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WeBSurg Newsletter January 2011

We wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year, and bid you welcome to our January 2011 newsletter.

To celebrate the new year, we are glad to publish 3 new online masterclasses in Laparoscopic General and Digestive Surgery.

We are releasing 3 brand-new HD videos available for download for only 9.95€ or 14.95$ per video.

We are also publishing 14 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialties2 new critical analyses in laparoscopic general and digestive surgery, and 6 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

3 new HD videos available for download

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 this list of videos

  • Laparoscopic pancreatectomy for insulinoma (26 min)
  • Collis Nissen fundoplication in a patient with Barrett's esophagus (17 min)
  • Live laparoscopic antecolic and antegastric gastric bypass for morbid obesity (23 min)

14 new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic ileocolectomy for caecal perforated diverticulum using the Ligasure Advance®
  • Laparoscopic TME dissection with monopolar cautery
  • Intraoperative diagnosis of short esophagus in a patient with Barrett's metaplasia
  • Laparoscopic Heller-Dor technique for stage 3 esophageal achalasia
  • Endomucosal resection (EMR) using the Transanal Endoscopic Operation (TEO®) device and the new Ligasure Advance® device

Gynecological surgery:

  • Grade 4 cystocele and hysterocele repair by laparoscopic promontofixation with uterine preservation

Arthroscopic surgery:

  • Arthroscopic resection of dorsal wrist ganglia

Single port surgery:

  • Single incision transumbilical laparo-endoscopic gastric benign tumor resection
  • A special technique for single port laparoscopic cholecystectomy using Hartmann's pouch stitch
  • Laparoscopic one-trocar cholecystectomy, vascular anomaly: interest of angled scope and liver retraction to expose Calot’s triangle

GI endoscopy:

  • ERCP during laparoscopic cholecystectomy for common bile duct stone
  • Endoscopic removal of accidentally swallowed dentures


  • Extended endoscopic endonasal approach for intra- and supra-sellar retroinfundibular and ventricular craniopharyngioma

Tips 'n tricks:

  • Laparoscopic one-trocar cholecystectomy: the glove technique

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new critical analyses:

2 new lectures in Single Port Surgery

  • Single port colonic resection technique and results – L Boni (IT)
  • Single incision laparoscopy: fundoplication/gastric resection – H Weiss (AT)

3 new lectures in Colorectal Surgery

  • Laparoscopic surgery for colonic diverticular disease  – JR Monson (US)
  • Robotics applied to TME: enhancing the precision and quality of minimally invasive TME? – AM Gudgeon (UK)
  • Laparoscopic management of Crohn’s disease – A Senagore (US)

1 new lecture in Arthroscopic Surgery

  • TFCC tears – A Atzei (IT)

2 new Expert's Interviews in Colorectal Surgery by FH Remzi, MD, FACS - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, United States

  • What do you think of Natural Orifice Specimen Extraction (NOSE) in colorectal surgery (transanal and transvaginal access)?
  • What are the benefits of Single Port access in laparoscopic colorectal surgery?

3 new online masterclasses in laparoscopic general and digestive surgery available for download - Make acquisition of skills and education your goal

Please click on any masterclass of your choice to proceed to purchase and download:

Laparoscopic surgery for GERD - B Dallemagne, MD

Surgical treatment for morbid obesity - M Vix, MD

Laparoscopic right colectomy - J Leroy, MD, FRCS 

Other online masterclasses available for download:

Please click on any masterclass of your choice to proceed to purchase and download:

Laparoscopic approach for gynecological cancer and benign conditions - A Wattiez, MD

Current techniques in the treatment of severe endometriosis - A Wattiez, MD


 Laparoscopic colorectal surgery - J Leroy, MD, FRCS 

26 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 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), which can be converted into 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.

SNEAK PREVIEW of IRCAD BRAZIL: take a look at the pictures 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 training center will open in May 2011. All courses held at the IRCAD-Brazil will be organized similarly to the ones held at the IRCAD-France and IRCAD-Taiwan, under the scientific supervision of Professor Jacques Marescaux and his team, along with IRCAD's international Faculty.

Thanks to our exceptional partners (HOSPITAL DE CANCER DE BARRETOS) and to the leadership of 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, please visit our gallery of pictures and get a sneak preview of this magnificent region's ambiance.

Please click here to access the calendar of 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 contents with more than 1000 members. Make sure you browse the EATS website and view all the new NOTES material. 

Our January 2011 EATS issue:

1 new lecture:

  • Transesophageal access and applications - S Perretta (FR) 

New reading suggestions:  Updated monthly
By becoming an EATS member, you will take full advantage of our exclusive NOTES contents on, as well as other membership rights.

Come and Attend our next courses in Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery and Single Port Surgery at IRCAD - FRANCE (Strasbourg), IRCAD - TAIWAN and IRCAD - BRAZIL

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.

April 30-May 2 , 2011

Please click here for registration and/or further information.

November 9-11, 2011

Course program available soon


Your opinion matters

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,

Prof. Jacques Marescaux, MD, Hon FRCS, FACS
President of the IRCAD/EITS
WeBSurg Editor-in-Chief

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