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Collega's op bezoek

Collega's op bezoek | drStevens.nl

Dokter Stevens krijgt met regelmaat (internationale) collega-plastisch chirurgen of fellows op bezoek. Op zijn Facebook pagina houdt hij bij wie er op dat moment meekijken. Wilt u op de hoogte blijven? 'Like' dan deze pagina.


Klik op deze wereldkaart voor een overzicht van de diverse landen waar deze bezoekers vandaan komen.

September 2016, Vivek Chandrasehkar (India) & September 2016 Seng Khoo (Brasil)

September 2016, Vivek Chandrasehkar (India) & September 2016 Seng Khoo (Brasil) | drStevens.nl

Untill September 2016, Lee Seng Khoo from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Vivek Chandrasehkar from India visited the clinic.

 

Lee wrote: "......To top it all, I also had a great opportunity to work with Dr Jeroen HP Stevens from the Bergman Clinics in the Hague. Dr Stevens performs all his surgery with an element of sprezzatura . Dr Stevens is a gung ho mentor who will challenge you to rethink what you thought you knew about plastic surgery. I assisted Dr Stevens on various cases and accumulated a wealth of knowledge on “organic surgery”, 1.2.3.D concept for the face, lipofilling , body contouring and rejuvenation with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Stromal Vascular Fractionate(SVF) and stem cell modalities. Apart from surgery; Dr Stevens also teaches fellows on business aspects of running a private practice and the importance of publishing academic work to remain relevant in the industry.

In conclusion; I can highly recommend this fellowship to any plastic surgeons with a particular interest in facial surgery of the face; be it aesthetic or reconstructive. The flexibility of this program allows the fellow to focus on his or his particular areas of interest."

Op bezoek in Warsaw

Dr. Stevens heeft in Warsaw een orthopeed training gegeven, hoe je met PRS knieslijtage kan behandelen.
Super om te zien dat de innovatie die wij hier hebben bedacht de grens over gaat !
Klik op de afbeelding voor een video reportage van het bezoek.

August 2016, Rotterdam - Anas Aljabbari (Dubai,The United Arab Emirates)

August 2016, Rotterdam -  Anas Aljabbari (Dubai,The United Arab Emirates)  | drStevens.nl

Anas Aljabbari, visitor from Dubai, on her last working day before returning to Dubai.

Juli 2016, Rotterdam - Vani Prasad (Adelaide, Australia)

Juli 2016, Rotterdam - Vani Prasad (Adelaide, Australia)  | drStevens.nl

Dear Jeroen

Thank you so much for your time during my visits to Bergman Clinic. Your Philosophy of Organic Surgery expanded my interest in Autogenous tissue in Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. I learnt a lot about Fat grafting and other aspects of Aesthetic Surgery. I am back in Adelaide and continuing Craniofacial Surgery fellowship for the rest of the year. You mentioned about the eBook you were writing. I would be more than happy to help you check the eBook. 
 
kind regards
Vani

 

Juni 2016 - Caroline Dissaux (France)

Caroline and Christis visited the clinic from April untill July 2016.

Juni 2016 - Christos Agiannidis (Greece)

Caroline and Christis visited the clinic from April untill July 2016.

Maart 2016, Dr. Bogdan Chioaru, Romania

Dr. Bogdan Chioaru visited the clinic from January untill March 2016. 

Maart 2016, Rotterdam - Sanjay Naran (USA, Pittsburgh)

Maart 2016, Rotterdam - Sanjay Naran (USA, Pittsburgh) | drStevens.nl

Naran Sanjay, bezoeker uit Pittsburgh, geeft zijn ervaring na zijn bezoek aan de kliniek: "Learned a lot working with you. Thank you so much. You're enthusiasm was much appreciated!". 

