Type of Surgery

How the Body Works : The Spleen

The spleen is one of the most misunderstood organs in the body. This narrated animation describes both the anatomy and function (physiology) of the spleen.

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How the Body Works : The Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system keeps our tissues from retaining fluid and houses many of the key components of the immune system, like lymph nodes. Learn how this underappreciated body system is organized and how it functions.

Laparoscopic Colon Resection

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.