also specialises in arthroscopic hip, pelvic fractures, and endoscopic piriformis release.
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Contact your local Smith & Nephew representative or login to submit your interest using the contact form on this page.
(Please note that participation is subject to qualifying criteria)
Dr Dieter Mortier
Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon
AZ West Hospital