prof.dr. R.H. Geelkerken (Bob)


About Me

Consultant Vascular Surgery Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede

Professor Clinical Translation of Advanced Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment of Vascular Disorders.  Multi-Modality Medical Imaging Group, Faculty of Science and Technology, University Twente.


Medicine & Life Sciences
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome
Mesenteric Ischemia


Clinical Translation of Advanced Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment of Vascular Disorders.


Gijsen, A. F., Vaassen, H. G. M., Vahrmeijer, A. L. , Geelkerken, R. H., Liem, M. S. L., Bockhorn, M., El-Sourani, N., Mieog, J. S. D., & Lips, D. J. (2023). Robot-assisted and Fluorescence-guided Remnant-cholecystectomy: A Prospective Dual-Center Cohort Study. HPB. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2023.03.015
Simmering, J. A. (2023). Endovascular Repair of the Aorta: Stentgraft Deformation Matters. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036555791
In collaboration with the Dutch Society of Vascular Surgery, the Steering Committee of the Dutch Surgical Aneurysm Audit and the Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing (2023). Association of Hospital Volume with Perioperative Mortality of Endovascular Repair of Complex Aortic Aneurysms: A Nationwide Cohort Study. Annals of Surgery, 277(3), E678-E688. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000005337
Pinxterhuis, T. H. , Ploumen, E. H. , Zocca, P. , Doggen, C. J. M., Schotborgh, C. E., Anthonio, R. L., Roguin, A., Danse, P. W., Benit, E., Aminian, A., Stoel, M. G., Linssen, G. C. M. , Geelkerken, R. H. , & von Birgelen, C. (2023). Risk of bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention and its impact on further adverse events in clinical trial participants with comorbid peripheral arterial disease. International journal of cardiology, 374, 27-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2022.12.009
DeCarlo, C., Woo, K., van Petersen, A. S. , Geelkerken, R. H., Chen, A. J., Yeh, S. L., Kim, G. Y., Henke, P. K., Tracci, M. C., Schneck, M. B., Grotemeyer, D., Meyer, B., DeMartino, R. R., Wilkins, P. B., Iranmanesh, S., Rastogi, V., Aulivola, B., Korepta, L. M., Shutze, W. P., ... Dua, A. (2023). Factors associated with successful median arcuate ligament release in an international, multi-institutional cohort. Journal of vascular surgery, 77(2), 567-577.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2022.10.022
Boer, G. J., Klunder, J. W., Lardenoye, J. H., & study group collaborators (2022). Identifying Women at High Risk of 90 Day Death after Elective Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Multicentre Case Control Study. EJVES Vascular Forum, 57, 17-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvsvf.2022.10.005
Blauw, J. T. M., Metz, F. M. , Brusse-Keizer, M., Rijnja, P., Bruno, M. J. , Geelkerken, R. H., & Dutch Mesenteric Ischaemia Study Group (2022). Coeliac Artery Release or Sham Operation in Patients Suspected of Having Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: The CARoSO study. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery, 64(5), 573-574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2022.07.043
De Graaff, M. R., Hogenbirk, R. N. M., Janssen, Y. F., Elfrink, A. K. E., Liem, R. S. L., Nienhuijs, S. W., De Vries, J. P. P. M., Elshof, J. W., Verdaasdonk, E., Melenhorst, J., Van Westreenen, H. L., Besselink, M. G. H., Ruurda, J. P., Van Berge Henegouwen, M. I., Klaase, J. M., Den Dulk, M., Van Heijl, M., Hegeman, J. H., Braun, J., ... Dutch CovidSurg Collaborative Study Group (2022). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on surgical care in the Netherlands. British journal of surgery, 109(12), 1282-1292. [znac301]. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znac301
Metz, F. M., Blauw, J. T. M. , Brusse-Keizer, M., Kolkman, J. J., Bruno, M. J. , Geelkerken, R. H., & Dutch Mesenteric Ischemia Study Group (2022). Systematic Review of the Efficacy of Treatment for Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery, 64(6), 720-732. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2022.08.033

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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7500 AE Enschede
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