Dr. Koen de Smet

Koen De Smet (Feb. 3, 1962)

Koen de Smet 3Dr. Koen De Smet is an orthopaedic & trauma surgeon, specialized in the hip resurfacing method and regarded one of the top 10 surgeons in this field in the world.




  • Graduated in Medicine in 1989 from the University of Ghent, Belgium
  • 1986-1987: research-assistant at the Orthopedic and Traumatologic Department of the Ghent St.Vincentius Hospital, Belgium
  • 1989-1990: General Surgery at the Rotherham District General Hospital, United Kingdom
  • 1990-1992: General Surgery at the St Jozef Hospital, Gentbrugge, Belgium 1992-1993: Orthopedics Heilig-Hart-Hospital,Tienen, Belgium
  • 1993-1995: Orthopedics and Traumatology University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium


  • Dr. De Smet is staff member of the General Hospital Jan Palfijn of Ghent and Director of the ANCA-Clinic
  • Expert domains:
  • Hip surgery: Hip Resurfacing, Total Hip Replacement and Revision Hip Surgery
  • Achievements:
  • Dr. De Smet reached 10.000 hip surgeries (primary and revision) in February 2018 of which half are hip resurfacing procedures
  • General:
  • Dr. De Smet is author/co-author of numerous scientific papers, has organized several international congresses on hip resurfacing and acts as a highly qualified training centre[hr]

Koen De Smet, MD

AMCKoen de Smet
Anca Medical Center Gent
Xavier De Cocklaan 68.1
9831 St.Martens Latem (Deurle)

Phone: +3292525903
Website: www.hip-clinic.com

Ancaclinic Rome
Valle Giulia ROMA Italy



Extra information: Dr. De Smet uses different hip resurfacing prostheses under which BHR, Conserve Plus, followed by THR with large ceramic heads.


  • Gabor Kemeny

    My wife needs hip resurfacing surgery. We have friends who received the resurfacing with Dr De Smet and interested in learning about the current location, cost and other considerations. We can provide the X-rays for initial evaluation. Please let us know the next steps.

  • Kenneth Powers

    I read that Dr De Smet is part of the group of sergeons doing the ReCerf ceramic on ceramic reserfacing. This is the only joint that I would want inside me if I fit the profile. That said, I am just about 60, and would like to play competitive basketball again with 24 year old college students. Let me know the approximate cost to be included in this study. Thanks, Ken

  • Anders Kihlberg

    My name is Anders Kihlberg. I am an active 59 year old, non smoking, man that plays tennis, run, play hockey and golf, In the winter I ski and swim to stay fit I practice at least 3-4 times a week. Since a few years back I have an issue with my right hip. I have pain getting up every morning and I have to do excercises to get going. I have a hard time getting my socks and shoes on.

    I am intrested in a resurfacing operation because I have heard that you can keep sporting like I do now some time after the operation. In Sweden they do not perform this kind of operation.

    I have x-rays proving the issue…

    Best Regards

    Anders Kihlberg

  • Martin Phillips

    Good evening and a welcome from Martin, here in England.
    I am awaiting a hip operation here in Nottingham.
    My consultant is Andrew Manktelow, who you may well know
    and I have been seeing Andrew for a number of years now.
    My first x-ray indicating the start of oseoarthritis of the left hip was taken 3 years ago.
    I am a very fit man in my early 60s and an international athlete.
    My preference is for a recerf ceramic resurfacing operation,
    which will allow me to run again eventually I hope, after recovery from the operation.
    I was told in ealy June this year to expect an operation in August.
    I have had my pre-op and been passed fit for an operation
    and have had a recent x-ray, in July 2021
    Alas since all covid restrictions have been lifted the hospitals
    are now full again with covid patients, and all elective surgery including
    hip operations have been cancelled until further notice.
    Because of my smaller statue I would prefer a ceramic rather than a metal resurfacing operation.
    My question to you is this an operation that can be done in Belgium for me please?

  • Scott Woods

    Hi, I’m a 34 male with FAI and resultant arthritis in both hips. Am very interested in having resurfacing on both but have been advised I’m slightly too small to have a standard resurfacing and would love to go the ceramic route if possible. Declined a THR last year in search of this prospect. Any help most appreciated.

  • Alex Ziegenbein


    I am a 34 year old male with CAM impingement and significant osteo-arthritis. I have received mixed advise on whether a arthroscopic surgery for the impingement holds any promise and would therefore like to explore/discuss the possiblity of resurfacing. Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Best wishes,

  • Lorraine Wilkinson

    I am interested In having the hip resurfacing if possible. I am an active long distance ultra runner and woukd like to still run long distance. If having the resurfacing for females ehat is the outcome long term. How many issues do you have with female patients and what problems are tgere. My head of the femur is 48.5 mm will that be a problem and do you have smaller implants for female’s. My Dr spoke with Dr James Makenzie and he was positive about me having the resurfacing done. What is the cost of private hip resurfacing and where is the surgery done. What are the stats for your female patients with good outcomes V with problems post op. Everything I read about females having resurfacing has not been positive can you tell me how your resurfacing procedure is different. How long does the resurfacing ladt before having to get a THR.

  • Johnny C

    I would like information on having a hip resurfacing. I have osteoarthritis and am in a lot of pain.

  • Claudia Corapi

    Good morning Dr. De Smet.
    I’ve been suffering with my right hip since 2020.
    I am an ex-ballerina and I am 34 years old. From the recent MRI and RX done, the cartilage and the labrum are both damaged.
    I’ve seen already 5 specialists between Italy and Luxembourg, and they all told me the only thing they can try is an arthroscopy (with less than 50% chances) and eventually cortisone infiltration.
    Any help would be very much appreciated.

  • Laverne Kamieniecki

    Don’t know if this is the right site but Dr De Smet did a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing back in 2007. Could you please send me a email address so I can contact your office Thanks Laverne Kamieniecki i

  • Ekaterina Gibiansky

    I am an active 62 years old female with osteoarthritis of the left hip. I would like to explore the possibility of having hip resurfacing surgery with Dr De Smet. Please let me know how to proceed.
    Thank you

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