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WeBSurg and EATS Newsletter July 2009

For our monthly update, we are releasing 6 brand-new HD videos that you will be able to download for 9.95€ or 14.95$ only per video! We are also publishing 15 new videos showing different surgical procedures3 lectures in interventional GI endoscopy and 3 other ones in colorectal surgey, along with 2 new critical analyses!

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.

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 treatment of gastrogastric fistulas after gastric bypass (11 min)
  • Paraesophageal herniation of the colon: laparoscopic repair (28 min)
  • Laparoscopic one trocar cholecystectomy: Gelport® technique (7 min)
  • Laparoscopic Collis gastroplasty and partial fundoplication for valve slippage (25 min)
  • Adenocarcinoma of colorectal junction: laparoscopic anterior rectal resection. Advantage of the Ligasure Advance® device (19 min)
  • Laparoscopic partial TME for sessile polyp with intraoperative endoscopic control (25 min)


15 new videos this month!

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic right colectomy for voluminous polyp of the ascending colon
  • Laparoscopic right colectomy with Ligasure Advance® for ileocaecal mass in a young male patient
  • Totally laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with transvaginal specimen extraction
  • Segment III hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and major liver cirrhosis: laparoscopic resection
  • Totally robotic low anterior resection (RLAR) with transanal specimen extraction and single stapling technique 
  • Single port left direct inguinal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy 
  • Laparoscopic fenestration of a symptomatic primary splenic cyst using a single port access approach
  • Laparoscopic single port splenectomy

Clinical cases:

  • Unusual cause of new onset persistent dysphagia after Nissen fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy with ventral and posterior indirect rectopexy for rectal prolapse in a female patient

Tips 'n Tricks:

  • Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO) for rectal polyp: first step for NOTES colorectal procedure?
  •  Postoperative hemoperitoneum and inefficient suction drain

Urological surgery:

  • Extraperitoneal laparoscopic prostatectomy

Gynecologic surgery:

  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy with adnexectomy


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New lectures: 3 in interventional GI endoscopy and 3 in Colorectal Surgery!

Interventional GI endoscopy (lectures recorded during last April 27-29 Advanced Course):

  • Selective tissue elevation by pressure (STEP) for EMR and ESD in the GI tract - G Kaehler (DE)
  • Developments in esophageal capsule endoscopy - E Coron (FR) 
  • Capsule endoscopy : indications and results - J Deviere (BE) 

Colorectal surgery (lectures recorded during last May 29-30 Advanced Course):

  • Laparoscopic low anterior resection, technical tips: how to prevent anastomotic leakage? - J Okuda (JP)
  • Laparoscopic coloproctectomy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - B Salky (US)
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM): ancestor of NOTES and still alive - N Demartines (CH)

new critical analyses this month

Dr. Benoit NAVEZ, MD reviews 1 film in general and digestive surgery:

"Laparoscopic management of gangrenous perforated cholecystitis" - J D'Agostino, J Marescaux (FR)

Dr. Barry Salky, MD reviews 1 film in general and digestive surgery:

"Laparoscopic right colectomy with LigaSure Advance for ileocaecal mass in a young male patient - J Leroy, J Marescaux (FR)

MAKE THE MOST OF OUR ONLINE MASTERCLASS! 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

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 conference 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: 

  • 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 1600 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 July 2009 EATS issue:

2 New videos:

  • NOTES transgastric cholecystectomy: our technique
  • Combined NOTES sentinel node biopsy and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)

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:
November 20-21, 2009
Click here for further information

Due to the enormous success of the first 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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Yours faithfully,

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

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