2018 AMI Online Salon

Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgical Operations

Project Details

  • Artist(s)/Contributors:  Jennifer Fairman, Corinne Sandone; Baltimore, Maryland
  • Client: John G. Hunter, MD and Donn H. Spight, MD; OHSU (Publisher: McGraw-Hill)
  • Copyright: © 2018 Johns Hopkins University
  • Medium / software used: Graphite Pencil, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Surgical Atlas
  • Primary audience: Surgeons

Project Description

To provide surgeons with an in-depth understanding of 62 minimally invasive surgical (MIS) operations at the forefront of surgical advancement, written by 28 different MIS specialists. This book features 991 tonal illustrations that aim to communicate far more than a limited scope-view: zooming out to provide anatomic context, using transparency to indicate position of underlying structures, and incorporating cross-sections, diagrams or cut-away views. The atlas begins with general principles of MIS for adult and pediatric cases. Subsequent chapters depict thoracic (upper GI and pulmonary) and abdominal (lower GI, hepatopancreatobiliary, splenorenal, colorectal, hernia and bariatric) operations. Many procedures include alternate surgical options. The challenge was to provide clarity and consistency in a dynamic hand-drawn visual-narrative style with polished elements in areas of focus. Due to the scope and number of images, this project took nearly a decade to complete.