2018 AMI Online Salon

Laparoscopic-assisted Right Hemicolectomy

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Chelsea Canlas; Whitby, Ontario
  • Client: Faculty advisor: Prof. Michael Corrin; Content advisor: Dr. Savtaj Brar
  • Copyright: © 2017 Chelsea Canlas
  • Medium / software used: Ink, and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator CC
  • Final presentation format: Print, double-page spread for a surgical atlas
  • Primary audience: Medical students

Project Description

A series of illustrations for a surgical atlas depicting the externalization and devascularization of the right colon during a laparoscopic-assisted hemicolectomy procedure performed by Dr. Savtaj Brar at Mount Sinai Hospital. This two-page spread is part of a larger series of illustrations that was created for an assignment on surgical illustration. The goals of the assignment were to (a) create a clear visual narrative, that could be used as part of instruction, that accurately describes the temporal, anatomical and procedural aspects of a surgery, and (b) successfully use line rendering techniques. Data about the procedure was collected through surgical observation and a review of existing literature. Each figure was drawn iteratively with the guidance of Prof. Corrin, Professor-emerita Margot Mackay, and Dr. Brar.