Dr. Charlotte Maene

Dr. Charlotte Maene

Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Gynaecological Surgery - Obstetric Surgery - Robotic Surgery

Dr. Charlotte Maene graduated with distinction as a ‘Doctor of Medicine’ on June 28, 2018, from the Catholic University of Leuven. She then pursued her specialization in obstetrics and gynaecology at the same university from 2018 to 2023. During her training, she worked at University Hospital Leuven, AZ Sint-Lucas in Bruges, and AZ Damiaan in Ostend. As a resident, she began practicing robotic surgery in gynaecology with Dr. Stefaan Bafort in September 2019.

Obstetrics and gynaecology are highly diverse and comprehensive fields. In addition to her natural interest in pre-conception consultations, ultrasounds, and childbirth, Dr. Maene demonstrates a particular interest in surgery. Therefore, she pursues various supplementary training and educational programs, both in Belgium and abroad. She has undergone training at IRCAD in Strasbourg and annually attends the Endometriosis Conference in Dubai. Moreover, she is a member of the American Association of Gynaecologic Laparoscopists. She has also visited several robotic surgeons in Sweden, Germany, and England to observe surgical procedures and recently addressed an international audience at the EBCOG conference in Poland.

In September 2019, Dr. Maene and Dr. Bafort initiated robotic surgery within the obstetrics and gynaecology department. They furthered their expertise by performing robotic operations for uterine fibroid removal, pelvic muscle repair, surgical treatment of endometrial cancer, and endometriosis.

Professional Experience

  • Assistent Gynaecologie Jaar 1, UZ Leuven
    • augustus 2018 – juli 2019
  • Assistent Gynaecologie Jaar 2, AZ Damiaan Oostende
    • augustus 2019 – juli 2020
  • Opstart van robotchirurgie met behalen diploma consolechirurg.
  • Assistent Gynaecologie Jaar 3, AZ Damiaan Oostende
    • augustus 2020 – juli 2021
  • Assistent Gynaecologie Jaar 4, AZ Damiaan Oostende – AZ Sint-Lucas Brugge
    • augustus 2021 – juli 2022
  • 09-2022 – tekenen associatiecontract AZ Damiaan
  • Assistent Gynaecologie Jaar 5, UZ Leuven – AZ Damiaan Oostende
    • augustus  2022 – juli 2023

Medical Conferences

International
  • 03-2019: Gynecological surgery course – Advanced techniques in operative gynecological endoscopy –  IRCAD, Strasbourg – France
  • 06-2019: Benign Da Vinci procedures – dr. Saskia Eklind, KVINNOKLINIKEN VID CARLANDERSKA – Güteborg – Sweden
  • 12-2019: Oncology Da Vinci procedures – dr. K. Crener, MONS – Belgium
  • 01-2020: Console Surgeon – Da Vinci SI Surgical System
  • 03-2020: Gynecological surgery course – Practical laparoscopic anatomy for advanced gynecological techniques – IRCAD, Strasbourg – France
  • 02-2021: Endo Dubai 2021 – Mis Academy, Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • 03-2021: Gynecological surgery course – Advanced techniques in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery – IRCAD, Strasbourg – France
  • 09-2021: Gynecological surgery course – Current techniques in endometriosis treatment – IRCAD, Strasbourg – France
  • 02-2022: Endo Dubai 2022 – Mis Academy, Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • 05-2022: Minimally invasive approaches to uterine disorders – IRCAD, Strasbourg – France
  • 06-2022: Observation OR prof. dr. Paya Pasic – Laparoscopy in obese patients – University Hospital of Louisville – Kentucky – USA
  • 06-2022: AAGL – Cadaver course – University of Louisville – Kentucky – USA
  • 10-2022: Observation Klinikum Nord Nürnberg – prof. dr. C. Brucker and prof. dr. D. Bolovis – Da Vinci UPS for correction of apical Prolapse
  • 02-2023: Endo Dubai 2023 – Mis Academy, Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • 03-2023: Gyn Connect event, Intuitive – Paris – France
  • 04-2023: IOTA conference – Leuven
  • 05-2023: EBCOG Annual Conference – Krakau – Poland + Abstract presentation about Da Vinci UPS
  • 07-2023: Observation Da Vinci deep endometriosis resection – dr. D. Tsepov – Princess Grace Hospital London – UK
  • 08-2023: Observation Da Vinci deep endometriosis resection – dr. D. Tsepov – Princess Grace Hospital London – UK

Medical Conferences

National
  • 2018 – 2023: UZ Leuven – Laparoscopy training
  • 12-2018: Infections in Obstetrics
  • 08-2019: Basic Gynecology training program Da Vinci – Prof. P. De Sutter – ORSI, Melle – Belgium
  • 09-2019: First Assistant Da Vinci – ORSI, Melle – Belgium
  • 11-2019: Obstetrical skills
  • 12-2019: Infections in Gynecology
  • 01-2020: Basic Hysteroscopy course I
  • 05-2020: Interuniversity course of gynecological ultrasound
  • 09-2020: Ultrasound in Obstetrics
  • 07-2021: CTG
  • 07-2021: Basic Hysteroscopy course II
  • 08-2021: Colposcopy
  • 01-2022: Seksuology
  • 04-2022: Senological imaging
  • 04-2023: IOTA conference – Leuven

Publications

  • 04-2021– Maene C, Salihi RR, Van Nieuwenhuysen E, xan SN, Concin N, Vergote
    I. Combination of weekly paclitaxel-carboplatin plus standard bevacizumab as neoadjuvant treatment in stage IB-IIB cervical cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2021 Apr 15:ijgc-2021-002432. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2021-002432. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33858952.
  • 05-2023: EBCOG Annual Conference – Krakau – Poland + Abstract presentation about Da Vinci UPS
  • 05-2023: Presentation Webinar GP’s: Indications for robotic surgery in gynecological surgery in Ostend

Medical Association Memberships

  • 2018 – nu: lid Vlaamse Vereniging voor Obstetrie en Gynaecologie (VVOG)􏰁
  • 09-2021: getekend associatiecontract om vanaf 01-08-2023 te starten in AZ Damiaan Oostende
  • 05-2022 – nu= Membership of the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists (AAGL)􏰁