Dr. Croese graduated in Dentistry from the University Of Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1975. Subsequently, he completed his Medical Degree from the same institution in 1983. In 1986, Dr. Croese acquired his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from the Dutch Institute of Brain Research, Netherlands.
Dr. Croese trained in Neurosurgery from 1987 to 1994 in his home country (Netherlands), France and Belgium. He then practiced extensively in a Hospital in Antwerp, Netherlands as a Chief Neurosurgeon for the last 20 years. During his tenure he was responsible for setting up the Neurosurgical Department as well as developing minimally invasive surgery and complex surgery of all kindly of spinal pathologies. He introduced new operation procedures and established the neurological department as a state-of-the-art facility delivering excellent patient outcomes.