More on da Vinci Sp
The da Vinci SP - single port - which allows for narrow access surgery, was introduced to the market earlier this year. Sp uses a single 2.5 cm cannula, reaching up to 24 cm deep and triangulate the instruments at the distal tip. Intuitive sold the first 3 Sp systems in Q3, and the latest one was installed in Texas, at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
"The system provides surgeons with robotic-assisted technology designed for deep and narrow access to tissue in the body. The ability to enter the body through a single, small incision helps surgeons perform more complex procedures. Intuitive anticipates pursuing further regulatory clearances for da Vinci SP, including transoral, transanal, and extraperitoneal applications, broadening the applicability of the SP platform over time.
The da Vinci SP system includes three, multi-jointed, wristed instruments and the first da Vinci fully wristed 3D HD camera. The instruments and the camera all emerge through a single cannula and are properly triangulated around the target anatomy to avoid external instrument collisions that can occur in narrow surgical workspaces. The system enables flexible port placement and excellent internal and external range of motion (e.g., 360-degrees of anatomical access) through the single SP arm. Surgeons control the fully articulating instruments and the camera on the da Vinci SP system, which uses the same surgeon console as the da Vinci X and Xi systems."