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Dr. Toon Peter Marcel Sonneville

Bariatric Surgeon
Roux-en Y gastric bypass, Lap Band, Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy), Duodenal Switch,Oncologic Laparoscopic Surgery,stapleless bariatric surgery


Graduaded in medicine in 1991 with distinction University Ghent Associated Teacher Anatomy ( Courtesy Prof. L.Vakaet)(1989) Navy Staff Medical Officer 1992 (NATO)

Surgical training

1993 Deinze Dr L Berwouts 1994-1995 Zottegem Dr W Cornette 1995-1996 Ghent Dr D Claeys 1996-1998 Ghent Prof Dr B de Hemptinne 1998-2000 Ghent Dr D Claeys Certificate Radioprotection (1998) Course on emergency treatment (1998-1999)

Special interest

Special interest in minimal invasive surgery for obesity and metabolic disease treatment beside general and oncological surgery Performance of laparoscopic anti-reflux procedure, cholecystectomy, hernia (hiatal, diaphragmatic, inguinal, Spigel incisional) repair, colectomy, appendectomy, liver surgery, pancreaticsurgery, splenectomy, gastrectomy…

Surgical and Bariatric Experience

Dendermonde: 2000-2004 (80 % bariatric surgery, internationally invited teacher- staff member)
Antwerp: 2004-2007 (general and bariatric surgeon staff member)
Personal performance of more than 600 laparoscopic Roux-en-y gastric bypass and duodenal switch and sleeve gastrectomy, including Redo surgery and 300 laparoscopic adjustable band

Hepato-Pancreatic Experience

Paris: 2007/4 th quart: resident in Beaujon Hospital Prof. J. Belghiti


Zele : bariatric surgery 2001
Porto: obesity surgery 2002
Berlare: rectal prolaps 2004
Antwerp: symposium on bariatric surgery 2005, duodenal switch
Lyon: Duodenal Switch 2005
Antwerp: pelvic prolaps 2006/2008
Antwerp: Treatment of the open Abdomen 2008
Merelbeke: Update on Obesity treatment 2008
Ghent: Oncologic Laparoscopic Surgery 2008


Salamanca 2003: sleeve gastrectomy
Sydney 2006: stapleless bariatric surgery


articles Obes Surg, 2001: Laparoscopic Inflatable Band With Roux-en Y gastric bypass
Surgical Endoscopy, 2002: Laparoscopic pyloric exclusion after ERCP perforation
Surg. Endo 2005: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass performed without staples


Chapter: Endoscopic treatment of posterior compartment descent in pelvic prolaps. in: Female Genital Prolaps, informa 2008 (isbn: 978-0-8493-3656-0) Regular Performance of teaching, workshops and life surgery in:
Antwerp, Dendermonde, Tunis, Djerba, Porto, Halle, Gdansk (Poland), Johannesburg (South Africa), Ghent


Royal Belgian Society of Surgery
International Hepato Pancreato Biliairy Association
Bariatric Surgeons of Belgium
Belgian Group of Endoscopic Surgeons
Board Certified

Staff Surgeon

Jan Palfijn Hospital Ghent Responsible Endoscopic en Bariatric surgery Association M.Bruggeman-S Harth –P Van Acker
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