Staff member at the Department of General Surgery AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Ostend AV sebastian(1200 beds) Staff member at the Centre of Excellence in Obesity Surgery, Assistant at the BaroSurg Institute, Laparoscopic, General, Bariatric, Cosmetic, Vascular and Paediatric Consultant Surgeon.

Education Medicine & Surgery

Dr. Van Cauwenberge completed his studies of Medicine at the University of Ghent (1995-2002) and graduated with honours. Afterwards he started his specialization training ‘Surgery’ also through the University of Ghent (2002-2008).


He was an assistant in the following hospitals:

  • UZ Gent
  • AZ Sint-Jan Brugge
  • AZ Sint-Lucas Ghent

In 2008 he received his recognition in the Surgery.


Specialization training


After his training Surgery Dr. Van Cauwenberge spent the period from 2008-2010 as a resident surgeon working in the Service General, Vascular and Paediatric Surgery at AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV. During these two years he studied further in minimally invasive surgery and obesity surgery (led by Dr. Bruno. Dillemans). During the period of 2010-2011 Dr. Van Cauwenberge was in training at the Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille in France. He was trained there further in Paediatric Surgery (headed by Prof. Rémy Besson). Since 2011, Dr. Sebastiaan Van Cauwenberge has been working as a staff member in the General, Vascular, Bariatric and Paediatric Surgery Department at AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV.

Dr Van Cauwenberge also performs Post-Bariatric Skin Removal and Body Contouring Surgery for patients.