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Case Study: Gastric Bypass

Case Study: Gastric Bypass
This case involved a morbidly obese woman who underwent a vertical banded gastroplasty with Roux-en-Y.  The procedure was performed through an open incision because the patient was undergoing a cholecystectomy and a ventral hernia repair during the same surgery.  The bypass was uneventful, a gastrostomy tube was placed, and there were no apparent complications to any of the procedures. (more…) read more →

Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton
2013 not only brings new services but also an announcement... my retirement from Seif & Associates. Short of cloning myself, I’ve made every effort to make this transition seamless for your firm. Emily Steigler, senior medical illustrator, has been managing 98% of my responsibilities these past few years and is ready to fill my shoes. But Emily has her own… read more →

2013: S&A Medical Graphics

2013: S&A Medical Graphics
2013 is an exciting year for Seif Medical Graphics – not only do we have a brand new look but we’ve added new services and products too! New Website! You’ll find a sleek new look, a user-friendly layout, and an expanded online store.  Whether you want to browse our products and services or explore case studies on our blog, our… read more →

Seif & Associates Anatomy & Physiology Handbook!

Seif & Associates Anatomy & Physiology Handbook!
Contact us via email, twitter, or facebook us for a complimentary copy of the Seif & Associates Anatomy & Physiology Handbook! A broad-based overview of anatomy and common medical issues, this fully illustrated professional litigation tool is a catalog of our generic exhibits, designed to give some insight into the inner workings of the body as well to exemplify the… read more →

Case Study: Porcelain v. PFM Crowns

Case Study: Porcelain v. PFM Crowns
This case involved a female patient who presented for evaluation of a chipped tooth. The defendant recommended veneers on teeth #8 and #9. She prepared the patient’s teeth by grinding down and performing root canals on #8 and #9, but after completion of the root canals, the defendant opted to crown the teeth rather than place veneers. (more…) read more →

GoToMeeting Is Here!

GoToMeeting Is Here!
If you’ve worked with us recently, you may have noticed that we now offer GoToMeeting computer conferencing service. We are really excited about this new service as it allows our client and medical illustrator to effectively reach the final draft stage much more quickly. GoToMeeting is an online conferencing service that allows up to 15 people in 15 different places… read more →

Case Study: Cholecystectomy (Bile Duct Injury)

Case Study: Cholecystectomy (Bile Duct Injury)
This case involved middle-aged male who presented with multiple gallstones in the gallbladder, one of which was lodged in the gallbladder neck. The defendant performed a laparoscopic cholecystectomy on 10/23/06. Upon visualization of the surgical field, the defendant encountered multiple adhesions, which required tedious dissection. After decompression of the tense gallbladder, the defendant dissected the cystic duct and artery out… read more →

Case Study: Anastomotic Leak

Case Study: Anastomotic Leak
This case involved a middle-aged woman who was diagnosed with a villous adenoma in her cecum by laparoscopy and biopsy. During the subsequent laparoscopic hand-assisted hemicolectomy, the cecum was found to be attached to the omentum. There were no apparent complications. (more…) read more →

Film Reconstructions

Film Reconstructions
In an age where we are surrounded and inundated by technology and wondrous special effects daily, the benefits of animation and technology in the courtroom certainly cannot be ignored. As an alternative to often-costly and time-consuming 3D animations, recently, we have become excited about the expanding possibilities of animating DICOM radiology image reconstructions for use in the medical malpractice defense… read more →

Case Study: Spinal Accessory Nerve Transection

Case Study: Spinal Accessory Nerve Transection
This unique case involved a female plaintiff with a history of right-sided shoulder and back pain. She presented to the defendant for evaluation of an enlarged, non-painful, right-sided posterior cervical lymph node, which she had noticed approximately 6 months earlier. The node was 1.5 x 1.5 cm and easily palpable along the border of the trapezius muscle; an ultrasound revealed… read more →