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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 Surgeon since 1995 and worked as a specialist in the hip and spine surgery department at the AZ Damiaan Hospital in Ostend, Belgium. In 2017 he started a collaboration with Dr. De Smet in the ANCA Clinic where he focuses exclusively on expert hip surgery. In 2020 Dr. Van Quickenborne joined the association. He operates in the Az Jan Palfijn Hospital in Ghent and Az Zeno Hospital in Knokke, Belgium.

Since 2009, Dr. De Loore uses the strictly anterior approach for all his total hip prosthesis, where no muscle or tendon has to be detached or cut to fit the prosthesis. For this muscle-sparing technique, he is an international reference surgeon and has the largest experience in Belgium. On a regularly basis he receives national and international surgeons to teach this technique and is also an instructor at international workshops. The final function of his patients is better and the revalidation is without restrictions and a lot quicker compared to his experience with the other approaches. 

Hip Resurfacing is also part of his experience. He performs this bone sparing technique, which is mostly used in young and active patients since 2001. In the ANCA Clinic he implants over 250 resurfacings every year.

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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.

In addition to his clinical practice in the ANCA clinic, he is also active at the University of Ghent where he is currently working on his PhD to further deepen his knowledge of hip pathology.

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