prof. dr. J.P. (Jelle) Ruurda

prof. dr. J.P. (Jelle) Ruurda

Full Professor
prof. dr. J.P. (Jelle) Ruurda
  • Department of Surgical Oncology

Research Programs




Jelle Ruurda attended medical school in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After finishing, in 2000, he joined the surgical department he University Medical Center Utrecht, to perform research on the first experiences with robot-assisted surgery. In 2003 he received his PhD, the first PhD on robotic surgery worldwide. Hereafter, he started his residency and was registered as general surgeon in 2010. In 2010-2011, he worked as a fellow in digestive surgery in the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. He was appointed as staff surgeon at the University Medical Center Utrecht in 2011. From 2019 he is a full professor with his chair in robot-assisted and minimally invasive surgery. His clinical interest is upper gastrointestinal tract surgery and he is the clinical lead for malignancies of the upper gastro-intestinal tract. Jelle Ruurda started with robotic surgery already in 2000 and since his return in Utrecht fully focusses on robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy and gastrectomy. Research is focused on minimally invasive and robotic surgery, but also surgical imaging and innovations are topics of research. He founded the Dutch biobank for esophageal and gastric cancer patients, which holds both blood and tissue samples of patients undergoing treatment. His research efforts are dedicated to defining the patient groups that benefit most from surgical treatment and making that surgical treatment possible with a minimum of side effects. He has authored and co-authored over 15 chapters in textbooks and over 250 articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

He is a past board member of the Dutch Society for gastrointestinal surgery, founder and chair of the Dutch Robotic surgery working group and also leads the working group for surgical innovation of the Dutch Surgical Society. He is a board member of the Dutch Federation of Medical Specialists, where he chairs the committee for science, innovation and healthcare evaluation. He also is the chairman of the scientific committee, and member of the educational committee of the Upper GI International Robotic Association (UGIRA).

Side Activities


*: unpaid

Research Output (387)

The Comprehensive Complication Index versus Clavien-Dindo grading after laparoscopic and open D2-gastrectomy in the multicenter randomized LOGICA-trial

Triemstra Lianne, de Jongh Cas, Tedone Fabrizio, Brosens Lodewijk A.A., Luyer Misha D.P., Stoot Jan H.M.B., Lagarde Sjoerd M., van Hillegersberg Richard, Ruurda Jelle P., Brenkman Hylke J.F., van der Veen Arjen, Nieuwenhuijzen Grard A.P., Ponten Jeroen E.H., Tegels Juul J.W., Hulsewe Karel W.E., Wijnhoven Bas P.L., Lanschot Jan J.B., de Steur Wobbe O., Hartgrink Henk H., Kouwenhoven Ewout A., van Det Marc J., Wassenaar Eelco B., van Duijvendijk P., Draaisma Werner A., Broeders Ivo A.M.J., van der Peet Donald L., Gisbertz Suzanne S., Dec 2023, In: European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 49 , p. 1-8

Laparoscopic ischemic conditioning of the stomach prior to esophagectomy induces gastric neo-angiogenesis

Schiffmann L. M., de Groot E., Albert M. C., Quaas A., Pinto dos Santos D., Babic B., Fuchs H. F., Walczak H., Chon S. H., Ruurda J. P., Kashkar H., Bruns C. J., Schröder W., van Hillegersberg R. Nov 2023, In: European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 49

A robust semi-automatic delineation workflow using denoised diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging for response assessment of patients with esophageal cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy

den Boer Robin, Siang Kelvin Ng Wei, Yuen Mandy, Borggreve Alicia, Defize Ingmar, van Lier Astrid, Ruurda Jelle, van Hillegersberg Richard, Mook Stella, Meijer Gert Oct 2023, In: Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology. 28

Twelve-year outcomes of watchful waiting versus surgery of mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic inguinal hernia in men aged 50 years and older:a randomised controlled trial

