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WeBSurg Newsletter July-August 2010

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 9 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialtiesanother new critical analysis on the laparoscopic treatment of recurrent abdominal incisional hernia with dual mesh along with 4 new lectures!

We wish you a very pleasant summer.

Get amazed by our High Definition videos: download one video free of charge

  • Laparoscopic pericystectomy for an 8cm hepatic hydatid cyst with 3D reconstruction, a free HD video

If you liked it, you may purchase any HD videos of your choice!

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 single incision sleeve gastrectomy (17 min)
  • Live laparoscopic TAPP approach for bilateral hernia with single mesh and absorbable tacker (17 min)
  • Laparoscopic Heller procedure for mega-esophagus (22 min)
  • Laparoscopic distal esophagectomy for cancer (27 min)

new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic right colectomy for cancer: vascular problem during the anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic TME in a female patient
  • Laparoscopic exploration after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass following intestinal obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after open Nissen fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic right hepatectomy for colorectal liver metastases
  • Laparoscopic partial gastrectomy for GIST


Gynecologic surgery:

  • Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and subtotal hysterectomy for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Urological surgery:

  • Single incision right nephrectomy for severe hydrophrenosis in a transplanted patient

Single port surgery:

  • New curved and reusable instruments for single access transumbilical laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication


Contribute to WeBSurg... why not yours?

WeBSurg now has more than 140,000 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 Laparoscopic treatment of recurrent abdominal incisional hernia with dual mesh by Dr. Brian DUNKIN, MD, FACS - The Methodist Institute for Technology, Houston, TX, United States

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: "Laparoscopic treatment of recurrent abdominal incisional hernia with dual mesh" - J Leroy, J Marescaux (FR)

New lectures in Urological surgery and 1 New lecture in Laparoscopic digestive surgery

Urological surgery:

  • Oncological results: comparison with open surgery - A Mejean (FR)
  • Specific complications of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy - T Piechaud (FR)

Digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer - HK Yang (KR)


1 New lecture in Arthroscopic surgery

Arthroscopic surgery:

  • Arthroscopic radial styloidectomy: technique, indication, results - JM Cognet (FR)


In this self-containing online masterclass, you will find:
5 LECTURES, 3 SURGICAL VIDEOS, 3 TIPS 'n TRICKS, and 1 CRITICAL ANALYSIS, all from the last Advanced Course in Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery "Current techniques in the treatment of severe endometriosis" that was held at the IRCAD FRANCE (Strasbourg) last September 14-16, 2009

Surgical strategies in severe endometriosis
Diagnosis and treatment of bowel endometriosis: technical aspects
Urinary endometriosis
Endometriosis syndromes: a clinician's answer to aetiologial confusion and therapeutic strategy
Complications of surgery for deep endometriosis

Laparoscopic repair of a vascular injury during the treatment of a patient with endometriosis
Anterior resection of a rectal endometriotic nodule
Mucosal skinning of the bladder for endometriosis

Laparoscopic resection of a rectovaginal endometriotic nodule and omentoplasty for fistula prevention
Laparoscopic treatment of rectovaginal endometriosis with adhesiolysis of the ovaries and rectosigmoid junction
Laparoscopic excision of a retrocervical endometriotic nodule

Nodule excision, mucosal skinning and ureterolysis for deep pelvic endometriosis

Please click here to purchase this educational masterclass

MAKE THE MOST OF OUR TWO OTHER 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

18 WeBSurg e-learning activities have been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an Institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS):  evaluate your surgical skills online and get free CME credits

EACCME accreditation has been granted for 18 different WeBSurg e-learning activities valid for a 2 years' approval.

You can take the corresponding 18 post-test quizzes and get 18 distinct European CME Credits (ECMECs) for free.

Please click here to access the list of E-learning activities

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 early 2011.

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: 

  • 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! Make sure you browse the EATS website and view all the new NOTES material. Following the 10th NOTES Course that took place last May 28-29, 2010 at the IRCAD in Strasbourg, we are pleased to release new contents.

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

Our July 2010 EATS issue:

1 New lecture:

  • Eagle versus the snake: evolving platforms for flexible gastrointestinal surgery - PJ Pasricha (IN)

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):
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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