2022 AMI Online Salon

Basics of a Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Grace Wilson
  • Client: Academic Publisher
  • Copyright:  Grace Wilson / Augusta University, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Graphite on Bristol / Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: 8×10 Textbook Page
  • Primary Audience: Medical Students

Project Description

This surgical illustration is intended to educate medical students on the critical steps needed to perform a hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy. It provides the visual context  needed by students when preparing to attend this type of surgery, setting expectations for what is to be observed. By outlining the basic steps involved in this procedure sequentially using a combined didactic and natural color palette, this visual aid will help students grasp and retain critical medical knowledge. Such cursory knowledge is a first step towards preparing upcoming medical professionals and improving surgical outcomes for their future patients.