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Intuitive Surgical said today that it has received CE mark certification for its da Vinci SP surgical robot. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company’s single-port system joins its existing X and Xi surgical ecosystem in Europe.
Beginning with urology and transoral otolaryngology procedures, European clinicians can use the robot for additional procedures over time, including endoscopic abdominopelvic, thoracoscopic, transanal colorectal, and breast surgeries.
“Surgeons in Europe have long been at the forefront of robotic-assisted surgery and led the adoption of innovative care that offers meaningful patient benefits,” said Dirk Barten, senior vice president and general manager of Intuitive Europe, on LinkedIn. “With the introduction of the da Vinci SP system, Intuitive continues to provide the latest technology to surgeons and hospitals across Europe.”
The announcement followed Intuitive Surgical’s fourth-quarter earnings call, which mentioned that the company has submitted its next-generation da Vinci 5 multiport surgical robot to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for clearance.
da Vinci SP offers precision, says Intuitive Surgical
Intuitive Surgical claimed that da Vinci SP gives surgeons the ability to deliver robotic-assisted surgery through a single port, opening the door to “the next era of surgical innovation.”
The surgical system features three multi-jointed, wristed instruments and a fully wristed 3D high-definition camera. The instruments and camera emerge through a single cannula and triangulate around the target anatomy at the distal tip. This helps to avoid external instrument collisions that can occur in narrow surgical workspaces, explained Intuitive Surgical.
The da Vinci SP’s patient cart design adds to instruments optimized for single-port surgery. The cart provides 360° of anatomical access, Intuitive Surgical noted.
Its single-arm design eliminates the possibility of external collisions and arm clashing, said the company. Through one port, the system allows clinicians to reach anatomy in all four quadrants of the abdomen without redocking.
The system also offers advanced vision to perform procedures with a range of complexity. da Vinci SP’s flexible endoscope allows visualization above, below, and around anatomy during a procedure, according to Intuitive Surgical.
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