Dr. De Smet

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Dr Koen De Smet founded ANCA in 1997 and focussed his orthopaedic practice on hip conditions with the aim of offering world-class treatments. A distinguished career since the 1980s has seen him build an international practice while maintaining a personalised approach. He takes pride in his track record of helping patients walk again who have been deemed 'untreatable' and have given up hope. To give someone their life back and enable them to return to activities and hobbies gives Dr De Smet immense satisfaction.  




  • Surgeon in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Ghent University
  • Medical Doctor, Ghent University


  • Research assistant at the Orthopedic and Traumatologic Department of St. Vincentius Hospital, Ghent (Dr Ronsse)
  • Collaborator in various scientific research studies at the University of Ghent, Orthopedic and Traumatology Department (Prof. Dr Claessens and Prof. Dr Verdonk)
  • Orthopaedics at St. Vincentius Hospital, Antwerp (Dr Thibaut)
February 1988
  • Internal medicine at Bijloke Hospital, Ghent (Dr Mortier)
March 1988
  • Urology at University Hospital, Ghent (Prof. Dr De Sy)
April 1988
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology at Bijloke Hospital, Ghent (Dr De Gezelle)
July-August 1988
  • Orthopaedics and Traumatology at University Hospital, Ghent (Dr Claessens)
September 1988
  • Anesthesiology at University Hospital, Ghent (Prof. Dr Rolly)
October 1988
  • Orthopaedics and Traumatology at University Hospital, Ghent (Prof. Dr Claessens)
November 1988
  • Cardiology at O.L.Vrouw Hospital, Knokke (Dr Willems) 
December 1988
  • Accident and Emergency at University Hospital, Ghent (Prof. Dr Buylaert)
January 1989
  • Surgery (Dr L. Berwouts) and orthopaedics (Dr Lagast) at St. Vincentius Hospital, Deinze
February 1989
  • Surgery at St. Vincentius Hospital, Ghent (Dr Vereecken)
March 1989
  • Paediatrics at University Hospital, Ghent (Prof. Dr Leroy)
April-May 1989
  • Nephrology at University Hospital, Ghent (Prof. Dr Ringoir)
June 1989