The low-cost surgical robot da Vinci X Surgical System will be launched in India next week, a source close to the development said. The first surgery using the new da Vinci X System was performed at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore.
There are several models of the da Vinci Surgical System.This is the first low-cost model launched by the company. The launch of the da Vinci X System underscores Intuitive’s commitment to meeting customers’ needs with a strong value-oriented portfolio and an array of financing options.
“This new system enables access to Intuitive’s leading and proven robotic-assisted surgical technology at a lower price point,” said Dr. Gary Guthart, CEO of Intuitive Surgical. “Customers around the globe have different needs from a clinical, cost and technology perspective; Intuitive’s goal is to meet those needs by providing a range of products and solutions: the da Vinci X System helps us continue to do so.”
The da Vinci X System offers surgeons and hospitals access to Intuitive’s portfolio of advanced, innovative robotic-assisted surgical technologies – and its full ecosystem of programs, support, services, and solutions – at a lower price. The System uses the same vision cart and surgeon console that are found on the flagship product, the da Vinci Xi® System, enabling customers the option of adding advanced capabilities, and providing a pathway for upgrading should they choose to do so as their practice and needs grow. The new robotic system received FDA clearance in May this year and CE Mark in April, 2017.
The da Vinci X System enables optimized, focused-quadrant surgery including procedures like prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, benign hysterectomy and sacrocolpopexy, among others. The System features flexible port placement and 3D digital optics, while incorporating the same advanced instruments and accessories as Intuitive’s flagship system. The new system drives operational efficiencies through set-up technology that uses voice and laser guidance, drape design that simplifies surgery prep, and a lightweight, fully integrated endoscope.
“The da Vinci X System is a value-oriented option for hospitals that are just starting their robotic-assisted surgical program and for our existing customers who want to expand their existing robotics programs,” said Henry Charlton, Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales. “As customers’ needs grow, the da Vinci X System can grow with them. The da Vinci X System enables our customers to take immediate advantage of Intuitive’s full ecosystem of support and services,” he added.
The da Vinci X System will be available for sale in India soon. Vattikuti Technologies, which distributes da Vinci Surgical Robots, from Intuitive Surgical Inc., will make the new system available for the Indian market.
“Intuitive Surgical is continuously innovating to ensure that complex surgeries are minimally invasive. da Vinci Xi with innovations like firefly fluorescence, in-built energy source and multi quadrant access was a leap forward over da Vinci Si. These made a big difference in outcomes in cancer surgeries and naturally added to the price,” said Gopal Chakravarthy, CEO, Vattikuti Technologies.
“da Vinci X, incorporating the most innovative technologies available today, is a platform for development of future technologies just like da Vinci Xi. Intuitive Surgical has innovated on the price front as well to make it more affordable for most hospitals,” he added.