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Hands-On RARP Course

16 Reviews
Melle, Belgium
2-day course
12 attendees per session

Course details

Orsi Academy, organizes together with course leader Prof. Ash Tewari, a 2-day course for robotic urologists that want to gain insight in a better step-by-step approach and learn tips & tricks for complex cases. The programs consists of lectures by a world renowed faculty, live case discussions and practical hands-on time on human cadavers.

What will you learn?

- You will learn the step-by-step approach for RARP.

- You will be able to practice your skills during a human cadaver workshop.

- You will be able to discuss live cases with expert faculty.

- You will get tips and tricks from expert faculty.

Educational methods

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

Who is this course for?

This course is for experienced robotic surgeons who did at least 25 robotic prostatectomies in the past. This course is NOT for robotic beginners looking to learn HOW to start performing prostatectomies.


Please note that it is mandatory to register on the e-learning platform ( and to complete the participant profile prior to the course. Any pre-course material on the platform needs to be consulted before starting the course. Lab access shall be refused to people without a registered account.  

Medical devices

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Xi

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Si

- Conmed AirSeal Insufflator

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci X


Day 1   


0830 - 0900       Registration and Welcome to Orsi Academy

0900 - 1230       Live surgery broadcast from OLV theatres to Orsi auditorium


Moderation by expert faculty with interactive sessions with delegates


  • Two live RARP cases by Professor Tewari and Markus Graefen
  • One standard RARP with NVB preservation
  • One complex RARP case


1230 - 1330       Lunch

1330 - 1830       Masterclass in RARP

1330 – 1600      Step by step approaches to RARP with edited video illustrations

– Tips and tricks learnt from expert panel

(20-minute presentations with 5 mins Q&A)


1600                   Coffee break

1615 – 1640      How to manage the complex case by Ash Tewari

1640 – 1705      Neurosafe technique by Markus Graefen

1705 – 1730      Confocal biopsy by Bernardo Rocco

1730 – 1755      Managing complications by Ketan Badani

1755 – 1820      Important anatomy in RARP by Peter Wiklund or Alex Mottrie

1820 – 1845      Imaging/Fluorescence: what’s new? by Ash Tewari

1900                   Course dinner at ORSI


Day 2


0830 – 0900      Welcome and plan for the day                               

0900 – 1230      Cadaveric model training with faculty guidance and feedback

1230 – 1330      Lunch

1330 – 1600      Cadaveric model training with faculty guidance and feedback

1600 – 1630      Closing remarks


Getting there

[email protected]

Where to stay

Click hereto 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 Jana. 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
4.5 /5
4.7 /5
4.6 /5
Knowledge aquired
4.2 /5
4.6 /5
Aug 31, 2019
Dr. Cristian Vasile C.
Aug 28, 2019
Dr. Ijaz C. Very well organised Very happy with training received Huge benefit
May 18, 2019
Dr. salvatore s.


ORSI Academy

Proefhoevestraat 12

9090 Melle, Belgium

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