The Sigmoid Colectomy Surgical Sequence

Sigmoid Colectomy surgery involves the left side of the colon, removing the damaged or diseased tissue, and re attaching the two ends of the colon. An incision is made in the middle part of the lower abdomen, to allow access to free the colon loop and the upper rectum.

Joanna watched this surgery as it was performed, sketching and note taking. The work was taken back to the studio in order to update and complete the stages. The surgery was carried out at Southampton General Hospital, Hampshire.

Always working with the medical expert, as an artist Joanna can converse readily over medical subject matter, producing illustrations from notes, sketches, direct observation, discussion. This helps the surgeon or any healthcare professional, when they want their techniques created for their medical paper, for teaching students or patients.

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See the condensed steps created for sigmoid colectomy surgery

See the condensed steps created for sigmoid colectomy surgery

Incision made in middle part of lower abdomen, freeing the colon

Incision made in middle part of lower abdomen, freeing the colon

Area of colon to be removed, containing diverticular

Area of colon to be removed, containing diverticular

 
Area clamped and dotted line signifies surgeons cut

Area clamped and dotted line signifies surgeons cut

Segment with diverticular removed. Clamps remain in situ

Segment with diverticular removed. Clamps remain in situ

With the diverticular area removed, the cut colon is joined

With the diverticular area removed, the cut colon is joined

 

 

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