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

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ORSI Academy

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  • Chirurgie thoracique et cardio-vasculaire, Cardiologie et maladies vasculaires, Anesthésie - réanimation, Infirmier Diplomé d’Etat (IDE), Infirmier Anesthésiste Diplomé d’Etat (IADE)
  • Melle, Belgique
  • 1 jours de formation   /   Durée effective : 8h
  • 1 participants par session
  • Anglais

Détails de la formation

The Robot-Assisted MIDCAB Team Training Course is a 1-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 da Vinci Surgical System allowing the cardiac surgeon and his team to start or improve this procedure back in their own hospitals. The course encompasses introductory theory, a live–in-a-box video, but is especially focusing on practice. It is provided by the pioneering expert Dr. Frank Van Praet from the Aalst Cardiac Academy with more than 20 years of experience with the daVinci technology.

The course is designed for one full cardiac team to participate and covers all costs of max. 5 team members.

The course covers all important surgical and clinical aspects related to the safe and successful application of the da Vinci robotic system in the field of robotically assisted MIDCAB. The course will be held during one intensive day of hands-on experience at Orsi AcademyThe course can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Méthodes pédagogiques

Cas pratique, Cadavre, Présentation théorique, Vidéo, Présentiel

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The target participants for this advanced course is the console 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. 5 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 | Presentation 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


Dispositifs médicaux

  • - Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Si




Course program robot-assisted MIDCAB 2022


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, our Hospitality Officer can arrange a pick-up from your hotel to Orsi Academy. 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 are not included in the course price, except for the Orsi shuttle in the morning.

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 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.


Appréciation générale

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Connaissances acquises

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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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