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WeBSurg Newsletter November 2010

For our monthly update, we are releasing 4 brand-new HD videos available for download for only 9.95€ or 14.95$ per video.

We are also publishing 13 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialtiesanother new critical analysis on "Three-trocar laparoscopic sigmoidectomy and transanal extraction of the specimen for diverticular sigmoiditis", a new debate between experts in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, a new expert's interview on the place of gastric banding today, and a new operative technique chapter on Laparoscopic appendectomy, 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 only 9.95€ or 14.95$ for each video.

Try them now and prepare for immersive surgery!

Please click here to access the list of these videos

  • Rectovaginal fistula after wedge anterior rectal resection for endometriosis: laparoscopic low anterior resection with transvaginal extraction (14 min)
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after Nissen procedure for morbid obesity (13 min)
  • Laparoscopic redo for severe dysphagia following open Nissen procedure 15 years ago (16 min)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a step by step basic procedure (18 min)

13 new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for acute diverticulitis (Hinchey stage IIb)
  • Laparoscopic splenopancreatectomy for a solid pseudopapillary pancreatic tumor
  • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy for the treatment of esophageal achalasia
  • Laparoscopic treatment of a retrorectal solitary fibrous tumor
  • Laparoscopic management of duodenal perforation during endoscopic sphincterotomy for CBD gallstone

Gynecologic surgery:

  • Laparoscopic total hysterectomy for multiple uterine myomas
  • Treatment of deep endometriosis: our surgical strategy

GI endoscopy:

  • Endoscopic resection of a big duodenal polyp lesion with laparoscopic control


Arthroscopic surgery:

  • Arthroscopic dorsal capsuloplasty as treatment for chronic scapholunate tear

Single port surgery:

  • Single port site cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic single port splenectomy
  • Single port sleeve gastrectomy using internal retractors (Endograb™) and needlescopic grabber

Endocrine surgery:

  • Minimally invasive video-assisted parathyroidectomy (MIVAP): bilateral exploration

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This month's new critical analysis on Three-trocar laparoscopic sigmoidectomy and transanal extraction of the specimen for diverticular sigmoiditis by Dr. Barry SALKY, MD - Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, 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: "Three-trocar laparoscopic sigmoidectomy and transanal extraction of the specimen for diverticular sigmoiditis" - J Leroy, J Marescaux (FR)

New debate between experts in Bariatric surgery on Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) vs Conventional Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) by Dr. J. Himpens, MD, and Dr. KD Higa, MD, FACS, FASMBS

New expert's interview: What is the place of the gastric banding today? – Dr. G. Ballantyne, MD, FACS

New operative technique chapter: Laparoscopic appendectomy – Dr. B. Navez, MD, Dr. C. Solano, MD

In 1889, McBurney published his first results on appendectomy, while de Kok published a "new technique for resecting the non-inflamed not-adhesive appendix through a mini-laparotomy with the aid of the laparoscope" in 1977. Currently, appendectomy is the most frequent surgical procedure performed by general surgeons. This dynamic chapter presentation includes embryological and anatomical notions along with indications and contraindications for the laparoscopic approach, even in particular cases such as pregnancy. All aspects of laparoscopic appendectomy are presented.  

Click here to access the chapter presentation

2 new lectures in Interventional GI endoscopy

  • Flexible endoscopic myotomy: the treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum – O Le Moine (BE)
  • Endoscopic treatment of early Barrett’s cancer - S Seewald (CH)

2 new lectures in Gynecologic surgery

  • Cancer staging and patient selection: extraperitoneal technique - E Leblanc (FR)
  • Endometrial cancer: the residual role of lymphadenectomy after the ASTEC trial - F Kridelka (BE)

3 new lectures in Colorectal surgery

  • Total intracorporeal colon surgery using natural orifice extraction – M Franklin Jr (US)
  • Laparoscopy for fistulous Crohn’s disease - B Salky (US)
  • Recognizing and preserving the nerves of sexual function - RJ Heald (UK)


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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 Latin America

The IRCAD Latin 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

Building construction works speed up.

Click here to watch our updated gallery of pictures

Upcoming conferences in 2011

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 13th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, San Antonio, TX, USA (March 30-April 2, 2011)
  • 19th EAES Congress, Torino, Italy (June 15-18, 2011)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) 97th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (October 23-27, 2011)

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 11th NOTES course that took place last October 1-2, 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 November 2010 EATS issue:

2 new lectures:

  • Transgastric and transvaginal cholecystectomy: evolution of our technique - B. Dallemagne (FR)
  • Follow-up of the first NOTES™ cholecystectomies: transvaginal access - S. Perretta (FR)

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 and Single Port Surgery at IRCAD - FRANCE (Strasbourg) and IRCAD TAIWAN

Courses in 2011:  at IRCAD - FRANCE (Strasbourg):

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

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

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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