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|Intuitive Surgical Brings Stapler Instrumentation to da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Surgical Systems in the U.S., Europe & Asia|
The da Vinci® Si™ and Xi™ Surgical System staplers are the only devices of their type that provide fully wristed articulation and SmartClamp technology that detects when instrument jaws are adequately closed on target tissue. The design enables control of stapling from the surgeon console, creating a more direct relationship between clinical decision-making and instrument action.
Current regulatory status:
"This is robotic-assisted technology at its best. The new robotic stapler allows for full surgeon control, with wristed functionality unlike other products in the market," said
Currently, stapler reloads that are white (thin tissue such as vasculature and mesentery), blue (medium-thickness tissue such as colon), and green (thick tissue such as stomach or rectum) are available for the da Vinci Xi System in
"The advancements we've made with the EndoWrist Stapler further underscore our progress in offering a broad range of tools and resources to surgeons spanning several specialties, including general surgery," said
About the da Vinci Surgical System
There are several models of the da Vinci Surgical System. The da Vinci Surgical Systems are designed to help surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery. da Vinci Systems are not programmed to perform surgery on their own. Instead, the procedure is performed entirely by a surgeon who controls the system. da Vinci Systems offer surgeons high-definition 3D vision, a magnified view, and robotic and computer assistance. They use specialized instrumentation, including a miniaturized surgical camera and wristed instruments (i.e., scissors, scalpels and forceps) that are designed to help with precise dissection and reconstruction deep inside the body.
Important Safety Information
Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci Surgery, up to and including death. Risks include, but are not limited to, injury to tissues and organs and conversion to other surgical techniques. If your doctor needs to convert the surgery to another surgical technique, this could result in a longer operative time, additional time under anesthesia, additional or larger incisions and/or increased complications. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci Surgery. Patients should talk to their doctors to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to www.daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for Important Safety Information.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding regulatory clearances to market the da Vinci Xi System around the world. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of our management and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should, therefore, be considered in light of various important factors, including those under the heading "Risk Factors" in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended