This video shows how the large intestine or colon is removed through laparoscopic surgery. The perspective is that of the surgeon performing the colectomy or colon resection. A note to viewers, this video shows surgery on an actual patient. The anatomical landmarks are not labeled, but described by the surgeon narrator.
This video contains actual footage of an appendectomy. The procedure is being performed laparoscopically and shows what the surgeon sees through the small camera inserted into the body. This video may be difficult for some viewers since it shows surgery on actual human tissue.
The ROSE procedure helps patients that have had gastric bypass surgery but are starting to gain weight again. As the video shows, the procedure is "incisionless" because it is performed endoscopically with a thin tube placed down the esophagus. The stomach and esophagus are narrowed as a result of the ROSE procedure.
This narrated video explains what the patient will experience during an EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy). In non-US countries this procedure is sometimes referred to as gastroscopy, but the approach shown in the video provide the doctor with a view of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
While a colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, flexible tube to view the lower gastrointestinal tract, the upper GI tract can be viewed as well. In a gastroscopy or what is more completely called an EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) uses a similar scope to investigate the inside of the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine.
When gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is not well controlled through lifestyle or medical interventions, surgery may be required. One surgical treatment for GERD is called a Nissen fundoplication. The steps involved in a Nissen fundoplication are discussed in this narrated animation.
This video shows what a surgeon sees during a ventral hernia repair performed using a laparoscope. The various anatomical landmarks are identified by the narrator. Note that surgery is performed on actual human tissue in this video
This narrated animation describes the first half of the digestive system (also known as the gastrointestinal tract). It describes how the muscles in the esophagus are used to swallow the food that we eat and describes how the stomach digests food.
Medical therapy can treat many cases of GERD of gastroesophageal reflux disease; however, in severe cases, surgery must be used to treat GERD. This narrated video covers the pain surgical approach to GERD, called fundoplication. It also describes a hiatal hernia, how this disorder sometimes contributes to GERD, and what can be done about it.