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Robot-assisted MIDCAB - Cardiac Team Training | proctored by Dr. Frank Van Praet

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  • Chirurgie thoracique et cardio-vasculaire, Anesthésie - réanimation
  • Melle, Belgique
  • 2 jours de formation   /   Durée effective : 8h
  • 1 participants par session
  • Anglais

Détails de la formation

The Robot-Assisted MIDCAB Team Training Course is a 2-day advanced course by Aalst Cardiac Academy.

Supported by Orsi Academy.

The aim is to offer a complete hands-on one-to-one training in robotically assisted MIDCAB using the daVinci Surgical System allowing the cardiac surgeon and his team to start or improve this procedure back in their own hospitals.

The course consists of one intensive day of hands-on experience at Orsi Academy followed by a day at the OLV Clinic Aalst with live case observation of this surgical intervention by Dr. Van Praet.

The course is designed for one full cardiac team to participate and covers all costs of max. 4 team members.

The course encompasses introductory theory and a live–in-a-box video as well as live surgery at the OLV Clinic, but is especially focusing on practice directly guided by Dr. Frank Van Praet with more than 20 years of experience with the daVinci technology for coronary bypass surgery. The course can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Méthodes pédagogiques

Cas pratique, Cadavre, Présentation théorique, Vidéo, Présentiel

Public cible

The target participants for this advanced course is the console cardiac surgeon, preferentially accompanied by members of his surgical team such as:

*first assist



*operating room nurse

The course price covers a cardiac team of max. 4 participants


The cardiac team must have:

*Preferrably Off-pomp CABG experience

*Having access to an Intuitive Surgical da Vinci platform in the home center

*Having completed da Vinci Surgical System Technology Training or Basic Skills Course at Orsi Academy



08:00 | Pick-up from the hotel lobby. Shuttle to Orsi Academy training centre.

Morning Session

08:30 - 09:45 | Introduction by Dr. Frank Van Praet

  • Robotically assisted MIDCAB : the Aalst technique: approach, procedural steps, video live-in-a-box
  • More then 20 years experience: results and strategy
  • Indications & pitfalls

09:45 - 11:00 | Advanced dry-lab on thoracic cavity model

  • Non rib spreading
  • Mini-thoracotomy
  • Tips and tricks for exposure and anastomosis
  • Performing anastomosis

11:00 - 11:15 | Coffee break

11:15 - 13:00 | Advanced wet-lab with human cadaver

  • Port placement
  • Docking process on the specific dV platform
  • Left thorax cavity exposure
  • IMA identification
  • IMA harvest with robot
  • Small thoracotomy incision
  • Preparations for anastomosis

13:00 - 13:45 | Lunch

Afternoon Session

13:45 - 17:00 | Advanced wet-lab with anesthetized porcine model

Porcine LIMA harvest focusing on safety of IMA dissection and deviding LIMA branches in living animal model


Live case observation at OLV Clinic Aalst performed by Dr. Frank Van Praet


Dispositifs médicaux

  • - Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Si




Course program robot-assisted MIDCAB 2023


Données logistiques

Se rendre sur place

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.

Upon request, you can enjoy transfers between one of our partner hotels, Orsi Academy and OLV Clinic Aalst. Please contact our Hospitality Officer to arrange a transfer. Orsi Academy 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]

Hotel accommodation & taxi transfers from a non-parter hotel or from/to the airport are not included in the course price but can be offered at favorable prices.

Où loger ?

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 directly to the hotel (no booking/trivago/expedia...) 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.

Détails pratiques

Lunch & coffee breaks as well as all training materials are included.


Appréciation générale

4.9 / 5


4.8 / 5


5 / 5

Connaissances acquises

4.8 / 5


5 / 5


Caroline T.

Very well run and well organised course. The content surpassed expectations and the fidelity of the simulation materials allow excellent skill acquisition that can be translated into the operative setting. Excellent course.


Dr murali vettath v.

Excellent workshop I have ever attended


Norman B.

excellent course from a very experienced operator which I feel the the USP of the course


Dr. Alexandru C.

It was a fantastic opportunity and great pleasure to have a wonderful training with one of the pioneers on the field, Prof Van den Praet and his team. I got lots of achievements but most important I have now dr Praet around me, for teaching, doing surgery and enjoying things together. Overall a great experience and I will recommend to other surgeons to apply for this training course.


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