December 2015, Rotterdam - Jocelin Lledo (Manila, the Philipines) & co-fellow Dr. Radek Lhotsky from Czech Republic

Jocelin Lledo (Manila, the Philipines) vertelt over haar werkbezoek aan Nederland:

“Words cannot aptly describe how much I appreciate the opportunities this fellowship has opened up for me. Being one of the fellows to rotate in Rotterdam during a three-month period from October to December 2015 was an exhilarating and unforgettable experience for which I am truly grateful. First off, I would like to thank Dr. Jacques van der Meulen for choosing me as one of the recipients of the fellowship posts. Attending this fellowship was an excellent opportunity for me to acquire international experience and develop my knowledge and proficiency in craniofacial, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The wide-ranging and diverse scope covered in the fellowship has expanded my professional as well as personal perspective. Special thanks are in order to Mrs. Perlita van Woerkom, who facilitated practical arrangements for me and was very generous and hospitable especially during my first few weeks of adjusting to my new environment.

This invaluable experience has given me the privilege of assisting and observing Dr. van der Meulen, Dr. Heike Klepetko and Dr. Jeroen Stevens in their cosmetic procedures at their private clinics. They were all very enthusiastic teachers and generous with their time and knowledge, and the “trade secrets” they have imparted to me and my co-fellow Dr. Radek Lhotsky from Czech Republic have added immensely to the treasure trove of new techniques and skills we brought home for our own private practices. At the Sophia Children’s Hospital, I am grateful and honored to have assisted and observed Dr. Irene Mathijssen and Dr. Sarah Versnel in various procedures in the fields of craniofacial and congenital surgery. For a young craniofacial surgeon such as myself, having hands-on experience in cranial vault remodeling, otoplasty and cleft surgery was fascinating and exciting every single time. At the Adult Hospital of the Erasmus Medical Center, Dr. Marc Mureau and Dr. Mathijssen provided me opportunities to witness varied reconstructive procedures indicated for oncologic, trauma or congenital deformities. All our mentors were inspiring, sincere and generous and I feel very fortunate to have worked and trained under such extraordinary plastic surgeons. I also had the chance to learn and practice some skills at the Microsurgery Skills Lab of the Erasmus Medical Center. The staff members were commendable for their patience and generosity in teaching basic microsurgical principles, most especially Mrs. Esther Fijneman. The residents of the Department of Plastic Surgery were friendly and very helpful. Discussions during weekly conferences and in the operating room were conducted in English. Operating room lists from six institutions were sent one to two weeks ahead of their schedule, allowing me to plan ahead so that I could maximize the training I could gain in a period of three months. The flexibility of the schedule and the wide range of procedures one can choose from were amazing and contributed to making me learn as much as I could during the fellowship.

The fellowship has broadened my experience in all aspects of facial plastic surgery and has given me more confidence and new skills as I begin my practice in my home country. Aside from the increased surgical knowledge and skills, it has fostered friendships and mutual connections among plastic surgeons from different countries and it may have unlocked possible future collaborations between Dutch and international plastic surgeons. I would definitely recommend to all young plastic surgeons interested in facial plastic surgery to pursue this fellowship training!”

Oktober 2015, Rotterdam- Jirawatnotai Supasid (Thailand) & Thanassi Athanassopoulos (Greece)

Oktober 2015, Rotterdam- Jirawatnotai Supasid (Thailand) & Thanassi Athanassopoulos (Greece)  | drStevens.nl

Jirawatnotai Supasid (links) en Thanassi Athanassopoulos, (rechts) bezoekers van juli tot oktober 2015. Thanassi: “I'm going to come to learn some more one liners ;)”

Juli 2015, Rotterdam - Indri Lahksmi Putri (Indonesia) & Dr. Laxminarayan Bhandari (India)

Juli 2015, Rotterdam -  Indri Lahksmi Putri (Indonesia) & Dr. Laxminarayan Bhandari (India) | drStevens.nl

Putri Lahksmi en Dr. Laxminarayan Bhandari uit India bezochten de kliniek van april tot en met juni 2015.

Op www.dafprs.nl beschrijven zij hun ervaringen.

Juni 2015 - Supasid Jirawatnota (Bangkok, Thailand)

In juni 2015 bezocht Supasid Jirawatnota (Bangkok, Thailand) Rotterdam. 

