Intuitive Surgical: State-of-the-Art Robotic-assisted Surgical Systems
Gary Guthart, CEO
The concept of high-end multipurpose robots which was once a science fiction notion and lauded sci-fi movies becomes a reality today. The healthcare sector has also witnessed the influx of such sophisticated machines. Improved patient outcomes and plain sailing healthcare delivery— being the key values of the medical landscape—substantiates the use of advanced robots. Intuitive Surgical, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California creates innovative, robotic-assisted surgical systems. “Since our inception in 1995, we have conducted several dedicated research to develop an integrated stack of minimally invasive, robotic-assisted platforms and services to help doctors and hospitals deliver the best outcomes possible to their patients,” says Gary Guthart, CEO of Intuitive.
With a goal to innovate the healthcare landscape, especially in the surgical space, the company tables FDA-certified da Vinci®, one of the first robotic-assisted systems for general laparoscopic surgery. The company’s innovative surgical platforms are designed to enable surgeons to carry out minimally invasive operations seamlessly. Da Vinci® surgical platform named after Leonardo da Vinci who is widely known for advancing the study of human anatomy provides surgeons with superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, improved precision, and ergonomic comfort. With its in-built functionalities, da Vinci® enables skilled surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures that involve complex dissection or reconstruction.
Intuitive offers several models of the da Vinci surgical system including da Vinci SP®, da Vinci X®, and da Vinci Xi® for different use cases. Da Vinci® provides robotic and computer assistance with a high-definition 3D vision to the surgeon who controls the system during surgery. It is added with specialized instrumentation, including a miniaturized surgical camera and wristed instruments including scissors, scalpels, and forceps that help the surgeons to execute precise dissection and reconstruction deep inside the body.
we have conducted several dedicated research to pioneer an integrated stack of minimally invasive, robotic-assisted platforms and services to help doctors and hospitals deliver the best outcomes possible to their patients
Additionally, integration of Intuitive’s purpose-built multi-faceted vision technologies, energy systems, as well as stapling with da Vinci® delivers paramount operational innovations which further benefits MIS., Intuitive also provides education and training for the surgeons and staff. The FDA, hospitals, and professional medical societies engage with the surgeons in the company’s world-class training program that help them use da Vinci technology safely and efficiently. Intuitive’s 24x7 technical support and assistance in streamlining the da Vinci system’s operations helps in increasing the company’s scope in the healthcare market.
With the zeal to establish its footprints in other segments in the healthcare, Intuitive offers Ion™ endo-luminal system, an innovative value-bound robotic platform for minimally invasive biopsy in the peripheral lung. Its ultra-thin, and ultra-maneuverable catheter and unprecedented stability enable effortless and precise navigation into the peripheral lung during the biopsy. Designed with a 3.5mm outer-diameter catheter Ion™ endo-luminal system can pass through small and difficult-to-reach airways around tight bends to reach all 18 segments of the lung. Peripheral vision probe incorporated into the system provides direct vision during navigation.
“We are a mission-driven team, and it is our dedication towards work that inspires us to address some of the biggest and the most complex challenges in the healthcare realm. It is also what draws some of the best talents in the industry to our global doorstep,” says Guthart. Looking forward, Intuitive is on a drive to ramp-up in an agile fashion by aligning it well with the dynamic requirements in the healthcare arena.
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