Bariatric Surgery operations are on the rise in the Western world. And there are several Weight Loss Surgery procedures available. How should patients be informed about these procedures and decide which one is ideal for them? By reading patient testimonies, or by the assurances provided by their doctors? By browsing through the web, or
This patient education image depicts the EndoBarrier procedure, which is an incision free, non-surgical weight loss technique applied under general anaesthesia. A. The EndoBarrier sleeve is released from the capsule. B. All the food that leaves the stomach passes through the 60cm long sleeve, and is not absorbed in the small intestine. C. Bile and
InterStim is a minimally invasive technique to treat Overactive Bladder Syndrome. The system targets the communication problem between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. The device is lodged outside the pelvis, on the Gluteal muscles, close to the Iliac crest. The critical point in this narrative is to depict the device, as
Muscles do not move the body only; but get an illustration into action as well. In a complex action freeze like this one, they dominate the scene; much more than they do in standard anatomy atlases. See-through views give us a great chance to exteriorize the musculature to enhance the feel of the action.
Turbulent enough to get the Vestibular apparatus moving! The task in hand is to illustrate Motion sickness in an Australia navy officer. Having worked through several projects with the Australian Geographic magazine for the past 20 years, I knew this task was going to be another in-depth look at another exciting topic. The initial preview
Take your camera and go on a journey within the human body Looking at a blank page and visualising impossible camera angles is what really makes this profession extremely exciting for me. Here, my challenge was to depict a Gastroduodenal artery stump aneurysm after a Whipple operation. Only available visual references can be seen on
Visualising an operative sequence A patient education illustration dating back to 2003! Arthroscopic procedure to stitch a tear in the Right medial meniscus. As we are looking at the tibial plateau from a “supero-postero-medial” angle, having removed the femur from the scene hardly distracts the lay viewer. While providing the prospective patient with extensive information