Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common health problem affecting about 30% of the women (1,2)

The abdominal sacrocolpopexy is considered to be a gold standard in surgical treatment of POP (3,4,5).

Minimally invasive approaches specifically reduce morbidity associated with open sacrocolpopexy, facilitating patient recovery. Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy has similar outcomes to abdominal sacrocolpopexy, but is technically challenging such that it is usually performed by expert laparoscopists (5).

When compared to open techniques, robotic abdominal sacrocolpopexy is associated with less blood loss, shorter lengths of stay. Robotic technology has made laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy a more feasible procedure with shorter learning curves (3,4).



For urologists & gynecologists who want to learn the robotic approach in sacrocolpopexy.

Next dates:

  • 5-7/02/2020
  • 19-21/10/2020


Prof. Erdem Canda

Dr. Geert De Naeyer

Prof. Cagatay Taskiran

This 3-day masterclass consists of:

  • one day of live case observations at the OLV Hospital in Aalst
  • two days of hands-on training on porcine models at Orsi Academy

On the 9th, an additional day can be organized for robot-naive surgeons. This day will consist of basic robotic training on the simulator and dry-lab exercises (system & techonology revision). 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be updated on the outcomes, complications and recent literature of RASC.
  2. Participants will be shown comprehensive videos on different steps and approaches of RASC.
  3. Participants will be trained on the da vinci Xi robotic system through simulation and dry-lab exercises in order to master dexterity of the system
  4. Participants will be trained the different steps of the procedure on a porcine model, offering good simulation of the RASC steps. This will give them experience in straight needle manipulation, mesh manipulation, dissecting promontory and experiencing visual feedback. Moreover they will learn how to dissect and suture in a narrow pelvis using a V-loc suture.


€2500 (excl. VAT)

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
  • taxi transfer from institute to your hotel at the end of the program

Once your registration is confirmed by Orsi Academy and/or Invivox, please contact Odile to arrange your accomodation & transfers. 

After registration:

Be sure to register on the Orsi Academy e-learning platform ( as further communication will be held via various forms.

Please note that it is mandatory to register on the e-learning platform ( and to complete the participant profile prior to the course. Any pre-course material on the platform needs to be consulted before starting the course. Lab access shall be refused to people without a registered account.  

  • Before the course:  

Once registered, please fill in the Participant Profile Form, which can be found under the section 'Tests & Evaluations'.

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  • After the course: 

Please find the time to complete the General Evalution Form.

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Once we recieved both filled in forms, your personal certificate will be uploaded to your profile shortly. 

The certificate can be retrieved by looking yourself up using the Search User tool, than click More Info and find your certificate. 


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Aftermovie of the course made by Prof. Erdem Canda. 


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