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HOT Basic Robotic Hernia Course

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ORSI Academy

ORSI Academy

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  • General Surgery, Robotic Surgery
  • Melle, Belgium
  • 2-days course   /   Effective duration: 16h
  • 4 attendees per session
  • English
  • 13 CME Credits

Training details

ArFiCo and Orsi Academy offer a Basic 2-Day Course in Robotic Hernia Repair for general surgeons with beginner robotic skills who want to master the robotic surgery approach in abdominal wall surgery.

Proctored and one-to-one teaching by top-expert Dr. Filip Muysoms!

What will you learn?

  • Understand and perform independently a robotic groin hernia repair
  • Understand and perform independently a robotic ventral repair (IPOM, TAPP, TARUP)

Educational methods

Live case observation, Hands-on, Lectures, On-site, Video


  • You are a general surgeon
  • You completed the Basic Robotic Skills Course or similar
  • You have beginner experience with the daVinci robotic system
  • You have access to a daVinci robotic system at your hospital


DAY 1 | 07:45 - 16:00 | Live case observation at AZ Maria Middelares Hospital Ghent

Meeting point: Atrium, entrance hall of AZ Maria Middelares Hospital Ghent

  • Robot-assisted abdominal wall surgery on daVinci Xi performed by Dr. Filip Muysoms

DAY 2 | 08:30 - 16:00 | Full day of hands-on training on porcine model at Orsi Academy

08:30 - 09:30 | Lectures: introduction to porcine model

09:30 - 09:45 | Coffee break and change to OR scrubs

09:45 - 12:30 | Start hands-on training: robot-assisted groin hernia

12:30 - 13:30 | Lunch at Orsi restaurant

13:30 - 16:00 | Continu hands-on training: robot-assisted non complex ventral repair (IPOM, TAPP, TARUP)

16:00 | End of the course

Medical devices

  • - Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci X
  • - Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Xi
  • - Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Si



Brochure Basic Robotic Hernia Repair Course


Logistics data

Getting there

Once your registration is confirmed by Orsi Academy and/or Invivox, please contact our Hospitality Officer to arrange your accommodation & transfers. Unfortunately, Orsi Academy is very difficult to reach by public transport. The nearest train station is a 35 min walk. We strongly advise you to come by car or taxi.

If you are coming to an Orsi training, you can enjoy a free pick-up from one of our partner hotels. Upon request, our Hospitality Officer can arrange a pick-up from your hotel to Orsi Academy. Also the transfer back to the hotel is included in the course price, except from the last day of the training. Transfers from a non-partner hotel or from/to the airport are not included but can be offered at favorable prices.

Orsi has a cooperation with taxi company 'Limo Saelens'. For urgent matters, you can reach them 24/7 on +32 475 27 89 36 or via [email protected]

Where to stay?

Click here to have a look at our partner hotels in Ghent and in Aalst. Each location offers fixed prices or discounts. If you are interested in making a reservation, please ask for a room with Orsi-rates or contact our Hospitality Officer. The fixed prices can vary depending room availability. There is an additional fee of 3 euros city tax per person per night. Group reservations apply different prices that differ upon request.


Global review

4.6 / 5


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Knowledge acquired

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4.7 / 5


Ana Isabel H.


Leopoldo S.

I really think that this course could improve my clinical practice. We saw great cases the first day. It is important to combine real clinical cases with the posterior pig model practice, because you get more sense of what you need to improve or change. Very grateful for the teachings of our tutors.


Paula M.

Great course I would like to have more courses like this


Konstantinos T.


Nils B.


Peter P.


ORSI Academy

Proefhoevestraat 12

9090 Melle, Belgium