“The DAFPRS program is really an enormous variety of operative procedures involving, of course, facial reconstruction and aesthetic, craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery, and also other reconstructive and aesthetic surgeries of the body (I made up my mind to explore only in the field of interest and what I supposed to do in real life back home to avoid being an extra year of rotating resident). The aesthetic part obviously makes this fellowship different. I managed to see and assist in various procedures, for example; rhinoplasty with Dr. Jacques van der Meulen, Lipofilling and facial rejuvenation with Dr. Jeroen Stevens, Breasts and body contouring with Dr. Heike Klepetko, these are just to name a few. These operations need time to learn and allow no learning-curve mistake, so make sure you look and memorise attentively.

For those who are doing head and neck tumor reconstruction, I highly recommend Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center as there is every type of defect you can imagine and you can learn the concept and artistry of aesthetic facial reconstruction from the master, Dr. Marc Mureau. All other attending plastic surgeons in Erasmus MC are extremely experienced and efficient. I was able to learn from true experts not only surgical techniques but also planning, problem solving, and the most important for me as a young surgeon, decision making. The given operative lists are in Dutch but you can understand them with only little helps just for the first couple days and then, fellows, just choose what you want to see or ask and you will be welcomed to scrub in.

So far away from home, Rotterdam was a pleasant, organized, and friendly city. I felt safe and settled in easily. Thanks to all generous and hospitable surgeons and staffs everywhere I got in. For young plastic surgeons, especially those with some practice background, who interest in facial aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, this fellowship will boost your experience and provide exposure to real challenging patients through the intensive 3 months.”

Maart 2015, Rotterdam - Leonardo Ioppolo (Sicily, Italy)

Maart 2015, Rotterdam  - Leonardo Ioppolo (Sicily, Italy) | drStevens.nl

Van Januari tot maart 2015 was Leonardo bezoeker aan de kliniek. "I miss your surgeries a lot...  Face-lift... Mid face...  I loved it. For sure I'm interested to have a collaboration with you".

Maart 2015, Rotterdam - João Martins (Portugal)

Maart 2015, Rotterdam - João Martins (Portugal)   | drStevens.nl

João Martins :" Sometimes when I'm operating with David, we remember your principles and talk about it! It feels good! :) 

João (hier op de foto met collega bezoeker Leonardo Ioppolo) bezocht de kliniek van januari tot en met maart 2015.

Oktober 2014, Rotterdam - Adnan Tahir, (Middlesbrough, UK)

"I would like to thank Dr Jerome Stevens for sharing his knowledge and philosophy in the field of Lipofilling, fat transfer and facelifts. His enthusiasm as a teacher is truly inspirational."

Oktober 2014, Rotterdam/Thrissur - Serafeim Bouloumpasis (Athens, Greece)

“I participated in this fellowship for 6 months, in Netherlands and India, with special interest in Aesthetics and Paediatrics".

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"Rotterdam equally offers a very decent hands-on exposure to aesthetic surgery techniques and procedures at the Velthuis clinics through Drs Jacques van der Meulen and Heike Klepetko, and Bergman Clinic through the enthusiastic Dr Jeroen Stevens. Thank you all".

September 2014, Rotterdam/Londen - Oladipupo Oladimeji (Lagos, Nigeria)

"I am profoundly grateful to you and your team for the knowledge and skills imparted, also for your patience and kind words of  advise  on Aesthetic surgery; especially for the opportunity offered to have a hands-on experience at surgery and also publish an article with you. I am humbled by the experience.
You are everyone's favorite surgeon.
Thank you".
 
Dipo.

September 2014, Rotterdam - Kamran Mirsheka (Romania)

Kamran Mirshekar uit Roemenie bezocht ons gedurende 3 maanden vanaf juli 2014 en verdiepte zich in het 1,2,3D concept.

Juni 2014, Rotterdam, Dr Eilis Fitzgerald (Ireland)

Dr Eilis Fitzgerald uit Ierland is op werkbezoek geweest gedurende de maanden april tot en met juni 2014.

