2022 AMI Online Salon

Roux en Y Robotic Assisted Gastric Bypass

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Peter Naktin
  • Client: Surgeon
  • Copyright:  Peter Naktin, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Pencil on paper, Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Print for textbook or surgical atlas, PDF or TIFF deliverables; 4 pages, each 7.5 x10” for print in 8.5 x 11”
  • Primary Audience: Residents or bariatric surgeons in training

Project Description

Gastric Bypass surgery is an increasingly safe, minimally invasive, and efficacious medical procedure for patients wishing to improve their quality of life. Those who are eligible generally suffer from obesity-related health issues or exhibit BMIs of 40 and above, with little success from diet and exercise. Poor health outcomes associated with obesity have taken on a new urgency in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the popularity of (traditionally underutilized) bariatric procedures has increased. This increased demand should be met with a supply of capable, well-educated surgeons. Poor education and subpar outcomes may exacerbate cultural stigmas around surgery as an “easy way out” treatment for obesity. Compounding the need for better instruction is the complexity of the gastric bypass procedure as well as the development of new technologies, ie. robotic assistance.This surgical series assists residents and surgeons in training with an advanced, contemporary guide for the procedure. A ”laparoscopic view” incorporates current robotic tools and aims to detail accurate internal views of the abdominal cavity – with relevant viscera. Since the gastrointestinal system can be spatially challenging, these views are paired with simplified line drawings that feature didactic aids or classic anterior views of anatomy. Frustrated students can rely on legible captions (dark on white backgrounds) and schematics that highlight the action of a given surgical step.