JIM WEST / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JIM WEST / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Editorial use only.
Laparoscopic robotic cancer surgery. Surgeon preparing a patient for an operation using a Da Vinci robotic system to carry out cancer surgery in the abdomen (camera view on screen). This use of endoscopic equipment to perform minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery in the abdomen is a form of laparoscopy. The da Vinci system allows the surgeon's hand movements to be replicated as smaller, precise movements of surgical instruments inside the body. The instruments are inserted through keyhole ports placed in small incisions in the patient's abdomen.
Model release not available. Property release not required.