Notion: Our go-to productivity app

April 27, 2021Process

What is Notion? Improving team workflow is something we’re always looking to do, especially during the pandemic when virtual organization and communication is even more important. In the past, we’ve tried various project management and collaborative apps like Google Drive, Trello, and Asana. While they excel in certain areas of project management and task tracking, … Read More

Tutorial: 3D reconstructions using 3D Slicer

February 15, 2021Process, Tutorial

We are often asked about the tools and techniques used in our workflow. For the 3D animations in TVASurg videos, there are actually several different 3D software tools we use for different aspects of production. We always try to obtain patient-specific imaging scans to reconstruct into 3D models, as these rough reconstructions are the first … Read More

We’re hiring!

January 22, 2021News

Happy new year to all, and hope everyone is staying safe. The TVASurg team has been fortunate to continue our work in creating surgical education videos. In the past years, we have branched out from our original focus in hepato-pancreato-biliary and multi-organ transplant procedures, to other surgical specialities such as obstetrics/gynecology and head and neck … Read More

Happy holidays 2020!

December 17, 2020News

Happy holidays! Thank you so much for supporting us through this challenging year. TVASURG is fortunate and grateful to be able to work from home during this pandemic and maintain our monthly video release schedule. As we continue to populate cases in our OB-GYN and HPB chapters, we’ve also added the new ENT chapter in … Read More

Local/International use cases for VR surgical anatomy modules

November 23, 2020News, Research

We hope everyone is doing well. In the current atmosphere of virtual meetings and conferences, we have started to experiment with the existing virtual reality (VR) architecture we’ve developed, to explore whether collaboration and education could be taken to a new dimension. To that end, we’ve tested two use-cases for VR, in discussions about surgical … Read More

2020 Demo Reel

October 30, 2020News, Video release

Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a rough year for all of us. Like many of the global workforce, we transitioned to a work-at-home structure in March. Despite adjustments and setbacks, our dedicated team of surgeons and medical illustrators have kept pace with our monthly release schedule, and we are working hard to produce powerful … Read More

Collaborations with surgeons and scientists: Academic illustrations

October 26, 2020News, Publications

Apart from our bread-and-butter educational surgical videos, the TVASurg team also collaborates with our staff surgeons, scientists and surgical fellows in academic publications, by creating medical illustrations to accompany their articles.  Below are a selection of pieces that have been published in journals such as Nature Communications, Liver Transplantation, Transplantation, and the British Journal of … Read More

2020 AMI webinar series

September 14, 2020Conferences

TVASurg has been proudly involved with the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) since our inception. Every year we submit clips from our favourite video releases to the annual AMI Salon, and have been fortunate enough to receive awards on several occasions. This year, in light of covid-19, the AMI has converted the annual meeting to a … Read More

TVASurg Process: 3D Animation

August 24, 2020Process

TVASurg produces educational surgery videos enhanced with 3D animations. We’ve previously discussed the production process for how we produce our 3D models, and this month we’d like to go over how we make those models come to life using 3D animation tools and techniques.  While looking through our archive of animations, it was quite a … Read More