Dr Bart A. van Wagensveld

Bart A. van Wagensveld, MD, PhD (1969), a Dutch National, obtained his MD (1995) and PhD (1998) from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From 1998 to 2003 he was trained as a general surgeon at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and specialized in Gastro-Intestinal and Laparoscopic surgery.
The following year, a fellowship Pancreato-Biliary Surgery was done in London. At the end of 2004 he was appointed consultant surgeon and head of the surgical department at the Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital in Amsterdam, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the Netherlands.

In the following years he established a full Laparoscopic Gastro-Intestinal and Bariatric program (IFSO certified), performing and teaching thousands of advanced laparoscopic surgeries. During the same period he was chairman of the Medical Board (2009-2011) and responsible for the merger of two Dutch hospitals into OLVG Amsterdam. Also, he served as president of the Dutch Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (2014-2017).

Currently, he is co-chairman of the Communication Committee and member of the Data Protection Committee of the IFSO, and published over 100 peer reviewed articles and 2 book chapters. He organized several national and international conferences and presented and served as moderator at many national and international conferences.


  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Revisional surgery
  • intragastric Balloon (Elipse)
  • Multidisciplinary care paths – Quality of Life