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WeBSurg Newsletter March 2010

For our monthly update, we are delighted to launch a brand-new section dedicated to WRIST SURGERY following the IRCAD-EITS Basic Course in Wrist Arthroscopy that took place in Strasbourg, France, last February 26-27, 2010.
We are also 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 11 new videos featuring different surgical proceduresanother new critical analysis on Single port cholecystectomy along with 6 new lectures in gastrointestinal surgery and neurosurgery!

NEW! Launch of a brand-new surgical specialty on WeBSurg: WRIST SURGERY following the IRCAD-EITS Basic Course in Wrist Arthroscopy that took place last February 26-27, 2010 in Strasbourg, France!

To capture the spirit and atmosphere of this Basic Course in wrist arthroscopy that was held at IRCAD-Strasbourg (France) last February 26-27, 2010, we are delighted to launch a new section dedicated to this specialty with a set of interviews, a lecture focusing on the arthroscopic anatomy of the wrist, and a video featuring tips and tricks for wrist arthroscopy

1 Lecture:

  • Arthroscopic anatomy of the wrist - M Rongieres (FR)

1 Video:

  • Tips 'n Tricks for wrist arthroscopy: installation, portals and exploration - C Mathoulin, P Liverneaux (FR)

The experts talk out in a set of interviews:  C. Mathoulin (FR), H. Coert (NL), S Odella (IT), T. Burgess (AUS), R. Xie (CN), G. Mantovani (BR), H Vanransbeek (BE)

Please click here to see the highlights of the course

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

  • Difficult case of ureteral identification during laparoscopic sigmoidectomy: interest of augmented reality (15 min)
  • Laparoscopic hepatectomy for a left 8cm hepatocellular carcinoma after embolization for bleeding (13 min)
  • Fully laparoscopic total coloproctectomy for intestinal polyposis (30 min)
  • Perigastric band abscess: laparoscopic approach (8 min)

11 new videos this month!

General and digestive surgery:

  •   Aortic injury following the first port introduction during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  •   Paraesophageal hernia (PEH) in a 40-year-old patient: laparoscopic repair with reinforced cruroplasty
  •   Laparoscopic removal of infected intra-abdominal dual mesh placement for incisional hernia
  •   Laparoscopic ileocaecal resection for Crohn's disease

Single port surgery:

  •  New curved and reusable instruments for single access laparoscopic appendectomy

Urological surgery:

  •   Robot-assisted sacral colpopexy for stage III cystocele and grade II rectocele

Thoracic surgery:

  •   Thoracoscopic left lower lobectomy for stage I lung carcinoma
  •   Thoracoscopic left superior segmentectomy for primary lung adenocarcinoma
  •    Endoscopic mediastinal lymph node dissection for stage I lung carcinoma

Endoscopic surgery:

  •    Small sphincterotomy and balloon sphincteroplasty for extraction of a common bile duct stone in a patient with juxtapapillary diverticulum

Pediatric surgery:

  •     Laparoscopic management of a choledochal cyst in an 8-month-old patient: Roux-en-Y loop performed extracorporeally through the umbilicus (optical port site)

Contribute to WeBSurg... why not yours?

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This month's new critical analysis on Single Port Cholecystectomy: impact of instrumentation in getting the critical view of safety by Prof. Zygmunt KRUKOWSKI, MD, FRCS -  Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, 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: "Single Port Cholecystectomy: impact of instrumentation in getting the critical view of safety" - B Dallemagne, J Leroy, J Marescaux (FR)

New lectures in Gastrointestinal Surgery!

Gastrointestinal surgery:

  • Advanced techniques to minimize recurrence - L Swanström (US)
  • Left laparoscopic colectomy: towards the zero error - F Corcione (IT)
  • Ultra-low TME versus amputation: differences in the strategy - N Demartines (CH)
  • Laparoscopic treatment of peritonitis after low anterior resection - E Rullier (FR) 



New lectures in Neurosurgery!


  • Lateral approach to the craniospinal junction - B George (FR)
  • Far lateral approach: anatomy, variants and surgical techniques - J Morcos (US)

MAKE THE MOST OF OUR ONLINE MASTERCLASSES! Make acquisition of skills and education your goal!


Please click here to purchase this educational masterclass in Lap Colorectal Surgery!


Please click here to purchase this educational masterclass in Lap Gynecologic Surgery!

IRCAD Centers of Excellence for Training in Minimally Invasive surgery: register online today to improve your skills!

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.

SNEAK PREVIEW of IRCAD SAO PAULO - BRAZIL: discover the first snapshots of the IRCAD's future training center in South America!

The IRCAD South America is no longer a project, it has become a reality. The foundations are already established and the building should be finished by November 2010.

Thanks to exceptional partners (HOSPITAL DE CANCER DE BARRETOS), the very dynamic leader that is Henrique Prata and his team, the project will undoubtedly be highly successful.

In order to have a bird's eye view of this new training centre opening in the coming months, please visit our gallery of pictures and get a sneak preview of this magnificent region's ambiance. Very soon, we will be able to provide you with the preliminary calendar for the 2011 courses

Click here to watch gallery of pictures


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 March 2010 EATS issue:

New video: 

Heller myotomy and intraluminal fundoplication: a NOTES technique - S Perretta, P Allemann, B Dallemagne, A Lobontiu, D Coumaros, J Marescaux (FR)

Reading suggestions massively updated: 

The reading suggestions have undergone a complete revision and have been completed with many of the most recent publications. This update means that the number of articles referenced on the EATS website increases from 175 to 413!

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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