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WeBSurg Newsletter September 2009

This month, we are pleased to release an online masterclass specially designed to strengthen the surgical skills of laparoscopic gynecologic 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.

We are also 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 9 new videos showing different surgical procedures3 lectures in interventional GI endoscopy and 3 other ones in gynecologic surgery!

We are also delighted to inform you that all operative technique chapters have been enhanced: image definition and navigation capabilities have been greatly improved. Click here to enjoy!

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 THE MOST OF OUR ONLINE MASTERCLASS in LAP GYNECOLOGIC SURGERY! Make acquisition of skills and education your goal!

In this self-containing online masterclass, you will find:
5 LECTURES in ONCOLOGIC GYNECOLOGY, 3 LIVE SURGICAL VIDEOS, 3 TIPS 'n TRICKS, 1 OPERATIVE TECHNIQUE CHAPTER, and 1 CRITICAL ANALYSIS, most of which come from the last Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery, "Gynecological cancer and laparoscopic approach: state of the art" that was held at IRCAD FRANCE (Strasbourg) last June 22-24, 2009

- Basic rules for using the laparoscope in oncology
- New classification for total hysterectomy
- Cervical cancer: surgical indications, technique and results
- Laparoscopic approach of low potentially malignant ovarian tumors
- Extraperitoneal para-aortic lymph node dissection in gynecological oncology

- Laparoscopic repair of a vascular injury during the treatment of a patient with endometriosis
- Laparoscopic ureteroplasty for accidental partial ureteral burn during total hysterectomy
- Laparoscopic treatment of a complex adnexal mass with an unusual right trocar entry

- Laparoscopic total hysterectomy for benign conditions: standard technique

- Laparoscopic restaging for ovarian cancer with pelvic and lumbo-aortic lymphadenectomy
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy with adnexectomy
- Laparoscopic total hysterectomy for multiple uterine myomas

on the topic of Laparoscopic total hysterectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy for endometrial cancer
Exceptional comments by Dr. Christophe Pomel, Gynecologic oncologist.

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

  • Enucleation of a pancreatic endocrine tumor localized with intraoperative US and augmented reality (19 min)
  • Three-trocar laparoscopic splenectomy for thrombocytopenia (14 min)
  • Laparoscopic surgical sacral colpopexy for genitourinary prolapse after hysterectomy (28 min)
  • Laparoscopic coloanal anastomosis for the treatment of anastomotic stricture after partial TME (29 min)
  • Laparoscopic partial TME with side-to-end coloanal anastomosis in a female patient (18 min)
  • Laparoscopic TEP repair of a Nyhus type II left inguinal hernia in a male patient (14 min)


new videos this month!

General and digestive surgery:

  • Live mentoring of laparoscopic right colectomy for cancer 
  • Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for mucinous cystadenoma
  • Laparoscopic small bowel resection for cavernous hemangioma

2 Clinical cases:

  • Laparoscopic extraction of a CBD stone after failure of ERCP (duodenal perforation)
  • Laparoscopic suture of colonic perforation after colonoscopy

3 Tips 'n Tricks:

  • Management of a splenic hemorrhage during mobilization of the left colon
  • Laparoscopic left colectomy for cancer: injury and control of IMA
  • Laparoscopic left colectomy for cancer: transmesenteric passage of the transverse colon 

Gynecologic surgery:

  • Laparoscopic myomectomy with temporary clipping of uterine and infundibulopelvic vessels

Contribute to WeBSurg... why not yours?

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.

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

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

  • Papillary adenoma: diagnosis, endoscopic resection and long-term results - J Riemann (DE)
  • How can we detect the early-stage cancer in the esophagus and stomach? - H Inoue (JP) 
  • Endocytoscopy: in vivo observation of living cancer cell - H Inoue (JP) 

Gynecologic surgery (lectures recorded during last June 22-24 Advanced Course):

  • Does laparoscopy affect the survival of patients with cancer? - M Canis (FR)
  • Nodes staging in early and advanced cervical cancer - F Kridelka (BE)
  • Early endometrial cancer - F Kridelka (BE)

MAKE THE MOST OF OUR ONLINE MASTERCLASS in LAP COLORECTAL SURGERY! 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.

IRCAD Strasbourg needs you for its extension project!

Click here to support the IRCAD-Haras project

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 September 2009 EATS issue:

New videos:

  •   Sentinel node biopsy and sigmoid resection by N.O.T.E.S
  •   The fear of transgastric cholecystectomy: misinterpretation of the biliary anatomy

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
WeBSurg Editor-in-Chief

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