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Laparoscopic colon cancer surgery. Surgeon removing a carcinoma of the colon from a patient's abdomen. The tumour had been excised from its surrounding tissue using laparoscopic instruments. This incision will be used to remove the tumour from the body. Laparoscopy (key hole surgery) is a type of minimally invasive surgery that can be conducted through very small incisions unlike conventional surgical procedures.
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