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WeBSurg Newsletter November 2009

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 8 new videos featuring different surgical procedures1 critical analysis on SILS single port cholecystectomy along with 3 lectures in general digestive and endocrine surgery!

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 (October 2-3, 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

  • Importance of intraoperative identification of the vascular supply in a large (14cm) right pheochromocytoma (19 min)
  • Difficult case of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy after removal of a gastric band for morbid obesity (10 min)
  • Single port cholecystectomy: impact of instrumentation in getting the critical view of safety (10 min)
  • Three-trocar laparoscopic sigmoidectomy and transanal extraction of the specimen for diverticular sigmoiditis (10 min)

new videos this month!

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic total gastrectomy and D1 lymphadenectomy for T2 adenocarcinoma
  • Laparoscopic small bowel resection for metastasis of melanoma 
  • Totally laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for a pT2 N0 M0 adenocarcinoma
  • Duodenopancreatectomy: potentialities of the laparoscopic approach in the mobilization, dissection, and resection stages of the procedure

2 Tips 'n Tricks:

  • An original technique of liver retraction in laparoscopic esophagogastric surgery
  • When and how to perform a safe direct entry of a laparoscopic trocar


Clinical case:

  • Laparoscopic appendectomy following transparietal drainage of an abscess

Urological surgery:

  • Right laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for a mesorenal tumor of the right kidney 

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.

This month's critical analysis on SILS single port cholecystectomy by Prof. Michael BAILEY, MD, FRCS - Royal Surrey County Hospital and University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom

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: "SILS single port cholecystectomy" - D Mutter, J Marescaux (FR)
The critic: M Bailey, MD, FRCS (UK)

New lectures in General Digestive Surgery and Endocrine Surgery!

Lectures recorded during September 21-25, 2009 Intensive Course in General and Digestive Surgery - IRCAD FRANCE:

  • Laparoscopic splenectomy - A Park (US)
  • Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy - P Miccoli (IT) 
  • Minimally invasive video-assisted parathyroidectomy - P Miccoli (IT) 

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

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 your signature, and not your financial support, for its building-extension project!

Click here to support the IRCAD-Haras project

Upcoming conferences in 2010

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: 

  • SAGES Annual Meeting and 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Landover, Maryland (just outside Washington DC), USA (April 14-17, 2010)
  • 25th Annual European Association of Urology (EAU), Barcelona, Spain (April 16-20, 2010)


  • 127. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie, Berlin, Germany (April 20-23, 2010)
  • 18th Congress of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES), Geneva, Switzerland (June 16-19, 2010)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) 96th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA (October 3-7, 2010)

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 9th NOTES Advanced Course that took place last October 2-3, 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 November 2009 EATS issue:

2 New lectures:

  • An endoscopic platform: the ANUBISCOPE - B Dallemagne (FR)
  • Totally NOTES dual scope transvaginal cholecystectomy - R Zorron (BR)

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 2010 NOTES courses at IRCAD - FRANCE (Strasbourg):
May 28-29, 2010
October 1-2, 2010

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
November 11-12 , 2010
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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