Comparison of Educational and Academic Quality of Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy Videos on WebSurg® and YouTube® Platforms


Surgical Innovation, vol.30, no.6, pp.728-738, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/15533506231208583
  • Journal Name: Surgical Innovation
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.728-738
  • Keywords: educational quality, laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy, surgical videos, web-base education, websurg, youtube
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The aim of this study was to compare the educational and academic quality of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) videos on YouTube® and WebSurg® platforms. Material and Methods: YouTube and WebSurg platforms were searched with the keyword “laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy”. According to the exclusion criteria, 12 videos were found on WebSurg. To ensure a 1:1 ratio, the first 12 videos that met the criteria on YouTube were also analyzed. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) benchmark criteria were used to evaluate the reliability of the videos. The non-educational quality of the videos was calculated using the Global Quality Score (GQS), the educational and academic quality of videos was calculated using Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy-specific score (LDP-SS) and Laparoscopic Surgery Video Educational Guidelines scoring system (LAP-VEGaS). Results: The mean JAMA score was 1.58 on YouTube and 2.83 on WebSurg (P <.001). The median GQS was 2 on YouTube and 5 on WebSurg (P <.001). The median LAP-VEGaS score was 8 on YouTube and 14.5 on WebSurg (P <.001). The median LDP-SS score was 6 on YouTube and 9.5 on WebSurg (P =.001). According to the LAP-VEGaS, eleven (91.7%) of the WebSurg videos had a high score of 11 or more (P =.04). According to Spearman correlation analysis, there was a statistically significant positive correlation between LDP-SS and JAMA, GQS and LAP-VEGaS (r:.589, P =.002; r:.648, P =.001; r:.848, P <.001 respectively). Conclusions: The WebSurg is superior to the YouTube in terms of educational and academic value, quality, accuracy, reliability and usability in scientific meetings for LDP videos.