OLV Hospital, Aalst, Belgium

OLV Hospital, Aalst, Belgium

Moorselbaan 164, 9300,Aalst,Belgium

Speciality: General Surgery,Gynaecology,Gynaecology Oncology Surgery,Urology


The OLV Hospital is located across three campuses (Aalst, Ninove and Asse). The main campus is located in the city of Aalst between Ghent and Brussels. A highly skilled team of approximately 270 physicians and 1,000 nurses are giving all their patients 'Top Care' according the highest standards in Healthcare. High-quality care is the top priority and as such we continually invest in new technology and equipment. The management of the hospital encourages and motivates the staff to invest in further education and training opportunities.  The ORSI Academy, located in Melle, has a robotic surgery training center that is one of the major training locations in Europe.  Prof. Dr. Alexandre Mottrie, OLV surgeon and Vattikuti Foundation friend and partner, is one of the most respected European robotic surgeons.

More from their website:

The current Orsi Academy has five fully equipped, hybrid OR’s which provide the latest technology and equipment necessary for multidisciplinary simulator training & dry-lab training. Additionally, all our operation rooms are fully equipped with gas-anesthesia to provide care during training programs on live prorcine models. In order to reduce our animal lab use, all participants start their beginner training on simulators. At the institute we have one stand-alone Mimic Dv-simulator and three backpack simulators, giving the surgeons the chance to train and familiarize themselves with the ‘buttonology’ of robotic surgery, in a controlled environment. Our training robot systems comprise five Intuitive da Vinci robots including two Xi systems, two X systems and one Si system. Three of these systems have dual console set-up. Fire-fly technology & single-site technologies are available on all systems. Next to our robots, we have three laparoscopic towers, two of which have high definition view. On the upper floor, we have seating for 50-people in our auditorium and two additional fully equipped meeting rooms. AV installations are available, as well as free internet and Wi-Fi accessibility making live broadcasting possible from all Orsi OR’s. All these facilities can be rented for workshops, webinars or meetings.

Orsi Academy is an open, inclusive center of expertise in minimal invasive therapies. Orsi Academy does not only offer a great facility, but a new philosophy, a new concept of

  • Inclusivity & collaboration: a “bruising melting pot” where Industry, clinical practitioners, students and academic partners from around the globe meet in high quality training, exposure and R&D in minimal invasive therapies
  • Validation and accre2Orsi Academy is supported by major Belgian universities University of Ghent and Catholic university of Leuven. To give participants the ability to learn from top experts, there are close collaborations with expert hospitals for live case observations.

- See more at: http://www.orsi-online.com/index.php/2016/general/the-institute#sthash.jqIMgxvb.dpuf


16th May 2018 Site

Our friends in Belgium at the ORSI Academy have a new website.  It has some similarities with this one: It has videos and articles, but it also has many items of value for those considering or preparing to take robotic surgery training courses: Didactic Material, course schedules, tests and evaluation information.  If you have ever considered pursuing a class at the ORSI Academy- this is a good way to learn about what they have to offer! 

23rd Jun 2016 Site

The OLV Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute in Aalst, Belgium is offering a Pediatric Robotic Surgery in Urology Course this November.

22nd Apr 2016 Media

OVRSI Partner Surgeon Dr. Alexandre Mottrie was featured in a segment of Topdoktors in a \"Day-in-the-life\" type of presentation.

16th Mar 2016 Site

Foundation Partner Institution the OLV Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute has an updated list of course offerings we have posted in the Workshops section.

19th Jan 2016 Site

The OLV Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute is offering a 5-day Advanced Course in Robotic Renal Transplantation.

25th Mar 2016 Site

Dr. Alexandre Mottrie has announced via Twitter that the OLV Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute is offering the 1st European Basic Robotic Surgery Course May 23 & 24, 2016.

22nd Jun 2016 Media

Word has come from Dr. Alexandre Mottrie that there is a last minute opening to attend the Robotic Renal Transplant course beginning on July 4th in Aalst, Belgium.

08th Oct 2014 Site

The OLV Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute has announced the dates for Urology Intensive Training at the OLV Robotic Surgery Institute in Belgium


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