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WeBSurg and EATS Newsletter May 2009

This month, we are pleased to release an online masterclass specially designed to strengthen the surgical skills of colorectal surgeons desiring to do so. Leading experts in this field present their latest work in the shape of live procedures, lectures, pearls and the analysis of a standard procedure.

For our monthly update, we are releasing 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, along with 3 lectures in pediatric videosurgery!

In NOTES, we have new media recorded live at the IRCAD FRANCE (Strasbourg) 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.

Make acquisition of skills and education your goal!

In this self-containing online masterclass, you will find:
5 LECTURES, 6 LIVE SURGICAL VIDEOS, 2 TIPS 'n TRICKS, 1 OPERATIVE TECHNIQUE CHAPTER, and 1 CRITICAL ANALYSIS, all from the last Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery that was held at IRCAD FRANCE (Strasbourg)

Reconstruction after TME
Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for cancer
The place of laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer
Functional results after elective laparoscopic sigmoid resection
Rectal cancer: principles of laparoscopic TME

A new method for colorectal anastomosis using a triple stapling technique
Totally intra-abdominal laparoscopic ileocolic anastomosis

Laparoscopic right colectomy

Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for cancer in a female patient: a gold standard technique
Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for acute diverticulitis: medial approach with extensive IMV dissection
Laparoscopic TME dissection with monopolar cautery technique
Laparoscopic TME in a female patient
Laparoscopic right colectomy in an obese patient with a dysplastic adenoma
Three port technique for laparoscopic left colectomy

on the topic of Laparoscopic TME dissection with monopolar cautery
Exceptional comments by Prof. Heald: "There is no doubt that a skilled physician can laparoscopically achieve a perfect oncological specimen, specifically in suitably selected cases", underlines Prof. Heald.

Please click here to purchase this educational masterclass

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

  • Three port technique for laparoscopic left colectomy (24 min)
  • Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy following inadequate resection margins of pedunculated polyp (19 min)
  • Standardized laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis in an obese male patient using the triple stapling technique (21 min)
  • Totally laparoscopic TME for middle rectal cancer with a side-to-end colorectal anastomosis (27 min)


1 New Operative Technique Chapter Presentation Update in Colorectal Surgery this month!

Laparoscopic right colectomy by J Leroy and J Marescaux
This chapter describes techniques for laparoscopic right colon resection for cancer.

13 new videos this month!

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic oncologic sigmoidectomy with transanal specimen removal: a step to NOTES or single port procedure
  • Laparoscopic indirect ventral rectopexy with sigmoidectomy for rectal prolapse in a young female patient 
  • Single port access: a feasible alternative to conventional laparoscopic splenectomy 
  • Laparoscopic left hepatectomy with direct Glissonian approach
  • Abdominoperineal resection: a superior approach
  • Endoscopic treatment of esophagojejunostomy dehiscence after total gastrectomy with a fully covered self-expandable metallic stent

Clinical case:

  • Totally laparoscopic segmental resection of splenic flexure for cancer 

Tips 'n Tricks:

  • Failure of staple line during NOTES sleeve gastrectomy
  • Stepwise approach for side-to-side isoperistaltic colosigmoid anastomosis
  • Tips 'n tricks for autonomic nerve-sparing dissection in laparoscopic TME for rectal cancer

Pediatric surgery:

  • Thoracoscopic repair of H-type tracheo-esophageal fistula (TEF) in a newborn

Gynecologic surgery:

  • Laparoscopic treatment of a complex adnexal mass with an unusual right trocar entry

Urological surgery:

  •  Laparoscopic transperitoneal left nephrectomy for cancer

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

Pediatric videosurgery:

  • Appendectomy in children - F Varlet (FR)
  • Meckel's diverticulum - F Varlet (FR) 
  • Thoracoscopic treatment of esophageal atresia with long gap - H Allal (FR)

Training centers in minimally invasive surgery

European training center: IRCAD - FRANCE (Strasbourg)

CME accreditation is provided for all the courses that will be held at the IRCAD 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: IRCAD - Taiwan

CME accreditation is provided for all the courses that will be held at the 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: 

  • 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 - FRANCE in Strasbourg and/or at the IRCAD in Taiwan (Asia) to be held in 2009

Find the NOTES course programs to be held at IRCAD - FRANCE (Strasbourg) and registration details
Find the NOTES course programs to be held at IRCAD - Taiwan and registration details here.

Our May 2009 EATS issue:

 New lectures:

  • NOTES sigmoidectomy: transrectal, transcolonic and combined accesses - J Leroy (FR)
  • Minimizing the minimal access to the spleen: single incision endoscopic splenectomy, a feasible alternative to conventional laparoscopic splenectomy - E Targarona (ES)

New Expert Interviews:
3 key interviews given by Dr. Robin Kennedy (UK)

New film:
Transvaginal hybrid sleeve gastrectomy in a patient with a BMI of 40: live surgery during a NOTES course - M Vix, B Dallemagne, D Coumaros, G Donatelli

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 - FRANCE (Strasbourg) and IRCAD Taiwan!

Calendar for 2009 NOTES courses at IRCAD-FRANCE (Strasbourg):
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 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.


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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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