Maart 2014, Rotterdam - Piyush Durani (Leicester, UK)

Piyush Durani na zijn bezoek in januari tot en met maart 2014:

“Firstly, when embarking on a fellowship abroad, the fellow needs to quickly settle into the workings of the unit/system as well as the new country – in this regard, the administrative organisation of the fellowship is excellent, with prompt and helpful replies to queries and a desire to ensure the fellow is settled in– provision of cycles for ease of transport and the simplicity of commuting on Rotterdam’s cycle routes was a personal highlight for me, and something I have never done back in the UK!

The weekly theatre schedules are emailed to the fellows well in advance, and although in Dutch, it is a good opportunity to translate the cases and plan the week ahead. There is also a weekly planning meeting, which all residents and some Consultants attend, providing an interesting insight into the working dynamic of the unit and an opportunity to compare the UK teaching methods with those at Erasmus. These meetings stimulate interesting discussions about the management of upcoming cases, and I found these very educational and thought-provoking. I also felt welcome to join in the discussions and ask questions, as the meetings were held in English specifically for the benefit of any overseas fellows present.

Most importantly, we were allowed to plan our own timetable to fit in with our interests and focus on the areas in which we felt we needed greatest exposure– craniofacial/cleft, facial/H&N reconstruction or aesthetic – or a combination of the three. I had a specific need to increase my exposure to head and neck and facial reconstruction, as my training has provided limited exposure to date, and therefore the ability to plan my week ahead was invaluable to maximise exposure and opportunities in this area.

There was a wide range of procedures in which I either scrubbed in as assistant or observed. Specifically, I assisted in 37 facial aesthetic procedures including MACS lifts, facial lipofilling, blepharoplasties, brow lifts and rhinoplasties. In terms of head and neck and facial reconstructions, I was involved with 41 cases, including microvascular reconstructions using free ALT and Radial Forearm flaps, 4 total ear reconstructions, eyelid reconstructions and multiple nasal reconstructions, as well as facial reanimation cases involving static (gold weights, fascia lata slings) and dynamic (free gracilis, cross-facial nerve grafting) procedures. Some of the most fascinating cases included a total nasal reconstruction with a free radial forearm flap, as well as 8 nasal reconstructions with local forehead flaps using a 3-stage technique. This level of exposure provided significant learning which I can take back with me to my home training units in the UK.

In addition to these facial procedures, there was plenty of opportunity to also get involved in breast reconstructions and other general plastic surgery procedures. While I was there the surgeons had just started using the Profunda Arterty Perforator (PAP) free flap for breast reconstruction, which was definitely a new and interesting learning experience and which I had never seen before.

Although the Fellow has the opportunity to assist in the microvascular cases, one of the undoubted strengths of this fellowship is the microsurgery training laboratory. This was an invaluable experience and I only wish we had such amazing facilities for trainees to use in plastic surgery units back in the UK. I was booked in for whole day sessions virtually every week, accumulating nearly 40-45 hours of direct microsurgery experience.

Overall, this was 3 months very well spent – I learnt many new concepts and techniques in the area of facial reconstruction and facial aesthetics, and also consolidated on areas in which I was already familiar. There was also significant learning in observing how different healthcare systems work – particularly comparing how services are delivered and how trainees are trained. Therefore, these are also important lessons that I will take back to the UK to see how we can improve our own training system, in addition to my own personal exposure and benefit from this fellowship.”

Maart 2014, Rotterdam - Henny Prasetyanugraheni Kreshanti (Jakarta, Indonesia)

“The flexibility of this fellowship program made it possible to cherry pick the field in facial reconstruction which we would like to focus on. I’m very fortunate that during the first part of the fellowship which is in Rotterdam, I could spend most of my time in Sophia Children’s Hospital, the home of the Dutch Craniofacial Unit. This experience gave me the opportunity to follow 3 craniofacial surgeons who work there. It is always interesting to see different people doing the same things differently, understand the basic principles and then later on adopt and combine the most suitable technique for us and for our own patient population. And thank you very much to Dr. Jacques van der Meulen for his flexibility, support and well-connectivity, I could spend some times in other craniofacial centers which are Sahlgrenska University Hospital Gothenburg, Sweden and Hopital Necker Enfants Malades Paris, France, to experience some specific pathology I was interested in, which just by chance did not pass by during the period I stayed in Rotterdam.”

