Patient care

With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Frank Van Praet is one of the leading specialists in adult cardiac surgery. As head of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery of the OLV Clinic in Aalst, Belgium, he and his team are continuously improving patient care.

Specialties: 

  • ENDOSCOPIC MITRAL VALVE SURGERY
  • ROBOTICALLY ASSISTED CARDIAC SURGERY
  • BEATING HEART CORONARY BYPASS SURGERY
  • COMPLEX VALVE SURGERY & HEART FAILURE

Medical treatment at the OLV Clinic, Aalst

The department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery of the OLV Clinic in Aalst is one of the leading centra in the world. Operating almost 1,000 hospital beds (844 licensed inpatient beds and 144 outpatient beds in a day clinic setting), the OLV Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Belgium. The OLV Hospital performs over 50 thousand surgical procedures and manages over 90 thousand admissions (hospitalisation and day clinic) per annum.

Private medical consultancy

Dr. Frank Van Praet offers international private medical consultancy and private expertise in the medical evaluation and surgical decision making. This offers the opportunity to get in direct contact with the expert and ask for his advice.

Dr. Frank Van Praet is fluent in Dutch, English, French and German.

VIDEO Week of the Heart:
Minimal Invasive Sugery by Dr. Frank Van Praet

During the Week of the Heart a dutch documentary was made, stretching the importance of prevention and screening. It highlights once more the significant role of the OLV Clinic Aalst, Belgium, in the development of optimal state-of-the-art surgical solution for their patients. 


This video broadcast Dr. Frank Van Praet during a succesfull medical intervention.