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Retroperitoneal Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy - Advanced 2-Day Course

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Melle, Belgium
2-day course / 8 effective hours
4 attendees per session
14 CME Credits

Course details

Orsi Academy offers an Advanced 2-Day Course in Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for urologists who already master the robotic surgery approach and who want to improve their specialized skills.


Directed by top expert Prof. Alex Mottrie & Prof. Dr. Christophe Vaessen, proctored by Dr. Stefano Puliatti.


This 2-day masterclass consists of live case-observations at OLV Hospital Aalst and hands-on wet-lab training at Orsi Academy.


After completion, participants receive a Orsi Academy certificate & CME credits.

What will you learn?

- Standardization of the used techniques.

- Different types of resection techniques.

- Renorrhaphy techniques.

- Complication management.

- Tips and tricks for complex cases.

Educational methods

Live case observation, Hands-on, Simulation, Video, Cadaver, Lectures

Who is this course for?

This course is for urologists with previous experience on the robot, who want to learn or optimize the retroperitoneal robot-assisted partial nephrectomy procedure. This course is not for robotic beginners.


  • The trainees need at least 15 robotic procedures done as console surgeons in the last year
  • The trainees must have a good level of English.

Medical devices

- Conmed AirSeal Insufflator



  • Live case observation at OLV hospital of complex RAPN cases performed by Prof. Dr. Christophe Vaessen & Prof. dr. Alex Mottrie with a step-by-step explanation of the retroperitoneal approach.
  • Theoretical session at OLV Hospital with presentation of semi-live videos of RAPN cases and step-by-step explanation of both the standard transperitoneal and retroperitoneal procedures (Prof. Dr. Vaessen & Prof. Dr. Mottrie)
  • Eventual focus on hemostatic devices (Prof. Mottrie & Dr. Puliatti)


  • Hands-on training at Orsi Academy
  • Dry-lab training on harvested kidney
  • Wet-lab training: full retroperitoneal RAPN
  • theoretical introduction on techniques and advanced tips and tricks of RAPN




Getting there

Once your registration is confirmed by Orsi Academy and/or Invivox, please contact our Marketing & Hospitality Officer Odile to arrange your accomodation & 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, Odile 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 following prices:

From Orsi Academy

  • To Ghent - €40
  • To Aalst - €65
  • To Brussels - €95
  • To Lille - €110

Orsi has a cooperation with taxi company 'Limo Saelens'. For urgent matters, you can reach them 24/7 on +32 475 27 89 36+32 495 57 27 21 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 Odile. 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.


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