Process of Robot Assisted Partial Nephrectomy
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 complete this illustration in watercolor to give it a realistic organic feel.
First, here are the final sketches:
Here is the final finished illustration.