December 2013, The Hague - Stephanie van de Beeten & Gertjan Halbesma (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

December 2013, The Hague - Stephanie van de Beeten  & Gertjan Halbesma (Amsterdam, Netherlands) | drStevens.nl

Stephanie van de Beeten & Gertjan Halbesma op bezoek.

Gert Jan: "Dr. Stevens provides step-by-step instruction for his procedures and is current with scientific research in facial cosmetic surgery, in particular lipofilling (fat grafting) in which he allowed me to contribute to some research."

December 2013, Rotterdam - Vasidov Shavkat (Khujand, Tajikistan)

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. van der Meulen, Dr. Klepetko, and Dr. Mureau for their hard work, patience, kindness, understanding and for the high professionalism. They tried to give me not only knowledge but most importantly practical skills. Personally for me it was an incredible opportunity to work with such professional surgeons and learn skills from all of them. Dr JJNM van der Meulen patiently answered to all my questions. Thanks to him, I’ve learned modern and state of the art approaches to surgical treatment which I’ll try to use in my practice. As for the administrative work, I was deeply impressed by Miss Perlita van Woerkom well organised work, for her hospitality and for the remarkable introduction of hospital in full. She made my stay in Rotterdam comfortable and worthwhile, for which I am very thankful. I deeply appreciate everything she did for me! Thank you again for your patience, understanding and for giving us such an amazing chance to participate in this program. I recommend all young plastic surgeons to apply and learn from this fellowship!”

Augustus 2013, Rotterdam/Gent - Richard Rahdon (Australia), Özge Senyaman (Turkey) Marco Romeo (Spain)

Augustus 2013, Rotterdam/Gent - Richard Rahdon (Australia), Özge Senyaman (Turkey) Marco Romeo (Spain) | drStevens.nl

Bezoekers Richard Rahdon (rechts van dr Stevens), Özge Senyaman uit Turkije (links naast dr Stevens) en Marco Romeo uit Spanje (meest links). 

 

Marco Romeo: "..Dr. Stevens one of the most enthusiastic teacher I have ever met, always on the edge of the most advanced surgical approaches. All the staff members not directly involved into the fellowship programme actively included me, it was a great resource as well".

Juni 2013 - Steven Klein

Juni 2013 - Steven Klein | drStevens.nl

"Beste Jeroen! Het was een topdag. Ik heb veel mogen zien en kunnen leren. De internetvideos waren erg leerzaam maar een dagje meekijken was nog waardevoller. Ik laat het je weten, wat mijn resultaten zijn. Nog een keer hartelijk bedankt!! 

April 2013 - Joseph Rizk (Australie) & Rita Narikawa (Brasil)

April 2013 - Joseph Rizk (Australie) & Rita Narikawa (Brasil) | drStevens.nl

Bezoekers Joseph Rizk ("I enjoyed my time with you as a fellow") en Rita Narikawa.  

April 2013 - Stem cell dissociation.

April 2013 - Stem cell dissociation.  | drStevens.nl

Working with the people from Proteal Barcelona on stem cell dissociation. 

Januari 2013, Rotterdam/London - Andreas Kehrer (Regensburg, Germany)


“Located in an attractive area of North London, the Unit for Plastic Surgery at the Royal Free Hospital (NHS) holds one of the largest departments in the country. The fellow is able to work with internationally renowned surgeons that perform plastic surgery at the highest level of difficulty and detail. For fellows planning to find an adequate balance between reconstructive (not just bound to facial surgery) and aesthetic surgery, this part of the fellowship is highly recommended. Seventeen specialized consultants cover all of microsurgery and reconstructive facial surgery (ear, nose and periorbital reconstructions, facial reanimation, rhinoplasties etc.) except cleft and major maxillofacial procedures. In the vast majority of the cases there is always a place at the table for the fellow. Even though one will not be able to operate the patients this provides a superb chance to develop a feel for the procedure and an eye for details. Everyone made me feel very welcome to join the operations and be part of the team. Apart from their NHS-work, the consultants cover all aspects of aesthetic surgery in private hospitals. Most of them will be happy to let you join for their private lists as many of the consultants were once fellows themselves. Travelling to the private hospitals in the greater London area takes time and money but is well worth it. All English surgeons and personal demonstrated an disarming openness and hospitality towards me as a foreign fellow.”

