dr. S.H.A.J. Tytgat

dr. S.H.A.J. Tytgat

Assistant Professor - medical
dr. S.H.A.J. Tytgat
  • Department of Pediatric surgery - care

Research Programs

Child Health



Dr. Stefaan Tytgat is head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at The Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital – University Medical Center Utrecht in The Netherlands. After his general surgical training at The Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam he specialized in pediatric surgery in Utrecht under supervision of Klaas Bax and David van der Zee. The department has a long standing history of minimally invasive abdominal and thoracic pediatric surgery and over the years the department has hosted many international visitors and trainees that have an interest in minimally invasive pediatric surgery.

With over 280 procedures performed in the past twenty years, the thoracoscopic treatment of esophageal atresia has become the main focus of Dr. Tytgat and his team. Also new treatment strategies have been introduced, such as the thoracoscopic external traction technique for pure long gap atresia and the primary thoracoscopic posterior tracheopexy to prevent the respiratory complications of tracheomalacia.

In 2018 The UMC Utrecht has set up an international referral program for children with complex congenital esophageal and airway malformations. Every year, a growing number of patients is referred from different European countries (and Israel).

In 2020, the department received a European Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership grant (450.000 Euro) for neonatal esophageal and airway surgery training with University Medical Centers of London (Great Ormond Street), Stockholm (Karolinska) and Rome (Bambino Gesu). The international TEACHER training program for ERN-centers is currently constructed with this Erasmus grant.

Dr. Tytgat is an active member of the European Reference Network for Inherited and Congenital (digestive and gastrointestinal) Anomalies (ERNICA). He has contributed to a number of consensus papers and guidelines on the management of esophageal atresia.

Side Activities

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Research Output (35)

Thoracoscopic Repair of Esophageal Atresia

Van Tuyll Van Serooskerken Eleonora Sofie, Tytgat Stefaan H.A.J., Verweij Johannes W., Reuling Ellen M.B.P., Ruiterkamp Jetske, Witvliet Marieke J., Bittermann Arnold J.N., Van Der Zee David C., Lindeboom Maud Y.A. Oct 2021, In: Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques. 31 , p. 1162-1167 6 p.

Childhood outcome after correction of long-gap esophageal atresia by thoracoscopic external traction technique

van Tuyll van Serooskerken E. Sofie, Lindeboom Maud Y.A., Verweij Johannes W., van der Zee David C., Tytgat Stefaan H.A.J. Oct 2021, In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 56 , p. 1745-1751 7 p.

Primary Posterior Tracheopexy in Esophageal Atresia Decreases Respiratory Tract Infections

van Tuyll van Serooskerken E. Sofie, Tytgat Stefaan H.A.J., Verweij Johannes W., Bittermann Arnold J.N., Coenraad Saskia, Arets Hubertus G.M., van der Zee David C., Lindeboom Maud Y.A. 9 Sep 2021, In: Frontiers in Pediatrics. 9 , p. 1-7

ERNICA Consensus Conference on the Management of Patients with Long-Gap Esophageal Atresia:Perioperative, Surgical, and Long-Term Management

Dingemann Carmen, Eaton Simon, Aksnes Gunnar, Bagolan Pietro, Cross Kate M., De Coppi Paolo, Fruithof Joanne, Gamba Piergiorgio, Goldschmidt Imeke, Gottrand Frederic, Pirr Sabine, Rasmussen Lars, Sfeir Rony, Slater Graham, Suominen Janne, Svensson Jan F., Thorup Joergen M., Tytgat Stefaan H.A.J., Van Der Zee David C., Wessel Lucas, Widenmann-Grolig Anke, Wijnen René, Zetterquist Wilhelm, Ure Benno M. 1 Jun 2021, In: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 31 , p. 214-225 12 p.

Quality of life after esophageal replacement in children

Gallo Gabriele, van Tuyll van Serooskerken E. S., Tytgat S. H.A.J., van der Zee D. C., Keyzer-Dekker C. M.G., Zwaveling S., Hulscher J. B.F., Groen H., Lindeboom M. Y.A. Feb 2021, In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 56 , p. 239-244 6 p.

Two-Year Outcome after Laparoscopic Fundoplication in Pediatric Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Stellato Rebecca K, Mulder Femke V M, Tytgat Stefaan H A, Oudman Tycho S, van der Zee David C, Peppel-Mauritz Femke A van de, Lindeboom Maud Y A 19 May 2020, In: Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques . 30 , p. 834-840 7 p.

Evaluation of a new robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgical system for procedures in small cavities

Bergholz Robert, Botden Sanne, Verweij Johannes, Tytgat Stefaan, Van Gemert Wim, Boettcher Michael, Ehlert Heiko, Reinshagen Konrad, Gidaro Stefano 1 Feb 2020, In: Journal of Robotic Surgery. 14 , p. 191-197 7 p.

Five-Year Outcome of Laparoscopic Fundoplication in Pediatric GERD Patients:a Multicenter, Prospective Cohort Study

Stellato Rebecca K, Colmer Nadia, Tytgat Stefaan H A, van der Zee David C, van de Peppel-Mauritz Femke A, Lindeboom Maud Y A 2020, In: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 25 , p. 1412-1418 7 p.

Gastro-esophageal reflux after laparoscopic gastrostomy placement in children

Franken Josephine, Stellato Rebecca K, Tytgat Stefaan H A J, Van der Zee David C, Mauritz Femke A, Lindeboom Maud Y A 16 Oct 2019, In: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 70 , p. e41-e47 7 p.

Health-related quality of life in children after laparoscopic gastrostomy placement

Franken Josephine, Stellato Rebecca K, Tytgat Stefaan H A J, van der Zee David C, Mauritz Femke A, Lindeboom Maud Y A 16 Aug 2019, In: Quality of Life Research. 29 , p. 171-178 8 p.

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