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WeBSurg Newsletter April 2011

Welcome to our April 2011 Newsletter.

We are publishing 11 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialties, 1 new critical analysis in laparoscopic general and digestive surgery, and 8 new lectures.

We are aso releasing 5 brand-new HD videos available for download for only 9.95€ (14.95$) per video.


Strasbourg's IHU project: tomorrow’s Center of Excellence in the field of image-guided minimally invasive hybrid surgery

Last March 30, 2011, Strasbourg's IHU project "Institute of Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Hybrid Surgery", led by the IRCAD, with the support of the University of Strasbourg, was ranked first amongst the IHU call for proposals for a total amount of 220 million Euros.

Strasbourg’s IHU will lead the next evolution of medical procedures to Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Hybrid Surgery (MIX-Surg), which will combine the best aspects of minimally invasive techniques from separate specialties including laparoscopic surgery, flexible endoscopy and interventional radiology to create optimal hybrid approaches for improved patient care and quality of life.

Please click here for any further information

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

11 new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  •   Laparoscopic re-exploration for persistent abdominal pain after gastric bypass for morbid obesity
  •   Laparoscopic anterior rectopexy for rectal prolapse

Urological surgery:

  • Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy using a preperitoneal antegrade approach

Endocrine surgery:

  • Left thyroid lobectomy using the new Ligasure Precise®

Thoracic surgery:

  •  Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy: right upper lobe

Pediatric surgery:

  • Upper urinary tract reconstruction using minimally invasive surgery
  • Laparoscopic lowering of a left intra-abdominal testis

Arthroscopic surgery:

  • Resection of dorsal wrist ganglion by midcarpal approach

Gynecological surgery:

  • Total laparoscopic hysterectomy using the Ligasure Advance™ and V-Loc™ suture
  • Laparoscopic myomectomy with clipping of uterine arteries, barbed suture and no morcellator: an original case
  • Total laparoscopic hysterectomy with a big myoma

5 new HD videos available for download

Downloads are available for a small fee of only 9.95€ (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

  • Oncologic splenic flexure resection for adenocarcinoma of the left descending colon (22 min)
  • Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for acute diverticulitis and transanal specimen extraction: tricks for removal of huge specimens (15 min)
  • Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass (MGB) (22 min)
  • Hand-sewn laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (28 min)
  • Laparoscopic removal of a migrated intragastric Lap-Band® (17 min)

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1 new critical analysis

3 new lectures in Pediatric Surgery

  • Robotics in pediatric surgery: cognizance and pitfalls - CK Yeung (HK)
  • Intermittent hydronephrosis: laparoscopic vascular hitch - MD Leclair (FR)
  • Partial nephrectomies - MD Leclair (FR)

4 new lectures in Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Resection of wrist ganglia - reality of recurrences - C Mathoulin (FR)
  • Suture technique of distal TFCC component  - C Mathoulin (FR)
  • Repair of the TFCC: a new approach  – T Nakamura (JP)
  • Resection of wrist ganglia under arthroscopy – M Levadoux (FR)

1 new lecture in Neurosurgery

  • Posterolateral skull base approaches - KM Aziz (US)

Enjoy our brand-new interface and platform for purchase and download of HD contents

We are delighted to inform you that we have launched a brand-new interface and platform for our High-Definition Masterclasses and Videos On Demand (VOD). This new platform will allow you to purchase and download all HD videos and Masterclasses of your choice.

If you wish to access this new interface, please click here

8 online masterclasses in laparoscopic 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 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

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

New insights in prolapse surgery: vaginal and laparoscopic routes - 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. These credits can be converted into American AMA category 1 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. These credits can be converted into American AMA category 1 credits™.

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 in the courses of your choice, please click here.

You are most welcome to attend the Advanced International Post-Graduate Course in Minimally Invasive Endocrine Surgery at the IRCAD-France (Strasbourg), 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 (AMITS - American Institute of Telesurgery)

The IRCAD Latin America is no longer a project, it has become a reality. The training center will open in July 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 February 18, 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:

  • 128. Kongress Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie, Munich, Germany (May 3-6, 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 April 2011 EATS issue:

1 new video:

  • Pure NOTES: Transvaginal tubal sterilization with flexible endoscope - J Mejías, H Almau, P Rosales, R De la Fuente, N García, C Bravo (VE)

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, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon JSES
President of the IRCAD/EITS
WeBSurg Editor-in-Chief

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