Januari 2013, Rotterdam/Gent - Nicole Lindenblatt (Zurich, Switzerland)

Januari 2013, Rotterdam/Gent - Nicole Lindenblatt (Zurich, Switzerland) | drStevens.nl

"Dr. Stevens provided me an enthusiastic opinion of facial cosmetics with a high volume of patients for MACS lifting and lipofilling."

Januari 2013 - Sven Bruekers

Januari 2013 - Sven Bruekers  | drStevens.nl

Sven Bruekers op bezoek - klaar met z'n opleiding .. Samen nog een artikel gepubliceerd over 'littekenloze nieuwe navel na buikwandcorrectie'.

Maart 2013, Rotterdam - Paul Pesthy (Budapest, Hungary)

“I had the opportunity to spend 3 great months in Rotterdam from January to March, 2013. The fellowship was very well organized. I can only confirm the testimonials written by previous fellows. Miss. Perlita van Woerkom was always very helpfull in the organization of our things. The scope of facial plastic surgery in Rotterdam is extensive, encompassing a wide range of congenital, reconstructive and aesthetic cases. The volume and the variety provided by the different centers participating in the program give the fellow a flexible schedule and opportunity to attend cases tailored to his/her special interest. It was very nice to have the opportunity to attend some sessions in the fully equipped skills lab, and have one to one guidance and training from experienced instructors. We also had the opportunity to get involved in writing a scientific paper from the vast material available through the program organizer. A very special thanks to Dr. Jacques van der Meulen, for organizing and making this fellowship possible, and also to everyone affiliated with the program, especially those who are highlighted in the Fellowship Course Booklet. I would most certainly recommend the fellowship to everyone interested in expanding their horizons in facial plastic surgery, and seeing a large number of interesting cases in a short period of time, performed by true experts!”

Oktober 2012, Rotterdam - Babak Nikoumaram (Teheran, Iran)

Oktober 2012, Rotterdam - Babak Nikoumaram (Teheran, Iran) | drStevens.nl

"My hands-on fellowship experience in Rotterdam was incredible...The fellowship was well organized, and it was stimulating to experience how all of the supervisors are willing to teach you in depth about what they know in the vast area of facial plastic surgery.  Dr. Jeroen Stevens is an enthusiastic aesthetic plastic surgeon and has his own unique way of giving youthful faces to his patients using lipofilling, PRP, face lift and so on."

Oktober 2012, Rotterdam - Sonia Kukreja Pandey

Oktober 2012, Rotterdam - Sonia Kukreja Pandey | drStevens.nl
Naveltechniek - drStevens.nl

Sonia Kukreja Pandey was 3 maanden bezoeker vanaf oktober 2012: "Yes, the tips I learnt from you were really helpful and I am so grateful for sharing your experience with us". Met bijgaande foto laat Sonia zien hoe ze op basis van de bij mij geleerde Naveltechniek nu zelf een dergelijke operatie heeft uitgevoerd.

 

Juli 2012, Rotterdam - Ahmed Khawer (Bagdhad, Iraq)

"Dr. Stevens was a wonderful teacher in lipofilling and MACS lift procedures, as well as other head and neck procedures, and I was eager to learn from him."

Juli 2012, Rotterdam - Edith Terna Yawe (Nigeria)

“The  fellowship I would say is a continuation of my Residency training program. It was an eye opener! Some of the procedures I observed, such as Craniofacial remodelling for Craniosynostosis, were seen by me (except from the text books) for the first time. In three short months, I was able to participate in more than a hundred and seventy cases and actually scrubbed in as first or second assistant in over forty cases! I also had more than 30 hours of microsurgery practice in the animal skills lab. Coming from Africa, I have seen the amazing difference in technology, availability of the right instruments and equipment plays to overall speed and even outcome of surgery, although of course knowledge and skills are of utmost importance!”

