Frank Van Praet graduated in 1987 from the school of Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. After his training in General Surgery and certificate of proficiency in Cardiac Surgery, he followed a specialization in the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (USA) and The Toronto Hospital (Canada).
Today, he is one of the leading specialists in minimally invasive surgery. As chair of cardiac surgery and co-director at the Cardiovascular Center OLV Aalst, Belgium, he is striving to continuously improve the patients outcome.
ENDOSCOPIC MITRAL VALVE SURGERY
ROBOTICALLY ASSISTED CARDIAC SURGERY
BEATING HEART CORONARY BYPASS SURGERY
COMPLEX VALVE SURGERY & HEART FAILURE
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Medical treatment at the OLV Clinic, Aalst
The OLV Clinic is located across three campuses (Aalst – Ninove and Asse). The main campus is located in the city of Aalst between Ghent and Brussels.
A highly skilled team of approximately 270 physicians and 1,000 nurses are giving all their patients Top Care according the highest standards in Healthcare.
High-quality care is the top priority and as such they continually invest in new technology and equipment. The management of the clinic encourages and motivates the staff to invest in further education and training opportunities.
The dedication of the OLV Clinic to excellence has made them one of the best-known hospitals in Belgium.
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.