Thorbjørn Sommer

Thorbjørn Sommer

Chief Physician, Head of Department of Abdominal Surgery, M.D, PhD, Specialist in General, Colorectal and Bariatric Surgery

Curriculum vitae

NAME
Thorbjorn Sommer

 

AGE
Born 8`th juli 1967

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Danish, English, German

 

EXPERIENCE & CURRENT POSITION

2018-  Chief Doctor, Moelholm Private Hospital.

 

2017-  Chief of the Clinic for General Surgery, Moelholm Private Hospital.

 

2013-2017  Consultant, section of laparoscopic treatment for colorectal cancer and abdominal hernia, Randers Regionhospital. Senior researcher, associate professor Aarhus University. Mentoring junior doctors and medical students performing various research projects in the department, teaching, medical students.

 

2012 - 2013  Consultant, section of Laparoscopic treatment for esophageal and gastric cancer, Aarhus Universityhospital, associate Professor Aarhus University. Mentoring junior doctors and medical students performing various research projects in the department, teaching medical students.

Study period at Karolinska and Lund Universityhospital in Sweden.

 

2012  Study Period, Laparoscopic Colorectal Section, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA.

2009  Fellowship learning Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Moelholm Private Hospital.

2005 – 2012  Consultant, section of Laparoscopic treatment for colorectal cancer and abdominal hernia, Randers Regionhospital. Associate professor Aarhus University.

2003-2005  Specialist Registrar, section of laparoscopic hernia and colorectal Surgey, Horsens Regionhospital.

2001-2003  Senior House Officer, Department of urology, vascular, thoracic, breast and abdominal Surgery, Aalborg Universityhospital.

1996-2000  House Officer Silkeborg Regionhospital.

1996  House Officer, department of infectious medicine, Odense Universityhospital.

1996  Study period Lugala Hospital, Tanzania.

1992  Study period Christian Hospital Bissamcuttack, Orissa, India.

1987-1996  Medical Degree, Odense Universityhospital.

 

 

SPECIALISATION & NUMBER OF TREATMENTS PERFORMED PER YEAR AND SUCCESS RATES

Laparoscopic Surgery with a focus in:

Minimal invasive treatment of ventral and inguinal hernia. ( > 400 per Year)

Minimal invasive treatment of gallbladder disease. (> 50/year)

Minimal invasive treatment of Colorectal cancer. (Have performed > 300 colorectal resections)

Minimal invasive treatment of Obesity. (Have done 600 Lap Roux en Y Bastric Bypass)

Minimal invasive treatment of Haemorroids and Proctology. (> 70 procedures/year)

Diagnostic work up and treatment of bowel diseases.

Endoscopic diagnostics and therapy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy). (> 600/year)

 

ACADEMIC TRAINING

1986                    College Mathematics/Physichs Silkeborg Amtsgymnasium.

1996                    Medical degree, Odense Universityhospital.

1996                    Diploma degree Odense Universityhospital, Screening for colorectal cancer.

2004                    Ph.d. Thesis, Microdialysis in the assesment of intestinal ischemia, Aalborg Universityhospital.

2005                    Consultant, General Surgery.
2006                    Consultant Colorectal Surgery. 
2007                    Associate Professor, Aarhus UniversityHospital.

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

199916`th international workshop for gastrointestinal Surgery, Davos, Schwizerland.

2000 ATLS Advanced Trauma Life Support, Denmark.

2000 17`th international workshop for gastrointestinal Surgery, Davos, Schwizerland.

2000 8` th United European Gastroenterology Week, Brussels, Belgium.

2001 18`th international workshop for gastrointestinal Surgery, Davos, Schwizerland.

2003 11` th United European Gastroenterology Week, Madrid, Spain.

2004 4`th international Symposium of Microdialysis, Vienna, Austra.

2005 42`th International Surgical Week, Durban, Southafrica.

2006 European Institute of Telesurgery, Strasbourg, IRCAD, France.

2007 Definitive Surgical Trauma, International association for Trauma Surgery, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2007 43`th International Surgical Week, Montreal, Canada.

