Dr. Tom Vleugels is an experienced bariatric and abdominal surgeon.
In 1997 he completed his medical training at KU Leuven.
He completed his training as a surgeon in Strasbourg, France, at the IRCAD / EITS, known / famous for the development of laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
At the start of his career, he travelled across Europe to demonstrate the gastric bypass during live surgery to a wide audience of colleagues.
Dr. Vleugels is in favor of laparoscopic Gastric Bypass and laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, because these procedures are well developed and have proven their usefulness in the long term. Virtually all patients can be helped with these two procedures.
Dr. Tom Vleugels speaks Dutch, French, English, Swedish and German.