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WeBSurg Newsletter December 2010

We wish you a Merry Christmas and bid you welcome to our December 2010 newsletter!

To celebrate the happy season, we are releasing 4 brand-new HD videos available for download for only 9.95€ or 14.95$ per video.

We are also publishing 9 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialtiesanother new critical analysis on "Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after vertical banded gastroplasty", along with 5 new lectures.

8 brand-new e-learning activities have been accredited by the European Union of Medical Specialists. This makes a total of 26 accredited e-learning activities. Evaluate your surgical skills online and get free CME credits.


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

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.

This financial participation makes it possible to handle the running costs of High Definition equipment.

Please click here to access the list of these videos

  • Unusual voluminous inflammatory diverticulum of the sigmoid colon: laparoscopic management (26 min)
  • Laparoscopic redo Nissen for recurrent GERD not responding to PPIs (9 min)
  • Laparoscopic colorectal resection for anastomotic stricture following reversal of Hartmann's procedure (16 min)
  • Laparoscopic total colectomy with the new 5mm Ligasure Blunt Tip® device (21 min)

new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic approach for a T3 cancer of the colorectal junction
  • Identification of the left ureter during an acute sigmoiditis with sidewall fixation
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy following an embolic septic abscess in a young patient

Gynecologic surgery:

  •  Laparoscopic hysterectomy: removal of a large (1300g) uterus
  •  Laparoscopic myomectomy: tips 'n tricks
  •  Laparoscopic total hysterectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy for endometrial cancer 

Single port surgery:

  • Combined endoscopic and laparoscopic transgastric single port (Triport) access for a gastric tumor

GI endoscopy:

  •   Endoscopic extraction of a giant common bile duct stone
  •   Tips 'n tricks: successful ERCP in the presence of periampullary diverticula


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.

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This month's new critical analysis on Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after vertical banded gastroplasty by Dr. Kelvin HIGA, MD, FACS, FASMBS - Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Associates (ALSA), Fresno Medical Group, Inc., Fresno, CA, 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: "Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after vertical banded gastroplasty" - F Costantino, J Marescaux (FR)

3 new lectures in Laparoscopic General and Digestive Surgery

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery:

  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy technique – J Himpens (BE)
  • Results of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding – M Suter (CH)

Colorectal Surgery:

  • DaVinci robot-assisted surgery for colorectal cancer – YA Park (KR)

2 new lectures in Gynecologic surgery

  • Global results of severe endometriosis – P Trompoukis (GR)
  • An endometriosis classification, designed to be validated – A Ussia (IT)


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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

8 brand-new 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). This makes a total of 26 accredited e-learning activities. Evaluate your surgical skills online and get free CME credits

EACCME accreditation has been granted for 26 different WeBSurg e-learning activities valid for a 2-year approval.

You can take the corresponding 26 post-test quizzes and get 26 distinct European CME Credits (ECMECs) for free.

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

IRCAD: the Center of Excellence for Training in Minimally Invasive Surgery: register online today to improve your skills

Come and join us at the 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.

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

Click here to watch our updated gallery of pictures

Left side picture taken as of November 15, 2010: building construction works speed up.

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 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 December 2010 EATS issue:

2 new lectures:

  • Splenectomy: NOTES or Single Port? - E Targarona (ES)
  • NOTES or Single Port? What is the goal? - L Swanström (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 and Single Port Surgery at IRCAD - FRANCE (Strasbourg) and IRCAD TAIWAN

IRCAD - FRANCE (Strasbourg):

Advanced Course NO-SCAR and Scarless Surgery: NOTES and Single Port Surgery
September 29-October 1, 2011

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

Please click here to register in 2011

April 30-May 2 , 2011
Click here for further information

Please click here to download registration forms.


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We value your opinion and are receptive to comments and suggestions! To contact us, please click here for the EATS or here for WeBSurg.

Yours faithfully,

President of IRCAD/EITS
WeBSurg Editor-in-Chief

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