da Vinci SP, the company’s single-port system, joins the existing X and Xi surgical ecosystem in Europe. Beginning in urology and transoral procedures, European clinicians can grow into additional applications over time. This follows last night’s news — within Intuitive’s fourth-quarter earnings — that the company submitted its next-generation da Vinci 5 multiport surgical robot to the FDA for clearance.
Intuitive said da Vinci SP gives surgeons the ability to deliver robotic-assisted surgery through a single port. It potentially opens the door to “the next era of surgical innovation.”
da Vinci SP features three multi-jointed, wristed instruments and a fully wristed 3D high-definition camera. The instruments and camera emerge through a single cannula and triangulate around the target anatomy at the distal tip. This helps to avoid external instrument collisions that can occur in narrow surgical workspaces.
Its unique patient cart design adds to instruments optimized for single-port surgery. The cart provides 360° of anatomical access. Its single-arm design eliminates the possibility of external collisions and arm clashing. Through one port, the system allows clinicians to reach anatomy in all four quadrants of the abdomen without redocking.
The system offers advanced vision to perform procedures with a range of complexity. da Vinci SP’s flexible endoscope allows visualization above, below, and around anatomy during a procedure.
“Surgeons in Europe have long been at the forefront of robotic-assisted surgery and led the adoption of innovative care that offers meaningful patient benefits,” said Intuitive Europe SVP and GM Dirk Barten. “With the introduction of the da Vinci SP system, Intuitive continues to provide the latest technology to surgeons and hospitals across Europe.”