Drs. Jelger Bruinsma

Anesthesiologist-Pain Specialist

In 2001 I started studying medicine at the University of Groningen. After developing a foundation in surgery, emergency care and intensive care medicine, I started training as an anesthesiologist at the University Medical Center in Groningen (UMCG) in 2014. There I came into contact with pain medicine, which was a very interesting field for me, with many opportunities for development and more direct patient contact compared to anesthesia. To alternate with working in a hospital, I also started a cosmetic clinic in 2011 where I worked as a cosmetic doctor myself. The dynamics of setting up and developing a clinic is very motivating for me. That is how I ended up at the Acibadem IMC, where I can help further develop the pain outpatient clinic. I will also be in the operating rooms practicing anesthesiology. Other than that, I am also working on research into chronic pain in collaboration with the UMCG.

Specialization /areas of interest

Allround pain-specialist with interest in sensitization


Dutch, Frisian, English, German and limited Spanish

Work experience

2020 – present Anesthesiologist en Pain specialist, ACIBADEM

2014 – present AIOS Anesthesiology Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen

2011 – present Owner Cosmetische Kliniek, Beautox Kliniek, Lelystad

2012 – 2014 ANIOS, Intensive Care, Isala, Zwolle

2012 – 2016 Doctor, TT Circuit Assen

2010 – 2011 ANIOS, Emergency, Antonius Ziekenhuis, Sneek

2008 – 2010 ANIOS, Surgeon, Leveste Scheper Ziekenhuis, Emmen

Side activities

Research on chronic pain in endometriosis, UMCG

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: VU Medical Center, Amsterdam