prof. Frederik Berrevoet (MD, PhD)

CRIG member
Frederik Berrevoet

Head of Department – General and HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation (UZ Gent),
Associate professor (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent),
Board Member of the E-AHPBA, Scientific Committee.


Research focus

Research on different aspects of pancreatic cancer in collaboration with different teams at Ghent University Hospital, including Digestive Oncology, Gastro-intestinal Surgery, Genetics, Molecubes, Pathology and Radiology.

Key publications

  • Prevention of incisional hernia after midline laparotomy for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Updates Surg. 2021 Sep 4. doi: 10.1007/s13304-021-01164-7. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34480731 No abstract available.  
  • Surgical treatment for chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair: a systematic literature review. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2021 Sep 1. doi: 10.1007/s00423-021-02311-9. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34471953 Review.  
  • Reporting guideline for interventional trials of primary and incisional ventral hernia repair. Br J Surg. 2021 Jul 21:znab157. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znab157. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34286842  
  • Slowly resorbable biosynthetic mesh: 2-year results in VHWG grade 3 hernia repair. Hernia. 2021 Jul 19. doi: 10.1007/s10029-021-02453-1. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34282506  
  • Editorial: Open Abdominal Treatment: How Much Evidence Do We Have? Front Surg. 2021 Jun 21;8:696296. doi: 10.3389/fsurg.2021.696296. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34235175 Free PMC article. No abstract available.  
  • Local control of hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal liver metastases after surgical microwave ablation without concomitant hepatectomy. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2021 Jun 2. doi: 10.1007/s00423-021-02219-4. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34076718  
  • Quality of life after open versus laparoscopic preperitoneal mesh repair for unilateral inguinal hernias. Asian J Surg. 2021 Apr 19:S1015-9584(21)00149-4. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2021.03.014. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33888373  
  • Fascial closure in giant ventral hernias after preoperative botulinum toxin a and progressive pneumoperitoneum: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Surgery. 2021 Sep;170(3):769-776. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2021.03.027. Epub 2021 Apr 19. PMID: 33888320
  • Early Initiation of a Standardized Open Abdomen Treatment With Vacuum Assisted Mesh-Mediated Fascial Traction Achieves Best Results. Front Surg. 2021 Feb 9;7:606539. doi: 10.3389/fsurg.2020.606539. eCollection 2020.PMID: 33634162 Free PMC article.  
  • Prophylactic Mesh After Midline Laparotomy: Evidence is out There, but why do Surgeons Hesitate? World J Surg. 2021 May;45(5):1349-1361. doi: 10.1007/s00268-020-05898-0. Epub 2021 Feb 8. PMID: 33558998 Review.  
  • Laparoscopic versus open extended radical left pancreatectomy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: an international propensity-score matched study. Surg Endosc. 2021 Jan 4. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-08206-y. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33398565
  • Preventing incisional ventral hernias: important for patients but ignored by surgical specialities? A critical review. Hernia. 2021 Feb;25(1):13-22. doi: 10.1007/s10029-020-02348-7. Epub 2021 Jan 4. PMID: 33394256 Review.  
  • Protective Role of Tacrolimus, Deleterious Role of Age and Comorbidities in Liver Transplant Recipients With Covid-19: Results From the ELITA/ELTR Multi-center European Study. Gastroenterology. 2021 Mar;160(4):1151-1163.e3. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.11.045. Epub 2020 Dec 9. PMID: 33307029 Free PMC article.

Contact & links

  • Prof. Frederik Berrevoet is interested to receive invitations for presentations or talks