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

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 (40)

Graft dilatation and Barrett's esophagus in adults after gastric pull-up and jejunal interposition for long-gap esophageal atresia

van Tuyll van Serooskerken Eleonora Sofie, Gallo Gabriele, Weusten Bas L, Westerhof Jessie, Brosens Lodewijk Aa, Zwaveling Sander, Ruiterkamp Jetske, Hulscher Jan Bf, Arets Hubertus Gm, Bittermann Arnold Jn, van der Zee David C, Tytgat Stefaan Haj, Lindeboom Maud Ya 16 Sep 2023, In: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 15 , p. 553-563 11 p.

Airway Epithelial Cultures of Children with Esophageal Atresia as a Model to Study Respiratory Tract Disorders

Dreyer Henriette H.M., van Tuyll van Serooskerken Eleonora Sofie, Rodenburg Lisa W., Bittermann Arnold J.N., Arets Hubertus G.M., Reuling Ellen M.B.P., Verweij Johannes W., Haarman Eric G., van der Zee David C., Tytgat Stefaan H.A.J., van der Ent Cornelis K., Beekman Jeffrey M., Amatngalim Gimano D., Lindeboom Maud Y.A. 5 Jun 2023, In: Children (Basel, Switzerland). 10 , p. 1-9 9 p.

Bacterial Colonization of the Lower Airways in Children With Esophageal Atresia

van Tuyll van Serooskerken Eleonora Sofie, Duhoky Rauand, Verweij Johannes W, Bont Louis, Arets Hubertus G M, Bittermann Arnold J N, van der Zee David C, Tytgat Stefaan H A J, Lindeboom Maud Y A 24 Apr 2023, In: The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 42 , p. 644-647 4 p.

Esophageal Atresia

van der Zee David C., Lindeboom Maud Y.A., Tytgat Stefaan H.A. 1 Dec 2022, p. 489-496 8 p.

Safety and feasibility of indocyanine green fluorescence angiography in pediatric gastrointestinal surgery:A systematic review

Breuking Eline A., van Varsseveld Otis C., Harms Marc, Tytgat Stefaan H.A.J., Hulscher Jan B.F., Ruiterkamp Jetske 2022, In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 58 , p. 1534-1542 9 p.

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.

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