The Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery is a 3D-animation enhanced surgical video atlas. It aims to instruct surgeons in the surgical care of patients with complex problems in the fields of hepato-pancreato-biliary, transplant, gynaecology, and obstetrics, and highlight the advanced surgical techniques required for the management of these diseases. This video atlas also aims to educate patients and patient families about common surgical procedures.

This online surgical video atlas started in 2010 as one of Perioperative Interactive Education (PIE)’s many projects. Over the years, the atlas have evolved to include new sections such as interactive learning modules and conference lectures in addition to educational surgical videos. Recently, the atlas have expanded to include obstetrics and gynaecology procedures. Updates on ongoing projects and new technological experiments can be found in our blog. Please subscribe if you don’t want to miss our monthly videos and atlas updates.


This video atlas is kindly supported by grants from the Greenberg/Samuel Family through the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, and the Feeney Fellowship Education Fund through the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. OB-GYN chapters are kindly supported by Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Toronto.


The videos of Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery (Video Content) are for educational purposes only and are to be used as a reference for practicing surgeons and fellows. The Video Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

The Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery hereby disclaims any and all liability to any party for any direct, indirect, implied, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of the Video Content, which is provided as is, and without warranties.



Our work has been recognized by both professional biomedical communicators and surgeons.

2012 Association of Medical Illustrators Salon Winner
Animation Instructional: Award of Merit
Whipple: IPMN with preservation of 1st jejunal branch of SMV


2015 Association of Medical Illustrators Salon Winner
Animation Instructional: Award of Merit
Whipple: SMA and SMV resection and reconstruction


2015 Canadian Association of General Surgery (CAGS)
"Best of Show"
Ex-vivo liver 1/6/7 segmentectomies with en bloc caval resection and right nephrectomy for a leiomyosarcoma arising from the inferior vena cava


2017 Association of Medical Illustrators Salon Winner
Interactive Instructional: Award of Excellence
VR Surgical Anatomy Module