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WeBSurg and EATS Newsletter September 2008

Dear member,
Welcome to our September 2008 newsletter, we hope you have enjoyed your summer break!

This month, we are pleased to release a whole batch of brand-new HD videos in laparoscopic general and digestive surgery that you will be able to download, each video for 9.95€ or 14.95$ only! We are also publishing 9 new videos showing different surgical procedures along with one new lecture in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and a set of expert interviews on different topics!

Also, we are happy to offer new media shot live at IRCAD-EITS to all WeBSurg and EATS members. The media was shot during the last advanced course on NOTES (June 6-7, 2008) on the EATS website at
For further information about NOTES, please click on the EATS section of the Newsletter. 

HD videos for download

This month, 9 New Videos!

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic ileocecal resection in Crohn's disease: right hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic management of Dormia basket impaction
  • PEG tube fixation of sigmoid volvulus
  • Laparoscopic robotic-assisted approach to pancreatoduodenectomy

Tips n' Tricks:

  • IMA and IMV dissection with Ligasure Advance
  • Pelvic TME dissection in a woman with LigaSure Advance

Endocrine surgery:

  • Laparoscopic treatment of an incidental left adrenal mass
  • Mediastinal parathyroidectomy performed by video-assisted mediastinal surgery through an intercostal window

Urological surgery:

  • Laparoscopic robotic-assisted treatment of vesicouterine fistula



Try the new WeBSurg HD videos: 8 ones available for download now!!!

Thanks to the new HD links between Strasbourg's New Teaching Hospital and the IRCAD-EITS Training Centre, we are able to offer our WeBSurg members a selection of High Definition videos for download.
Due to the high costs of running such a HD service, the downloads are available for a small fee of 9.95€ or 14.95$ only for each video (based on the currency exchange rate on September 1st).
Try them now and prepare for immersive surgery!
Please click here to access the list of these videos
  • Laparoscopic TME in a female patient (21 min 54)
  • Laparoscopic right colectomy for cancer: vascular problem during the anastomosis (27 min 80)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy using micro-instrumentation including monopolar and bipolar 2mm cautery (9 min 25)
  • Laparoscopic resection of a hepatocellular carcinoma within segment IVa of the liver (8 min)
  • Laparoscopic treament of an appendicular mucocele (5 min)
  • Totally laparoscopic reversal of Hartmann's procedure (15 min)
  • Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication: a stepwise standard approach (13 min 30)
  • TME with LigaSure Advance: coloanal anastomosis on the J-pouch after failed closure of the rectal stump (24 min 42)

1 New Lecture in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Is fistulous disease a contraindication to laparoscopic resection in Crohn's disease? - B Salky (US)

New Expert Interviews on treatment of type 2 diabetes, clinical applications of Single Incisional Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), colorectal surgery and NOTES

B Salky (US)

Calendar of EITS courses in 2008: Click here and apply for one of the courses!

New Calendar for EITS Courses in 2009: Click here and apply for one of the courses to be held next year!

ASIA IRCAD - TAIWAN: 2008 course calendar and corresponding CME accreditation

Following the inauguration and the first course held in Taiwan (May 27-30, 2008), we are pleased to release the complete calendar of 2008 courses held at the ASIA IRCAD TAIWAN and the CME accreditation received for each course.

CME accreditation is provided for all programs to be held at ASIA IRCAD - Taiwan: AMA Category 1 credits™ and MAINCERT credits will be delivered.

Click here to access the 2008 calendar of courses.

Make sure you do not miss out on this unique opportunity and register now for one of the few remaining places!

ASIA IRCAD - TAIWAN: 2009 course calendar: Click here and apply for one of the courses!

Upcoming conferences in 2008

IRCAD-EITS involvement in 2008 meetings:

IRCAD-EITS-WeBSurg will be present as an exhibitor hosted by Karl Storz and will be happy to welcome you at the forthcoming events: 

  • 11th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Yokohama, Japan (September 2-5, 2008)
  • 2008 Annual Clinical Congress of the ACS, San Francisco, California, USA (October 12-16, 2008)

New exclusive content in N.O.T.E.S. for all EATS members and those to be!


We are delighted to share our online contents with more than 2000 members! To celebrate this and following the fifth NOTES Advanced Course that took place last June 6-7, 2008, we are happy to broadcast new media with you. Make sure you check the EATS website and fully enjoy the updated NOTES material!

Register now for the first NOTES course at the ASIA-IRCAD in Taiwan (10th to 12th of September, 2008). Find the course program and registration details here.

For our fourteenth EATS issue:

New lecture :
Unique instrumentation for NOTES from devices to computer-driven endoscopes - B Dunkin (US)

1 New video:
NOTES approach to lymphatic mapping in the sigmoid mesocolon - R Cahill, S Perretta, B Dallemagne, J Marescaux (FR)

New expert debates: 
Debate between D SCOTT and M ANVARI:
Do you have any idea as to why magnetic devices have never been applied before in conventional or laparoscopic surgery?

Debates between C ROLANDA and B DUNKIN:
Are there any risks associated with the use of multiple ports in NOTES?
Do multiple accesses lead to a multiplied rate of complications?

New reading suggestions: please check our update!

By becoming an EATS member, you will take full advantage of our exclusive NOTES content on, as well as other membership rights.

Come and Attend our next Course Programs in Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery at IRCAD-EITS!

Calendar for 2008 NOTES courses at IRCAD-EITS:

October 3-4, 2008 Only option A is available
Option A limited to 50 participants
Option B limited to 34 participants

First International Symposium and Advanced Course in NOTES at ASIA IRCAD - TAIWAN Training Center:
From Endoluminal to Transluminal Surgery
September 10-12, 2008
For further details, click here

Advanced Course in NOTES on July 3-4, 2009!

Due to the enormous success of the first four NOTES Hands-on courses, priority will be given to people that are on the waiting list and to EATS members. This will operate on a first come, first served basis.

Please click here to download registration form.

CME Accreditation of NOTES courses

MAINCERT and AMA Category 1 CME credits available for the 2008 NOTES courses:
8.75 credits (option A)
25.25 credits (option B)

12 European CME credits (ECMEC) are also available. These credits have been provided by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).


Your opinion matters!

We value your opinion and are receptive to comments and suggestions! To contact us, please email to for the EATS or for WeBSurg.

Yours faithfully,

President of IRCAD/EITS
President of EATS
WeBSurg Editor-in-Chief

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