Intuitive Surgical

Intuitive Surgical, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is the pioneer and the global technology leader in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery. The company's mission is to make surgery more effective, less invasive and easier on surgeons, patients and their families.

Intuitive Surgical develops, manufactures and markets the da Vinci® Surgical System and has already introduced five da Vinci models, including the da Vinci® X™ Surgical System in 2017.

The da Vinci Surgical Systems allow surgeons to offer their patients a minimally invasive surgical technique. By providing surgeons with superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort, da Vinci Surgical Systems make it possible for skilled surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures involving complex dissection or reconstruction.

Robotic-assisted surgery is an important surgical treatment option that is safe and offers many potential benefits for patients, surgeons and hospitals when used appropriately and with proper training.

The breadth of literature regarding da Vinci Surgery is extensive. There have been more than 13,000 peer-reviewed publications examining the use of the da Vinci Surgical System in various procedures. Within this body of evidence, many benefits of robotic-assisted surgery for patients have been demonstrated including: less blood loss, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, smaller incisions for minimal scarring, and faster recovery and return to daily life.

For more than 22 years, we have been committed to providing hospitals with solutions that drive clinical and economic value.

To date more than 4,000 da Vinci systems have been installed in hospitals around the world in 66 countries and over five million robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgical procedures have been performed worldwide in surgical specialties including urology, gynecology, general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery.

For more information, please visit the company's web site at: www.intuitivesurgical.com.