The OLV Urological Department has become a reference for robotic surgery in the world. Different procedures (prostatectomy, cystectomy and intracorporeal diversion, partial nephrectomy and ureteral reimplantation) have successfully been transmitted into robotics. The results in all these robotic procedures are among the best in the world. At OLV, there are now KOL’s (Key Opinion Leaders) in not only Urology, but also in Gynecology, Cardiac, Thoracic and Endocrine Surgery.
In 2010, ORSI (OLV Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute) was founded as a non profit society. Meanwhile, it has become the largest robotic training center outside the US. We aim for quality, inclusivity and flexibility. Prof. Dr. Alex Mottrie is the CEO of ORSI.
In 1998 Dr. Mottrie became the Founding President of the Belgian Laparoscopic Urology Group (BLUG).
In 2007 Dr. Mottrie became the Founding President of the European Robotic Urology Society (ERUS), now robotic Section of the EAU and called EAU Robotic Urology Section.
Recently Dr. Mottrie became the Editor of Surgery in Motion (European Urology).