Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2008 § 5 Comments

Merry Christmas from The Sterile Eye

Detail from our Christmas tree. Me on the right.

The Sterile Eye wishes all friends and readers a peaceful Christmas and a happy new year!

Christmas Surgery

December 20, 2008 § 1 Comment

christmassurgeryComic strip courtesy of The Perry Bible Fellowship.

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Inventory updated

December 18, 2008 § Leave a comment

video_archive2008 is soon a wrap, and it’s time to update my list of the different diagnostic and cancer treatment videos I’ve filmed for the project over the last three and a half years.

The project is almost completed, but I still have some filming related to liver-, pancreatic-, gall bladder- and bile duct cancer left. This is a list of all the procedures I’ve filmed,  so not all videos listed here are published and some will for various reasons never be completed. « Read the rest of this entry »

Total gastrectomy video

December 17, 2008 § 12 Comments

The stomach exposed through the midline incision.

The stomach exposed through the midline incision.

My last video in 2008, this total gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y reconstruction for stomach cancer, was published today on « Read the rest of this entry »


December 15, 2008 § 1 Comment

Dr. Leonid Rogozov performing an appendectomy on himself.

Dr. Leonid Rogozov performing an appendectomy on himself.

I always thought the scene in the movie Master and Commander, where Dr. Stephen Maturin performs surgery to remove a bullet on himself, was a bit far-fetched. But it turns out that even in the field of self-surgery, reality surpasses fiction.

As List Universe’s Top 10 list of self-surgeries shows, removing a bullet from your own abdomen is merely an outpatient procedure, compared to what have actually been done over the years.

Thanks to T for the tip!

Esophageal dilatation video

December 14, 2008 § 6 Comments

The pump used to inflate the dilatation balloon.

The pump used to inflate the dilatation balloon.

Another endoscopic video of mine published recently. This video shows balloon dilatation of the esophagus following an esophagectomy. « Read the rest of this entry »

Gastroscopy video

December 12, 2008 § 2 Comments


Here is a gastroscopy video I’ve made that was recently published on « Read the rest of this entry »

Hepatic artery embolization video

December 11, 2008 § 1 Comment


A radiologist watching the x-ray screens during embolization.

A video I made of an hepatic artery embolization was published on this week.

This is a minimally-invasive procedure to purposely occlude selected branches of the hepatic artery. In this specific video the procedure is done to reduce the amount of liver metastasis in a patient with a metastatic neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas. « Read the rest of this entry »

Inner sights

December 2, 2008 § 11 Comments


A surgeon wielding a big tool (Endo GIA) on Grey's Anatomy. Note the bloody glove.

When you enter an operating room for the first time, you’re probably a bit worried about how you’re going to react to the visual impressions.The only reference most of us have is television. If it’s hospital drama or news footage, the surgery is always only hinted at. They show surgery without actually showing surgery. We get to see some bloody, gloved hands and some skin. The rest is left to Mr. Imagination, and as we know, he needs a reality check. « Read the rest of this entry »

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