Intuitive Surgical is following up on the European clearance from a month ago for its da Vinci X robotic surgical system with a similar clearance from the FDA. The da Vinci X is a budget friendly cousin of existing offerings from Intuitive, yet offers many of the same capabilities and is upgradeable to include various others. All of the tools, such as staplers, firefly, and vessel sealers are available on the da Vinci X, as is the same training and support that is included with the more expensive devices.
The interface console that the surgeon uses to control the robot is the same as on other da Vincis and the robotic arms are mounted on a side cart, like the da Vinci Si. The arms themselves are based on the da Vinci Xi which provide a longer reach and a narrower profile. The da Vinci X also includes voice and laser guidance, just like the Xi, which helps during pre-op prep.
What the da Vinci X is not meant for is multi-quadrant surgeries and procedures that require the company’s Integrated Table Motion capability.
The da Vinci X System enables optimized, focused-quadrant surgery including procedures like prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, benign hysterectomy and sacrocolpopexy, among others. The System features flexible port placement and 3D digital optics, while incorporating the same advanced instruments and accessories as Intuitive’s flagship system. The new system drives operational efficiencies through set-up technology that uses voice and laser guidance, drape design that simplifies surgery prep, and a lightweight, fully integrated endoscope.
“The da Vinci X System is a value-oriented option for hospitals that are just starting their robotic-assisted surgical program and for our existing customers who want to expand their existing robotics programs,” said Henry Charlton, Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales. “As customers’ needs grow, the da Vinci X System can grow with them. The da Vinci X System enables our customers to take immediate advantage of Intuitive’s full ecosystem of support and services.”
Via: Intuitive Surgical…