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Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy w/ Dr. Peter Wiklund

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

Course details

Orsi Academy offers an Advanced 2-Day Course in Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy for urologists with previous experience on the robot and familiarity with open cystectomy.

Proctored by top-expert Dr. Peter Wiklund, Prof. Dr. Alex Mottrie & Dr. Frederiek D'Hondt.

This 2-day masterclass consists of live case-observations and hands-on cadaver training.

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What will you learn?

- You will improve your specialized skills regarding RARC.

- You will improve your specialized skills regarding neobladder construction.

- You will get hands-on training on human cadavers.

- Tips and tricks for complex cases.

Educational methods

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

Advantages of the procedure

The aim is to comprehensively cover advanced robot techniques in RARC (describing techniques in nerve sparing), EPLND and intracorporeal neobladder urinary diversion.


  • The trainees must have previous experience on a robotic platform and familiarity with open cystectomy.

Medical devices

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Xi

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Si

- Conmed AirSeal Insufflator


The 2-day masterclass consists of:


  • Live case observation at OLV Hospital in Aalst of RARC cases.
  • Theoretical session with description of male and female cystectomy, including tips & tricks.


  • Full robot-assisted radical cystectomy procedure hands-on training at Orsi Academy.
  • Lecture presentation of the human cadaver model highlighting important anatomy and discussing the optimal set-up for the operating console as this leads to many surgeons becoming habituated to unergonomic positions.



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:

The price includes:

  • OR and use of the equipment
  • training models
  • didactic materials
  • lunch & drinks
  • taxi transfers between the hotel and the institute/hospital
  • access to elearning platform

The price excludes:

  • hotel stay
  • taxi transfer between hotel and airport/station

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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Mar 20, 2020
Feb 9, 2020
Dr. Wai Man K.
Jan 24, 2020
Dr. Yavor S. This is a very helpful course. I recommend this course to every surgeon who want to switch from open to robotic surgery.


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