Click here to unsubscribe from WebSurg newsletter.

WeBSurg Newsletter July-August 2011

We would like to wish you a vibrant summer and bid you a warm welcome to our July-August 2011 Newsletter.

We are publishing 11 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialties, 1 new critical analysis in laparoscopic pediatric surgery, and 14 new lectures.

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


11 new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  • Treitz laparoscopic resection with intracorporeal anastomosis with a new barbed suture
  • Laparoscopic femoral hernia repair: TAPP approach with micro-instruments

Single port surgery:

  • Transumbilical single port laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy using standard instruments

Interventional GI endoscopy:

  • Endoscopic palliative therapy of advanced esophageal cancer

Tips'n tricks:

  • Lesson learned from hemorrhage and conversion during treatment of acute cholecystitis

Arthoscopic surgery:

  • Arthroscopic resection of dorsal wrist ganglia

Gynecologic surgery:

  • Retroperitoneal laparoscopic para-aortic lymphadenectomy: stage IIb cervical carcinoma
  • Total laparoscopic hysterectomy using basic bipolar cautery, the Ligasure™ device, and the barbed V-Loc™ suture for vaginal closure
  • Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy with subtotal hysterectomy: "the six points technique"
  • Fully laparoscopic segmental rectosigmoid resection with Natural Orifice Specimen Extraction (NOSE) for bowel endometriosis

Urological surgery:

  • Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP)


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.

  • Didactic demonstration of standard Nissen fundoplication (28 min)
  • Laparoscopic TME 10 weeks after radiochemotherapy for T3N+ rectal cancer (27 min)
  • Laparoscopic oncologic sigmoidectomy for Tis (tumor in situ) with transanal specimen extraction (23 min)
  • Laparoscopic right colectomy for voluminous tumor of the ascending colon: oncologic approach (32 min)

Contribute to WeBSurg... why not yours?

WeBSurg has now more than 220,000 registered members and provides charge-free educational contents to its members. WeBSurg is a unique opportunity to have your work and Institution broadcasted internationally.

If you wish to send us some videos, please click here for instructions.

1 new critical analysis in Laparoscopic Pediatric Surgery

2 new lectures in Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery

  • Controversies on short esophagus and mesh repair of hernia - L Swanström (US)
  • Tips and tricks in laparoscopic left hemicolectomy - F Corcione (IT)

2 new lectures in Laparoscopic Pediatric Surgery

  • Re-do Nissen fundoplication - GA MacKinlay (UK)  
  • Thoracoscopic aortopericardiosternopexy for severe tracheomalacia in toddlers - K Schaarschmidt (DE)

3 new lectures in Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Scapholunate tears: a new classification – J Messina (IT)
  • Arthroscopic dorsal capsuloligamentous repair for isolated lesion of dorsal capsule of the carpus: an unknown entity – C Mathoulin (FR)
  • Round table Scapholunate ligament tears: which treatment according to which lesion? – D Fernandez (CH), L Obert (FR), S Berner (US), P Cheong Ho (HK), T Lindau (SE-UK), C Mathoulin (FR), J Messina (IT), L Van Overstraeten (BE)

5 new lectures in GI Endoscopy

  • ESD using the hook knife - T Oyama (JP)
  • Treatment for superficial esophageal cancer - T Oyama (JP)
  • EMR and ESD using the IT-knife - Y Saito (JP)
  • Indications of APC, EMR, ESD and surgery for superficial neoplastic lesions - Y Saito (JP)
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) for upper and lower GI superficial neoplastic lesions: different techniques - D Coumaros (FR)

2 new lectures in Skull base surgery

  • Soft tissue dissection for anterolateral approaches - S Froelich (FR)
  • Transcranial and endoscopic anatomy of the ICA - S Froelich (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.

Opening ceremony of the IRCAD Brazil

The IRCAD Brazil is no longer a project, it has become a reality. The opening of the IRCAD Brazil took place on July 9, and was attended by Dr. h.c. mult. Sybill Storz, General Manager of KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG., Latin American education senior officials, Covidien representatives, Brazilian and French politicians including Arnold Munnich, health advisor to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and Roland Ries, French Senator and Mayor of Strasbourg.

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 center, 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.

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:

  • 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 July-August 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) 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

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

Copyright © WebSurg® All rights reserved     ISSN-1778-3852
Copyright © EATS® 2007 - All rights reserved