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Dr. De Smet

Dr. Koen

De Smet


Dr. Koen De Smet is an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon. He specialises in the hip resurfacing method en revision surgery. He’s also the head of Anca Medical Centre in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium.

Having performed over 5500 hip resurfacing surgeries, dr. De Smet is one of the world’s best and most experienced hip surgeons. He received many awards for his studies, and invented multiple hip prosthesis products.


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Dr. De Loore

Dr. Geert

De Loore

Dr. Geert De Loore is an orthopaedic surgeons since 1995 and worked as a specialist in the hip- and back surgery department at the AZ Damiaan hospital in Ostend. In 2017 he orthopedisch chirurg sinds 1995 en werkte eerst als specialist in de heup- en rugchirurgie in het AZ Damiaan te Oostende. In 2017 he started a collaboration with Dr. De Smet in the Anca medical centre, where he focuses exclusively on hip surgery.

Since 2009, dr. De Loore uses the strictly anterior access route for all his complete hip prostheses, where no muscle or tendon has to be detached or cut to fit the prosthesis. In addition to total hip prostheses, resurfacing and revision are also part of his field.

For this muscle-sparing technique, he is an international reference surgeon and a member of the Advisory Board for Zimmer Biomet, one of the world’s largest orthopaedic firms. He regularly receives national and international surgeons to teach this technique and is also an instructor at international workshops.


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Dr. Van Quickenborne

Dr. Damien

Van Quickenborne


Dr. Damien Van Quickenborne obtained his doctorate degree at the University of Brussels in 2014 and subsequently specialised as an orthopaedic surgeon at Ghent University.

He has joined the team of Dr. Koen De Smet and Dr. Geert De Loore at the ANCA Medical Centre. He will focus on hip pathology in AZ Jan Palfijn Gent. He also works at the AZ Zeno hospital in Knokke.

Dr. Van Quickenborne has published several scientific articles in nationally and internationally renowned journals.


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