Juli 2012, Rotterdam - Theogren Balakrishnan uit Zuid Afrika

“I was extremely privileged and grateful to be given the opportunity to participate in the DAPFRS fellowship.
It is a very well organized fellowship with its goals aimed purely at improving the surgical skills and knowledge for those who have just completed their residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The course handbook is well written and provides participating fellows with all the necessary course information and details. The fellowship is structured to maximize the training and exposure for the various sub-specialities of plastic and reconstructive surgery which include craniofacial , breast, head and neck, microsurgery as well as cosmetic surgery. There is a choice of visiting at least six different hospitals to observe and assist in surgery. A weekly timetable with operating lists of all the hospitals are emailed to all fellows and depending on your preference, you can chose to attend the surgeries involving your field of your interest. The focus is on individual fellows to utilize their time wisely and see as much as they can.
The standards of training in the fellowship is extremely high and often reading prior to surgery would benefit fellows. The consultants are friendly and are always willing to teach and answer questions. Language was not a problem and the weekly meetings were held in English even if there was only one fellow present. The one on one supervision and humility of the consultants involved in the program was truly inspirational. The knowledge and skills shared has definitely made me more confident in my approaches and techniques.
The second part of my fellowship was done in picturesque Montreux under the supervision of Dr Michel Pfulg. A cosmetic surgeon for more than thirty years, Dr Pfulg has selflessly imparted his knowledge and skills. The cosmetic surgery training I received was invaluable and I was honoured to work with a surgeon of this caliber. A special thanks goes out to Dr J van der Meulen, the course coordinator, whose easy going and professional demeanor made the fellowship an enjoyable and memorable experience. His mentorship enabled me to be a better surgeon and for that I am extremely thankful. I would strongly recommend this fellowship to young plastic surgeons who aim to improve their skills, knowledge and consolidate their training.”

April 2012, Rotterdam - Thijs de Wit (Breda, The Netherlands) & Theo Balakrishnan (South Africa)

 April 2012, Rotterdam - Thijs de Wit (Breda, The Netherlands) & Theo Balakrishnan (South Africa) | drStevens.nl

Thijs: "For me, even the relatively short period of three months was perfect to expand my surgical comfort zone exactly in the direction I wanted it to go. I wouId like to thank Dr. Stevens for helping me do so. I strongly believe that this fellowship will steepen every junior plastic surgeon’s learning curve, boosting his or her ability to operate on the face."

April 2012, Rotterdam/London - Sofia Parara (Athens, Greece)

April 2012, Rotterdam/London - Sofia Parara (Athens, Greece) | drStevens.nl

"It’s been a pleasure to meet and work with Dr. Mureau, Dr. van der Meulen, Dr. Klepetko, Dr. Stevens, Prof. Kon, Prof. Mathijssen, Dr. Smit and Dr. Corten.  It’s an opportunity to boost your self-confidence being next to great surgeons that set a good example of how to practice plastic surgery."

Januari 2012, Rotterdam/London - Layth Gurgia (Örebro, Sweden/Iraq)

 Januari 2012, Rotterdam/London - Layth Gurgia (Örebro, Sweden/Iraq) | drStevens.nl

"A special thanks also goes to the Dr. Jeroen Stevens who is very inspiring and a skillful mentor who guides and talks you through his operations. The staff at Bergman Clinic in The Hague were very friendly and welcoming too."

Januari 2012, Rotterdam - Vasu Karri (London, UK)

Januari 2012, Rotterdam - Vasu Karri (London, UK) | drStevens.nl

"I particularly enjoyed my time with Dr. Jeroen Stevens (Bergman Clinic, Den Haag) who is undoubtedly one of the best trainers I have come across. His step-by-step demonstration of aesthetic techniques, enthusiasm and analytic approach was truly inspiring."

Oktober 2011, Rotterdam - Dr Mohamed Zedan (Cairo, Egypt)

..."Thanks to Dr. Van der Meulen, Dr. J. Stevens in the Hauge, and Prof. Kon in Utrecht for their usual support. I am proud to recommend this fellowship program to every plastic surgeon wants to increase his learning curve as it enables to choose and learn what you want in the field of facial plastic surgery".

