J.M. De Raet
Accepted Abstracts: Surgery Curr Res
Objective: To report our experience with bilateral pectoralis advancement flaps and a transverse plate fixation system for sternal reconstruction in the complicated sternal wound.
J.M. De Raet received an international medical and surgical training at the K.U.Leuven (Belgium) in cardiac surgery, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) in general surgery, at the University of Maastricht (Netherlands) in microsurgery, at San Raffaele University Hospital of Milan (Italy) and St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein (Netherlands). He is a member of national and international scientific organizations, reviewer of several cardiac surgery journals, and faculty member of the international scientific advisory board regarding postoperative bone/wound complications. Currently, he is also a Europe-wide instructor for anastomotic skills simulation training with emphasis on off-pump CABG. At present, he is an evaluating member in a project on distant technical learning regarding anastomotic techniques. His main interests are off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB) with complete arterial revascularization and no touch-aorta, sternal wound/bone complication management, minimally invasive heart surgery and surgical education (training & simulation).