Dear member,

Welcome to our October newsletter. We hope you have had a productive and enjoyable summer. We also hope that you have taken the time to familiarize yourself with the navigational capacities of our new table of contents.

Our partnership with the University of Virginia School of Medicine enables us to offer AMA Category 1 CME credit online for surgeons, a development reported by newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic. Please note that we have instituted a CME pay-per-view service on (see below).

WebSurg has also received HONcode certification, under which it pledges to honor and respect the ethical principles drafted by the Health on the Net Foundation.


We now have a total of 9 CME chapters online! Each of the following chapters may be accessed and studied, and upon the successful completion of posttest questions surgeons will receive a CME certificate:

- Laparoscopic right adrenalectomy - J Marescaux (France), D Mutter (France)
- Laparoscopic left adrenalectomy - J Marescaux (France), D Mutter (France)
- Gastric bypass: surgical treatment of morbid obesity - M Gagner (USA), M Vix (France)
- Right laparoscopic colectomy - J Leroy (France), J Milsom (USA), J Okuda (Japan)
- Laparoscopic Hartmann reversal - J Leroy (France), J Milsom (USA), J Okuda (Japan)
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis - B Navez (Belgium)
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis - D Mutter (France)
- Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux - B Dallemagne (Belgium)
- Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis - J Leroy (France), J Milsom (USA), J Okuda (Japan)

Our CME pay-per-view service, which allows users to access one or several chapters at the rate of 35 USD per AMA Category 1 credit, is now available. Please visit our CME Center at to take advantage of this unique service.


We will be delighted to welcome you to the WebSurg stand at the upcoming conferences:

Association Française de Chirurgie, 3-5 October 2002, Paris, France. Stand 32.

American College of Surgeons, 7-10 October 2002, San Francisco, USA. Stand 1648.

WebSurg products and services

Internet subscription - NEW RATES!

We have diversified our subscription options to cover student/intern/fellow/resident and institutional subscriptions.

A one-year subscription gives you access to the whole of You will be able to receive surgical training via the World Virtual University's comprehensive descriptions of innovative operative techniques, consult videos, listen to expert opinions and study several clinical cases.

Please note that all subscriptions include continuing medical education sessions accredited by the University of Virginia School of Medicine (CME).

  • Student/intern/fellow/resident rate: USD 99 / EUR 99 / JPY 10500 (group subscriptions are also available, please contact us)
  • Institutional rate: USD 749 / EUR 749 / JPY 88000. An institutional subscription provides access for up to 10 people within an organization such as a hospital, clinic or university. Institutional subscriptions for more than 10 people are available for USD 60 / EUR 60 / JPY 7000 per additional user
  • Individual rate: USD 499 / EUR 499 / JPY 30000 (JPY 34000 subsidy for Japanese surgeons)
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.


Price: USD 59 / EUR 59 / JPY 7000 each, available in English

Please click here to order:

  • 2 CD-ROMs for USD 50 / EUR 50 / JPY 5800 each
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Free Access

Designed especially for non-members and new users, the WebSurg presentation is accessible in the free access section of and serves to highlight the features of the website.

Non-members may also access a wide variety of material on Nissen-Rossetti fundoplication. Apart from the operative technique authored by J Marescaux (France), S Vartolomei (France) and M Anvari (Canada), WebSurg has also made available 6 videos and 31 expert opinion interviews.

Click on the operative technique in the demonstration area to access the full range of videos and expert opinions related to Nissen-Rossetti fundoplication.


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