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WeBSurg Newsletter September 2011

We bid you a warm welcome to our September 2011 Newsletter.

We are publishing 12 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialties, 1 new critical analysis in laparoscopic digestive surgery, and 18 new lectures.

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


12 new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic resection of a retroperitoneal schwannoma
  • Laparoscopic management of sealed gallbladder perforation
  • Laparoscopic repair of post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia with mesh insertion
  • Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for acute diverticulitis: medial approach with extensive IMV dissection
  • Laparoscopic proctectomy with ileoanal anastomosis for inflammatory bowel disease

Interventional GI endoscopy:

  •  Emergency colonic stenting for acute malignant obstruction

Pediatric surgery:

  •  Laparoscopic transperitoneal nephrectomy for nephroblastoma

Arthoscopic surgery:

  • Arthroscopic dorsal capsuloligamentous repair and arthroscopic TFCC suture
  • Arthroscopic Wafer procedure: abrasion of the distal ulnar head in ulnocarpal conflicts

Gynecologic surgery:

  • Laparoscopic anterior uterine ligamentopexy: standard technique
  • Laparoscopic vaginal endometriotic nodule resection and bowel discoid resection for endometriosis

Endocrine surgery:

  •  Left pheochromocytoma: laparoscopic vascular approach


4 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.

  • Laparoscopic distal splenopancreatectomy for mucinous tumor (16 min)
  • Anastomotic redo after open subtotal TME for rectal cancer: laparoscopic pelvic resection with coloanal anastomosis  (24 min)
  • Posterior approach to laparoscopic left adrenalectomy including virtual reality simulation (30 min)
  • Fully laparoscopic right colectomy for caecal cancer in an obese patient  (16 min)

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1 new critical analysis in Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery

4 new lectures in Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery

  •  TEM: new possibilities for an old technology - P Sylla (US)
  • Transanal endoscopic TME with laparoscopic assistance for rectal cancer - P Sylla (US)
  • Approaches for laparoscopic right colectomy - M Whiteford (US)
  • Laparoscopic TME for rectal cancer - M Whiteford (US)

6 new lectures in Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Arthroscopic-assisted scapholunate ligament reconstruction for chronic SL instability - PC Ho (HK)
  • Arthroscopic management of scapholunate ligament tears - C Mathoulin (FR)
  • Surgical treatment of scaphoid fractures with arthroscopic control - X Martinache (FR)
  • Arthroscopic reduction of intra-articular distal radius fractures: practical explanations, tips and tricks - JM Cognet (FR)
  • Complications of wrist arthroscopy, a survey of 10,107 cases - C Leclercq (FR)
  • Round table: Surgical staff facing a complex clinical case: midcarpal instability after scaphoid fracture in a young patient: what can we do? - C Leclercq (FR), S Berner (US), D Fernandez (CH), J Garret (FR), M Haerle (DE), P Cheong-Ho (HK), T Lindau (GB), C Mathoulin (FR), J Messina (IT), T Nakamura (JP), F Del Pinal (ES), C Rizzo (FR), L Obert (FR), L van Overstraeten (BE)

6 new lectures in Skull base surgery

  • Treatment strategy for petroclival meningiomas - H Van Loveren (US)
  • Pterional FTOZ vs. FTOZ keyhole - H Van Loveren (US)
  • Endoscopic anatomy of the skull base - A Rhoton (US)
  • Surgical anatomy of the craniocervical junction - A Rhoton (US)
  • Surgical anatomy of the petrous bone - A Rhoton (US)
  • Bypass surgery, state of the art - L Regli (NL)

2 new lectures in GI Endoscopy

  • ESD: which injection liquid and knife I use, when and how? - N Yahagi (JP)
  • Based on the data analysis and the guidelines, which are the respective indications of ablation therapy, EMR, ESD and surgery in the stomach? - N Yahagi (JP)

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 video and 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 September 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

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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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