September 2011, Rotterdam/Montreux - Dr Clarice Abreu (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)

"...I am thankful to the whole team of the Sophia Children’s Hospital and of the Bergman Clinic and I would like to thank specially to Dr van der Meulen, in Rotterdam and to Dr Stevens, in The Hague, for all the teaching and learning!"

April 2011, Rotterdam/Gent - Dr Ersoy Konas (Ankara, Turkey)

Op www.dafprs.nl beschrijft dr Ersoy hoe hij o.a. het bezoek aan dr Stevens heeft ervaren tijdens zijn 3 maanden in Rotterdam.  

Januari 2011, Rotterdam/Stuttgart - Dr Pieter Verduijn (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

Op www.dafprs.nl beschrijft dr Pieter verduijn zijn ervaringen na o.a werkbezoek aan dr Stevens:

“I can advise everyone who is interested in craniofacial surgery to apply for this fellowship. It is a great opportunity to see some really great surgeons. They are not only very skillful but they are also enthusiastic teachers. You will see most of them during international congresses as invited speaker or panel member. My program started with 3 months in the Netherlands where I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Mureau, Dr. Stevens, Prof. Kon and Dr van der Meulen. Here you can see the whole scope of craniofacial surgery from paediatrics to aesthetics and big craniofacial reconstructions. The next 6 weeks I spent in Stuttgart with Prof.Gubisch and his team. If you want to learn about rhinoplasty this is the place to be! My fellowship was completed with 6 weeks in Londen with Dr. Grobbelaar, who is known for his facial reanimation surgery, and the consultants in the Royal Free Hampstead hospital, a great experience.
The big advantage of this fellowship is the diversity it offers and the way you can cherry pick the operations and hospitals. What I also found really attractive was to experience a different culture, both in as well as outside the hospitals. There certainly is the opportunity to scrub and assist during operations.”.

Mei 2011, Rotterdam - Dr Ogbe Omoruyi (Lagos, Nigeria)

Dr Ogbe Omoruyi (Lagos, Nigeria): "I was mostly fascinated by the rare privilege of picking up some practical skills of performing different aesthetic surgical procedures at the Bergmann’s Clinic where Dr. Jerome H. Stevens would literarilly run you through a live commentary of every step he takes such that you would hardly ever forget. It was my pleasure to have been a co-author of a paper on his innovative technique in midface lifting awaiting publication in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal".

September 2010, Rotterdam - Dr Rolf Bartsch (Vienna, Austria)

"The openminded consultants like Jacques van der Meulen and Jeroen Stevens are willing to show their secret tricks and discuss every case by face-to-face teaching".

April 2009, Rotterdam/Gent - Dr Athanasios Karonidis (Athens, Greece)

"It has been a great pleasure and valuable experience to work with leading experts, friendly, and well known plastic surgeons. In The Netherlands with Dr Jacques van der Meulen (Chairman of DAFPRS and Fellowship co-ordinator), Dr Marc Mureau and the team at Rotterdam, Dr Jerome Stevens in Den Hague, and Professor Moshe Kon in Utrecht".

October 2008, Rotterdam/Gent - Dr Lip Teh (Perth, Australia)

Op www.dafprs.nl beschrijft dr Lip Teh hoe zijn ervaring door ivm fellowship: “The DAFPRS fellowship provides an excellent and broad platform to further one’s skills in the areas of craniofacial deformities, cleft lip and palate, ear reconstructions, head and neck surgery and facial aesthetics. Despite this large scope, the fellow has the flexibility to attend any list on a given day and therefore, is able to concentrate on his/her own areas of interests. It has been a great pleasure to have worked with Dr van der Meulen and the team at Rotterdam, Dr Stevens in the Hague, Prof Kon in Utrecht and Drs Tonnard and Verpaele in Gent. They are all leading experts in their fields and therefore without a doubt, you will finish the job a more complete and competent facial plastic surgeon.”