After medical training, Michel Vleugels has followed a postgraduate course on tropical medicine and has spent several years as medical officer i.c. in the tropics where scientifical work resulted in publications on malaria resistancy and a Phd thesis "cortisol and malaria immunity in pregnant women".
After return to the Netherlands and training in gynaecology/obstetrics his interest in minimal invasive surgery has brought forward publications on the field of hysteroscopy.
He became an AAGL (American Association of Gynaecological Laparoscopists) registered endoscopic surgeon, membership of several endoscopic societies, board member ESGE (European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopists) and secretary of the Dutch Society Endoscopic Gynaecology .
Daily practice as senior consultant was done in the CWZ Hospital Nijmegen, director of training and later in the Riverland Hospital at Tiel, the Netherlands. This Hospital is also a training hospital for medical students and residents with special interest in endoscopic surgery. In this hospital a skill laboratory has been founded where colleagues are trained in Hysteroscopic surgery. As a consultant staff member he works also in a group of private clinics specialized in “see and treat” for contraception/sterilisation. He is organizer/faculty member of registered training courses for residents, gynaecologists and OR assistants, resulting in the Annual presented Vleugels Award for the best OR Team..
Moreover he is consultant for several companies involved in the development or implementation of new endoscopic instruments. Michel Vleugels is the founder/CEO of a research/development company for force feed back instruments which company cooperates with the TNO, Delft the Netherlands and several device companies.
Dutch Society Medical Specialists
Dutch Society Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Society of Dutch flying doctors.
Consultancy Group for Maternal Health and Family Planning
ESC: European Society of contraception
ESGE: European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
ISGE: International Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
AAGL: American Association of Gynaecological Laparoscopists
SLS Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynakologische Endoskopie