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Contributions

Share your knowledge and know-how with the largest online community of surgeons!

You can contribute to WebSurg by submitting your minimally invasive surgery videos that will help us increase the scope of our educational content. This is a unique opportunity for you to share your surgical skills with the largest community of surgeons worldwide, and become part of our international Faculty.

You’re not an expert in video editing? No problem! Submit the video of your surgical procedure and our editorial and audiovisual team will take care of the rest for free.

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Requirements

In order to be published on WebSurg, you need to make sure that your video brings something relevant to WebSurg. Send us a video demonstrating a comprehensive surgical case which has not been covered on the website yet. The objective of contributions is to offer varied types of educational videos to our members, in a more interactive, didactic, and original way.

The quality of the video must be high-definition to be considered for a potential publication on WebSurg. An abstract of less than 250 words to present the case and educational objectives of the video, the titles of the key steps (e.g. timed chapters of the video such as "case history", "patient set-up and port position", etc. mentioning minutes and seconds), and author name(s) have to be submitted along with your video. These indications will allow our editorial team to perform a synchronized voice over and to provide relevant content to our members.

Advantages

It is fast, free, and user-friendly. Publishing your work on the world’s number 1 minimally invasive surgery website is a great opportunity for you to share your expertise and your surgical skills with the rest of the world. We highlight our contributors by sharing their publications with our 370,000 members, and we provide them statistics allowing them to measure the impact their video had on our community.

Who can contribute?

Anyone is welcome to submit their contributions, whether it is to share a new technique, a novel technological innovation or to present a standard surgical procedure in compliance with international guidelines and consensus recommendations in an original and didactic way.

Validation process

Videos submitted to us are sent to a peer-review committee who will decide if the video can be published on WebSurg. This decision depends on the technical quality of the video and on its scientific relevance and compliance with international guidelines, but also on its originality. We remain at your disposal throughout this process to inform you on the status of your video publication.

Should your video not be validated by our editorial team, we will give you the reasons for this. However you are still more than welcome to send us more videos.

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Typical structure for a contribution

01.

Title

10s
02.

List of authors

10s

Author names and their titles (MD, PhD, etc.).

03.

Clinical case

15-20s

Patient age and gender, clinical and medical history, surgical indications, etc. Views of CT-scans, MRI or other diagnostic tools. Find a template on this page.

04.

Patient

15-20s

Patient, trocar, and operating staff position.

05.

Film

~15 minutes

English video written narrative with a full description of the surgical procedure and of the postoperative outcomes.

06.

Credits

5-10s

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The latest contributions

Surgical intervention
10:12
Totally laparoscopic splenic flexure resection for cancer
The objective of this video is to demonstrate a laparoscopic segmental oncological splenic flexure colonic resection for cancer. Splenic flexure carcinoma is a rare condition, as it represents 3 to 8% of all colon cancers. It is associated with a high risk of obstruction and a poor prognosis. The surgical approach is challenging and not fully standardized. The resected area must include the mesocolon with major vessels ligation at their origin, in order to reduce local recurrence via the complete removal of potentially involved lymph node stations.
The oncological effectiveness of a segmental resection could be determined by the peculiar lymphatic spread of splenic flexure cancers. Different studies showed that the majority of positive lymph nodes among patients with splenic flexure carcinoma are distributed along the paracolic arcade and the left colic artery. As a result, a segmental resection associated with a medial-to-lateral approach could be safe and effective. The experience with a totally laparoscopic approach with intracorporeal anastomosis is well described in the current literature. Additionally, an intracorporeal anastomosis minimizes the risk of bowel twisting, preventing the exteriorization of the stumps, and reducing bowel traction, which can affect anastomotic irrigation, especially in obese patients. In a setting of surgeons experienced with laparoscopic colorectal surgery, the outcomes of laparoscopic segmental resection of splenic flexure are similar to those of laparoscopic resections for cancer in other locations.
Totally laparoscopic splenic flexure resection for cancer
G Basili, D Pietrasanta, N Romano, AF Costa
967 views
24 days ago
Surgical intervention
10:31
Laparoscopic right colectomy: bottom-to-up approach with intracorporeal anastomosis
Introduction
Laparoscopic right colectomy (LRC) has become a well-established technique in colon cancer treatment achieving the same degree of radicality as open colectomy with the advantages of minimal invasion. A medial-to-lateral approach is the standard technique, but the bottom-to-up approach, with intracorporeal anastomosis (BTU), has recently gained popularity among surgeons.
Clinical case
The authors report the case of a 70-year-old male patient with persistent abdominal discomfort and a change in bowel habits. Preoperative staging revealed an adenocarcinoma at the hepatic flexure of the colon with no metastatic disease. The patient was proposed for a laparoscopic right colectomy.
A bottom-to-up approach was performed by opening an avascular plane posterior to the right mesocolon, creating a mesenteric route cranially along Gerota’s fascia until the duodenum and liver have been exposed. A side-to-side ileocolic intracorporeal stapled anastomosis was fashioned. The procedure and postoperative recovery were uneventful.
Discussion/Conclusion
LRC using a BTU approach is a feasible and safe alternative to the conventional medial-to-lateral approach. The main advantages are a short learning curve and an easy access to the retroperitoneal space with direct visualization and protection of retroperitoneal structures. The performance of an intracorporeal anastomosis offers the advantage of a smaller extraction incision, lower wound-related complications, and fast recovery.
Laparoscopic right colectomy: bottom-to-up approach with intracorporeal anastomosis
J Magalhães, L Matos, J Costa, J Costa Pereira, G Gonçalves, M Nora
714 views
28 days ago

