2018 AMI Online Salon

Groin Hernia Surgical Repair

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Andrew Rekito; Chicago, Illinois
  • Client: Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Copyright: © 2017 Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: print and web
  • Primary audience: patients

Project Description

Each of these illustrations is published with an accompanying JAMA Patient Page article explaining the surgical repair of groin hernia using both open and laparoscopic approaches. The articles present full summaries of the surgical experience from what to expect preoperatively to postsurgery care at home, while the illustrations are intended to depict the main steps of the operative procedures. By focusing on the different anatomical views provided by each approach, the illustrations serve as a comparison between the two techniques and a basis for discussion between patients and physicians on how to choose the appropriate surgery.