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WeBSurg Newsletter October 2011

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

We are publishing 15 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialties, 1 new critical analysis in laparoscopic gynecologic 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.


15 new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  •   Laparoscopic re-operation for severe dysphagia following fundoplication and prosthetic reinforcement of the hiatus
  •   Laparoscopic subtotal gastrectomy and D1 lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer
  •   Totally thoracoscopic and laparoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy in obese patients
  •   Laparoscopic TAPP procedure for bilateral inguinal hernia
  •   Laparoscopic enucleation of leiomyoma of the GE junction

Interventional GI endoscopy:

  •  Endoscopic intragastric balloon as a bridge to bariatric surgery for the management of a superobese patient
  •  Right colon Dieulafoy's lesion: endoscopic treatment

Single port surgery:

  •   Laparoscopic single port reversal of Hartmann’s procedure
  •   Single port appendectomy using the E.K. glove port: a cost-effective innovation

Gynecologic surgery:

  •   Endometriotic nodule resection, multiple myomectomy using barbed V-Loc™ suture, right ovarian cystectomy and SprayShield™
  •   Laparoscopic staging and debulking of a uterine carcinosarcoma
  •   Laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy: standard technique

Urological surgery:

  •   Laparoscopic treatment for genitourinary prolapse

Thoracic surgery:

  •   Endoscopic resection of an endobronchial hamartoma

Pediatric surgery:

  •    Posterior sagittal anorectoplasty for the surgical treatment of rectourethral fistula


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.

  • Typical procedure for laparoscopic gastric bypass: gastrojejunostomy with circular stapler (27 min)
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy with selective vascular control and deeply involved pancreatic tail (26 min)
  • Laparoscopic TME for T3 upper rectal cancer: end-to-end low colorectal anastomosis (26 min)
  • Acute cholecystitis and CBD stone: difficult laparoscopy and ERCP (14 min)

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1 new critical analysis in Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery

4 new lectures in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

  • Elective surgery for diverticular disease - P Ambrosetti (CH)
  • Technical aspects of laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticular disease - P Ambrosetti (CH)
  • Single access colectomy - M Li (HK)
  • Intracorporeal anastomosis - B Salky (US)

5 new lectures in Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery

  •  Is there a role for MIS in thyroid cancer? - P Angelos (US)
  •  Is the minimally invasive approach acceptable for malignant adrenal tumors? - QY Duh (US)
  •  Partial adrenalectomy: pros and cons - QY Duh (US)
  •  Access in modern thyroid surgery - D Terris (US)
  •  Basic principles for retroperitoneal left and right adrenalectomy - M Walz (DE)

3 new lectures in Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Arthroscopic proximal pole resection, partial scaphoid implant - M Haerle (DE)
  • Scaphoid Trapezium Pyrocarbon Implant (STPI) in scaphotrapeziotrapezoidal (STT) arthritis - M Haerle (DE)
  • Implication of the extrinsic ligaments to the interosseous stability of the proximal row - L van Overstraeten (BE)

6 new lectures in Skull Base Surgery

  • Endoscopic surgery for anterior skull base meningiomas - E Jouanneau (FR)
  • The infratemporal fossa - PV Theodosopoulos (US)
  • Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery - PV Theodosopoulos (US)
  • Endoscopic approach to craniopharyngiomas - S Froelich (FR)
  • The mobilization of the lateral wall of the parasellar region - E Gay (FR)
  • Endoscopic approach to craniocervical junction -  J Lehmberg (DE)

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.

IRCAD Brazil

The IRCAD Brazil opened last July 9.

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.

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 2011-2012

The IRCAD-EITS and WeBSurg will be present as an exhibitor hosted by Karl Storz at the forthcoming events:

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) 97th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (October 23-27, 2011)
  • SAGES Annual Meeting and 14th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA (March 7-10, 2012)
  • 20th Congress of the EAES, Brussels, Belgium (June 20-23, 2012)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) 98th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA (September 30-October 4, 2012)

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 October 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 the IRCAD - BRAZIL

November 9-11, 2011

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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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