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Robotic Kidney Transplantation - Advanced 2 or 3-Day Course

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

Course details

Orsi Academy offers an Advanced 2 or 3-Day Course in Robotic Kidney Transplantation for urologists with advanced robotic skills who want to master the robotic surgery approach in renal transplantation.


Proctored by top-experts Dr. Alberto Breda, Dr. Angelo Territo and Dr. Karel Decaestecker.


The 2 or 3-day masterclass consists of hands-on wet-lab training (2days) and an optional day of procedure-specific case-observations.


After completion, participants receive a Orsi Academy certificate endorsed by ESU and acknowledged by NASCE/UEMS.

What will you learn?

- You will learn how to properly prepare the kidney for transplantation.

- You will learn how to position the patient and how to place the trocars.

- You will learn how to prepare the iliac vessels and the bladder for anastomosis.

- You will learn how to prepare the retroperitoneal pouch.

- ... perform the peri-umbilical incision.

- ... use of Gel-POINT Device.

- ... perform the arteriotomy.

- ... perform the Lich-Gregoir uretero-neocystostomy.

Educational methods

Live case observation, Hands-on, Simulation, Video

Price categories

non EAU-member
3 500 €
2 000 €

Medical devices

- Conmed AirSeal Insufflator

- Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Si


The program consists of:


  • Introduction + presentation on the robotic approach in renal transplantation
  • Anastomosis test in the lab to estimate the needs in order to provide the participant the tailor-made program.
  • Hands-on training
  • Beginner: will begin on an isolate kidney model with the focus on the specific anastomosis in order to train the renal artery and vein implant technique.
  • Advanced: will perform the robotic-assisted kidney transplantation on the anesthetized porcine model starting with preparing the iliac vessels followed by preparing a harvest donor kidney.


  • Beginner: performing the donor nephrectomy followed by the full robotic-assisted kidney transplantation technique on an anesthetized porcine model.
  • Advanced: performing the robot-assisted kidney transplantation on the anesthetized porcine model with multiple isolated kidneys in order to reproduce the transplant techniques.


  • Live case observation at the University Hospital of Ghent.




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 - €35
  • To Aalst - €65
  • To Brussels - €95
  • 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

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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