2007-2015: Faculty member, Swiss Surgical Course Davos, Schwizerland.

2008 European Hernia Society, Sevilla, Spain.

2008 Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Masterclass, Paris, France.

2009 Colorectal disease Symposium, Cleveland Clinic, Florida, USA.

2009 International Workshop on Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Gøteborg, Sweden.

2009 14`th World Congress of Bariatric Surgery, Paris, France.

2010 8`th international Expert Meeting for Surgery of Obesity, Saalfelden, Austria.

2010 15`th World Congres, American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Los Angeles, USA.

2011 Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES), Texas, USA.

2011 Abdominal Wall Masterclass, Paris, France.

2011 Colorectal disease Symposium, Cleveland Clinic, Florida, USA.

2011 45`th International Surgical Week, Yokohama, Japan.

2012 American Society of laparoscopic Surgeons, New York, USA.

2012 3`th Gastric Cancer Workshop, Cologne, Germany.

2013 10`th International Gastric Cancer Congress, Verona, Italy.

2014 European Colorectal Congress, Munich, Germany.

2015 1`st world Congress on abdominal wall Surgery, Milano, Italy.

2016 38`th International Congress, European Hernia Society, Rotterdam, Holland.

2016 Clinical Congress, Chicago, USA.

2017 39`th International Congress, European Hernia Society, Vienna, Austria.

2018 American and European Hernia Society annual meeting, Miami, USA.

 

MEMBER OF ANY INTERNATIONAL SOCIETIES

Teacher in courses in laparoscopic Surgery for Senior Registrars, Danish Surgical Society.

Teacher in Center for Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIUC), Aalborg university Hospital.

2007-15: Member of the Faculty, Education for European Surgeons in Davos, Schwizerland.

2015- present: Faculty menber of the Steering Group in the Danish Herniadatabase which is responsible for the national guidelines for the treatment of abdominal herniaserniasHerni.

Mentor for reasearch fellows.

Opponent in various PhD thesis.

Author of surgical Altlas for Surgeons, chapters in Hernia and Bariatric Surgery, FaDLs Publisher.

Member of the European Hernia Society.

  

Publications

Sommer-T, Kronborg-O.

Haemocult-II test in a population screening study for colorectal neoplasia.

Diploma study, Department of surgical gastroenterology, Odense University, 1996.

 

Sommer-T, Kronborg-O.

Possible causes of a positive Haemoccult-II test in a population screening study for colorectal neoplasia.
Eur J Cancer Prev. 1996;5(3): 81-7.

 

Korsgaard-J, Rasmussen-TR, Møller-J, Sommer-T, Kilian-M, Jensen-JS.

Subacute fiberbronchoscopy with BAL in adult patients with lower respiratory tract infection.

Norwegan Respiratory journal 1999, Vol 9, Suppl.11, 21.

 

Sommer-T.

Lumbar intercostal hernia--a rare condition.

Ugeskr Laeger 1999,161: 6640-6641.

 

Sommer-T, Nilsson-T.

Surgical mesh implantation in incisional hernia. A historical follow up study.

Ugeskr Laeger 2000,162: 5209-5211.

 

Sommer-T, Strand-L.

Standardisation of surgical mesh implantation in incisional hernia.

Ugeskr Laeger 2000,162: 6078-6080.

 

Sommer T, Larsen JF.

Intestinal ischemia measured by a microdialysis technique.

GUT 2000; 47 (Suppl III) P.1136.

 

Rasmussen TR, Korsgaard J, Møller J, Sommer T, Kilian M.

Quantitative Culture of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid in Community Acquired Lower Respiratory Tract Infections.

Respir Med 2001;95(11): 885-90.

 

Korsgaard, J., Rasmussen, T.R., Sommer, T., Møller, J., Jensen, J. & Kilian, M.

Intensified microbiological investigations in adult patients admitted to hospital with lower respiratory tract infections.

Respir Med. 2002;96(5): 344-51.

 

Sommer T, Larsen JF.

Intestinal ischemia measured by a microdialysis technique.

World Journal of Surgery 2003;27: 416-20.