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

  • I. Video content
    Which type of video can I send as a contribution to WebSurg?
    Videos of minimally invasive surgery should be scientifically relevant, and deal with one of the specialties which can be found on the website. They should put forward a surgical technique or a surgical instrument, and bring something new or interesting to the medical community. If you have a video of an operation or a technique you are proud of, share it with the rest of the world !
    Can I send a video presenting an unusual / controversial technique?
    After you have sent us your video, the peer-review committee will review it and you will receive a detailed response concerning the approval or the refusal of your video. We do have a section dedicated to “unusual / controversial cases”, which could correspond to your video. We are happy to receive contributions featuring uncommon and pioneering techniques.
    Can I send a video in which the face of the patient is visible?
    The face of the patient should be blurred in the video. The patient should not be identifiable in any other way, anything that could cause the identification of the patient on any part of the body should be blurred. If you cannot do it we can take care of this for you.
    Can I add animations and personalize my video (sound, colors, illustrations)?
    The video should not have any background music, it can include some explanations from the surgeon, and should be presented using a neutral background. Some colors and illustrations can be added as long as they don’t take the focus away from the content of the video. If you have animations which can illustrate your operation, you can insert them into the video.
  • II. Validation process
    Who validates my contribution?
    The peer-review committee is made up of qualified surgeons who are experts in their field. The committee is completely independent and is completely neutral when making decisions concerning contributions.
    Can I be sure that my video will be published?
    No, WebSurg aims to respect a certain number of criteria for the publication of videos, in order to maintain the quality of minimally invasive surgery content published on the website.
    How long does the validation process take?
    The validation process usually takes anywhere from 1 week to 1 month, depending on the availability of the committee’s members. In certain cases, it can take more than a month.
    What are the criteria upon which the validation process is based?
    Image quality
    Compliance with instructions
    Scientific and surgical relevance
    Compliance with medical principles (respect of patients, etc.)
    What happens after my video has been published?
    Once your video has been published, WebSurg mentions it in the monthly newsletter in order to communicate on our new contributions. You can also follow the evolution of your videos: comments, number of views, likes, shares, views depending on geographical location, etc.
    What can I do if my video is not accepted?
    A refusal does not mean that you cannot send more videos, making sure that WebSurg instructions are followed.
    Do WebSurg industrial partners play a role in the validation process?
    No our partners do not participate in the validation process in any way, and they are not part of the committee. The peer-review committee is made up of surgery experts in different fields, which accounts for a neutral decision-making process.
    Which video format is accepted by WebSurg?
    We accept a wide range of video formats: .mp4, .mov, .avi, 4K, etc.
    The perfect video: HD (1920x1080) .mp4 H264 VBR 10-20 Mb/s. Progressive 25-60 fps.
    Video we can accept: HD ready (1280x720). mp4 H264 VBR 5-10 Mb/s. Progressive 25-60 fps.
    Maximum quality we can manage: 4K (3840x2160). mp4 VBR 30-60 Mb/s. Progressive 25-60 fps.
    What is the maximum size for the video?
    A file of up to 20Gb can be sent using our form. However, if your video is larger in size, please contact us so that we can find a solution together.
  • III. Contributions and commercial brands
    Can I submit a video to advertize surgical instruments?
    WebSurg cannot be used as a commercial platform to advertize instruments. It can however be used to display new techniques, and new instruments – as long as the main focus of the video is the scientific relevance of the operation and/or of the use of the instrument.
    Can I send a video contribution if the logo of my surgical tools is visible?
    Yes, if the goal of the video is to display operative techniques. The video cannot simply be a commercial presentation of a product, of a company, etc.
    Can I send a video if the logo of my hospital or my company appears on the video?
    Yes, you can. However, it should not appear in the top right corner as this is where the IRCAD watermark appears in videos.
  • IV. Cost-related questions
    How much does a contribution to WebSurg cost?
    Publishing on WebSurg is completely FREE. It doesn’t cost anything and you will not receive a financial compensation for it. Find out more about the benefits of contributing to WebSurg.
    I don’t know how to edit the video, how much would the editing done by WebSurg cost?
    WebSurg can help you throughout the editing process entirely for free. Send us your operative videos, and we will help you perform the editing once our peer-review committee has validated the video.
    Can I sell the video that I have sent to WebSurg as a contribution?
    The raw footage that you send us belongs to you, which means that you can sell it or use it for other purposes. However the edited video which is published on WebSurg belongs to WebSurg. This means that it cannot be sold. You can still use this video for your communications, congresses, etc.