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ORSI Academy

Overview



Six reasons why you should come and discover Orsi Academy !


1.Orsi is a center of surgical innovation and expertise, where industry, clinical and academic partners participate together on:


  • training
  • R&D
  • data analysis


>> with the purpose of improving best practices in minimally invasive surgery.


2.Orsi offers high quality training in full collaboration with partners & industry:


  • European accreditation


  • validation of robotic training


  • only center for advanced training in Europe with ERUS/EAU certification


3.Orsi Academy is an open, inclusive center with a focus on collaboration:


  • peer-to peer approach
  • top ‘Key Opinion Leaders’ in partner hospitals
  • full flexibility towards partners
  • inclusivity & political neutrality
  • international 'Key Opinion Leaders' as experts at our facilities
  • inclusion of top clinical case observations
  • state-of-the-art training center


4.Orsi Academy partners with the two top universities in Belgium:


  • University of Ghent
  • University of Leuven

5.Orsi Academy has access to a variety of different training models:


  • virtual
  • porcine
  • canine
  • cadaver
  • chicken
  • etc.


6.Orsi Academy is easily accessible from anywhere in Europe, with daily flights to Brussels and Lille, both one hour drive from the center.



Melle, Vlaanderen, Belgium
61 Faculty
22 Courses available
397 Reviews

Courses on Invivox

Robotic Skills Course - 5 Days
Urology
Masterclass
Melle, Belgium
Jun 8 to Jun 12, 2020
4.5
WEBINAR Augmented Intelligence Driven Collated Surgical Excellence
Urology
Masterclass
Melle, Belgium
Jun 8, 2020
Hands-On Basic Skills Endoscopy Course (PART 1)
Gastroenterology
Masterclass
Melle, Belgium
Jun 20, 2020
4.7
Retroperitoneal Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy - Advanced 2-Day Course
Urology
Masterclass
Melle, Belgium
Jun 25 to Jun 26, 2020
4.5
ERUS Structured Robotic Training Program - Beginner 2x3-Day Course
Urology
Masterclass
Melle, Belgium
Aug 19 to Aug 21, 2020
4.5
Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy - Advanced 3-Day Course
Urology
Masterclass
Melle, Belgium
Aug 19 to Aug 21, 2020
4.6

Faculty

Overview

Prof. Dr. Karel Decaestecker is Head of Clinics at the department of Urology at Ghent University Hospital, Belgium. He is a Fellow of the European Board of Urology. He successfully defended his Ph.D. on “metastasis-targeted therapy of oligometastatic prostate cancer relapse” at Ghent University and has been appointed as senior professor of Uro-Oncology at Ghent University since 1 October 2018.

His main interest is uro-oncology and minimal invasive surgery, in particular the robot-assisted treatment of bladder and kidney tumors and fully intracorporeal urological reconstructions. He performed the first robot-assisted kidney transplant in Belgium in April 2016 and the first robot-assisted kidney auto-transplant in Europe in June 2017.

Karel Decaestecker is an active member of several scientific organizations, including the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) Working Group on Robot-assisted Kidney Transplantation (RAKT) and the ERUS Working Group Bladder Cancer. He is a board member of the EAU Section of Transplantation Urology (ESTU). He is an expert (proctor) at ORSI Academy for the RAKT course. He is a board member of Scientific Summits and recently appointed vice-chairman of the BVU (Belgian Association for Urology). Prof. Dr. Karel Decaestecker is (co-) author of various scientific articles, mainly in the field of uro-oncology, kidney transplantation and minimal invasive surgery.

Prof. Dr. Decaestecker has written or collaborated in several scientific papers, mainly in the field of uro-oncology, kidney transplantation and minimal invasive surgery.

He is highly involved in teaching and training medical students, residents and fellow urologists/surgeons. He is an expert (proctor) at ORSI Academy for the RAKT course.  

Overview

Dear Colleagues&Friends, I have been mainly dealing with Robotic urology since the beginning of 2009. Due to January 2018 statistics, I personally performed >500 Robotic urology procedures including: Robotic Prostate cancer surgery (mostly) (some cases with concomitant inguinal hernia repair with mesh), Robotic Bladder cancer surgery (with intracorporeal urinary diversion), Robotic Kidney cancer surgery (mostly partial nephrectomy, some cases with zero ischemia), Robotic adrenal surgery and Robotic pyeloplasty. I also participated in 10 robotic sacrocolpopexy cases as a console surgeon to help one of my colleagues. Apart from the >500 cases that I personally performed, I proctored >100 robotic prostate cancer surgery cases. Before starting as a console surgeon, I assisted > 200 cases as a bed side assistant. Overall, due to January 2018 statistics, I have had a current experience & exposure of more than 800 robotic urological cases. I have many international papers published particularly in the field of robotic urology. Currently, I have been serving as an ERUS board member and previously I was a member of EAU YAU J-ERUS group. I have been also serving as an ERUS certified robotic urology trainer,tutored at many robotic courses. I have been taking part in the editorial board of scientific journals (Eur Urol, CEJU Videourology, EMJ Urology, Robotics research & reviews) particularly related with urology. I have been serving as the editor of the e-journal Robotics, Laparoscopy & Endosurgery with Videosurgery. I am a member of EAU,AUA,SIU,ERUS and Endourological Society. Apart from urology & robotics, I like playing accordion and dealing with music. With kind regards...Dr.A.Erdem Canda (Twitter: @erdemcanda)

Overview

Carl Wijburg studied Medicine at University of Utrecht (NL). During his medical studies his father died of prostate cancer. Therefore he was very motivated to do research into prostate cancer and he worked on the ERSPC project of Prof Schröder in Rotterdam. During his residency he learned open radical prostatectomy and the first steps of robot assisted radical prostatectomy on the first daVinci surgical system. In 2007 he followed a training in robotic surgery with Prof. Dr. Alex Mottrie in Aalst (B). Since 2008 he works as a urologist in Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, the Netherlands. He and his team have performed more than 1,000 radical prostatectomies with the daVinci Si and Xi. Carl now trains residents and urologists in RARP and intracorporeal robot assisted radical cystectomy (iRARC). He’s an international proctor for Intuitive Surgical. In 2015 he started a National study RARC versus ORC in the Netherlands (www.racestudie.nl)

Prof. Piet Hoebeke, MD Pediatric Urology
Overview

Prof. Hoebeke is interested in pediatric urology and urogenital reconstruction. He focuses mainly on congenital disorders of the urinary tract and genitalia.

Prof. Hoebeke is active in several multidisciplinary teams, including the DSD team for congenital disorders of sexual development, and the team for the treatment of patients with gender dysphoria.

Prof. Hoebeke has given numerous presentations at national and international congresses and is also author and co-author of 180 peer-reviewed publications.

Reviews

Global Review
4.6 /5
Pedagogy
4.5 /5
Hospitality
4.6 /5
Knowledge aquired
4.5 /5
Recommendation
4.6 /5
Jun 7, 2020
Anna T.
Jun 6, 2020
Mohammed A.
Jun 6, 2020
Nungki R.
Jun 6, 2020
Paulo N.
Jun 6, 2020
Asef Mahdi R.
Jun 6, 2020
Georgios C.

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