Gold IDEA: da Vinci SP surgical system
Intuitive Surgical is in the first phase of launching its da Vinci SP robot for single-port surgery. The robot’s tube is about an inch wide and delivers fully articulating instruments: three that can manipulate things and one that’s a steerable endoscope. The robot is meant to enable surgeons to perform robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery in areas of the body where access is challenging. The da Vinci SP’s robotics technology, 3D high-definition stereoscopic vision and intuitive human-interface controls allow guidance to take place as a natural extension of the surgeon’s eyes and hands.
The da Vinci SP is able to reach anywhere within 360 degrees from one port placement.