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FDA approves da Vinci X Surgical System

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 11:59
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da Vinci X Surgical System provides lower-cost, robotic-assisted surgical option for hospitals, surgeons

Intuitive Surgical has announced that its new da Vinci X Surgical System has received FDA clearance in the US. The da Vinci X System will provide surgeons and hospitals with access to some of the most advanced robotic-assisted surgery technology at a lower cost. FDA clearance of the da Vinci X System follows CE Mark, which was announced in April.

The da Vinci X System offers surgeons and hospitals access to Intuitive’s portfolio of advanced, innovative robotic-assisted surgical technologies – and its full ecosystem of programs, support, services, and solutions – at a lower price.  The System uses the same vision cart and surgeon console that are found on our flagship product, the da Vinci Xi System, enabling its customers the option of adding advanced capabilities, and providing a pathway for upgrading should they choose to do so as their practice and needs grow.

According to Intuitive, the launch of the da Vinci X System underscores its commitment to meeting customers’ needs with a strong value-oriented portfolio and an array of financing options.

“This new system enables access to Intuitive’s leading and proven robotic-assisted surgical technology at a lower price point,” said Dr Gary Guthart, CEO of Intuitive Surgical. “Customers around the globe have different needs from a clinical, cost and technology perspective; Intuitive’s goal is to meet those needs by providing a range of products and solutions: the da Vinci X System helps us continue to do so.”

The da Vinci X System enables optimised, 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 US 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.”

The da Vinci X System will be available for sale in the US later this year.