Biomedical Engineering and Design

Information specific to BME and BME/CBID design teams.

Videos of Surgical Procedures

AccessMedicine -- This database of searchable medical textbooks also includes videos.

  • Along the top, click on "Multimedia," and choose any of them
  • The categories on the left include Diagnostic and Imaging Studies, and Procedural Videos

Clinical Key in Nursing

  • Videos in the areas of anesthesiology, cardiovascular, internal medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, orthopedics, surgery, and pediatrics

Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI) 

  •  You must create an account using JHU email address -- Use Signin on the upper right
  • JoMI is a "surgical video journal/virtual operating theatre[s] and publish[es] surgical procedures performed by top teaching physicians
  • JoMI has filmed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and other top institutions
  • Article index is available here

JoVE Science Education

New England Journal of Medicine's Videos in Clinical Medicine

  • The specialties (including surgery) are listed on the left

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

VideoGIE: an official video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy -- Online-only, open access journal that publishes "original, peer-reviewed video case reports and case series of endoscopic procedures used in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive diseases."

Video Journal of Orthopaedics

  • "Original peer-reviewed videos examine established surgical techniques, as well as introduce new techniques and technologies important to the orthopaedic surgeon."

eMedTV -- This site is produced and managed by Clinaero, Inc., which is "a privately held software and services company." (Here is more information about who is producing these videos.)

  • Not all of these videos are about surgical procedures, and some of them include animations instead of the real procedure 
  • If you use one of these videos, please ask one of your professors to review it, to make sure that it does show the current state of the art

Surgical Procedure Portal (SUPPORT)

  • This site appears reputable, but again, please ask your prof or mentor to review the videos you're interested in using
Start with this guide's Anatomy Tools and Images page.


1. AccessEngineering -- This database has just a few "case studies," including "rotator cuff repair" and "continuous blood pressure monitoring"

2. Atlas of Gastroenterological Endoscopy has a page that lists several sites.

  • These sites offer various kinds of information, including videos, images, and text information

The first listing on the page is the Atlas of Gastroenterological Endoscopy itself.

  • Includes images of stomach, duodenum, colon, and more