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WeBSurg and EATS Newsletter April 2009

This month, we are pleased to release 5 brand-new HD videos that you will be able to download for 9.95€ or 14.95$ only per video! We are also publishing 11 new videos showing different surgical procedures, along with 3 lectures in pediatric videosurgery!

We are also happy to present a new critical analysis; this month, it is the video "Giant hiatal hernia: acute presentation with gastric volvulus" by B. Dallemagne, S. Perretta and J. Marescaux, reviewed by E. Targarona (ES).

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 (March 6-7, 2009) and is available on the EATS website:
For more information on NOTES, please click on the EATS section of the Newsletter.

5 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 Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after vertical banded gastroplasty (16 min)
  • Totally laparoscopic TME in a male patient with a side-to-end mechanical anastomosis (19 min)
  • Laparoscopic splenopancreatectomy assisted by augmented reality for pancreatic cancer (18 min)
  • Laparoscopic TAPP procedure for bilateral inguinal hernia (18 min)
  • Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for cancer in a female patient: a gold standard technique (19 min)


11 new videos this month!

General and digestive surgery:

  • Stepwise approach for laparoscopic reversal of Hartmann's procedure 
  • Laparoscopic excision of a horseshoe-shaped leiomyoma of the lower esophagus 
  • Endolaparoscopic colectomy for left-sided colonic tumors
  • Ultra-low anterior resection with intersphincteric dissection with colonic J-pouch anal anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y stapled cystojejunostomy for a symptomatic pancreatic pseudocyst

Clinical cases:

  • Laparoscopic treatment of an incarcerated right femoral hernia in a female patient
  • Benefits of laparoscopy in the management of malfunctioning peritoneal dialysis catheters: 3 clinical cases

Tips 'n Tricks:

  • Double plastic wound protection for specimen extraction in colorectal surgery 
  • TME for rectal cancer in a female patient: low rectal dissection

Thoracic surgery:

  • Thoracoscopic repair of tracheo-esophageal fistula (TEF)
  • Totally endoscopic right basilar segmentectomy for stage I lung carcinoma

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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:

"Giant hiatal hernia: acute presentation with gastric volvulus" - B Dallemagne, S Perretta, J Marescaux (FR)

The critic:

E Targarona (ES)

new lectures in pediatric videosurgery recorded during the IRCAD Advanced Course in Pediatric Videosurgery (March 19-21, 2009)!

Pediatric videosurgery:

  • Laparoscopic repair of pediatric inguinal hernia: sense or non sense? - P Philippe (LU)
  • GERD and feeding problems in neurologically impaired children (NIC): gastrostomy and jejunostomy - C Esposito (IT) 
  • Intestinal duplications - F Varlet (FR)

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: 

  • 2009 SAGES Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (April 22-25, 2009)
  • 126. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie, Munich, Germany (April 28-May 01, 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 scientific contents on NOTES!

We are glad to share our online NOTES with more than 1700 members! Following the 8th NOTES Advanced Course that took place last March 6-7, 2009, we are delighted to share new contents 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 April 2009 EATS issue:

 New lectures:

  • Who should perform NOTES? Surgeons or endoscopists? - J Ponsky (US)
  • NOTES-assisted endoscopic transvaginal splenectomy - E Targarona (ES) 

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:
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 eight 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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