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WeBSurg Newsletter February 2011

Welcome to our February 2011 Newsletter.

We are pleased to launch this month a new online masterclass in Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery entitled "Current techniques in the treatment of severe endometriosis, volume 2".

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

We are also publishing 11 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialties, 1 new critical analysis and 3 new expert's interviews in laparoscopic general and digestive surgery, and 6 new lectures.


Get amazed by our High Definition videos. You can download one video free of charge.

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

4 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 sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis: three-trocar technique with transanal extraction (18 min)
  • Laparoscopic diverticulectomy and esophageal myotomy for epiphrenic diverticulum (15 min)
  • Esophageal leiomyoma enucleation after two laparoscopic hiatal surgeries (16 min)
  • Laparoscopic TME in a female patient: advantage of using the latest generation of energy source devices, retractors and staplers (9 min)

11 new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic treatment for intestinal occlusion following gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic wedge resection following endoscopic caecal perforation
  • Transanal specimen extraction with endorectal plastic sleeve protection after sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis
  • Use of absorbable tacker for Nyhus IIIa left inguinal hernia
  • Laparoscopic caecal wedge resection combined with intraoperative colonoscopy for flat polyp

Gynecologic surgery:

  • Laparoscopic approach for the large cervical leiomyoma

Tips 'n tricks:

  • Management of left hepatic artery injury during laparoscopic redo sleeve gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic management of a recurrent suprapubic incisional hernia

Single port surgery:

  • Single access transumbilical laparoscopic splenectomy using curved and reusable instruments

Urological surgery:

  • Laparoscopic treatment of genitourinary prolapse
  • Robotic radical prostatocystectomy with preservation of neurovascular bundles and neobladder

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1 new critical analysis:

4 new lectures in Pediatric Surgery

  • Laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty in children - J Fuchs (DE)
  • SILS nephrectomy in children: preliminary experiences - J Fuchs (DE)
  • Impalpable testis - H Steinbrecher (UK)
  • Laparoscopic appendicovesicostomy and ileocytoplasty  - H Steinbrecher (UK)

2 new lectures in Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Distal radius fractures; associated lesions - T Lindau (UK)
  • What to do with a malunited distal radius - D Fernández (CH)

3 new Expert's Interviews in Colorectal Surgery

  • Is robotics a new treatment for rectal cancer? - M Gudgeon, MD, FRCS, Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, United Kingdom

  • Robotics has been used for more than 10 years. How do you explain that its development in colorectal surgery is so little widespread? - M Gudgeon, MD, FRCS, Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, United Kingdom

  • What is your view of surgical education in laparoscopic and endoscopic colorectal surgery? - AJ Senagore, MD, MS, MBA, FACS, FASCRS, Los Angeles, CA, United States


1 new online masterclass in laparoscopic gynecological surgery available for download - Make acquisition of skills and education your goal

Current techniques in the treatment of severe endometriosis, volume 2 - A Wattiez, MD

Please click here to proceed to purchase and download.

Other online masterclasses available for download:

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 colorectal surgery - J Leroy, MD, FRCS

Laparoscopic right colectomy - J Leroy, MD, FRCS

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

Current techniques in the treatment of severe endometriosis, volume 1 - A Wattiez, MD

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.

You are most welcome to attend the Advanced International Post-Graduate Course in Minimally Invasive Endocrine Surgery, June 23-25, 2011. Please click here to register.

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 January 15, 2011: 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 February 2011 EATS issue:

1 new lecture:

  • Transgastric cholecystectomy with a NOTES™ endoscope: October 2010 update - L Swanström (US)

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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