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WeBSurg and EATS Newsletter February 2009

This month, we are pleased to release 4 brand-new HD videos that you will be able to download for 9.95€ or 14.95$ only per video! We are also publishing 13 new videos showing different surgical procedures including 5 contributions from some of our members, along with 3 lectures in laparoscopic urological surgery and expert interviews in Operative Gynecological endoscopy!

We are also happy to present a new critical analysis; this month, it is the video "Laparoscopic TEP repair for right direct inguinal hernia)" by B. Dallemagne and J. Marescaux, reviewed by M. Bailey (UK).

In NOTES, we have new media recorded live at the IRCAD-EITS for our EATS members. The media was shot during the last advanced course in NOTES (January 16-17, 2009) and is available on the EATS website:
For more information on NOTES, please click on the EATS section of the Newsletter.

13 new videos, 5 contributions from WeBSurg viewers!

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity: a stepwise approach

  • Laparoscopic Heller's myotomy with anterior fundoplication 

  • Stepwise approach for intersphincteric dissection in colo-anal anastomosis - Tips 'n Tricks

Clinical cases:

  • Laparoscopic treatment of a rectovaginal fistula following the resection of a rectovaginal endometriotic nodule

  • Giant hiatal hernia: acute presentation with gastric volvulus

Thoracic surgery:

  • Totally endoscopic right apico-posterior segmentectomy for stage I lung carcinoma

Pediatric surgery:

  • Pediatric splenectomy for spherocytosis with Ligasure V vessel sealing device and ForceTriad generator

Gynecologic surgery:

  • Laparoscopic ureteroplasty for accidental partial ureteral burn during total hysterectomy - Tips 'n Tricks

  • Laparoscopic lombo-aortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy for endometrial cancer

  • Uterine manipulator: the Dionisi elevator

Urological surgery:

  • Robotic dismembered pyeloplasty for a left side ureteropelvic junction obstruction

  • Intraoperative augmented reality in navigated laparoscopic nephrectomy


  • NOTES cholecystectomy by transgastric and transvesical combined approach

WeBSurg contributions...5 new videos, why not yours?

This month, WeBSurg is happy to publish 5 contributions sent by some of our members.

WeBSurg now has more than 100,000 registered members and provides charge-free educational contents to its members. WeBSurg is a unique opportunity to have your work and Institution broadcasted internationally.


If you wish to send us some videos, please click here for instructions.


4 new HD videos available for download

Thanks to the new HD links between Strasbourg's New University 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.

Try them now and prepare for immersive surgery!

Please click here to access the list of these videos

  • Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for acute diverticulitis: medial approach with extensive IMV dissection (17 min 30)

  • Laparoscopic right colectomy in an obese patient with a dysplastic adenoma (13 min)

  • Laparoscopic resection of a right pheochromocytoma: anatomical variation of the main adrenal vein (8 min 30

  • Laparoscopic antrectomy and vagotomy for stenotic pyloric benign peptic ulcer (12 min 15)


3 new lectures in laparoscopic urological surgery!

Laparoscopic urological surgery:

  • Laparoscopic prostatectomy: transperitoneal approach: for which purpose? - R van Velthoven (BE)

  • Radical prostatectomy: additional value of robotic assistance - W Artibani (IT)

  • Neobladder and quality of life: functional results - C Saussine (FR)

New expert interviews in laparoscopic gynecological surgery and this month's critical analysis

Critical analysis:

Try the critical analysis section to explore the many ways and varying techniques of different experts. Some of the world's leading experts are shown an already published WeBSurg video and their reactions are recorded: the result is a dynamic video in which the viewer is given the thoughts of different authors on a very visual technique.

This month's film:

"Laparoscopic TEP repair for right direct inguinal hernia" - B Dallemagne, J Marescaux (FR)

The critic:

M Bailey (UK)

 Interviews in laparoscopic gynecological surgery:

  • R Garry (UK)

Training centers in minimally invasive surgery

European training center: the IRCAD-EITS in Strasbourg

CME accreditation is provided for all the courses that will be held at the IRCAD-EITS in Strasbourg: AMA Category 1 credits™, MAINCERT as well as European CME credits (ECMEC) will be delivered.

To find out more about the center, see the course calendar or register for one of the courses, please click here.

Asian training center: the ASIA IRCAD in Taiwan

CME accreditation is provided for all the courses that will be held at the ASIA IRCAD in Taiwan: AMA Category 1 credits™ and MAINCERT credits will be delivered.

To find out more about the center, see the course calendar or register for one of the courses, please click here.

Upcoming conferences in 2009

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

  • 24th Annual EAU Congress, Stockholm, Sweden (March 17-21, 2009)

  • 2009 SAGES Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (April 22-25, 2009)

  • 17th International Congress of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Prague, Czech Republic (June 17-20, 2009)

  • 95th Annual Clinical Congress of the ACS, Chicago, Illinois, USA (October 11-15, 2009)

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

This month's new lectures on NOTES!

We are glad to share our online NOTES with more than 1800 members! Following the 7th NOTES Advanced Course that took place last January 16-17, 2009, we are delighted to share new media with you.

Make sure you browse the EATS website and view all the new NOTES material!

Register now for the next NOTES courses at the IRCAD-EITS in Strasbourg and/or at the ASIA-IRCAD in Taiwan to be held in 2009

Find the NOTES course programs to be held at IRCAD-EITS and registration details
Find the NOTES course programs to be held at ASIA IRCAD - Taiwan and registration details here.

Our February 2009 EATS issue:

2 New lectures:

NOTES with rigid laparoscopic instrumentation - J Burghardt (GER)
Key challenges: Transrectal and transcolonic accesses - P Sylla (US)

New reading suggestions Updated monthly
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 and ASIA IRCAD!

Calendar for 2009 NOTES courses at IRCAD-EITS:
March 06-07, 2009
October 02-03, 2009

Option A limited to 50 participants
Option B limited to 34 participants

Click here to sign up

Calendar for 2009 NOTES courses at ASIA IRCAD - Taiwan:
July 3-4, 2009
November 20-21, 2009

Click here for further information

Due to the enormous success of the first six 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 forms.


Your opinion matters!

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

Yours faithfully,

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

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