Van den Dop L. Matthijs, Van Egmond Sarah, Heijne Jort, van Rosmalen Joost, de Goede Barry, Wijsmuller Arthur R., Kleinrensink Gert Jan, Tanis Pieter J., Jeekel Johannes, Lange Johan F., van den Dop Matthijs, Tanis Pieter, Klitsie Pieter J., van Kempen Bob J.H., Hunink Myriam G.M., Hop Wim C., Halm Jens A., Burger Pim J.W.A., Brandt Alexandra, Franssen Gaston J.H., Oomen Jan, Roumen Rudi M.H., Scheltinga Marc R.M., Boelens Oliver, Susa Denis, Verhagen Tim, Rath Hiltjo J., Lont Harold E., Mannaerts Guido H., Haan Jeroen de, Mastboom Walter, Swank Dingeman J., Schmitz Roderick F., Zijsling Bonnie, Bouvy Nicole D., Schreinemacher Marc H.F., van Barneveld Kevin, Ploeg Arianne J., Contant C., van der Harst Erwin, de Rooij Peter D., Deelman Tara, van Hout Naomi, Stasssen Laurents P.S., Go Peter M.N.Y.H., Simons Maarten P., Schreurs Hermien W.H., Keyzer-Dekker Claudia M.G., Takkenberg Marijn, Ruurda Jelle, Oct 2023, In: EClinicalMedicine. 64 10 p.

Impact of body composition and physical strength changes during chemoradiotherapy on complications and survival after oesophagectomy

den Boer R. B., Defize I. L., Veldhuis W., Steenhagen E., Kerst A., van Hillegersberg R., de Jong P. A., Ruurda J. P. 14 Aug 2023, In: European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 49

Surgical quality and prospective quality control of the D2-gastrectomy for gastric cancer in the multicenter randomized LOGICA-trial

de Jongh Cas, Triemstra Lianne, van der Veen Arjen, Brosens Lodewijk Aa, Nieuwenhuijzen Grard Ap, Stoot Jan Hmb, de Steur Wobbe O, Ruurda Jelle P, van Hillegersberg Richard, 12 Aug 2023, In: European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 49 8 p.

Effects of exercise after oesophagectomy on body composition and adequacy of energy and protein intake:PERFECT multicentre randomized controlled trial

Hiensch Anouk, Steenhagen Elles, van Vulpen Jonna K., Ruurda Jelle P., Nieuwenhuijzen Grard A.P., Kouwenhoven Ewout A., Groenendijk Richard P.R., van der Peet Donald L., Rosman Camiel, Wijnhoven Bas P.L., van Berge Henegouwen Mark I., van Laarhoven Hanneke W.M., van Hillegersberg Richard, Siersema Peter D., May Anne M. 1 Aug 2023, In: BJS open. 7

Incidence, Stage, Treatment, and Survival of Noncardia Gastric Cancer

van Velzen Merel J M, Braemer Michelle, Nieuwenhuijzen Grard A P, van Sandick Johanna W, Siersema Peter D, Ruurda Jelle P, Verheij Marcel, Spaander Manon C W, Beerepoot Laurens V, Haj Mohammad Nadia, van Laarhoven Hanneke W M, Verhoeven Rob H A 1 Aug 2023, In: JAMA network open. 6

Challenges During Esophagectomy in Presence of Thoracic Anatomical Anomalies:A Report of Three Cases

Den Boer Robin, Fourie Lana, Weusten Bas, Moons Leon, Bleys Ronald, Cuesta Miguel, Ruurda Jelle, van Hillegersberg Richard Aug 2023, In: Anticancer Research. 43 , p. 3553-3561 9 p.

Risk factors and consequences of post-esophagectomy delirium:a systematic review and meta-analysis

Papaconstantinou Dimitrios, Frountzas Maximos, Ruurda Jelle P., Mantziari Stella, Tsilimigras Diamantis I., Koliakos Nikolaos, Tsivgoulis Georgios, Schizas Dimitrios 27 Jul 2023, In: Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus. 36

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