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Da Vinci Surgical Robot: Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) (1995)

Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunshine Valley, California, USA, with 3755 full-time employees. It is a surgical medical equipment development company. The company’s most famous product is: Da Vinci Robot Assist Surgery system (robot-assisted surgical system), also known as da Vinci (da Vinci) surgical robot.

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Da Vinci Surgical Robot Intuitive Surgical (ISRG):

Intuitive Surgical designs, manufactures and sells Da Vinci surgical systems, related instruments and accessories in the United States, Europe and Asia. The Da Vinci surgical robot is composed of 5 parts: the surgeon’s console, the patient is in bed, the bedside robotic arm system, the 3D vision system and the fluorescence imaging system. At present, the Da Vinci machine surgical robot has been approved by the FDA for general surgery, thoracic surgery, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, head and neck surgery, and heart surgery for adults and children.

The Da Vinci surgical robot system is based on the robotic surgery technology developed by MIT, and is further developed in cooperation with IBM , MIT and Heartport. The Da Vinci Surgical System is an advanced robotic platform designed with the concept of using minimally invasive methods to perform complex surgical operations.

Simply put, the Da Vinci robot is an advanced laparoscopic system. You may be familiar with the popular minimally invasive treatment methods such as thoracoscopy, laparoscopy, gynecological laparoscopy, etc. The Da Vinci robot also needs a mechanical arm to pass through the chest and abdominal wall when performing surgical operations.

As of March 31, 2016, Intuitive Surgical’s products have covered North America, Europe, Australia, South America, the Middle East and Asia, with more than 3,000 full-time employees.

Major events of Intuitive Surgical (ISRG):

  • In 1995, Intuitive Surgical was established;
  • In December 1998, the first da Vinci surgical robot system came out;
  • In June 2000, the da Vinci surgical system became the first automatic mechanical system approved by the FDA for laparoscopic surgery;
  • Since 2003, it has been used in various open heart surgery operations;
  • In November 2005, the first domestic da Vinci surgical robot system was installed in Hong Kong.
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