prof. dr. S. (Sebastiaan) Veersema

prof. dr. S. (Sebastiaan) Veersema

Full Professor
prof. dr. S. (Sebastiaan) Veersema
  • Division Woman & Baby - MT medical



Prof. dr. S. (Bas) Veersema has completed his training as a gynecologist at the VU Medical Center Amsterdam and the St. Elisabeth Gasthuis in Haarlem. After his education, he followed a fellowship in reproductive medicine and endocrinology at the VU MC in Amsterdam.  From 1991 specialized in benign gynecology and minimally invasive and innovative techniques, with in particular the treatment of endometriosis, myomas (fibroids), polyps, heavy menstruation, contraception and problems with caesarean scars and problems after Essure sterilization (removal of Essure). He has been working at the University Medical Center Utrecht since 2016, initially as Head of Department for reproductive medicine and gynecology. From 1 August 2018 as Medical-Scientific Manager of the division Woman and Baby. In May 2019 he became professor in benign gynecology.

In 2014 he defended his Thesis at the Free University of Amsterdam on the subject: Hysteroscopic Sterilization. He is the patent holder of a surgical instrument to cut during delivery and the patent holder of a thin hysteroscopic shaft.

In the past, he was a board member and treasurer of the Dutch Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NVOG), secretary of the Gynecological Endoscopy Working Group (WGE / NVOG) and various other working groups and committees of the NVOG.


Side Activities


Lid Raad van Advies Relugolix Gedeon Richter

22t 2Lid Adviesraad EchoSim Ob/Gyn METS, Billthoven (jan 2020-okt 2022)

Lid Adviesraad CHOICE


Nederlandse Vereniging Obstetrie Gynaecologie        (NVOG)

American Association Gynaecological Laparoscopie (AAGL)

Europese Vereniging voor Gynaecologische Endoscopie (ESGE)

Werkgroep Gynaecologische Endoscopie                     (WGE)

Nederlandse Menopauze Vereniging

European Menopause and Andropause Society            (EMAS)

Externe functies

Lid Regionaal Tuchtcollege voor de Gezondheidszorg Den Haag

Faculteitslid: Basis Hysteroscopiecursus Nederland

Faculteitslid GET UP Rome: Gynaecology Expert Training voor opkomende professionals

Lid GET UP studie: docent en practicum begeleider, houden van lezingen.

Research Output (46)

Increased MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) sonication efficiency of uterine fibroids after carbetocin administration

Anneveldt Kimberley J, van 't Oever Heleen J, Verpalen Inez M, Nijholt Ingrid M, Bartels Wilbert, Dijkstra Jeroen R, van den Hoed Rolf D, van 't Veer-Ten Kate Miranda, de Boer Erwin, Veersema Sebastiaan, Huirne Judith A F, Schutte Joke M, Boomsma Martijn F 1 Jan 2022, In: European journal of radiology open. 9 , p. 1-8

Lessons learned during implementation of MR-guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment of uterine fibroids

Anneveldt K J, Verpalen I M, Nijholt I M, Dijkstra J R, van den Hoed R D, Van't Veer-Ten Kate M, de Boer E, van Osch J A C, Heijman E, Naber H R, Ista E, Franx A, Veersema S, Huirne J A F, Schutte J M, Boomsma M F 18 Dec 2021, In: Insights into Imaging. 12

Comparison of (Cost-)Effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Image-Guided High-Intensity-Focused Ultrasound With Standard (Minimally) Invasive Fibroid Treatments:Protocol for a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (MYCHOICE)

Anneveldt Kimberley J, Nijholt Ingrid M, Schutte Joke M, Dijkstra Jeroen R, Frederix Geert W J, Ista Erwin, Verpalen Inez M, Veersema Sebastiaan, Huirne Judith A F, Hehenkamp Wouter J K, Boomsma Martijn F Nov 2021, In: JMIR Research Protocols. 10 , p. 1-14

Live births after Asherman syndrome treatment

Hanstede Miriam M F, van der Meij Eva, Veersema Sebastiaan, Emanuel Mark Hans Oct 2021, In: Fertility and Sterility. 116 , p. 1181-1187 7 p.

Perioperative findings and complications in Essure® removal surgery

Horsten Dieuwertje L, van Gastel Daniëlle M, Maassen Liselotte W, Koks Carolien A M, Veersema Sebastiaan, Bongers Marlies Y 20 Aug 2021, In: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 263 , p. 1-6 6 p.

The Needs of Dutch Women During Decision-Making About Treatment for Miscarriage

Bussink-Legters Anja G., den Hoogen Agnes van, Veersema Sebastiaan, Meijer Wouter J., Ockhuijsen Henrietta D.L. Jul 2021, In: JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. 50 , p. 439-449 11 p.

Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system versus endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding

Beelen Pleun, van den Brink Marian J, Herman Malou C, Geomini Peggy M A J, Dekker Janny H, Duijnhoven Ruben G, Mak Nienke, van Meurs Hannah S, Coppus Sjors F, van der Steeg Jan Willem, Eising Heleen P, Massop-Helmink Diana S, Klinkert Ellen R, Nieboer Theodoor E, Timmermans Anne, van der Voet Lucet F, Veersema Sebastiaan, Smeets Nicol A C, Schutte Joke M, van Baal Marchien, Bossuyt Patrick M, Mol Ben Willem J, Berger Marjolein Y, Bongers Marlies Y Feb 2021, In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 224 , p. 187.e1-187.e10

Patient-derived organoids model cervical tissue dynamics and viral oncogenesis in cervical cancer

Lõhmussaar Kadi, Oka Rurika, Espejo Valle-Inclan Jose, Smits Milou H.H., Wardak Hila, Korving Jeroen, Begthel Harry, Proost Natalie, van de Ven Marieke, Kranenburg Onno W., Jonges Trudy G.N., Zweemer Ronald P., Veersema Sebastiaan, van Boxtel Ruben, Clevers Hans 2021, In: Cell stem cell. 28 , p. 1380-1396.e6

What is the best drug treatment for premenopausal women with bleeding irregularities using the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system?:A systematic review

van der Heijden P A H H, Tibosch R M G, Geomini P M A J, Veersema S, Bullens L M, Delvaux E J L G, Bui B N, Bongers M Y 1 Nov 2020, In: European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care. 25 , p. 484-491 8 p.

Challenges in Removing the Essure® Device

van Gastel Daniëlle M, Maassen Liselotte W, Koks Carolien A M, Veersema Sebastiaan, Bongers Marlies Y 2020, In: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020 , p. 1-4

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