Animated Graphical Abstracts appreciated by major journals

Our studio has been a world leader in generating Animated Graphical Abstracts for major surgery journals. The prestigious Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery is now a regular user of these GIF animations in their social media. These animations are short video loops demonstrating the crucial steps of a technique. They quickly and easily visualize … Read more

Clitoral Anatomy 3D interactive model

The 20th International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA) conference held in 5-7 August 2002 carried the theme “Anatomy of Woman, Women of Anatomy”.  I teamed up with Professor Helen O’Connell to present the progress of Clitoris visuals we worked together through the past 20 years. The conclusion of the presentation was this exciting 3D interactive … Read more

Webinar presentation in South America

On August 6, 2021, Levent Efe was invited to make a 45 minute Zoom presentation to the South American Plastic Surgery Academy. With 246 attendees from 34 nations, we discussed the role of visual communication in Surgery, and how surgeons can enhance their arguments with well planned visuals. From online surgery animations to illustrations helping … Read more

Medical illustrators meetings

We have been getting together in regular Zoom meetings with a group of young Turkish medical illustrators. As a follow-up to the numerous workshops I gave to this group of mentees along the years, our online sessions cover a broad range of issues to help educate and motivate these talented artists. We also had on … Read more

“Live Sketching” in conferences

We recently put into action a new concept at the AAPSW Plastic Surgery Conference in Melbourne. During eight talks, real time, improvised illustrations were sketched and projected onto a second screen. The aim of this pioneering project is to improve audience engagement, and help elucidate the presenters messages. Perhaps a different take on “Graphic recording” … Read more

Visual communication workshop for Plastic surgeons

We were invited to the 41st annual conference of the Turkish Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Society in Samsun, Turkey for a unique workshop in Oct 2019. We presented an overview of current trends in visualizing surgery, and discussed techniques in improving visual communication for all surgeons. Fifteen advanced trainees and specialists took several challenges in interpreting … Read more

Recent commendations of 2018

We would like to recognize noteworthy acknowledgements for two recent publications. The 2018 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards jury gave highly commended certificate to “Facial Volumization: An Anatomic Approach by Jerome Lamb and Christopher Surek”. And the prestigious Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal chose an exceptional article by Chin-Ho Wong and Bryan C. Mendelson … Read more

“Facial Volumization: An Anatomic Approach” is out!

The intro for this fantastic textbook by Drs. Jerome Lamb and Christopher Surek describes our contribution as: “Numerous beautiful, full-page color illustrations systematically reveal each layer of the face – from deep to superficial – taking readers on a unique journey through the 3-D architecture of complex facial anatomy.” 

“Art makes us better at our job”

Appreciation of our studio’s work by surgeons world wide is the best badge of honor we can display. Their description of our work is exactly what we always try to achieve: depicting difficult concepts in a simple way, helping patients understand them, and making art an indispensable tool for surgeons.