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Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy Sutureless Renorrhaphy - Advanced 2-Day Course

131 Reviews
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. Dr. Alex Mottrie and proctored by Dr. Stefano Puliatti.

This 2-day masterclass consists of live case observations and hands-on wet-lab training on porcine models.

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

Advantages of the procedure

This course will focus on the correct resection techniques to preserve the renal parenchyma in the best way, in particular the sutureless technique.

The aim of the RAPN sutureless course is:

  • Standardization of the used techniques
  • Show the different types of resection techniques and the renorrhaphy technique and the new sutureless technique
  • Complication management
  • Tips and tricks for complex cases

Target audience

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

Clinical results

Larcher A, De Naeyer G, Turri F, Dell'Oglio P, Capitanio U, Collins JW, Wiklund P, Van Der Poel H, Montorsi F, Mottrie A; ERUS Educational Working Group and the Young Academic Urologist Working Group on Robot-assisted Surgery. The ERUS Curriculum for Robot-assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Structure Definition and Pilot Clinical Validation. Eur Urol. 2019 Jun;75(6):1023-1031. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2019.02.031. Epub 2019 Apr 9. PubMed PMID: 30979635.


  • The trainee completed at least 30 robotic procedures as a console surgeon in the last year.
  • The trainee must have a good level of English.


Day 1 | 08:00 - 17:00

Live case observation at OLV Hospital Aalst of complex RAPN cases performed by Prof. Dr. Alex Mottrie with a step-by-step explanation of the sutureless procedure.

Theoretical session with videos of RAPN cases of both the standard renorrhaphy and sutureless procedures. Focus on hemostatic devices. (Dr. Puliatti, Dr. Farinha, Dr. Amato)

Day 2 | 09:00 - 17:00

Hands-on wet lab training at Orsi Academy:

  • theoretical introduction on techniques and advanced tips and tricks of RAPN (1h)
  • dry-lab training on harvested kidney: focus on the renorrhaphy technique and sutureless technique
  • wet-lab training on porcine model: full RAPN

Medical devices

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Xi

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Si

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci X



Getting there

Once your registration is confirmed by Orsi Academy and/or Invivox, please contact our Hospitality Officer 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, 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+32 495 57 27 21 or via

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.


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ORSI Academy

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9090 Melle, Belgium

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