 

Sommer T, Paulsen J.

Herpes zoster as differential diagnosis of ureterolithiasis.

Ugeskrift for laeger 2003;165: 1144-45.

 

Sommer T, Larsen JF.

Validation of intramural intestinal microdialysis.

Scand J Gastroenterology 2004;39(5): 493-499.

 

Sommer T.

Colonic obstruction due to adhesive splenomegaly – report of a case.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2004;47(10): 1738-39.

Sommer T, Larsen JF.

Intraperitoneal and intraluminal microdialysis in the detection of regional intestinal ischemia.

British Journal of Surgery 2004;91(7):855-861.

 

Sommer T.

Microdialysis in the assessment of intestinal ischemia.

PhD Thesis, Aalborg University, Denmark 2004.

 

Sommer T.

Microdialysis of the bowel: a possibility of monitoring intestinal ischemia – a review.

Exper Rev. Med. Devices 2005;2(3):277-286.

 

Zinther NB, Sommer T.

Pancreatic pseudocyst located in the mediastinum.

Ugeskr Laeger 2007;169(1): 61.

 

Erichsen R, Sommer T.

Toothpick perforation of the intestine causing abdominal wall abscess.

Ugeskr Laeger. 2009: 171(19):1609-10.

 

Sommer T, Elbroend H, Andersen HF.

Laparoscopic repair of perforated ulcer in western Denmark.

Scand J Surg 2010;99:119-121.

 

Sommer T.

Internal Hernia as a complication after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass.

Ugeskr Laeger 2011;173:1580-1.

 

Sommer T, Larsen JF, Raundahl U.

Eliminating learning curve related morbidity in fast track laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

J Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques 2011;21:307-12

 

Jorgensen LN, Sommer T, Assaadzadeh S, Strand L, Dorfelt A, Hensler M, Rosenberg J; Danish Multicentre DANGRIP Study Group. Randomized clinical trial of self-gripping mesh versus sutured mesh for Lichtenstein hernia repair.

Br J Surg 2013;100(4):474-81.

 

Sommer T, Friis-Andersen H.

DynaMesh® in the repair of laparoscopic ventral hernia: a prospective trial.

Hernia. 2013 17(5):613-18.

 

Graversen M, Sommer T.

Perioperative music may reduce pain and fatigue in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2013 57(8):1010-16.

 

Petersen TI, Pahle E, Sommer T, Zilling T.

Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Total Gastrectomy with Linear Stapled Oesophagojejunostomy –

Experience from the First Thirty Procedures.

Anti Cancer Research 2013;33(8):3269-73.

 

Vinbaek M, Sommer T.

Conservative treatment of oesophageal perforation in a child caused by a toothbrush.

Ugeskr Laeger 2014 176: 10:176

 

Jensen MB, Nørager CB, Sommer T, Madsen MR, Laurberg S

Changes in fatigue and physical function following laparoscopic colonic surgery

Polish J Surg 2014;1:86:82-8.

 

Errebo M, Sommer T

Leakage and internal herniation are the most common complications after gastric bypass

Danish Medical Journal 2014 61(5):A4844

 

Kristiansen SB, Johnsen PH, Sommer T.

Congenital trans-mesenteric hernia with incarceration in a five-year-old boy.

Ugeskr Laeger. 2014 ;8;176(50)

 

Makki A, Murra M, Sommer T.

Cat Scratch Disease as a differential diagnosis in a patient with swelling in the groin.

Ugeskr Laeger. 2014 11;176

 

Haas S, Andersen LM, Sommer T.

Randomized controlled trial comparing Moviprep® and Phosphoral® as bowel cleansing agents in patients undergoing colonoscopy.

Tech Coloproctol. 2014;18(10):929-35

 

Dohrn N, Sommer T, Bisgaard J, Rønholm E, Larsen JF.

Difficult Tracheal Intubation in Obese Gastric Bypass patients.

Obes Surg. 2016 Nov;26(11):2640-2647.

 

Munkedal DLE, Rosenkilde M, Nielsen DT, Sommer T, West NP, Laurberg S.

