Consultant Profile

Mr Michael Van den Bossche

Mr Michael Van den Bossche MD, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
    • Obesity Surgery
  • Weight loss surgery (Obesity)
    Special clinical interests:
    GI pathology
    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Consultant general surgeon, Princess Elisabeth Hospital, Guernsey
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons
    • Editorial Board, Keyhole Surgery Forum, United Kingdom
    • Fellow, International College of Surgeons
    • Member, European Association of Endoscopic Surgery
    • Member, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    • Member of British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
    • Member of American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
    • Fellow of Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
    Contact Details 
    Private secretary:
    Vanessa Baxter
    Private secretary telephone number:
    023 8076 4326
    Private secretary fax:
    023 8076 4311
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:
    Mr Van den Bossche started doing obesity surgery in 1995 in Belgium and has since been a member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity. He is a preceptor for obesity surgery and has given training to surgeons in several hospitals in the UK.

    He has developed the obesity surgery service at the Spire Southampton Hospital in collaboration with Mr Ian Bailey. Outpatients are seen at a dedicated obesity clinic on Thursday afternoons and the following procedures are available: lapbanding, laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic biliopancreatic division - duodenal switch.
    Personal profile:
    Mr Van den Bossche's interests away from work include clay pigeon shooting, squash, travelling and spending time with his family.
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    Mr Michael Van den Bossche

    Mr Michael Van den Bossche General surgery & Weight loss surgery (Obesity) Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

    Mr Van den Bossche patient, Andy Hale on Embarrassing Fat Bodies January 2013

    Fobi ring weight loss procedure performed at Spire Southampton Hospital

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    Weight loss experts at Spire Southampton Hospital

    Procedures include gastric bypass, gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy, we are committed to providing the best quality care for all our patients. Click here for further information about weight loss surgery at Spire Southampton Hospital.

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