Orsi Academy offers an Advanced 2-Day Course in Retroperitoneal Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for urologists who already master the robotic surgery approach and who want to improve their specialized skills.
Proctored by top experts Prof. Dr. Christophe Vaessen, Prof. Dr. Alex Mottrie & 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?
- Explanation of the patient position and trocar configuration
- Development of the retroperitoneal space
- Retroperitoneal RAPN technique
- Renorraphy techniques and proper apposition of the hemostatic agents
- Complication management
- Tips and tricks for complex cases
Live case observation, Hands-on, Simulation, Video
Advantages of the procedure
The transperitoneal approach is a recommended surgery for tumors that are more anterior and are not easily accessible from the retroperitoneum. Retroperitoneal approach during RAPN could guarantee a more direct access to the kidney and renal hilum without bowel mobilization and an easier access to the lesions located at the level of the posterior face of the kidney. This could lead to a reduction of the operative time, to avoid extensive dissections, and in particular patients could decrease the incidence of perioperative complications.
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.
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 15 robotic procedures as a console surgeon in the last year.
- The trainee has a good level of English.