prof. dr. D.C. van der Zee

prof. dr. D.C. van der Zee

Professor Emeritus
prof. dr. D.C. van der Zee
  • Department of Pediatric surgery



David C. van der Zee is pediatric surgeon and one of the founders of minimal invasive surgery in children and neonates. He made the department of pediatric surgery in Utrecht into a Center of Excellence for esophageal atresia with patients being referred form the whole country and throughout Europe. The Department is a training center for pediatric minimal invasive surgery. He is invited lecturer on several occasions, recently invited lecture: Training in pediatric laparoscopy, Academie Francaise Chirurgien, Paris, May 4, 2016. He was awarded Honorary Member of the Academie Francaise Chirurgien; invited lecture: Long gap esophageal atresia, 10 years Center of Excellence, Lille, May 9, 2016; Storz lecture BAPS congress Amsterdam, July 20-22 2016; invited lecture: Long gap esophageal atresia, INoEA, Sydney, September 16, 2016; invited lecture: Long term follow-up antireflux surgery in children. ISDE, Singapore September 19, 2016. Invited lecture: Laparoscopic Duhamel, Wuhan, China, 26-28 October 2016; invited lecture; Brazilian Pediatric Surgery 14-16 November, 2016; invited lecture: Pediatric Surgery 2016, Bologna 24-25 November 2016; invited lecture 100 Years Siriraj Surgery, Bangkok 27-30 March 2017.


Side Activities

President of  IPEG (International Pediatric endoscopy Group)

Member Educational Committee IPEG

Member Program Committee IPEG

Member Development Committee IPEG

Member Emerging Technology IPEG

Member Publications IPEG

Chairman Medical Staff UMC Utrecht 2009-2015

Lid Accreditatie commissie Ned. Ver. Heelkunde.

Lid werkgroep Minimaal Invasieve Chirurgie

Voorzitter Snijdend Specialisten Overleg WKZ 2008-2015

Fellowship and Awards

A new technique for in vivo experiments in rat embryo’s. XXXV Ann Int Congress British Association Pediatric Surgeons, 21-23 September 1988, Athene Griekenland

BAPS videoprize 1988.

Minimal invasive pediatric surgery: increasing implementation in daily practice and resident’s training. David C. van der Zee, Lisette te Velde, Stefaan Tytgat, Justin de Jong, William Kramer, Daisy Vieirra-Travassos, Klaas Bax. 15th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), 4-7 July 2007, Athens, Greece. Posterprize.

 Honorary Member of the Academie Francaise Chirurgien, January 11 2017.

Research Output (221)

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.

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.

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