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WeBSurg Newsletter December 2009

We wish you a happy Christmas and bid you welcome to our December 2009 newsletter!

To celebrate this festive month of December, we are pleased to release
 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 9 new videos featuring different surgical procedures1 critical analysis on Transanal Endoscopic Operations along with several lectures in diverse surgical specialities!

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.

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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 rectal resection for a large adenovillous tumor (28 min)
  • Laparoscopic coloproctectomy for ulcerative colitis (27 min)
  • Laparoscopic left colectomy for cancer (24 min)
  • Transumbilical single port laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticulosis (11 min

new videos this month!

General and digestive surgery:

  •   Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis with intraoperative cholangiography
  •   Totally laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis with transanal colonic removal
  •   Laparoscopic retrocaecal appendectomy and disseminated peritonitis
  •   Laparoscopic pancreato-splenectomy for cancer
  •   SILS Nissen fundoplication

 Tips 'n Tricks:

  •   Intraoperative ultrasonography for identification of left colon tumor 

Clinical case:

  • Laparoscopic treatment of multiple symptomatic biliary cysts

Gynecologic surgery:

  • Use of a new grasper in laparoscopic gynaecologic procedures

Pediatric surgery:

  •   Congenital cyst adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) and intralobar sequestration: thoracoscopic left lower lobectomy

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 Transanal Endoscopic Operations for rectal polyps by Prof. Nicolas DEMARTINES, MD, FACS - Head of Visceral Surgery Department - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland

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:
"Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO) for rectal polyp: first step for NOTES colorectal procedure" - J Leroy, J Marescaux (FR)

New lectures in Diverse Surgical Specialities!

Flexible endoscopy:

  • The emergence of flexible endoscopy in transoral bariatric procedures - O Le Moine (BE)

Single port surgery:

  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgery - AG Patel (UK)
  • SILS sleeve gastrectomy - M Vix (FR)

Pediatric surgery:

  • Achalasia and Heller’s myotomy - G MacKinlay (UK)
  • Splenectomies in children - G MacKinlay (UK)

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European training center: IRCAD - FRANCE (Strasbourg)

CME accreditation is provided for all the courses that will be held at the IRCAD in Strasbourg: European CME credits (ECMEC) that can be converted to AMA Category 1 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.

Asian training center: IRCAD - TAIWAN

CME accreditation is provided for all the courses that will be held at the IRCAD in Taiwan: European CME credits (ECMEC) that can be converted to AMA Category 1 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 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 TAIWAN (Asia) to be held in 2010

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 December 2009 EATS issue:

New lecture:

  • A new generation of flexible endoscope and instrumentation for advanced endoscopy and NOTES (2009 update) - L Swanström (US)

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 2010 NOTES course at IRCAD - TAIWAN:
November 11-12 , 2010
Click here for further information

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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