Meet our specialists

Together, we have performed as many as more than ten thousand stomach reduction surgeries

WeightWorks specialists are fully dedicated to gastric reduction surgery and the treatment of obesity. Together, Dr. Edo Aarts, Dr. Frits Berends, Dr. Kevin Göttgens, Dr. Gabor Abis and Dr. Thomas Vermeer have performed more than ten thousand gastric reduction surgeries and guided many more people to a healthy weight. They also publish many scientific articles on gastric reduction surgery.

The WeightWorks clinic is specially built and equipped for this type of surgery. Together with the Weightworks team, they make sure you receive the very best treatment and aftercare.

Our specialists:

  • Gastrointestinal surgeon since 1999. He received his doctorate on the topic of "keyhole surgery for solid abdominal organs. In 2004, he and Dr. Ignace Janssen started the Vitalys clinic for gastric reductions in Arnhem. In Arnhem, he was involved in the introduction of ...

  • Dr. Edo Aarts was captivated early in his training as a surgeon by all that is involved in gastric reduction surgery. Together with Dr. Frits Berends and Dr. Ignace Janssen, he set up a research department for gastric surgery at Rijnstate in Arnhem ...

  • Dr. Kevin Göttgens trained as a gastrointestinal surgeon at Maastricht University Medical Center and Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven. At Catharina Hospital, he was fully trained as a gastrointestinal surgeon and also specifically in gastric reduction surgery. After his training, he worked for two ...

  • Dr. Gabor Abis was interested in keyhole surgery for problems in the abdomen even before his training as a surgeon and continued to specialize in this during his training, and thereafter. He did his training at the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam and ...

  • Dr. Thomas Vermeer trained as a gastrointestinal surgeon at Maastricht University Medical Center and Zuyderland Hospital in Sittard/Heerlen. The foundation of his career was laid at the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven where he gained much scientific experience and where he also completed his ...

Experiences of our patients:

  • Operation:

    On December 21, 2021, I walked into WeightWorks full of nerves. What are they like, what can I expect, will I be approved? Once inside, all nerves fell off me because of the great team of staff. I was immediately put at ease and ...

  • Operation:

    How my path walked to arrive at this trajectory? I was running under another clinic. But heard of WeightWorks so made the bold move and contacted them anyway also purely because it is in my hometown. I was able to get to WeightWorks very ...

  • Operation:

    My name is Rita after 30 years of doing all the diets I was done with all the crashing and yo-yo living. It was time to really choose for myself so went after the family doctor and got a referral letter for the ...

  • Operation:

    Feb. 14 the day of surgery, I am warmly welcomed and shown around. I still get to freshen up in my room and dress myself. I am picked up and moved to the OR. Here the surgeon is still calmly telling everything. I feel ...

Do you want to know if you qualify for gastric bypass surgery?

Follow these steps:

  • Step 1

Do the Quick Scan

Complete the Quick Scan and quickly find out if you are a candidate for gastric bypass surgery.

  • Step 2

Going through your journey

You will go through the process from screening to the guidance of a Lifestyle coach in the after process.

  • Step 3

Go through life healthy

Now it’s up to you! Together with one of our lifestyle coaches, you will maintain a healthy lifestyle and have the most results and enjoyment from your gastric reduction.