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WeBSurg Newsletter November 2011

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

We are publishing 14 new videos featuring different surgical procedures in different specialties, 1 new critical analysis in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, and 15 new lectures.

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


14 new videos this month

General and digestive surgery:

  • Totally laparoscopic TME in a male patient with a side-to-end mechanical anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after vertical banded gastroplasty
  • Laparoscopic splenopancreatectomy assisted by augmented reality for pancreatic cancer
  • Laparoscopic management of intra-abdominal fish bone mimicking acute cholecystitis
  • The glove TEM port: the poor man's TEM
  • En bloc laparoscopic right hemicolectomy associated to atypical hepatectomy for advanced cancer of the hepatic flexure

Interventional GI endoscopy:

  •  Acute diverticular colonic bleeding: endoscopic hemostasis
  •  Arterial bleeding of duodenal ulcer: endoscopic clipping

Gynecologic surgery:

  • 1400 gram multiple myomectomy using Chardonnens knife and colpotomy
  • Laparoscopic lumbo-aortic lymphadenectomy: standard technique

Endocrine surgery:

  • Video-assisted right upper parathyroidectomy for hyperparathyroidism

Pediatric surgery:

  • Redo transanal pull-through for Hirschsprung's disease
  • Esophageal atresia without tracheoesophageal fistula: thoracoscopic repair

Single port surgery:

  • Single port spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic cystadenoma


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.

  • Retroperitoneal right adrenalectomy: single port approach (26 min)
  • Insulinoma located in the uncinate process of the pancreas: laparoscopic resection (12 min)
  • Difficult laparoscopic right adrenalectomy due to intraoperative adhesion (25 min)
  • Nyhus IIIb right inguinal hernia: a stepwise TAPP approach (21 min)

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1 new critical analysis in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

3 new lectures in Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery

  •  Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and enucleation . B Dallemagne (FR)
  •  Laparoscopic resection for pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma - QY Duh (US)
  •  Spleen-preserving robotic distal pancreatectomy - PC Giulianotti (US)

3 new lectures in Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery

  • Methodologies for suturing and applications - G Janik (US)
  • Safe entry techniques with review of the literature - A Wattiez (FR)
  • Tips and tricks for hysterectomy - J Gilabert-Estellés (ES)

3 new lectures in Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Techniques and portals  - JR Haugstvedt  (NO)
  • Arthroscopic radial styloidectomy - DH Yanni (UK)
  • Ulnar impaction syndrome: arthroscopic distal ulna resection - EM Baur (DE)

6 new lectures in Skull Base Surgery

  • Endonasal steps for endoscopic approaches to the skull base - P Herman (FR)
  • Recent advances in transnasal endoscopic surgery: from sinus to skull base - P Herman (FR)
  • Far lateral approach: techniques and indications - YK Tu (TW)
  • Endoscopic endonasal approach to chordomas - B George (FR)
  • Petroclival tumors: anatomy, conventional and skull base surgical techniques – lessons learned in 15 years - J Morcos (US)
  • Treatment strategy for acoustic neuromas -  G Brassier (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.


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.


Click here to learn more about IRCAD TAIWAN

Click here to access IRCAD Taiwan calendar of courses in 2012

Next course at IRCAD Taiwan:
Intensive Course in Laparoscopic General Surgery - January 30-February 2, 2012

Upcoming conferences in 2012

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

  • 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)


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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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