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WeBSurg Newsletter May 2011

Welcome to our May 2011 Newsletter.

We are publishing 10 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialties, 1 new critical analysis in pediatric surgery, and 10 new lectures.

We are aso releasing 4 brand-new HD videos available for download for only 9.95€ (14.95$) per video.


10 new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  •    Laparoscopic stepwise repair of a giant hiatal hernia
  •    Laparoscopic enucleation of a pancreatic insulinoma
  •    Laparoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy and myotomy
  •    Robotic total mesorectal excision, a practical solution in an obese female patient
  •    Totally robot-assisted sleeve gastrectomy

Tips 'n Tricks:

  •   Laparoscopic management of a splenic injury during redo bariatric surgery

Pediatric surgery:

  •  Laparoscopic resection of an urachal cyst

Gynecological surgery:

  •  Pelvic lymphadenectomy using the Ligasure Advance®
  •  Laparoscopic partial cystectomy for deep endometriosis

Interventional GI Endoscopy:

  • Endoloop-assisted colon polypectomy

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.

In order to get an insight into the HD quality of our videos, you might want to download one HD video free of charge: Totally laparoscopic right colectomy for T3, N+, M0 stenotic adenocarcinoma

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

  • LIVE Laparoscopic total splenectomy for cystic lesions of the spleen (26 min)
  • LIVE Full medial laparoscopic right colectomy for cancer of the ascending colon (14 min)
  • Resection of a right para-adrenal ganglioneuroma: adrenal-preserving laparoscopic surgery (15 min)
  • LIVE Laparoscopic reoperation for slipped fundoplication with intraoperative endoscopic monitoring (22 min)

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1 new critical analysis in Laparoscopic Pediatric Surgery

3 new lectures in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

  • Gastric bypass: management of Roux limb - K Higa (US)
  • Laparoscopic suturing technique - K Higa (US)
  • Complications after bariatric surgery: case discussion - M Suter (CH)

2 new lectures in Pediatric Surgery

  • Laparoscopic pediatric adrenalectomy - MD Leclair (FR)
  • Minimally invasive surgery for pediatric nephrectomies - MD Leclair (FR)

1 new lecture in Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Wrist arthroscopic anatomy  – P van Hoonacker (BE)

4 new lectures in Neurosurgery

  • Approach strategies for petroclival lesions - KM Aziz (US)
  • Treatment strategy for acoustic neuromas - A Chays (FR)
  • Translabyrinthine approach - C Debry (FR)
  • The retrolabyrinthine approach - S Schmerber (FR)

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 accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an Institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS).

Please click here to access the list of E-learning activities. Evaluate your surgical skills online and get free CME credits, which can be converted into American AMA category 1 credits™.

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:

  • 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 May 2011 EATS issue:

1 new lecture:

  • Is there a place for NOTES and single port access? - WJ Lee (TW)

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.

November 9-11, 2011

Course program available soon

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Yours faithfully,

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

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