Profile: Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG.O)
22 May 2017
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Intuitive), incorporated on November 9, 1995, designs, manufactures and markets da Vinci Surgical Systems, and related instruments and accessories. The Company's da Vinci Surgical System consists of a surgeon's console, a patient-side cart and a vision system. The da Vinci Surgical System translates a surgeon's hand movements, which are performed on instrument controls at a console, into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small incisions or ports. The da Vinci Surgical System provides its operating surgeons with control, range of motion, tissue manipulation capability and three-dimensional (3-D), high-definition (HD) vision. It allows surgeons to work through the small ports enabled by minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedures. Its da Vinci Surgery utilizes computational, robotic and imaging technologies.
The Company focuses on surgical specialties, including gynecologic surgery, urologic surgery, general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and head and neck surgery. The Company's systems provide immersive 3-D Visualization; Precise and Tremor-Free Endoscope Control; Intuitive Instrument Movements; EndoWrist Instruments; Scaled, Tremor Filtered Instrument Movement; Surgeon Ergonomics; Multi-Specialty Surgical Platform, and Training Tools.
da Vinci Surgical System
As of December 31, 2016, the Company had four generations of da Vinci Surgical System: the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, the da Vinci Si Surgical System, the da Vinci S Surgical System and the standard da Vinci Surgical System. da Vinci Surgical Systems consists of Surgeon's Console, Patient-Side Cart, 3-D Vision System, da Vinci Skills Simulator, da Vinci Xi Integrated Table Motion, Firefly Fluorescence Imaging and Standard da Vinci System.
The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to operate while seated at an ergonomic console viewing a 3-D image of the surgical field. The Company's patient-side cart holds electromechanical arms that manipulate the instruments inside the patient. The Company's vision system includes its InSite 3-D endoscope with two separate vision channels linked to two separate color monitors through video cameras and specialized image processing hardware. The Skills Simulator is a practice tool that gives a user the opportunity to practice his or her facility with the surgeon console controls. The Skills Simulator incorporates 3-D, physics-based computer simulation technology to immerse the user within a virtual environment. Firefly is a feature of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System and is available on the Company's da Vinci Si Surgical System.
Instruments and Accessories
The Company's instruments and accessories include EndoWrist Instruments, da Vinci Single-Site, EndoWrist One Vessel Sealer, EndoWrist Stapler and Accessory Products. Intuitive manufactures a range of instruments, which incorporate wrist joints with tips customized for various surgical procedures. At their tips, the various EndoWrist instruments include forceps, scissors, electrocautery, scalpels, and other surgical tools that are familiar to the surgeon from open surgery and conventional MIS. The Company's da Vinci Single-Site is a set of non-wristed instruments (except for wristed needle driver) and accessories that allow Surgical Systems to work through a single incision, typically in the umbilicus, rather than multiple incisions.
The EndoWrist Stapler is a wristed, stapling instrument intended for resection, transection and/or creation of anastomoses. It markets various types of staplers, including The EndoWrist Stapler 45 and 30. The EndoWrist Stapler 45 is used in general, gynecologic and urologic surgery. The EndoWrist Stapler 30 is available with the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, and is intended to deliver particular utility with fine tissue interaction in lobectomy and other thoracic procedures. Accessory products include sterile drapes used to help ensure a sterile field during surgery; vision products, such as replacement 3-D stereo endoscopes; camera heads; light guides, and other items that facilitate use of the da Vinci system.
The Company competes with Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc., Avatera Medical GmbH, Cambridge Medical Robotics Ltd, Johnson & Johnson, Google Inc., Verb Surgical Inc., MedRobotics Corp., Medicaroid Inc., meerecompany Inc., Medtronic PLC, Olympus Corp., Samsung Corporation, Smart Robot Technology Group Co. Ltd., TransEnterix Inc. and Titan Medical Inc.
Intuitive Surgical Inc
1020 Kifer Rd
SUNNYVALE CA 94086-5301
Company Web Links
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