We believe that knowledge, skills and technique
improve the quality of surgery



The Video-in-Photo (VIP) is a function of the iLappVIP application that can be downloaded for Google Playstore and App Store. The purpose of this application is to allow users to link various pictures of certain technical aspects of surgical procedures, to actual videos of these specific operative maneuvers.


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Laparoscopic Surgery


iLappSurgery Foundation






Laparoscopic surgery is a modern way of endoscopic surgery of the abdomen using a few small incisions allowing instruments to be entered in the abdominal cavity including a small camera by which surgical procedures can be recorded.

Some years ago most surgical procedures in the abdomen were carried out by invasive methods i.e. by making a large incision to enter the abdomen in order to get access to the internal organs. Such invasive methods offers a high risk of infections...


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iLappSurgery Foundation

The iLappSurgery Foundation is started out of passion for surgery and therefore it’s a non-profit organization.


The goal of the Foundation is to develop educational material concerning specific advanced techniques in the field of laparoscopic surgery and to make such material available to surgeons, residents and other interested parties worldwide in the form of Apps at a minimal payment. As a result we aim to increase the level of (laparoscopic) surgical skills in order to lengthen the life expectancy of patients, to improve their quality of life and to shorten the duration of hospital stay.

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Because every move of the surgeon can be watched,
recorded and played back laparoscopic surgery is the perfect technique to teach on a screen.


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How it works


The use of Apps in the surgical field is still in an initial stage, but the laparoscopic surgery is ideal for such an approach as it uses a small camera inserted in the abdominal cavity resulting in a digital recording of the procedures.


The editing of this video-parts will be directed by Joep Knol and executed by a team of specialists consisiting of a 3D-graphist, a medical illustrator, a video editor and a colorizing-editor and other specialists.

All procedures will be commented by world known experts.




iLappSurgery focuses on the of development of visual educational materials and aims to spread specialized laparoscopic knowledge throughout the world using new media such as iPhone iPad and Android applications.


In this project knowledge of experts in surgery is shown in the most understandable and educational way and as a result iLappSurgery is innovative in the medical world.


The first project available is a module on TME (Total Mesorectal Excision) and TaTME (Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision).

Further modules are developed and an update is available on a regular base.



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pelican cancer foundation



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