Welcome to the Insight Gallery! We would like to show you the stunning images and full motion video that we shoot in surgery, but since internet technology simply isn’t to that level yet, we can only show you a few shots that simply demonstrates that Insight knows how to get the shot. To explain why video looks fantastic when played on tape but deteriorates so badly once it is posted on the web is an explanation that is usually understood only by computer engineers and graphic artists that work on computers. Without going into details, we even wish there was a way to make still video look as good as photography on the web, and although that day may not be too far off, today the technology just isn't there yet.

What you see here is a small collection of shots from various surgical procedures taken from several hospitals all across the country. This Gallery is designed to demonstrate the optimal camera angles used to capture certain procedures. We have chosen not to show any endoscopic shots here, since those shots reflect the surgeon as cameraman and not Insight’s ability. Some day this page will also serve as a showcase for demonstrating video resolution, definition, movement, with audio portions.

Saphenous Vein Graft Anastomosed to Aorta in Coronary Artery Bypass
St. Joseph‘s Medical Center, Burbank, California

Shooting Open Heart Surgery requires multiple cameras trained at several areas of the body at once. With the Insight SurgiCam, getting all the fine detail without having to ask the surgeon to pause is essential.

Harvesting the Patellar Tendon for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Beach, California

Small incisions sometimes require more attention from the Director and Camera Crew than large ones. When teaching surgical technique, multiple camera angles and detailed description are essential.

Aortic Graft Anastomosed to Aorta
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

One important feature in designing the SurgiCam Jib Arm was allowing Insight to quickly get around a Surgeon. Utilizing a remote pan-tilt camera head on the arm allows us to do this without even touching the camera or arm.

Open Rotator Cuff Repair
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

It is always easier for the human eye to get its anatomical bearings with a moving shot, rather than a still photo. Yet sometimes it is also necessary to enhance the viewers’ understanding by placing labels over the anatomical features.

Glenohumeral Ligament Reapproximated to the Humeral Head in a Stabilization Procedure for Multi-Directional Instability
Hospital For Special Surgery, New York, New York

Believe it or not, shooting large wounds does not present the difficulties that shooting small wounds do, e.g.: the surgeon‘s head. To increase the challenge even more, add to the small wound a deep wound. Insight’s SurgiCam and PortaJib have practically taken these challenges away, allowing us to reposition cameras quickly with little or no delay.

Transvaginally Grasping the Pubocervical Fascia (Pubouterine Ligament) in Surgical Correction of Stress Urinary Incontinence
Columbia Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colorado

The surgeon told us we would not be able to get this shot, that it was too deep, and had artwork ready just in case. We not only got the shot, but also captured every suture that was placed into the pubocervical fascia for this four point suspension of the bladder neck.

Graft Preparation for a Double Bone Plug Medial Meniscal Allograft Transplantation
Tempe St. Lukes Hospital, Tempe, Arizona

Teaching at the backtable or mayo stand is just as important as teaching the surgery. Cameras must be repositioned quickly, since the patients are still under anesthesia.

Cadaveric Shoulder Demonstration of the Concavity of the Undersurface of the Acromion
Sixth Annual Current Issues of MRI in Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, San Francisco

Cadaveric dissections are great teaching modules for conceptualizing the anatomy. Insight will often integrate a portion of a cadaveric dissection into an actual surgery to help show anatomy that is otherwise hidden.

Medial Osteotomy At The Nasal Base In Distraction Osteogenesis of the Midface
Children’s Hospital, Oakland, California

Keeping with the surgeon’s point of view is important, even when the patient is turned upside down. This gives the viewers the perspective they need when they are performing the procedure themselves. 

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