This assignment was assigned and completed within two days. The goal was to create a patient education piece of one of our illustrated surgeries, meaning instead of the audience being for medical students and surgeons, the audience was patients. This completed changes the entire illustration. Patients want to learn about their procedure in a way ...

For my last surgery, I observed a robot assisted partial nephrectomy or kidney removal. In a robotic assisted surgery, surgeons use small incisions called ports to pass instruments through, resulting in a less invasive procedure. The instruments they use have long handles and are connected to a robot that the surgeon controls. I choose to ...

Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia is a mouth full and it wasn't easy to illustrate either. Trigeminal Neuralgia is a condition that causes severe facial pain due to a vessel pressing against the trigeminal nerve (one of the cranial nerves). Microvascular Decompression is a neurosurgical procedure done to alleviate this pain by ...

For my second surgery, I observed a Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. The shoulder joint consists of a ball and socket joint where the ball is the humerus head and the socket is the scapula, specifically the glenoid fossa. In a Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty or RTSA, this ball and socket joint is reversed, making the glenoid fossa the ...