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WeBSurg Newsletter April 2010

For our monthly update, we are releasing 2 brand-new HD videos that you will be able to download for 9.95€ or 14.95$ only per video! As a special gift to our members, we are pleased to release a 38 minute video "Laparoscopic gastric bypass with hand-sewn gastro-jejunostomy" authored by Dr. Kevin Higa, Fresno, USA.

We are also publishing 12 new videos featuring different surgical proceduresanother new critical analysis on Single port cholecystectomy along with 3 new lectures in single port surgery and 5 ones in neurosurgery!

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 distal pancreatectomy with spleen and vessel preservation (18 min)
  • Laparoscopic redo Nissen fundoplication using the EndoFLIP® (Endolumenal Functional Lumen Imaging Probe) Imaging System (11 min)

12 new videos this month!

General and digestive surgery:

  •   Laparoscopic gastric bypass with hand-sewn gastro-jejunostomy - a special gift by Dr. KD Higa, MD - Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Associates (ALSA), Fresno Medical Group, Inc., Fresno, California, USA
  •   Chylothorax after esophagectomy: thoracoscopic sealing of the thoracic duct
  •   Single band small bowel obstruction after total gastrectomy: laparoscopic management
  •   Laparoscopic left colectomy after symptomatic constipation in a patient with previous rectopexy for rectal prolapse
  •   Totally laparoscopic subtotal gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy for stage II (cT3 cN0 cM0) advanced gastric carcinoma

Tips and Tricks:

  •  Low anterior resection in a patient with T3 N0 mid-rectal carcinoma: tips and tricks
  •  Small bowel strangulation due to internal hernia after left colectomy

Urological surgery:

  •     Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy (LPN) for a renal tumor overlying the hilum of the right kidney

Gynecologic surgery:

  •    Laparoscopic removal of an encysted hematoma secondary to caesarean section
  •    Laparoscopic ureteral anastomosis in a patient with hydronephrosis due to a severe endometriosis

Pediatric surgery:

  •     Management of a choledochal cyst with a Roux-en-Y loop performed under laparoscopic control in a 3-year-old girl

Thoracic surgery:

  •      Thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy for primary lung adenocarcinoma

Contribute to WeBSurg... why not yours?

WeBSurg now has more than 130,000 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 new critical analysis on Single port site cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis by Dr. Benoît NAVEZ, MD - Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels, Belgium

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 for symptomatic cholelithiasis" - D Mutter, J Marescaux (FR)

New lectures in Single Port Surgery!

Single Port Surgery:

  • Single port adrenalectomy and splenectomy - Z Krukowski (UK)
  • Single port retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy  - M Walz (DE)
  • Single port surgery: cholecystectomy and abdominal wall surgery - S Morales Conde (ES) 



New lectures in Neurosurgery and 1 in Wrist Arthroscopy!


  • Petrous bone anatomy for neurosurgeons and skull base surgeons - PH Roche (FR)
  • Combined petrosectomy - PH Roche (FR)
  • Kawase approach to the Cavernous Sinus - S Froelich (FR)
  • Indications for anterior petrosectomy in skull base surgery - H van Loveren (US)
  • Anterior petrosectomy: step by step technique - M Pensak (US)

Wrist arthroscopy:

  • Installation, techniques and portals of wrist arthroscopy - H Coert (NL)

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)
  • 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 1200 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 April 2010 EATS issue:

1 New lecture:

NOTES: the next phase in minimally invasive surgery - P Sylla (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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