Radiological and pathological evaluation of the level of arterial division after colon cancer surgery.

Colorectal Dis. 2017;19(7):O238-O245

 

Vogt JS, Larsen AC, Sommer T, Ejstrud P.

Quality of endoscopic surveillance of Barrets esophagus

Scand. J Gastroenterol 20018;53(3):256-259.

 

Peters EG Smeets BJJ, Nors J, Back BM, Funder JA, Sommer T et al

Perioperative lipid-enriched enteral nutrition versus standard care in patients undergoing elective colorecyal surgery (Sanics II).

Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018;3(4):242-251

 

Leakage rate after laparoscopic ileocolic intracorporeal anastomosis.

Nors J, Sommer T, Wara P.

J Laparoendoscopic Adv Surg Tech: 2018, May

 

Poster presentations

Detection of intestinal ischemia using a microdialysis technique in an animal model.

United European Gastroenterology Week, Brussels 2000.

 

Detection of intestinal ischemia by intraluminal or intraperitoneal microdialysis.

4`th Microdialysis user symposium, Vienna 2004.

 

Intraperitoneal microdialysis.

International Surgical Week, Durban, South Africa 2005.

 

Laparoscopic repair of perforated ulcer in western Denmark.

Digestive Diseases Week, San Diego 2009.

 

Laparoscopic repair of perforated ulcer.

International Surgical week, Yokohama, Japan 2011.

 

Turning from open to laparoscopic Surgery in the treatment of Colorectal Cancer.

6th International Congress of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, Brighton, England 2011.

 

Breast Cancer as Day Surgery-experiences after the first Year.

8`th European Breast Cancer Conference, Vienna, Austria 2012.

 

Randomized Clinical Trial of Self-Gripping Mesh versus Sutured Mesh in Lichtenstein Hernia Repair.

World Hernia Congress New York 2012.

 

Randomized controlled Trial comparing Phosphoral and Moviprep.

United European Gastroenterology Week 2012.

 

Time to Event Analysis for re-operation of Internal Herniation after Double Loop Linear Gastric Bypass

American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons, Los Angeles 2015.

 

 

Oral lectures

Detection of intestinal ischemia using a microdialysis technique in an animal model.

Danish Surgical Society annual meeting, Copenhagen 2004.

 

Laparoscopic repair of incarcerated Hernia, DVD presentation.

European Hernia Society Annual Meeting, Sevilla 2008.

 

Structured bariatric fellowship at Moelholm Private Hospital.

Expert Meeting Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Saalfelden 2010.

 

Structured bariatric fellowship at Moelholm Private Hospital.

World Congress of Bariatric Surgery IFSO, Los Angeles 2010.

 

Laparoscopic treatment of perforated ulcers.

Danish Surgical Society annual meeting, Copenhagen 2010.

 

Learning gastric bypass surgery.

Danish Surgical Society annual meeting, Copenhagen 2010.

 

Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair in a Day Surgery unit.

Danish Surgical Society annual meeting, Copenhagen 2012.

 

Sommer T, Friis-Andersen H.

DynaMesh® in the repair of laparoscopic ventral hernia.

31`th International Congress of the European Hernia Society, Gdansk Poland 2013.

 

Sommer T

Minimal Invasive Esophageal Surgery – results from Aarhus.

1`st Scandinavian Workshop on Gastric- and Esophageal-cancer for Nordic Academic Units, Aarhus University Hospital 2013.

 

Graversen M, Sommer T.

Perioperative music in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

International Surgical Week, Finland 2013.

 

Nors J, Sommer T                                                                                                             

Leakage rate after laparoscopic resection with intracorporeal anastomosis.

Danish Surgical Society annual meeting, Copenhagen 2016.

 

References:

Jens Fromholt Larsen, Consultant MD, PhD, Bariatric Center, Moelholm Private Hospital.

Lars Maagaard Andersen, Chief Surgeon, Department of surgery and Cancer treatment, Aalborg Universityhospital.

Knud Thygesen Nielsen, Consultant, department of Colorectal Surgery, Randers Regionshospital.


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