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WeBSurg Newsletter September 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 7 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialtiesanother new critical analysis on Multi-recurrent right inguinal hernia: advantages of the laparoscopic TAPP approach along with 7 new lectures.

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

  • Totally laparoscopic right colectomy for T3, N+, M0 stenotic adenocarcinoma, 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

  • Totally laparoscopic right colectomy using the medial approach for caecal cancer (27 min)
  • TEP approach for inguinal hernia repair: live comments (15 min)
  • Totally laparoscopic ileocaecal resection for distal ileal duplication (17 min)
  • Three-port totally laparoscopic sigmoidectomy with transanal extraction for sigmoid diverticulitis (7 min)

7 new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  •  Laparoscopic treatment of an incisional umbilical hernia
  •  Autonomic nerve-preserving laparoscopic total mesorectal excision in a male patient based on a new anatomical concept

Endocrine surgery:

  • Prevesical genetic paraganglioma and left adrenal mass: laparoscopic resection

Arthroscopic surgery:

  • Double loop for arthroscopic repair of a large triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tear

Tips 'n tricks:

  • Emergency Roux-en-Y jejunostomy for caustic lesion of the esophagus  

Single port surgery:

  • Transumbilical single incision laparoscopic total colectomy and partial proctectomy with ileorectal anastomosis
  • Single incision laparoscopic partial splenectomy for splenic hemangioma  


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This month's new critical analysis on Multi-recurrent right inguinal hernia: advantages of the laparoscopic TAPP approach by Dr. Brian DUNKIN, MD, FACS - The Methodist Institute for Technology, Houston, TX, United States

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: "Multi-recurrent right inguinal hernia: advantages of the laparoscopic TAPP approach" - J Leroy, J Callari, J Marescaux (FR)

4 new lectures in Laparoscopic Gynecologic surgery

  • The pelvic floor - muscles, fasciae, ligaments - B Gabriel (DE)
  • Outcomes after laparoscopic hysterectomy - B Gabriel (DE)
  • Surgical tutorial: laparoscopic prolapse repair - T Lee (US) 
  • Surgical strategies and techniques for difficult hysterectomy - T Lee (US)

3 new lectures in Neurosurgery

  • Surgical strategy for petroclival meningiomas - J Morcos (US)
  • Retrosigmoid approach and endoscopic-assisted microvascular decompression - A Chays (FR)
  • BOT or ICA occlusion in skull base tumors: carotid artery management - B George (FR)


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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.

Registration for 2011 courses is now open, please click here to access the calendar of courses.

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 and 2011

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 September 2010 EATS issue:

1 new lecture:

  • From Eagle Claw to Overstitch - development of a robust full-thickness suturing device for flexible endoscopy - PJ Pasricha (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):
October 1-2, 2010

Option A limited to 50 participants
Option B limited to 34 participants

Click here to sign up

Courses in 2011:

Advanced Courses NO-SCAR and Scarless Surgery: NOTES and Single Port Surgery
February 17-19, 2011
September 29-October 1, 2011

Please click here to register in 2011

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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