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Benign Urological & Reconstructive Robotic Surgery

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Melle, Belgium
2-day course
4 attendees per session

Course details

Orsi Academy is organizing a 2-day course for urologists with previous experience on the robot and familiarity with pyeloplasty and ureteric re-implantation.


The programs consists of:

-one day of live case observations in the OLV hospital in Aalst (2 Anderson Hynes pyeloplasty cases)

-one day of hands-on training on dry- & wet-lab models (see program)


The aim is to comprehensively cover the basic principles in reconstructive robotic surgery and to focus on advanced robot techniques in robotic pyeloplasty and ureteric re-implantation.


Course will be proctored by Dr. Geert De Naeyer.

Course is directed by Prof. Dr. Alex Mottrie.

What will you learn?

- To comprehensively cover the basic principles in reconstructive robotic surgery and to focus on advanced robot techniques in robotic pyeloplasty and ureteric re-implantation.

Educational methods

Live case observation, Hands-on, Simulation, Lectures


Day 1


0830 - 0900 Introduction and welcome OLV hospital Aalst

0900 - 1230 Live case observation of Anderson Hynes pyeloplasty at OLV (2 cases)

1230 - 1300 Transfer to Orsi Academy

1300 - 1400 Lunch

1400 - 1500 Console & Computer simulation* with baseline evaluation  

1500 - 1700 Presentations:

The principles of reconstructive surgery

Step by step description of A-H pyeloplasty

Step by step description of ureteric re-implantation with psoas hitch


Day 2


0800 -0830 Registration

0830-0900 Lecture presentation of the porcine mode

0900-1300 Porcine model training

1300 - 1400 Lunch

1400 - 1630 Porcine model training

1630 - 1700 Final evaluation and certification

1700 Closing remarks


*Console and Computer simulation

The first 30 mins of this lecture will be spent discussing optimal set up of the operating console as this is a topic not well covered in basic robot training leading to many surgeons becoming habituated to unergonomic positions.


Pig Model


Tissue handling

Effective tissue dissection, cutting and sealing

Dissection of the ureters

Psoas hitch

A-H pyeloplasty

Stent insertion


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 Airport - €95
  • To Brussel Midi - €105
  • To Lille - €110

Pick-up places and meeting points

Orsi Academy - Reception

Hotel - Hotel lobby

Brussels - Airport Stella Artois Café

Lille-Lesquin - Arrival hall

Lille Flandres/Europe - Arrival hall

Brussels-Midi - Pret à Manger

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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