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WeBSurg Newsletter June 2011

Welcome to our June 2011 Newsletter.

We are publishing 9 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialties, 1 new critical analysis in laparoscopic pediatric surgery, and 11 new lectures.

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


Recognition of the IRCAD by French Prime Minister François Fillon

French Prime Minister François Fillon visited the IRCAD in Strasbourg for more than two hours in order to officialize the nomination of the 6 centers of excellence (IHU) selected by an international jury for the French government. The IRCAD was unanimously ranked first by the jury for the project: “Institute of Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Hybrid Surgery” (MIX-Surg).

The Prime Minister expressed his pride as he witnessed the symbol of French excellence in the scientific field.


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new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic antrectomy and vagotomy for stenotic pyloric peptic ulcer
  • Laparoscopic right colectomy in an obese patient with a dysplastic adenoma
  • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: TEP approach without fixation of the mesh

Endocrine surgery:

  • Laparoscopic resection of a right pheochromocytoma: anatomical variation of the main adrenal vein

Single port surgery:

  • Transumbilical single incision total colectomy for carcinoma of sigmoid and descending colon with multiple polyps

Interventional GI endoscopy:

  • Endoscopic polypectomy for giant sigmoid pseudo-pedunculated polyp

Pediatric surgery:

  • Laparoscopic left upper pole nephrectomy (transperitoneal vs. retroperitoneal approach)

Robotic surgery:

  • Robotic abdominoperineal resection with sacrectomy in obese male patients

Thoracic surgery:

  • Completely thoracoscopic segmentectomy: apical segment, right upper lobe

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 segmental oncologic splenic flexure colonic resection for cancer (26 min)
  • Live Laparoscopic anterior rectal resection for T1 rectal cancer (23 min)
  • Technique of myotomy in laparoscopic Heller procedure (13 min)
  • Live Laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection for T4 distal rectal cancer (33 min)

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1 new critical analysis in Laparoscopic Pediatric Surgery

2 new lectures in Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery

  • Laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hiatal hernias - NJ Soper (US)
  • Preventing CBD injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy - NJ Soper (US)

2 new lectures in Laparoscopic Pediatric Surgery

  • Laparoscopic choledochal cyst - A Najmaldin (UK)  
  • The role of simulation in paediatric surgery - A Najmaldin (UK)

5 new lectures in Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Principles of TFCC repair – JF Goubau (BE)
  • Foveal fixation of TFCC tears – A Atzei (IT)
  • Round table TFCC tears: a complex system for complex lesions – D Fernandez (CH), L Obert (FR), A Atzei (IT), T Lindau (UK), F del Pinal (ES), T Nakamura (JP)

2 new lectures in Neurosurgery

  • Endoscopic approaches to meningiomas of the skull base - C Teo (AU)
  • Endoscopic approaches to the brainstem - C Teo (AU)

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 May 12, 2011: building construction works almost ready.

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 June 2011 EATS issue:

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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