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AZ Maria Middelares

Gent, Belgium

AZ Maria Middelares

The Prostate Center Maria Middelares Gent was founded in 2004. The Prostate Cancer Clinic targetted upfront for a structured and multidisciplinar approach, according to the Belgian Model of Breast Clinics and international requirements of Specialised Prostate Cancer Units. This Clinic has a broad range of patient care focused on the diagnosis, the multidisciplinary consultation, multidisciplinary treatment, rehabilatation and follow up of patients with malignant diseases of the prostate With the introduction of robot surgery in 2007, all minimal invasive and open onco-surgical modalities, are performed in the hands of high volume experienced surgeons Brachytherapy and external radiotherapy are available in close collaboration with AZ Groeninge Kortrijk , as a high volume radiotherapy primary referral center, within the E17 Oncological network. Within the high quality structure of IKG Gent, all oncological drug therapies for advanced and metastatic prostate Cancer, are applied in close collaboration with experencied Medical Oncologists. The Prostate Cancer Clinic provides a rehabilitation programm that incorporates both the physical,psychological and social aspect. Finally, the Clinic is offering a broad range of high level clinical phase2 and 3 studies , is participating in all Belgian Quality programms and recently started up the international ICHOM Quality Programm for locally and advanced Prostate Cancer.

Unit Director: Filip AmeyeUrology

Interdisciplinary and Multiprofessional Team

  • Core Team
,Urologists,Radiation Oncologists,Medical Oncologists,Pathologists,Nurses,Data Managers
  • Non Core Team and Associated Services
,Imaging specialists,Medical physicists,Radiation technologists,Palliative care service,Clinical psychologists with experience in uro-oncology,Other professionals authorized to offer regular psychological support,Clinical trial coordinator,Physiotherapist,Sexual therapist or urologist trained in andrological urology or certified andrologist or clinical nurse specialist (supervised by sexual therapist, clinical psychologist or urologist trained in andrological urology) specially trained in using interventions that can minimize post-therapeutic sexual complications and promote rehabilitation,Geriatrician,Patient advocates or advocacy group members
  • Interdisciplinary and Multiprofessional Case Management:
,Team Meetings held on a regular basis,Multidisciplinary clinic for newly referred prostate cancer patients
  • Treatments available:
,Radical prostatectomy,External Radioterapy,Brachytherapy,Hormonal therapy,Chemotherapy
  • Observational programs available:
,Active Surveillance,Watchful Waiting

AZ Maria Middelares

Buitenring Sint Denijs 30
9000 Gent, Belgium
Phone: +3292467900
Fax: +3292467909
Web-site: www.azmm.be

Last modified: 05 September 2016